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Johnny Carino's Country Italian

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1652 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
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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Fredericksburg, Texas
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came in for a late lunch and had a great experience. Our server was on point and our food was delivered perfectly and quickly.

Thank Michael L
Corpus Christi, Texas
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I went for a family lunch, we decided to try a few different things and share. We started with the wedge salad which came with bacon and tomatoes and a creamy dressing. It has to be one of my top three favorite wedge salads. Then we split a three meat pizza and also a chicken and bow tie pasta in... More 

Thank Sherry B
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

First off, I love JC's. I have never had a bad experience in any of the locations I have visited. That changed when I got this location. When we got in, it was extremely cold inside, like people shivering inside cold. When we mentioned this to the Hostess, she just kind of shrugged her shoulders. When we asked if she... More 

Thank Robert S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Really good place for lunch. If you get in about 11:30 then there is not much of a wait. The lasagna is excellent. Service is always the best.

Thank mike h
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

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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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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156 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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 31 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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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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