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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Riverview, Florida
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Riverview, Florida
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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

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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 

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Oakton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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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.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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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.

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Portland, Texas
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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.

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La Veta, Colorado
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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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Burleson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 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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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?