Carino’s Italian Menu Prices

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Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurant is a family restaurant that has an interesting selection of food and a reputation for hospitality . This restaurant’s mission is to provide a great atmosphere, and delicious Italian food for the entire family to enjoy and that’s exactly what they’re known for.

The restaurant’s cuisine consists of not only the standard Italian favorites that anyone can enjoy, but what makes them really stand out from other Italian restaurants is their unique spicy Italian dishes. So whether you’re in the mood for lasagna or nachos with a bit of extra kick, this place has you covered.

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Appetizers
Italian Nachos - Chicken, Sausage Or Combocrispy pasta chips, black olives, pepperoncinis, roma tomatoes, jalapeños, alfredo, mozzarella and parmesan$5.29 - $11.29
Hand-Breaded Calamarithinly cut and lightly fried. served with spicy marinara sauce$11.29 - $5.29
Baked Stuffed Mushroomsspinach, parmesan, red onions and garlic topped with lemon basil cream sauce, roma tomatoes and basil$10.29
Mozzarella With Marinarabreaded in special seasonings. served with spicy marinara sauce$8.79 - $5.29
Bruschettagarden fresh roma tomatoes tossed in our lemon basil seasoned oil with grilled garlic bread$7.99
Sautéed Musselsnew zealand green lip mussels in a garlic chablis lemon butter sauce with fresh lemon, roma tomatoes and basil$12.29
Fresh Caprese Saladthe classic dish from capri, italy - hearty slices of creamy mozzarella and fresh ripened tomatoes topped with seasoned olive oil, fresh basil and a sweet balsamic glaze$10.29
Trio Appetizer $12.49
Calamari
Italian Sliders
Mozzarella With Marinara
Fire Sticks
Salads & Soups
Pecan-Crusted Chickenfresh spinach, gorgonzola, roma tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, red onions and crispy onion straws. served with warm bacon vinaigrette$13.29
Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon Saladfillet of grilled salmon with a honey and chopped pecan topping, served over freshly chopped romaine, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and capers in a light lemon vinaigrette$15.49
Classic Chicken Caesarromaine, roma tomatoes, black olives, red onions, parmesan and garlic croutons$11.29
Classic Chicken Caesarshrimp & artichokes$13.79
Italian Wedgeiceberg wedge, applewood smoked bacon, candied pecans, gorgonzola, roma tomatoes and apple slices. served with roasted garlic ranch. à la carte$8.29
Italian Wedgewith entrée$5.29
House Or Caesarunlimited house or caesar salad dressings : creamy gorgonzola, ranch, roasted garlic ranch, spicy ranch, signature caesar, house chianti vinaigrette. à la carte$5.29
House Or Caesarwith entrée$2.99
Unlimited Soup & Salad Combounlimited soup, house or caesar salad, and fresh-baked tuscan bread$8.99
Sandwiches
Crispy Pepperoni Burgerhalf-pound, hand-formed patty on a soft bun, topped with mozzarella, parmesan, san marzano tomato sauce and fried pepperoni$11.79
Chicken Parmesanhand-breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce$10.79
Smoked Turkey And Baconsmoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, gorgonzola, mozzarella and roma tomatoes$11.29
Grilled Chicken Caesar Paninigrilled chicken breast, caesar dressing, fresh romaine, roma tomatoes and red onions on grilled panini bread$10.79
Beef & Pork
Italian-Style Baby Backsbaby back ribs slow roasted until tender, basted over the grill with our homemade balsamic barbeque sauce with a parmesan crust. served with parmesan shoestring fries$15.79
Oak-Grilled New York Strip12-ounce cut of nolan ryan all natural beef, marinated in johnny's house blend of seasoned oil and fresh italian herbs. served with fresh vegetables and choice of pasta and sauce$22.99
Oak-Grilled New York Stripadd a savory shrimp & scallop scampi topping to any steak for just$4.79
Fire Grilled Skirt Steak With Roasted Garlic Butterpremium flat iron steak served with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes.$19.99
Fire Grilled Skirt Steak With Roasted Garlic Butteradd a savory shrimp & scallop scampi topping to any steak for just$4.79
Chicken
Lemon Rosemary Chickengrilled chicken breast with angel hair, spinach and roma tomatoes. served with a choice of fresh vegetables or roasted red pepper green beans$16.49
Chicken Balsamicobalsamic glazed chicken breast served with angel hair, spinach, roma tomatoes, and parmesan$15.49
Chicken Fettuccinepasta with sliced grilled chicken and alfredo sauce$14.99
Chicken Scaloppinisautéed chicken breast, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, bacon and lemon butter cream sauce. served with spaghetti$16.49
Chicken Marsalasautéed chicken breast, mushrooms and sweet wine sauce. served with fettuccine or sautéed spinach$18.49
Chicken Milanosautéed chicken breast with mushrooms and alfredo layered with ham, basil and provolone. served with fettuccine$16.49
Seafood
Lemon Pepper Salmongrilled fillet topped with artichokes, roma tomatoes and spinach in a lemon butter wine sauce. served with roasted rosemary potatoes$19.99
Shrimp Florentinejumbo shrimp sautéed with fresh spinach, roma tomatoes and angel hair in a lemon butter wine sauce$20.99
Lobster Raviolimaine lobster-filled ravioli with fresh spinach, roma tomatoes, asiago and lemon basil cream sauce$19.49
Jalapeño Garlic Tilapiatilapia sautéed in a lemon butter cream sauce with garlic, spinach, jalapeños, roma tomatoes and angel hair$18.49
Seafood Fettuccinetender calamari, black tiger shrimp and new zealand green lip mussels sautéed with fresh garlic, tossed in fettuccine with your choice of our spicy marinara sauce or alfredo sauce$17.99
Penne Vodka & Salmonfresh salmon sautéed in shallots, diced tomatoes, and vodka in a pink sauce tossed with penne pasta$16.99
