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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    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
Great Gluten-Free Menu!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Jean S
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La Veta, Colorado
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oakton, Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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.

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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.

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La Veta, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?