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“Food good but our waitress was a dunce!”
Review of Johnny Carino's

Johnny Carino's
Ranked #20 of 333 Restaurants in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Scottdale, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Food good but our waitress was a dunce!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We got there about 5pm and got seated immediately. We were immediately were welcomed and got a bag of bread and a small saucer of olive oil with black pepper and burn peices of garlic in the olive oil. It was horrible! Our waitess was very nice and asked what we wanted to start with and took our appetizer order. She asked us several times to repeat ourselves and you could tell that her mind was not on working but it was somewhere else. After she got our drinks and appetizers she asked if we were ready for desert. My husband said that we havent even started our main entrees yet. She apologized and said that she "felt just stuipd". She came back to check on us and everytime she came back she would be apoligize for something. She came back a third time and asked if we received our food and we said no. She looked at us with a blank stare and said,"I did write down your order right?" So she went through her order book to see that she not only wrote our order down but did in fact place it in to the chefs. She came back again to check on us and said our food should be out in 2 to 3 minutes. It was more like 4-6 minutes to get our food. The food was good.
Our waitress never came back to ask how our meal was or if we would like any desert. I did inform the manager that our waitress was not focused on working but did have her mind on something else. The manager apologized and said that she would talk to our waitress, do I think that our waitress was talked too? Probably not.
As we were waiting for our food, we know that the table behind my husband got the wrong order-it was the same waitress that we had and the table that was across from us, the same waitress screwed up their bill. So make sure that you review your check before handing over your credit card.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank DAN N
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mixed review”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Let's start with while walking to our table the floor was extremely sticky. Sticky enough that I rubbed my shoes in the snow after dinner. Anyways the staff was very polite and helpful and the bread appetizer was great. Although the appetizer plates were filthy along with one of the glasses and the booth had not been cleaned throughly. Those are just some downsides that don't take the fun out of eating here. Our meal was delicous and the staff was SO apolagetic about our food being late even though it wasn't. The porsions was giving size which is nice to take some leftovers home. After our meal the manager came to our table and offered us a free dessert to make up for "late meals" even though they weren't late. That was very kind of him. To top it off it seemed they didn't have enough staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tyler V
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Manitoba Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“excellent food and good value.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

very nice restaurant. it was clean and the staff was very attentive. you get lots of food for what you pay. and the bread they give you as an appetizer was delicious. and if requested the bread kept coming. Would highly recommend eating here.

Visited March 2013
Thank LoriRayManitoba
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Had never been here before, and sure are glad we went. You can taste that the pasta is freshly made every day. Menu consists of a great variety of dishes. The staff is very kind and friendly. Johnny Carinos is a great value for the price you pay. The next time we're in Fargo, we will be going back.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank bubba1290
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a let down!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I'll start by saying our waitress was very helpful, prompt, and polite. However the food was really poor all around. Very heavy on the oil, vegetables were over cooked and chicken was dry. Even my dinner partner was disappointed, and he hardly ever complains - especially when it comes to Italian! Sorry Carino's, wish I had better things to say...

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Zaydaray
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