Those living in St. Johns have a new option for handmade pastas. After delays, the one-time food truck Gabagool flings open the doors today, December 22, in downtown St. Johns, at 7955 N Lombard Ave. The 1300-square-foot brick and mortar seats 43 indoors, 20 outdoors (when the weather’s nice) and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Gabagool’s house-made pastas already have a following. Reddit users even demanded the return of its braciola, back in 2014. It also serves an Italian street-food rarity, piadina, a Southern Italian sandwich made with unleavened flatbread. Find them stuffed with everything from meatballs to caponata, a ragu of eggplant, tomatoes, and olives.
Speaking with Eater in August, chef-owner Ryan Sherman said he would expand the menu, and you can now find things like fried polenta, braised kale, and other appetizers and salads. He operates Gabagool with partner Peter Fischer. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (till 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).
- Gabagool [Official Site]
- Culty Gabagool Italian Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar in St. Johns [EPDX]
- All Previous Gabagool Coverage [EPDX]