Johnny D’s Market & Bistro – Restaurant Review

Owners, Nina and Mario Amelio, along with their siblings have been working in the restaurant industry for what seems like their whole lives, thanks in part to their family who has owned and operated restaurants in the area since the 1970’s. You may recognize the Amelio name, as it’s also associated with several other Italian restaurants in town such as the Pomodoro and Scampi Grill. Their location on the island is in an area you would not expect to find a restaurant because it’s tucked into a residential area, but with the addition of the market and deli, it makes total sense. The market has a delightful selection of prepared foods you can take home and a Deli featuring Duck Deli Meats & Cheeses. Their lunch & dinner menus have a wonderful selection of classic and elevated Italian dishes that are sure to please just about foodie! With an expanded To-Go menu and now offering delivery, you can still enjoy all of your favorite Johnny D’s dishes at home!

Now let’s jump right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!

Front Entrance
Deli & Prepared Foods To-Go
Wine Room
Dining Room
Dinner Salad – Fresh Greens with Red Onion and Cherry Tomatoes. Your choice of their Creamy Onion or White Balsamic Dressings
P.E.I. Mussels – Sambuca Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels, Tri-Color Bell Peppers, Bermuda Onions, Leeks, and a Sambuca Basil Buerre Blanc Sauce
Gnocchi Carbonara – Gnocchi tossed with Crispy Prosciutto, Caramelized Vidalia Onions, Sweet Peas, Portobello Mushrooms, all served in a Parmigiano Reggiano Cream sauce
Penne Alla Spiaggia – Penne Pasta tossed with American Gulf Shrimp, Blue Crab, and served in a Sherry Wine Fire Roasted Red Bell Peppers Puree Cream sauce

Johnny D’s Market & Bistro
Address: 1409 Florida A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone: (772) 234-4181
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 9:00pm, Closed on Sunday

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Written by Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” is big on organic everything and very particular about his butter. He has reviewed over 250+ local restaurants in the last 6 years! His food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on his website As a Google Maps Local Guide, he has submitted over 2,500 photos that have been viewed over 38 million times. His foodie tribe is over 25,000 on the Treasure Coast and his Foodie Meetups & Chef’s Table Dining Experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences in the area!