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Johnny Carino's

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3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
+1 760-337-9588
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

So I read a review or two that stated this was an average chain type restaurant that was drowned out by various great reviews.... I opted to give this place a chance. I had the Italian queso and chips to start and lobster ravioli as the main course. The queso came and I found the dip to be thin and... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Do not forget tonorder the Johnys combo, great combination!!! Excelent food for the price!!! The 16 layer lasagna is delicious abd the coldest beer in town, a place to eat italian with no regrets!!! Mangiamo!!

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Thank Arturo O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a true Italian restaurant not your basic every day Olive garden that you get bored off after 5 to 6 visits. The menu has many many choices and the food is excellent have ordered many different plates and was satisfied with every single one of them. Not to mention the hundred of different types of beers that they... More 

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Thank Salvador Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Went here late to eat and found the staff really friendly. The menu was decent portions large and tasty! They kept the kitchen open a little longer in order to serve us too 😊

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Thank Sttevei83
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is my favorite hang out, JC has a great atmosphere and killer drink specials. Fun place to listen to some good music and drink, or eat some good food and drink, or just drink. So whatever floats your boat, you'll find JC can accommodate, and the bonus is they have some terrific food, from buffalo wing, to a... More 

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Heber, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Food is always delicious, and customer service is on point! Their bar is almost always full, and that's because of their daily specials. Definitely love coming here!

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Thank Christina M
Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

One of best Italian food I have tried so far. Quick service and nice staff. It is a big restaurant for even a big party or family events.

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Thank Phuong N
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Food is always predictably good here, staff are very helpful and generally, a pleasure to deal with. Have eaten here a few times of late and always had a nice meal. The bar area can sometimes get very busy but that's only indicative of how popular it is. My only recommendation would be, to improve the coffee. I ordered one... More 

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Thank LukeSJsy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I like this place. It service everything beyond pizza and spaghetti. The service was great and they offer great recommendations. I like their bread and garlic oil. Must try!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and her mom there today for Mother's Day... When we showed up, they said the wait is 20mins. After 30mins I asked them again how long is the wait and they said another 30mins. Anyway, after seating, we ordered. My wife ordered a lasagna and it was bone-dry, like cardboard. I ordered a 7 ounce steak,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-337-9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?