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Carino's Italian

2600 N I H 35
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 238-8288
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We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. They offer family meals, which for us has actually fed more than the menu listed. Their Sicilian Fire Sticks appetize...


There was not a single thing interesting or inspiring about the food or service. I wouldn't say the food was bad, but there was just nothing here to set it apart. And it's a sha...

Italian? Really? 5/22/2012

Nah doesn't do it for me. They don't even dish out some decent drinks. more

The worst Italian restaurant in Round Rock 8/3/2010

I got to the restaurant after reading some of the great reviews here, I was terribly disappointed. The house salad was one of the worst I have had, the Salmon was not fresh and overcooked, to cover for that fact it was heavily glazed the pasta was over-coocked as well. Both the salad and salmon had way too much salt on them. I will never go back to Carino's more

Part I Bad Service, lack of honesty 1/5/2009

I had lunch last Friday the 2nd of Jan., Nelson was my server, 'he looked inexperience at first , by not greeting us and going straight to take our order, I asked for the Calamari, Garlic Shrimp and a kids Pizza to start, I requested the kids meal to beASAP, after 6-8 minutes of our apps arriving we order 2nd course, once the second course in the table my kids pizza was still missing, I asqued the server and he seem surprised about it, I recall his words:the kitchen makes too many mistakes too often, and I wont charge you for the pizza, we gave some of our pasta to our children and suddenly the server brings the check, (40.+cents) I requested the pizza to be on a to-go, he took my card and brought back my charge for 45.+cents) I requested to see the original check , he said that he closed the check and was unable to reprint, anyway, a guest is requesting his check!, i tough maybe he charge me a % of tips judging me as bad tipper as a reflect of his bad service witch I don?t, I ask him why the check was for a different amount and he denied any change of the amount, he finally brought the check after me requesting for a manager, he charge me the ""on the house"" kids pizza, it was obvious the lack of honesty of this employee, poor management, never during my dining experience a manager stop by to say hello, only at the end of my meal to say, yes! I would take care of your entire check, too late, keep the pizza and I'am paying for my meal to make sure I neve come back.Chain restaurants should be thanking each and every guest for choosing them for their lunch or dinner, and instead of writing themselves grate fake reviews as you can see one 5 star every bad review, they should attack the problem, very bad trainning program, dishonest employees (need strict hiring process) and managers should be out in the ""Field"" less time in the office. We want and deserved good service, your service is very bad, and as I mention before,there's a lot of competition, get a grip. Pros: many other choices around, (Better I mean) Cons: service is bad more

Not Impressed 11/9/2008

VERY loud restaurant. Difficult to carry on a conversation in here. Food is alright but definately not authentic italian food. I reccomend Ginos italian food over this. Cons: Loud, Crowded, Not Good Service more

Never been disappointed here 10/3/2008

We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. They offer family meals, which for us has actually fed more than the menu listed. Their Sicilian Fire Sticks appetizer is the bomb! We order it every time we're in here. We like everything we've tried on the menu so far. We haven't tried any dessert as of yet because we've been to full for it. We enjoy eating at this restaurant and are repeated customers. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more

Not bad 4/4/2008

I was surprised since I don't usually enjoy chain restaurants. The food was good and the wait staff attentive. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees--mine came out a little late but worth the wait and the staff was apologetic. Clean but a little loud. Pros: Food and service Cons: A little loud more

Avoid at all costs! 3/29/2007

Started with the fried calamari. Tough calamari and the marinara had an overpowering metallic taste. In fact all the sauces had the metallic taste. I had the alfredo and my gf had the angle hair and artichokes. My meatballs on the side were cold and tough. All the food was in dire need of seasoning. It was some of the worst food I've had. Pros: Pitcher of belinis Cons: Bland, flavorless food, sauces from a can, slow inattentive service more

