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Johnny Carino's Country Italian

1652 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
361-854-7373
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Ranked #99 of 598 restaurants in Corpus Christi
Cuisines: Italian
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- Feb 11, 2014
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you are looking for good Italian food in Corpus, this is the place to come. The food is so good, you'll want to lick the plate. I've tried quite a few of their selections but the favorite I keep coming back to is the Spicy Romano Chicken which consists of bowtie pasta and chicken in a spicy romano cream... More

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CS
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We went here because we had a Groupon and there was no problem redeeming it. It was busy (during the lunch hour) but our server took very good care of us. The food was delicious. I was going to order a dinner meal and our server pointed out that the same item was available as a lunch special. The portions... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

So, we visited on a busy Saturday night and there was a short wait so we stopped in at the bar for a couple of drinks. The bartender Alex was great. After a shorter wait than we expected, we were seated. The service from the start was terrible. We turned in an order for the Italian nachos, and they were... More

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Eddy, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Kristin was our waitress and she was fabulous. The food was fresh and delicious. The salad was crisp and I loved the house dressing of chianti. My artichoke pasta was so good and the bread was hot and yummy. Others got pizza and pasta delicious and loved their food as well. We had food to take home but we still... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Last night I took my family of 4 to eat at Johnny Carinos. For a Saturday night the wait time was only 6 minutes. That was the only good thing about our visit. While walking to our table, my shoes were making a smacking sound because the floors were so dirty. Our table was clean but the floors had not... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went there on a night that was maybe 1/4 full of people, not busy at all. A couple was waiting at hostess desk for someone to appear and we were a party of two. We all waited over five minutes for someone to notice us, the lady in the other couple even went over to the bar to ask if... More

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Winkler, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

it was all really good! monday they have family platters that easily fed 4 of us for half price!! only $15.00 to feel 4 hungry people, and free bread!

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Johnny Carino's has amazing food. The chicken tasted fresh and was not dry. The service by Alex was great. Anything we needed she was there for us and the hostesses and waitress were both very friendly. I would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

They have always have good food and great service here. I've ordered several of the entrees and they are all pretty good. Their food is so fresh tasting.

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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Only a handful of options for vegetarians, but the service was great and they are kid-friendly. Loved the mini-dessert options. Eggplant parm was awesome, would go back just for that dish.

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