We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Uhhh....No”
Review of Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino’s
Ranked #278 of 504 Restaurants in Modesto
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Johnny Carino's is at heart, Italian. But we're also uniquely American. Simply put, we are "Americano Italiano." Introducing Johnny's Italian American Tavern to our friends in Modesto, CA. We are your neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant coupled with a unique tavern concept that serves over 50 beers on tap and a wide variety of your favorite Italian and American dishes. Johnny's Tavern is the modern day Italian-American pub where food and beer lovers unite. With great enthusiasm for what's trending in the beer industry and over 100 beers to offer, Johnny's Tavern does not disappoint the beer fanatics. We carefully choose our beers to match your taste buds. Blondes, brunettes, reds, imports, domestics, local craft brews-we've got them all. And just as the kitchen is the heart of a home, Johnny's Tavern is a gathering place to relax, catch up with friends and watch a game or two. Our specially crafted playlist of classic and new rock music, large flat screen TVs and open exhibition kitchen create an ambiance where everyone is in the mood for a good time. A wide selection of your favorite beers, classic drinks, traditional and innovative American and Italian foods including a variety of handcrafted wood-fired pizzas are all a part of making this place Johnny's Tavern. So if you love beer, American & Italian food and sports, go no further than Johnny's Tavern. Drink up, chow down & live the "Americano Italiano" experience.
Restaurant details
Description: Johnny Carino's is at heart, Italian. But we're also uniquely American. Simply put, we are "Americano Italiano." Introducing Johnny's Italian American Tavern to our friends in Modesto, CA. We are your neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant coupled with a unique tavern concept that serves over 50 beers on tap and a wide variety of your favorite Italian and American dishes. Johnny's Tavern is the modern day Italian-American pub where food and beer lovers unite. With great enthusiasm for what's trending in the beer industry and over 100 beers to offer, Johnny's Tavern does not disappoint the beer fanatics. We carefully choose our beers to match your taste buds. Blondes, brunettes, reds, imports, domestics, local craft brews-we've got them all. And just as the kitchen is the heart of a home, Johnny's Tavern is a gathering place to relax, catch up with friends and watch a game or two. Our specially crafted playlist of classic and new rock music, large flat screen TVs and open exhibition kitchen create an ambiance where everyone is in the mood for a good time. A wide selection of your favorite beers, classic drinks, traditional and innovative American and Italian foods including a variety of handcrafted wood-fired pizzas are all a part of making this place Johnny's Tavern. So if you love beer, American & Italian food and sports, go no further than Johnny's Tavern. Drink up, chow down & live the "Americano Italiano" experience.
Helena, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Uhhh....No”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I Went to the Billings (MT) location since it was next to the hotel I was staying at. I ordered the lobster ravioli with asiago and lemon basil cream sauce. Well, the sauce was so bad that I scraped it off and just went for the pasta. The filling had a very fishy taste to it. I did an autopsy on the rest of the ravioli and found no lobster meat at all just a pink colored paste. At least the bread and salad was satisfactory.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank CeelAbby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    11
    6
    5
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for the first time and we both had the lasagna. It was delicious! The restaurant itself was clean and fun, and the staff friendly and efficient.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank TerreWheeks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pinot Grigio Chicken”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I had Pinot Grigio Chicken and it was the best. Three of us from our group ordered this and we all loved it. My wife ordered Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival and did not like it. 10 of us went for dinner and had fun. Being a Friday, it was crowded and loud.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank SSonar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Modesto, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Good Food, but Very Hit and Miss”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have enjoyed eating here over the years, but it is very hit and miss. Sometimes it is great, sometimes the food is poor. I'm not sure if they have a high turnover in kitchen staff, or if the issue is management related. Service is usually good as is the atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank lupislune
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Patterson, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Italian....but nothing beats homemade.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Carino's is very good. It is nicely decorated and always clean. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food has been consistently good. It is not all the time that we eat Italian on a night out, as Italian dishes prepared at home usually are better, but Carino's does a great job.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank principal911
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Johnny Carino’s? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing