At Johnny Carinos Menu, we serve up Italian hospitality with our flavorful original dishes. Come take pleasure in our warm, comfortable environment that invites friends and family to unwind and enjoy each other over a great meal, it’s a little celebration of the good things in life, everyday. Don’t forget we cater too. Boldness, Flavor, Creativity all on the plate in one casual dining environment.
A Geniune Italian Restaurant Favorite….With Added Spice. When does a restaurant become a little more than just a location to just get something to consume? When does eating at restaurants turn into a great experience? At Johnny Carino’s, we make an effort to become the perfect favorite authentic Italian restaurant.
Food is at the heart of our mission. From your Italian classics, to the one-of-a-kind spiced Italian favorites, our offerings are handcrafted from the finest, freshest ingredients available. Whether you’re craving Italian comfort food like our 16-Layer Lasagna, or something with a little more spice like our famous Italian Nachos, Johnny Carino’s has something for anyone.
We revere the tradition of serving merely the best, and when this means arriving early to hand-roll the meatballs, create a 16-Layer Lasagna one layer at any given time, or craft our tiramisu on your own, we consider it as passion, not work. Even though our company is most proud of the Italian classics, it’s our one-of-a-kind, signature spicy dishes that truly get us excited! Just a little something we call Spiced Italian. Our Spicy Shrimp and Chicken, Italian Nachos, and Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia happen to be some of our more popular dishes since we first opened our doors.
So whether you adore the classics, or even the spice, it will almost always be fresh and handmade to order at Johnny Carino’s. Carino’s Italian is actually a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the idea is owned by Fired Up, Inc., that was founded in 1997 by partners and former Brinker International executives Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford III. The company filed for bankruptcy protection on March 31, 2014 and again declared bankruptcy in 2016. The filings were concurrent with all the closing of various Carino’s locations; while Carino’s once owned or franchised more than 170 restaurants across the usa, at the time of July 23, 2018, no more than 55 Carino’s locations still operate.
Past of Johnny Carino’s Family Restaurant – In 1997, Fired Up Restaurant Concepts acquired the only real five existing Johnny Carino’s Italian Kitchen, infusing all of them with the power and passion we know today. Beginning from Chef Carino in early years, and carrying forward today with Chef Chris Peitersen, Johnny Carino’s has developed many signature dishes that respect the authentic Italian traditions, while creating unique, “spiced” flavor profiles that express Johnny Carino’s passion and creativity, and azsdth to fresh, quality food with a great value.
With well over 70 locations in the US and 10 across the Middle East, Johnny Carinos is different the dining experience for anyone who desires to love a great Italian family restaurant atmosphere. While we have evolved over the past fifteen years, we now have never lost touch with the desire for excellent food and wonderful service our company offers to our guests.