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“A local favorite for ever”

Johnny's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 713 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2013

After having Johnny's recommended to us a few years ago, we never miss having at least one meal here when in Clearwater at Phillie's Spring Training. There can be significant waits for a table, but it's well worth it. The portions are enormous, the quality is superb, service is great, and the prices are reasonable. The bread is brought out hot and fresh and the oil/garlic dip - well just be sitting down - and make sure whoever you're with has some too. It's potent. We have yet to try the desserts but I have a feeling they're as great as the entres. It's a don't miss.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

food always absolutely delicicious, i have eaten there several times and have enjoyed all the different dishes tried, chicken marsala is excellent but then again the pizza is great too! i enjoy healthy good cooking and this italian eatery is tops in my book

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

It was busy - even though this was a mid-week visit. It seems like they can really push through the volume at this restaurant -- but -- we didn't feel rushed. It was a relatively short wait - about 10 -15 minutes and we had a nice seat in view of the screen with the images of a lovely selection of Italian landscapes. The food was really tasty. The bread and dipping oil / cheese / garlic was yummy (we were hungry when we sat down so this was a great starter, too!) The main courses were very well prepared and tasty and the service was pleasant. One of those places where several people serve you - your waiter and some other helpers bring out the food, etc., but again, we didn't feel rushed or left behind. Not a huge fan of the advertisements on the other monitors, but that didn't detract from the overall experience. it smelled good and the food tasted good, too. Oh - and we had a coupon too which made this a real value! Enjoy!

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Each visit in the spring to spring training baseball brought a trip to Johnny's. For the first time I have to say the meal was disappointing. Our service was rushed as it was obvious they were trying to turn tables quickly on a Saturday night since it was busy. The calamari was fried crisp in an oil that needed to be changed. The meals were OK but not what I was used to here. The sauce was tired - mass produced. We will be back next spring and hope for better

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1  Thank TonyJ85
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

First time there. Midweek. The place was jammed with a long wait. Service was good. I had eggplant parm, DH had lasagna. The portions were huge. Eggplant was delish. Spaghetti a little overcooked.

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