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Johnny Carino's Country Italian

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1652 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Great Food & Staff

Great food and staff for this visit. Service was great. Great new items to try. Will be going again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and staff for this visit. Service was great. Great new items to try. Will be going again soon.

Thank DisappointedCorpus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant out after a day of shopping. Started off good we had the broken bread as an appetizer then all down hill from there. She ordered ravioli that after waiting 40 mins for came out cold as did my chicken Alfredo. Waited an additional 20 mins for our check just to find... More 

Thank Ken T
Rockport, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had a Groupon so decided to go for an early dinner. My husband had the eggplant parm, which he said was good. I had penne pasta. It was nothing special, although the sauce was light. The bread was very good but the oil to dip in was a bit bland in spite of what appeared to be chunk of... More 

Thank tazcaly
Riverview, Florida
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The meals here are all Good lunches but the really slow service was something of a problem so don't go unless you have time to wait

Thank Bill A
Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

I used to really like this place. However, the last few times there have been disappointing. Today's visit will actuall be my last. We waited 10minutes to be seated, we did have. Large party so not unreasonable, but the place wasn't busy and that made the wait odd. The waitress was new and really did try, but she was absent... More 

Thank Mike B
Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here after reading the positive reviews. Sat at the bar so that we could watch a game and had Maria as our bartender. She was busy and never smiled or seemed to want to engage customers. Doesn't seem to enjoy her job. Food was just ok, nothing special. Probably will try another place next time with customers.

Thank Howard R
Huntersville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been to this chain in other towns and are always very happy here. Great food, good prices, and great service.

Thank Jennifer N
Corpus Christi, Texas
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188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is good considering this is a chain restaurant. The portions are huge while the prices are competitive.

Thank sstexasham
Portland, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was great! Problems with order and it was lunch. 7 people in party and new young waitress was frustrated with electronic menu. evidently wasn't trained properly. Very nice though.

Thank Robert W B
La Veta, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My family of 4 dropped by on a whim for dinner on a Saturday night and I was pleasantly surprised to find a full published gluten-free menu! As a gluten-free diner at other restaurants, I am typically handed a piece of paper where I have to figure out on my own, sometimes using charts and graphs (!), which items I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1652 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361-854-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?