Johnny Carino?s Country Italian

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  • Johnny Carino's - Italian Food Done Right!

    Sep 25, 2005 by ladyconsumer is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extensive menu, wonderful food, great atmosphere, lovely service, reasonable prices.
    Cons: Not a one!

    Summary: About two years ago, a Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant opened up in my neighborhood. This location is in western Sunrise, Florida - near the Sawgrass Mills Mall. I had never heard of this chain before, and couldn't wait to try it. We tried it ... read more

  • Johnny Carino's - Good Food, Reasonably Priced, Service....Could be Better

    Nov 15, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many delicious dishes (i.e. chicken skilletini). Prices reasonable. Great bread and garlic dipping oil.
    Cons: Service can be slow. Sometimes food comes out lukewarm to cold.

    Summary: As a highly picky eater (from childhood into adulthood), I have my own list of restaurants I know that I will and will not sit down and eat in. I enjoy italian food quite a bit as I know I can practically always find something there that fits my tastes. ... read more

  • Ah, The Cheesology of Edible Existence!

    May 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You would rather dine here than travel abroad. This is a fact.
    Cons: My last meal was not as lavishly bedecked with parmesan as I might have hoped.

    Summary: Scientific Inquiry     ; Why does Nicole become agitated when she has not been exposed to French or Italian cuisine for several hours?Hypothesis  &n bsp;   There exist two ... read more

  • The manager might not have enjoyed his lunch at Carino's, but I did.

    Dec 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tasty Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad!
    Cons: Noisy, need a better knife to cut bread, salads cost more than pasta dishes.

    Summary: After having lunch at Jonny Carino's commonly known as simply "Carino's Italian Grill" there were several impressions left on my mind after my dining experience. First the healthy choices for lunch are a few bucks more than the grilled and ... read more

  • I'm amazed

    Apr 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food fills my empty stomach
    Cons: Food didn't taste that great

    Summary: I haven't followed any of the Epinions.com threads since my initial post regarding bad service at the Antioch, California Johnny Carino's. I just received an email notification of a new post about Johnny Carino's. I'm amazed at the diversity of ... read more

  • Johnny Carinos Italian Not so good.

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice and clean (it was new after all)
    Cons: bad food, high priced

    Summary: The restaurant just opened yesterday in Rocklin, CA. there was no wait and we were seated immediately. The bread was good, the Caesar salad was flavorless. The timing of food brought out was awkward, they brought out the kids meal 5-10 minutes ... read more

  • Johnny Carino's- You just blasted Olive Garden out of the water

    Mar 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent chicken alfredo, love the chianti vinaigrette. Usually great service.
    Cons: Sometimes our "to-go" orders are a little off...

    Summary: Sioux Falls is a rapidly growing community, and one day I noticed a new building going up in a popular retail section of town. No one knew what it was, until one day a sign went up: Johnny Carino's. My husband and I travel a lot, but I had never ... read more

  • The whole family loves it.

    Jul 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food selection.
    Cons: Kids menu is pricy.

    Summary: This is one restaurant that my son and my husband will agree with me on, we love this place. Johnny Carino's is the best italian food I have ever eaten. My husband used to hate italian food, because when he lived in Italy it was the worse stuff he ... read more

  • Too much effort to eat

    Jan 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bread was quite dry, but with oil, was the best thing I ate there.
    Cons: Over priced, mediocre tasting, unprepared food and lethargic service

    Summary: The restaurant itself was clean, for the most part. The restrooms were dark enough that I could only see a yellow discoloration and couldn't say if they were clean or not. Although the restaurant was pretty full, the staff didn't seem particularly busy. ... read more

  • The Dog Loved It.

    Oct 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Signs announce that soup or salad and bread are now included with the meal.
    Cons: A pet peeve...Plastic beverage 'glasses'.

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from our first visit to Johnny Carino's in Bridgewater, NJ this evening. To say that we were disappointed is an understatement. I will describe our experience. The hostess opened the door and greeted us as we ... read more

  • My new favorite Restaurant!!!

    Oct 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, friendly, reasonable prices.
    Cons: Menu not descriptive enough on certain items.

    Summary: This opened about a month ago in Palmdale, California, one city over from where I live. Being Italian, I'm pretty hard on places that serve Italian food. (Don't get me started on Olive Garden, yuck!) So with my usual skepticism, I went to eat dinner ... read more

  • The Service Sucks!

    Oct 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big portions, good food and ok wine selection.
    Cons: Bad service, Pricey for not having salad or soup included, they does not serve linguine!

    Summary: Last night my husband and I eat at the only Johnny Carino's restaurant in Gilroy by our third time. Unfortunately I must say that the service was not the greatest. There are usually two or three people standing at the hostess station greeting you as soon ... read more

  • Country Italian?

    Jan 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice atmosphere, good food
    Cons: overpriced kids' menu

    Summary: When I first decided to try Johnny Carino's Country Italian, I didn't know what to expect. Country Italian? Having lived in the south all my life, I wasn't sure if I should expect creamed corn and mashed potatoes with my spaghetti, but I wanted ... read more

  • Adkins Worst Nightmare

    Jan 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tasting food, nice portions, beautiful atmosphere
    Cons: Somewhat pricey,serving staff was inadequate

    Summary: One of the first "dates" that my fiance and I went on after moving to Arizona was to a Johnny Carinos. I, being an east coast gal, had never experienced one before let alone heard of one. The concept of "italian country" intrigued me. What the heck was ... read more

  • First on our list of places to go when eating out

    May 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good, freshly prepared food, wide variety, Italian Sodas
    Cons: Sometimes service can be somewhat inattentive

    Summary: Johnny Carino's is always quite high on the list of places to go for a good dinner out. I have eaten at the locations in Denton TX, on I-35, and in Midland, TX. on Loop 250, North. The food has always been quite high quality and fresh. For ... read more

  • First Time at the New Place

    Apr 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big portions, good food, pleasant atmosphere, varied menu. A place I'd visit again.
    Cons: Bland bread and salads not included in the meal.

    Summary: So my husband and I always go out to eat for our birthdays and we always hem and haw about where to go. It's always the birthday person's choice and typically we end up at places like Outback Steakhouse or Olive Garden. So last month for my birthday, I ... read more

  • Johnny Carino's Country Italian: Sweet sweet carb-laden goodness!

    Feb 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great food, good portions, reasonably priced
    Cons: I don't get to eat here as often as I'd like. Phooey.

    Summary: About a year and a half after getting married, my husband and I realized we were getting what a friend of mine refers to as "the married look". "The married look" is when certain body parts get bigger, and not the necessarily the "good" body parts ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Modesto CA Location

    Nov 11, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The service was outstanding
    Cons:  Reheated pre-cooked steaks with zero seasoning.

    Summary: The service was outstanding but the food was really bad! My wife had the 7 oz Sirloin and I had the 14 oz Sirloin. Both steaks had perfect diamond grill marks but looked like and tasted like reheated pre-cooked steaks with zero seasoning. Our steaks were ... read more

  • going downhill

    Aug 6, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: drinks good and LOW priced
    Cons: see above

    Summary: we went with a party of 4 to our local Carino's in Howell NJ--had been there before, we like to go during Happy Hour and get a booth in the bar area--waitress needed some people skill training, food was not good, spaghetti and meatballs terrible--nachos ... read more

  • Good Italian Food

    Sep 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fast Service
    Cons: Some items overpriced

    Summary: Seated right away, staff was friendly. Lighting subdued enough for romantic dinner if needed. Food was great. Ravioli was perfect and the price was excellent. ... read more

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