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Johnny Carino's Country Italian

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1652 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
361-854-7373
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 11
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not as expected

You can usually count on chain restaurants to be consistent in quality and service. This particular one needs to step it up some. The service was slow, never asked if we would like drink refills, order was wrong when delivered to the table and the server had a who cares attitude. I may give them... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
J B
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Padre Island, TX
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Padre Island, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can usually count on chain restaurants to be consistent in quality and service. This particular one needs to step it up some. The service was slow, never asked if we would like drink refills, order was wrong when delivered to the table and the server had a who cares attitude. I may give them another opportunity, but it will... More 

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Corpus christi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went on a somewhat busy night but the wait for a table was not so bad but everything else was. The server took a long time to take our drink order after we were seated. When he finally got to our table we ordered nachos, they were cold. My brother in law ordered a glass of wine and the glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went on lunch with the office and took my husband. My husband is not a fan of Italian but they had options for him to choose from. He went out on a limb try the lasagna and was surprisingly happy. There was enough food for an army. I thought that the prices were very reasonable considering the mound of the... More 

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Port Lavaca, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Best Italian food on the planet. Great wait staff, atmosphere, smell, large menu, and food prepared just right.

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adkins,tx
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Used a groupon so I wasn't expecting good service boy was I wrong....service was excellent & food was hot!! Will return for a future visit

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Sasebo, Japan
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112 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?