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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
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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
Good place to eat

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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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.

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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

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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

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East China, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After going to a nearby restaurant and being told the wait would be nearly 2 hours, we decided to try Johnny Carino's. We are sure glad we did - they have excellent food! From the warm bread and oil, the endless house salad with the house dressing to the entrees - everything was delicious. The wait staff was wonderful too.... More 

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Phila Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After deciding I didn't want to wait for a table at the B-fish, I decided to give Johnny Carlino's a try. I was not disappointed. I was seated right away The menu has a good number of items to fit any budget, but the open kitchen gives the place a higher end feel. They have traditional Italian dishes as well... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We haven't been to Johnnies in awhile. This visit the food was excellent. I had a chicken dish as did my wife. Love the bread and Olive oil starter. Service was great. Food was hot, delicious and quick. Only complaint was I ordered a salad and it and the entree came too close together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went here for dinner with the family while in Lexington. Kids eat free on Thursdays! Prices are very reasonable. Service was amazingly good. Food was average .... think olive garden. Bread served with dinner was tasty. Try the fried calamari. We would definitely go again for the good prices and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The restaurant had a great atmosphere. Bread was good. Lasagna was excellent. My family loved the food. Will come back

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were meeting friends, 6 of us total, everyone's salad was fresh looking except mine, it was brown, and bitter because the lettuce came from the center. My steak was ordered medium, and I couldn't eat it because of so much blood, was going to take home and finish cooking, but my son insisted on the waitress taking it back.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is our halfway spot between family in Atlanta and home in N.W.Ohio. We stopped her after an 8 hour drive so the noise was a little much for us. We sat near a family of little kids that were a little roudy but thats not really the restaurants fault. The food was good and the service was good. 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?