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Carino's Italian Grill

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12036 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
562-803-0108
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good date place

We went here for our first date. Very good experience. The staff and the food were what I've come to expect from this restaurant . I have been here many times. This was the first time I went into the bar area. The bartender was excellent. The martini that he made for my date couldn't have been any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Richard R
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Downey, California
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La Palma, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I ordered the Lasagna for $13.99. It was a little bit above average and reasonably priced. My wife had the Lemon Chicken for $15.99, which was also a little bit above average and slightly over priced. The bread and olive oil served when we were seated was significantly below average. Not a good way to start the meal. The bread... More 

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Downey, California
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here for our first date. Very good experience. The staff and the food were what I've come to expect from this restaurant . I have been here many times. This was the first time I went into the bar area. The bartender was excellent. The martini that he made for my date couldn't have been any better. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The nachos are the best part about this place. I definitely recommend them. The food is great too. The staff is friendly and will attend your every need. The bread and oils are also one of the best things about this restaurant. The best in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The chicken pasta special with green pesto. I posted a picture. What I thought about this was it was SUPER DRY.. im talking like walking thru the desert HOT sand around the toes DRY...I felt like I was in the desert n there was no mirage of a river or body of water... DRY the waitress was nice, she'd have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Italian restaurant located in the Downey Landing Plaza Shopping Center.suburb of Downey, California Food is good, traditional Italian themed atmosphere, moderate prices. Sports Bar section of the restaurant has excellent Happy Hour Prices!! (Many of the restaurant dishes and drinks 50% off-- well worth a visit!!) Great choice of places to shop before dinner in the same shopping center. Pedestrian... More 

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Gardena, California, Usa
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

$3 Beers during Happy Hour (Blue Moon, Bud Light, Peroni, Sam Adams). $4 well drink what more can you ask for? Oh, yes how about great appetizers at a great price. Every day is something different. Like fried shrimp at 25 cents each.You won't be disappointed. Make sure you sit in the bar area as that's the only place these... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Carino's Italian Grill in Downey is located in a relatively new shopping center located at the former aerospace plant. The restaurant's menu includes pastas, salads, and a nice sampling of hamburgers for those not favoring Italian dishes. Service was fast and cordial. Prices were very reasonable. The bowtie pasta, meat sauce and meatballs were excellent. My guest had eggplant which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

100+ different beers at 2 dollars each everyday, amazing place, great service n even better food. :) GO!

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

I have been to other restaurants of this chain before. I was unaware that there was one in Downey. I went to visit my daughter and saw this one, and went for dinner and its awesome, as the others I had visited before. Our only complaint was with the service. It was not as good as in the ones we... More 

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Branson, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

What can I say? Johnny Carino's has the best chicken fettucini alfredo, in my opinion. I will drive out of my way (and I did this time) to eat it. I've been to one in Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, and LA and have always enjoyed it. This particular trip was especially nice. We were two time zones away from where we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12036 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: 562-803-0108

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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