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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: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Italian

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
david551973
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Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lancaster, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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?