J’s Old Town Bistro

Visits: 121

775-246-4400

30 Pike St.
DAYTON

MondayCLOSED
Tuesday4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Appetizers

Garlic Cheese Bread9
Garlic bread topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, served with marinara.
Fried Brussel Sprouts10
Pancetta, balsamic glaze, and parmesan cheese.
House-made Meatballs10
Topped with marinara and pesto.
Blackened Tenderloin Beef Tips14
Served with roasted red pepper cream sauce
Artichoke Fritti10
Artichoke hearts lightly breaded, served with marinara.
Seasonal tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive and balsamic glaze.10
Seasonal tomatoes, fresh mozarella, basil, evoo and balsamic glaze.
Antipasto Rustico for 218
Italian meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables, served with grilled ciabatta.
Warm Smoked Olives10
Marinated, served with toasted ciabata bread.

Soups & Salads

House Soup5
Chef’s housemade soup
House Salad5
Romaine & Spring mix, topped with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, white beans, and Peruvian peppers, served with your choice of our house-made dressings.
Caesar SaladFull 9
Half 5
Romaine tossed in our house-made Caesar dressing and croutons. 
+ Chicken: $8
+ Shrimp: $12
+ Anchovy $1
+ fish or steak: market price
Antipasto Salad13
Romaine, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, salami, pepperoni, mozzarella, kalamata olives and Italian dressing. 
Italian Wedge10
Iceberg wedge, tomato, pancetta, red onion, pear, and gorgonzola, served with our creamy balsamic vinaigrette.
Shrimp Louie18
Shrimp nestled on a bed of romaine lettuce with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, cucumber, and egg, served with our own Louie dressing. 

Chicken & Veal

Served with your choice of chef’s soup, house or caesar salad, and garlic bread. 

Chicken Piccata24
Sautéed chicken breast served with a lemon caper sauce on a bed of pasta and vegetables.
Chicken Marsala24
Sautéed chicken breast with a rich marsala wine mushroom sauce, onions, pasta, and vegetables.
J’s Cordon Bleu26
Sautéed chicken breast topped with ham and provolone over angel hair pasta with lemon basil cream sauce and fresh vegetables.
Chorizo & Manchego Chicken26
Stuffed breaded breast of chicken and smoked tomato cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. 
Chicken Parmesan24
Breaded, fried chicken breast topped with marinara and cheeses with pasta and vegetables. 
Veal Piccata30
Sauteed veal served with lemon caper sauce on a bed of pasta with vegetables.
Veal Marsala30
Sautéed veal served with rich marsala wine mushroom sauce, onions, pasta, and vegetables. 
Veal Parmesan30
Breaded, fried veal topped with marinara and cheeses, served with pasta and vegetables. 
Veal Capricosa30
Veal and eggplant, breaded and fried with marinara, prosciutto and mozarella cheese over angel hair pasta and vegetables. 

Seafood

Served with your choice of chef’s soup, house or caesar salad, and garlic bread. 

Clams with Linguini22
Baby clams tossed with linguini in a white wine garlic herb sauce. 
Sole Piccata21
Sautéed sole served with a lemon caper sauce on a bed of pasta with vegetables. 
Shrimp Scampi25
Shrimp and linguini tossed in a lemon garlic cream sauce. 
Shrimp and Andouille Sausage21
With peppers and onions over parmesan polenta. 
Scallops34
Cooked in sherry mushroom cream sauce, served over angel hair pasta, finished with parmesan and bread crumbs. 
Calamari Francese19
Egg-dipped calamari steak sautéed with brown butter toasted almond sauce. 
Calamari Almondine20
Egg-dipped calamari steak, sautéed with a brown butter toasted almond sauce. 
Calamari Parmesan19
Breaded, fried calamari steak topped with marinara and cheeses, served with pasta and vegetables. 
Calamari Piccata19
Sautéed sole served with a lemon caper sauce on a bed of pasta with vegetables. 

Specialties

Served with your choice of chef’s soup, house or caesar salad, and garlic bread. 

Pasta Basilico16
Linguini sautéed in olive oil and garlic with spinach, artichoke hearts, fresh oregano, basil, and sun dried tomatoes.
+ chicken $8
+ Shrimp $12
Spinach Manicotti20
Manicotti stuffed with spinach, basil, and cheese, topped with marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan, then baked. 
Suasage and Peppers20
Rigatoni tossed with Italian suasage, peppers, and onions in a spicy tomato sauce
Egplant Parmesan22
Breaded, fried eggplant slices, topped with marinara and cheese, served with pasta and vegetables. 
Lasagna22
Sheets of pasta layered with meatballs, sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella with a side of vegetables. 
J’s Ravioli18
Choose meat, cheese, spinach, or choice of all with alfredo, marinara, or bolognese sauce. 
Tuscan Pork Stew26
Slowly braised pork shoulder in a rich red wine and oregano sauce with parmesan polenta.
Chianti, Mushroom and Meat Ragu28
Classic ‘Sunday gravy’ with pork shoulder, meatballs, and Italian sausage, served in rich tomato sauce. 

Steaks & Chops

Served with vegetables and your choice of pasta, parmesan polenta, J’s fries, twice-baked, or mashed potatoes.

Braised Lamb Shank26
Red wine port reduction.
J’s Filet Mignon38
8 oz with baco shallot marmalade, gorgonzola butter, or cognac pepper sauce.
Grilled Ribeye37
16 oz beef ribeye topped with gorgonzola butter.
Gorgonzola Top Sirloin29
Baseball cut, served with port red wine demi-glaze.
Bistro Burger15
Half pound ground chuck with bacon and red onions cooked into the patty, topped with cheese, lettuce, toato, pickle, and special sauce, served on a toasted bun with garlic parmesan fries. 

Pasta

Favorite Pasta Dishes16

Pick your pasta

  • Spaghetti
  • Linguini
  • Fettuccine
  • Angel hair
  • Rigatoni
  • Pappardelle

Choose your sauce

  • Marinara – tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil.
  • Bolognese – authentic Tuscan sauce with veal, beef, and pork
  • Alfredo – White sauce (garlic, cream, parmesan, and nutmeg).
  • Basil Cashew Pesto – Cream, parmesan, basil, cashews.
  • Aglio and Olio – Garlic, olive oil, parmesan, and parsley
  • Pappardelle – Tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, and parmesan.

Add little more!

  • Meatballs $8
  • Italian Sausage $5
  • Chicken Breast $8
  • Shrimp $12
  • Veggies $4

Tuscan Style Pizzas

Our 11” thin crust pizzas are served on fresh daily pizza dough, topped with our own sauce and fresh toppings, baked in our brick pizza ovens. 

Extra toppings + $1

Margherita15
Marinara, fresh mozzarella, and basil
Genovese15
Salami, sausage and mozzarella
Anchovy15
Anchovies, capers, oregano, and mozzarella
Parma15
Crispy prosciutto and mozzarella
San Frediano15
Sausage, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and mozzarella
Black & White15
Marinara, fresh mozzarella, and basil. 
White Clam15
Olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and  fresh thyme
Or Choose Your Toppings15
Vegetables: Red onions, zucchini, garlic, artichoke hearts, jalapeños, red bell peppers, basil, caramelized onions Meat: Pepperoni, Chicken, Prosciutto, Shrimp, Salami, Ham, Italian Sausage Pizza Sauce: Marinara, alfredo, Creamy Pesto

Kids Menu

Half Order J’s Ravioli8
With alfredo or marinara sauce.
Half Order Spaghetti8
With butter and cheese or marinara.
Chicken Tenders8
Served with ranch dressing and fries.