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Johnny Carino's Italian

2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
859-264-1049
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English first
Lancaster, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was great. Chicken, lasagna aNd lobster ravioli. Food came quick. Warm, but not hot. Taste was great. Never saw the server again. Had to aSk another server to find ours to get the bill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The baked cheese tortellini is amazing. Lots of wine choices. Pleasant atmosphere. Ask for Cal great server!

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Richmond, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is a good value for your money. Many times it is crowded and not consistent with the meal and service but go again. It is worth it.

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Ledbetter, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Johnny Carino's, one of my favorite restaurants. Every dish I've ever gotten there has been delicious.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I like JC’s. It is a local, Hamburg area restaurant. Nice size portions and a bit loud on the ambience, but overall good food. It is a great week night favorite spot.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had lunch at Carinos today... Love the sweet tea... Love the bread with the garlic/olive oil dip... loved the chicken carbonara, but LOVED the Italian nachos!!!! I HIGHLY recommend the nachos appetizer.,. It's actually deep fried wontons with olives, tomatoes, peppers (jalapeños & banana)... And waittttt for ittttt....ALFREDO SAUCE!!! YES!!!!!! Love this place!!!!

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Pickerington, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Read some of the recent reviews and totally disagree. If someone has been to Italy and "knows how to cook Italian", they probably shouldn't be going to Italian restaurants in the US as it will never be good enough. I think the food here is fantastic and affordable. Love the bread in the bag! Service was outstanding when we were... More 

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Winchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

It's says that it supposed to be Italian food but that is more of a "Redneck Italian". Both my husband and I have been to Italy and know how to coock Italian so we know what it should taste like. Well the troubles started as soon as we sat down at the table - the 2 small plates for the... More 

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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant just after 6pm. There were only 3 cars in the parking lot.....should have taken it as a bad omen. The service was good, however...... the plates were dirty, old residue on the cutlery, the chicken (masala) was undercooked, bland. My friends had the lobster which was very oily and bland. All 3 of us were... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is very close to our house so we eat here quite often. The food is always fast and service is good. Half price wine on Wednesday nights is nice, too.

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Additional Information about Johnny Carino's Italian

Address: 2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
Phone Number: 859-264-1049
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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