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il Garage

11200 Beach Blvd. (Katella Ave.) Send to Phone
714-901-4400 | Menu
David Slay’s in-house side project offers Italian cuisine in a rustic al fresco setting.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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il Garage, Stanton, CA

il Garage Restaurant Review

: Park Ave owner-chef David Slay has found an exciting way to utilize the old dairy farm garage that sits behind his Stanton restaurant. Adorned with rustic décor, the entire venue opens up to Slay’s herb garden, creating a relaxed al fresco dining experience. The Italian cuisine expresses the same kind of pastoral quality; handmade pasta and fresh produce culled onsite rule the menu, which changes often to take full advantage of whatever’s available. Antipasti such as the crispy greens with sea salt and the daily harvest of beets highlight the flavors of the garden, while the offering of handcrafted Italian prosciutto put a sharp focus on sterling relationships with trusted purveyors. Innovative takes on pasta dishes such as the chicken and apple cannelloni breathe an intriguing new life into main courses, while desserts like panna cotta provide a fitting end to a pleasant meal. The wine list offers plenty of options to complement each course, and guests with heartier palates can enjoy a classic Negroni.


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