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Johnny Carino's

3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
+1 760-337-9588
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (6 reviews)
“lasagna” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
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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
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
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....More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank Mexico12
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...More

1  Thank walt k
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...More

Thank tstlkechkn
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
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...More

Thank Salvador Q
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
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...More

Thank 182lawrenceh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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