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Johnny Carino's Italian

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2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
859-264-1049
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch

Visited my first Johnny Carino's Italian in Lexington yesterday for lunch (trying to avoid the typical chain restaurants that are available to me in any city I travel to, as Johnny Carino's Italian was new to me), and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and very good service! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was my first visit. Started off with bread plates that had dried food on them. Our server was attentive and eager to please but she couldn't make up for the dirty plates and cutlery.

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Blakely, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Perfect meal and atmosphere for a business lunch...it was so good, that I took my family there for supper the same night! Friendly staff, great food, clean. A+

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited my first Johnny Carino's Italian in Lexington yesterday for lunch (trying to avoid the typical chain restaurants that are available to me in any city I travel to, as Johnny Carino's Italian was new to me), and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and very good service! I enjoyed lunch so much yesterday, that I returned today... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've had many a meal here and never been dissatisfied. I would recommend the lunch specials @ $9 , The service is fast, plentiful servings, hot bread, and delicious desserts-- if you have room !

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped here late in the evening and were greeted and seated immediately. The service was superb (we were her only customers though) and the speed of service was nice. The food was tasty and the price good. We took leftovers home and reheated with good results. Recommend for decent Italian at a decent cost.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were placed by the corner fireplace on a cold, windy night and warmed to the atmosphere and excellent service. We had a wonderful time and the meals were tasty and delightful. Worth the effort, worth the time.

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Stanford, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

So far everything I have ordered has been perfect. The calamari, lobster ravioli, balsamic chicken, and penne with gorgonzola just to name a few. I plan on trying the oven pizza next visit. The prices are fair for the amount of food you receive and I often split a meal with my daughter. They also host a painting class "Wine... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I frequent for lunch. They have delicious soups and salad dressings made fresh from scratch. I can't believe anyone would go for olive garden when this place is near.

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Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went for late lunch and was very pleased.At 3 o'clock you can still get lunch prices.Service was great and food was also.Will come back.Had never had Italian chili and was pleasantly surprised

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Lexington, KY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The flat bread pizza is a must try at Johnny Carino's. My favorite is the bacon and tomato Alfredo flat bread. Great for lunch or dinner.

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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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?