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Johnny Carino's Italian

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8101 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617-7598
919-806-5524
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
good hapy hour food

in the bar they have a happy hour menu from 4 to 7. you might have to ask for it. they have items from $4 to $6. a three meat small pizza, enough to share is $5. hey have a real deal of a burger with fries for $6. plus, they have drink specials. Wednesday is half off a bottle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
gary a
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

in the bar they have a happy hour menu from 4 to 7. you might have to ask for it. they have items from $4 to $6. a three meat small pizza, enough to share is $5. hey have a real deal of a burger with fries for $6. plus, they have drink specials. Wednesday is half off a bottle... More 

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Raleigh NC
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Used to love this restaurant. It has steadily gone downhill in the past couple of years. The sanitation grade is back up to an A (barely 90.0%) but sadly the food/service should be an F. My wife and I ate there last night. Firstly, there was a leak of some kind over our table causing water to drip on my... More 

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Naples, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Never thought I would give this restaurant two stars. My husband and I have gone here for years, although it has been a while since our last visit. We always check the sanitation grade. We went last night and the score was 90. We did not get a complete answer on why the score was so low and did not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our server was excellent I just wish we could say the same about the food. My husband ordered the lasagna, I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and our daughter ordered the Alfredo pasta with chicken. We each took a bite of each other's dishes and we were very disappointed. I do give our sweet server 5 stars though.

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South Boston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Recently I took a group of about 25 people here on short notice. Within a hour they provided me with a whole room just for my group and two wonderful waitresses who were very attentive and well organized. I had the 16 layer lasagna that was very good, only setback was the drinks were a little bland. Other than that... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What is up with this place? It has a sanitation score of 90- barely above nasty. It has been a long time since we have seen the score above a 92, so whatever their problems, they clearly are unable to correct.

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a Saturday lunch, first the food was terrible, no flavor, no salt, no style. Had the spaghetti and meatballs, my daughters had 16 layer lasagna and Alfredo Fettuccine with chicken. The salads are not included in the price and the bread although good is delivered in a paper bag. The portions are big and the atmosphere is ok... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wow! Highly recommend Carino's 16 layer lasagna. It is made fresh daily. It is a huge slice and it is an equal balance of cheese and meat and literally the best lasagna I have ever had. I was not expecting it to be so good. Worth a visit for the lasagna. Just note the plate will be hot.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We saw this restaurant while we were looking for the Ale House, since we were on our way out of town, we figured we'd eat here before leaving. The food and service was good. It wasn't very crowded since it was July 4 so I would've been upset if the service wasn't better. Our server, Paige, was fun and attentive.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've actually had better experiences at this restaurant. This time, we ordered family meals through the curbside pickup. The curbside service was probably the best thing from the entire experience. The server was fast and friendly. The Bowtie Festival Pasta is a family favorite. Therefore, I ordered the Family Style (sized) order along with family sized Parmesan Chicken with spaghetti... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8101 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617-7598
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-806-5524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?