Pastas
Angel Hair With Artichokesangel hair sautéed with roma tomatoes, garlic, capers, basil, black olives and parmesan$13.49
Angel Hair With Artichokeschicken$15.29
Angel Hair With Artichokesshrimp$16.29
Spicy Shrimp And Chickenpenne sautéed with shrimp, sliced chicken, cayenne pepper romano cream sauce, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions$18.49
Baked Cheese Tortellonicheese stuffed tortelloni with a creamy meat sauce. baked with mozzarella and parmesan$14.49
Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festivalbowtie sautéed with sliced chicken, bacon, garlic, red onions, roma tomatoes, asiago and cream sauce$16.29
Spicy Romano Chickenbowtie sautéed with sliced chicken, bacon, garlic, red onions, roma tomatoes, asiago and cream sauce$16.99
Spaghetti A La Carbonaraspaghetti pasta tossed with bacon, mushrooms and egg yolk in a light cream sauce with parmesan cheese$14.99
Risotto Primaveraarborio rice with roasted vegetables finished with butter and parmesan cheese$15.99
Risotto Primaverachicken$17.99
Risotto Primaverashrimp$18.99
Potato Gnocchian italian classic available 3 ways - with tomatoes and melted fresh mozzarella cheese, or 4 cheese and roasted pine nuts sauce, or sirloin steak tips in a creamy mushroom sauce. tomato$14.99
Potato Gnocchipine nuts$15.99
Potato Gnocchisteak$16.99
Create Your Own Pastaspaghetti, angel hair, penne, fettuccine or bowtie. served with choice of tomato, spicy marinara, or alfredo sauce$11.29
Create Your Own Pastameat sauce$12.29
Create Your Own Pastachicken or sausage$13.29
Classics
Chicken Parmesansignature recipe. tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. served with spaghetti$16.49
Homemade 16 Layer Lasagnamade fresh daily. layers of pasta, italian sausage, beef, meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan$14.49
Johnny's Combolasagna, chicken parmigiana and spaghetti with marinara$18.49
Spaghetti And Handmade Meatballshandmade meatballs and tomato sauce$12.99
Skilletinisizzling skillet with spaghetti, spicy marinara sauce, parmesan, marinated onions, green bell peppers, and your choice of chicken, sausage, or combo.$15.99
Skilletinishrimp$18.49
Eggplant Parmesanour signature recipe, vegetarian style. spicy marinara sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. served with spaghetti$14.29
Pizzas
Traditional Margheritasliced roma tomatoes and fresh basil$11.29
Create Your Own Pizzacustomize by choosing any five toppings below: extra mozzarella, red onions, ham, pepperoni spinach, mushrooms, bacon, roasted red peppers black olives, tomatoes, italian sausage chicken, artichokes,$12.29
Family Platters
Lemon Rosemary Chicken$36.99
Chicken Milano$36.99
Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival$35.99
Skilletinichicken, sausage or combo$34.99
Skilletinishrimp$38.99
Spicy Romano Chicken$35.99
Spicy Shrimp And Chicken$37.99
Homemade 16 Layer Lasagna$35.99
Chicken Fettuccine$33.99
Spaghetti And Handmade Meatballs$30.99
Chicken Parmesan$36.99
Create Your Own Pastatomato, spicy marinara or alfredo$27.99
Create Your Own Pastameat sauce$29.99
Create Your Own Pastachicken or sausage$31.99
Lunch Features $11.99
Spicy Shrimp And Chickenpenne pasta, cayenne pepper romano cream sauce, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions
Spicy Romano Chickenbowtie pasta, cayenne pepper romano cream sauce, artichokes, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions
Homemade 16 Layer Lasagnamade fresh daily. layers of pasta, italian sausage, beef, meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan
Jalapeño Garlic Tilapiatilapia sautéed in lemon butter cream sauce. served with garlic, spinach, tomatoes and angel hair
Chicken Parmigianasignature recipe. tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. served with spaghetti
Baked Cheese Tortellonicreamy meat sauce tossed with ricotta. baked with mozzarella and parmesan
Signature Italian Drinks
Premium Margaritaon the rocks with cointreau, choice of don julio blanco or herradura silver tequila.$11.29
Amalfi Strawberry Lemonadesweet lemonade with strawberries and captain morgan rum$7.99
Pomegranate Granitapart italian ice, part martini with cointreau and bacardi superior rum$8.99
Bellinifrozen peach nectar, white wine, champagne and rum, swirled with our italian sangria$8.79 - $26.49
Italian Sangriavalpolicella red wine, fruit juices and brandy$22.29 - $5.99
Italian Margaritaa carino's classic. frozen and made with tequila, dekuyper triple sec and amaretto. also available on the rocks with sauza gold tequila, or premium with cointreau and herradura silver or don julio bl$8.49
Italian Margaritaon the rocks$8.79
Italian Margaritapremium$11.29
Martinis $9
Cosmopolitantito's handmade vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec and citrus
Mexican Martinipremium silver tequila, triple sec, sweet agave and jalapeño-stuffed olives
Italian Lemon Dropcaravella limoncello, tito's handmade vodka and sweet citrus
Mixed Berrytinivan gogh acai-blueberry vodka, blackberry and a touch of sweet lime
Appletiniabsolut vodka, apple liqeur, midori and sweet and sour
The Classictito's handmade vodka or tanqueray gin, olive juice and gorgonzola-stuffed olives
Desserts
Italian Chocolate Cakerich, warm chocolate cake topped with sweet chocolate icing, toffee and almonds. served with vanilla ice cream$3.29 - $7.49
Turtle Cheesecakecreamy cheesecake layered on fudge and a graham cracker crust, topped with caramel, pecans and chocolate chips.$7.49
Mascarpone Bread Puddingcustard-soaked tuscan bread with creamy mascarpone cheese and rich caramel, oven baked and topped with vanilla ice cream$7.49
Tiramisuour homemade specialty - ladyfinger cookies soaked in espresso and layered between a sweet italian custard blended with rum and coffee liqueur$3.29 - $7.49

