At Carinos Menu, we serve up Italian hospitality with the flavorful original dishes. Come enjoy our warm, comfortable environment that invites friends and family to relax and enjoy one another over a great meal, it’s just a little celebration of the positive things in life, everyday. Remember we cater too. Boldness, Flavor, Creativity all on your plate in one casual dining environment.
A Realistic Italian Restaurant Favorite….With Added Spice. When does a restaurant be a little more than just a spot 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 your favorite authentic Italian restaurant.
Food is at the heart of our mission. From the Italian classics, to our one-of-a-kind spiced Italian favorites, our offerings are handcrafted through the finest, freshest ingredients available. Whether you’re craving Italian comfort food like our 16-Layer Lasagna, or anything with a little more spice like our famous Italian Nachos, Johnny Carino’s has something for everybody.
We revere the tradition of serving only the best, and when it indicates to arrive early to hand-roll the meatballs, build a 16-Layer Lasagna one layer at the same time, or craft our tiramisu from scratch, we think of it as passion, not work. Even though our company is most very proud of the Italian classics, it’s our one-of-a-kind, signature spicy dishes that actually get us excited! A bit something we call Spiced Italian. Our Spicy Shrimp and Chicken, Italian Nachos, and Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia have already been a lot of our more popular dishes since we first opened our doors.
So whether you adore the classics, or the spice, it will almost always be fresh and handmade to order at Johnny Carino’s. Carino’s Italian is actually a United States Of America-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the concept is owned by Fired Up, Inc., which had been 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 using the closing of various Carino’s locations; while Carino’s once owned or franchised more than 170 restaurants across the United States, since July 23, 2018, just about 55 Carino’s locations still operate.
History of Johnny Carino’s Family Restaurant – In 1997, Fired Up Restaurant Concepts acquired the only five existing Johnny Carino’s Italian Kitchen, infusing all of them with the energy and passion we know today. Starting with Chef Carino during the 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 in a great value.
With more than 70 locations in the US and 10 over the Middle East, Carabou has changed the dining experience for anybody who would like to love a great Italian family restaurant atmosphere. While we have evolved within the last 15 years, we have never lost touch with all the desire for excellent food and wonderful service we offer to our own guests.