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Johnny Carino's

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3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
+1 760-337-9588
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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El Centro, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE have gone there many times and never had a bad meal Wed. is half price wine Monday is half price on there skillet meals very good value 32.00$ meal for half price. Great service and the bread is hot !!

Thank dennislI2186FY
Calexico, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took too long to bring our food, and as always, my 6 year old was left at the end. Waitress wouldnt bring us what we as her.. (spoon, napkins.. etc) Wouldnt refill drinks either. Worst experience

Thank Melissa R
Bend, Oregon
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228 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and the hostess offered for us to sit in the bar/lounge area. Bartender/Server was very attentive and helpful. Enjoyed craft beer and great pizza at really attractive prices. Overall a very well done Johnny's. Wish they all were on this level. Some of the Johnny's we've visited are not as well run as this was!

Thank Fdelidude
Ontario, CA
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great bar area, service and lively crowd. Definetly would return to this location for dinner and adult beverages.

Thank Mexico12
Chester, California
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109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

food is bland, ribs are baked not BBQ, when you order a steak you should get a steak knife, the gorgonzola sauce for the fettucini was tasteless and like paste, no dressing on the ceasar salad, no salt on the table or surrounding table, The food serving line got wiped down.. to the floor and then left there. We will... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 

Thank tstlkechkn
Mexicali, Mexico
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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!!

Thank Arturo O
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 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 

Thank Salvador Q
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225 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 😊

Thank Sttevei83
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

Thank 182lawrenceh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?