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Johnny Carino's Italian

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2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
859-264-1049
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We usually avoid non-local restaurants but since we were nearby and hadn't eaten here for years, gave it a try. It was past 7:30 on a Saturday night and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our server, Robbie, was excellent, friendly and attentive. We ordered cocktails, and stuffed mushrooms as an app. The mushrooms were wonderful and arrived bubbling hot in the... More 

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De Kalb, Texas
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, Johnny Carino's does not disappoint. The food was good, and the service was great. They closed the restaurant closest to us, so it was great to find this one.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We found this restaurant while we were in Lexington, KY. We had a great meal and needed to bring home leftovers. The service was excellent too!

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Thank Beth M
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I love the food here and am sad that there isn't one near Nashville. I've had to do my best to recreate my favorite pasta dish at home. Service was really good too.

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Thank kektn
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Good low calorie lunch with good flavor for undr $8.00 not including beverage. 618 calories total with loads of protein 65g. Easy parking, friendly waitress, prompt and efficient service.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in because it was easy to get to and was not packed with people. Overall very pleased with everything. Server was great, food was good and big portions. Will eat here again.

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cold zone
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were in town and had a taste for Italian. Never eating there before we thought we would give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised with and meals and the value.

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Thank niceocean
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Ordered the spicy dish and though it was not spicy it still was delicious. Lots of bread and dinner portions were smallish which can be good but not eating to much. Good price.

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Newfane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had a large group, 10 people. Tried to call ahead to make a reservation or at least give a heads up that we were coming. I was told they were not taking reservations this weekend and we would probably have to wait. That is fine. When we arrived the first hostess was very rude and went to get, I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We were there with a group of four. Overall, we enjoyed the experience. My chicken Caesar salad was very good. Other food ordered included the eggplant parmesan and grilled salmon. With two 16 ounce beers ($4.50 each) the bill total was $62.70 + tip, so not bad for dinner dining prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2257
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-264-1049

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?