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Johnny Carino's Italian

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2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Pasta reigns supreme

Come on Monday for the family feast, or Wine Wednesday! Your meal starts with bread and olive oil dipping stuff😍Great food and very friendly staff. Prices are good for the great quality of the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Somerset, Kentucky
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Somerset, Kentucky
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Come on Monday for the family feast, or Wine Wednesday! Your meal starts with bread and olive oil dipping stuff😍Great food and very friendly staff. Prices are good for the great quality of the food.

Thank Motorcyclebuds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My favorite place to eat. Great Prices, Wonderful Food, Good Atmosphere. BEST Italian Restaurant. Nice daily specials.

Thank eousley
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wonderful experience! Dimly lit, romantic! Depending on where they sat you, one area is secluded, one area is the Bar, one area you can see the flames from the Chef! You also receive complimentary bread which was very good! We ordered the Chicken Alfredo and the Chicken Carbonara, very creamy and the portions were huge!!! I had a Caesars salad... More 

Thank OandO92
Farwell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Our group all had great food, great service and great drinks. The atmosphere was also great. I will be a regular here.

Thank readytotravel222
Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ohhhhh, how I miss this restaurant chain in Florida! Our Johnny Carino's locations started closing in 2007. The last holdout was in Miami, but that one has gone away, too. The only plus about all of this? It makes me want to travel out of state so I can find one along the way! The actual name of these stores... More 

Thank JBVette74
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Johnny's in Lexington is pretty good, but I have to say I prefer the service in Frankfort better. Food was good.

Thank Nuanarpuk
Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stopped on Saturday afternoon for lunch. Staff was very good and food was great. Would definitely stop again.

Thank Jack S
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a mediocre chain restaurant serving highly Americanized Italian food with an unimaginative menu. Service in okay at best, management disengaged.

Thank Gregg B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Only eaten at this one a couple times, there is one closer to me now. The food was good and the service was great, so complaints

Thank Scott F
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

i love this place and so does my family we go 2 or 3 times a month. staff friendly, food good, bread and olive oil is GREAT! casual and you can go as a couple or as family it fits all

Thank cllfdl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-264-1049

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?