Great Italian. 1/1/2007

This is my favorite Italian Chain restuarant. I great variety on the menu for food and wine. Bar selection is great. Must try it if you haven't been. Pros: Ambience, Service, Food Cons: No complaints more

Bland 12/15/2005

I went there for dinner, and the waiter looked surprised everytime we asked for something. Ie, a drink or bread. The shrimp scampi was bland and there was food in the plate that was not on the menu. I would have made a different choice if I had known. The waiter was slow, and the bellini was gross. Pros: Ambience Cons: Service more

By Far the best of the chains 5/11/2003

Great food (especially the Italian Nachos), great service and great atmosphere. All at an amazingly low price. What more could you ask? Pros: Quality of Food, Value, Variety Cons: Sometimes Croweded more

Chain food, and lower then even OliveG. 3/12/2003

There was not a single thing interesting or inspiring about the food or service. I wouldn't say the food was bad, but there was just nothing here to set it apart. And it's a shame this website allows such blatant restaurant padding of reviews. I mean, 4 pages of 10's?! Could it be even more obvious? Pros: convenient, inexpensive Cons: bland food, poor service more

Chain food supreme 1/17/2003

This is just your run of the mill overpriced, mega portions, chain restaurant, I felt like I was in a pig sty, just waitin for someone to through the slop in, at least I could have seen a feedin frenzy then. I felt like thay wanted me in out and paid in under 20 minutes, scripted wait staff and upselling are such a turn off. Cons: Scripted Waitstaff more

Brodie, BAD Service 1/8/2003

I have tried Carino's 3 times now hoping for better service. I always leave dissapointed. The wait staff is rude and lazy. There is no reason why an inexpensive resturant has to have such a poor wait staff. more

Not Ready for Prime Time 12/7/2002

Maybe it's because it's newly opened (620 & Anderson Mill), but this Carino's doesn't have it's act together yet. All the courses came out at the same time, and while just starting the entree, the waitress is shoving the dessert tray in your face. Service wasn't friendly, the check was padded, and the food is average Italian at best. The prices are low, which I guess supports the quality of the experience. Pros: Inexpensive Cons: Unfriendly, Hurried Service, Average food more

yum 11/20/2002

what i love about carinos is the great food at an even greater price! the lasagna is the best in Austin, i promise. Try Try Try the italian margarita too!!! more

wonderfulllllll 10/10/2002

It was a pleasure to dine in the Round Rock one . The service was wonderful. The food was sooo good . We eat Italian out because we are italian and there is nothing like mom's or an aunts cooking. But was a treat and a wonderful surprise more

THE BEST ! 9/16/2002

the BEST Italian Margarita i've EVER had. The food ... oh my gosh ... can you say GREAT ?!?!?! more

A taste of Italy right here in Austin! 8/28/2002

One word: AWESOME! The food was great, the atmosphere was great, and the service was great! I absolutely love Johnny Carino's. This was my first visit there, and it was so great, that it won't be my last. It's a great place for friends and for families. I totally loved the lasagna! I definitely recommend Johnny's Carino's for the best Italian food you'll ever have! more

Italian FOOD Yeah 8/28/2002

Your the best Italian Restaurant in the WORLD!!!!!! I would NEVER eat anywhere else besides HERE!!!!! I had the best time in your restaurant with my friends. They took me there for my birhtday and your service was great as well as the food. I can't wait to come back to this wonderful place. I have dreams about getting to go to eat and having that wonderful food in my month. Thank you for everything. This is the best restaurant in the whole WORLD!!!!!!! more

lovin johnny's 8/27/2002

i'm not usually a big italian fan, but when my mom took me to johnny's i was blown away. the food was incredible and there was lots of it. however my favorite part was desert, the tiramisu was the best i've ever eaten. gotta give props to johnny. more
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    If you don't mind a little noise, the casual, open-kitchen setting, replete with faux-rustic stone walls, wooden peasant-style seating and piped-in Sinatra nicely sets the tone...

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