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Johnny Carino's Italian

2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
859-264-1049
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Ranked #71 of 757 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Grayson, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We usually go to Carrabas but they we not open so we tried thus restaurant. We both really enjoyed our meals. The service was good. The waiter was good very soft spoken but he did a good job. We will go back again...

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are hesitant about ordering nachos at an Italian restaurant, get ready to be surprised!! These nachos are made out of pasta and this dish is to die for. I ordered soup and salad at lunch and it was beyond great. Minestrone soup tops any other I've had in Lexington. Very comfortable atmosphere and the price was reasonable. Now,... More

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Huntington Beach, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We happened to go in on a Monday night when we were on vacation and lucked out when we found out they have a family special on Mondays. As a family of 3 we ate for the price of one. Not only was it a great value but it was very good. The bread and oil is a great start... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Apparently the sauce was WAY too spicy for the children's menu. The complimentary bread was nice. They focused too much on wines and beer. No adults in my family drink, so it was weird. But the food was good, the service was nice, and the bathrooms were clean. Recommend for someone whose kids don't order marinara sauce or like spicy... More

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Somerset, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Went there with my niece and get young daughter. She lives in a small town and doesn't eat out often. Should have known what was in store as the hostess "lost track of us" as she started talking to someone. Waited for about 7-8 min for her to finish her conversation and finally seat us. Then came waitstaff service. Horrible.... More

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kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food is always great! They will always offer any dinners with a lunch portion so feel free to scope the whole menu when trying to decide what to eat day or night

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Lemont, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is awesome. I went back the second night and ordered the same dish. Angel hair pasta and artichokes and I added shrimp. the hot bread and olive oil is wonderful. Generous wine pour too. I sat at the bar and read the paper and they were more than accomodating.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My family and I went to enjoy a lunch at this Carinos and when we received our salads....there was a bug in mine. We received our Main dishes very soon after and sadly no one in my group could eat. We tried but we were pretty disgusted , not only about the bug , but how it was handled. The... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I always love coming here because there food is great! Olive Garden isn't in the same Category as this restaurant . There food is hot, serve fresh, and they have a large menu selection. Even though I do love olive garden's salad, this might be my favorite now

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washington dc
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a family graduation dinner here. The variety of food is good. Everyone found something they enjoyed. The fresh bread to get started was great. Nice warm and crunchy. Portions of food are large and delicious. I had the combo with lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti. More than enough for one person. Service was fast and efficient.

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