History

With it’s first establishment being opened in 1968, Johnny Carino’s has been in business for almost 50 years. The restaurant’s original location was in Austin, Texas and it was known as Johnny Carino’s Country Italian. Since then it has undergone 3 name revisions after being by Fired Up Restaurant Concepts in 1997.

Over the past 19 years the restaurant chain has rapidly grown from it’s original 6 locations that were acquired in 1997, to more than 100 locations in the United States. The company has also expanded it’s brand internationally and has an additional 10 locations operating in the Middle East.

Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford III are the original founders of Fired Up inc. When they first acquired Carino’s from Brinker International they intended to expand the restaurant as well as preserve it’s unique style that customers had come to love.

Today the company has indeed managed to keep it’s individual style of food and dining environment that it has almost 50 years ago. The restaurant prides itself on not only being a place to go just to enjoy great food, but somewhere you can go when you want to have a great time as well.

Review

One of the best features of this restaurant is that they have great selection of dishes that you can choose from on the menu. Basically any type of popular Italian food you can think of is offered. Whether you’re feeling casual and want to enjoy a few slices of pizza, or you want something more fancy like chicken Marsala they have something to offer for every occasion.

If you’re wondering what dishes are worth giving a try, the spicy shrimp and chicken or the Italian nachos are really delicious. For those who are trying to watch their weight or eat healthier, they also have some pretty good salads and soups available.

Surprisingly, the prices are actually very affordable for an Italian restaurant. An average meal costs around $11 as opposed to most authentic Italian restaurants which can cost you at least $20. This leaves you some extra money to order a couple glasses of their many wine selections.

The overall experience at Carino’s is really quite the treat and their establishments are always very sanitary.. The servers are usually quite friendly and they make you feel right at home. Their service is pretty quick when it comes to taking your orders and delivering your food on time. Overall, this is good place to bring the whole family to eat without breaking your wallet.

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