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Johnny Carino’s

$$ - $$$
American, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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3401 Dale Rd, Bldg C, Modesto, CA 95356-0505
+1 209-578-9432
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Met a few coworkers here for happy hour. They have a good beer selection but that's about it. The food is alright and the service wasn't very good. They also were very busy but they kept messing up our orders and the wait took a while. It probably didn't help either that the bartender somehow ended up being our waitress... More 

Thank hungryhipp0s4
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Got jonnys tri tip and it was bad. Worst tri tip sandwich I have ever had. Also I got the nachos and it was basically a salad a nachos in one, didn't like it. The fries were horrible, worst frys I have every had. It tasted like they chief cooked it, put it in the fridge for a day and... More 

Thank Cristian P
Yukon, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really enjoyed this place. The pasta and salad were wonderful. Best food I've had so far on my trip to California. The portions were HUGE. The "family platter for 2-3" fed 5! Would very much like to return!

Thank Shilo T
Stockton, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My husband and myself went here after going shopping at the mall. Greeted and was seated with no issues. Waitress came over placed our order which also included an appetizer ... After 20 minutes I had commented to my husband that it was a long time and everyone else had their food. And here comes our main course. Asked the... More 

Thank Kathy P
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The appetizers and main dish were great. I ordered mozzarella sticks and calamaris for appetizers. For main dish a pasta.

Thank Andri I
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our server Gerald Q. was awesome! Our meals were delicious as always. I just wished we lived closer, as the food here is delicious and the service is friendly& prompt. Menu selection is overwhelming, but I always devour a skillettini.

Thank 270travelers
Kansas City, Missouri
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was so lucky/smart to order the eggplant parmesan. It was thin sliced, panko crusted, fried but not greasy with 3-4 layers then topped with melted cheese and a crushed tomato sauce and served with a side of spaghetti covered in same sauce.. Most places serve thick slices of eggplant and while ok to completely mushy in those cases, this... More 

Thank monails
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326 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We ladies love our lunches. When we can have the best service, the best food and the best restaurant in town we are a happy crew. Johnny Carino's is just that place. There were over ten of us to serve and Dominica didn't miss a beat. No one had to wait for anything. She had the drinks there before we... More 

Thank VickiG95340
Schaumburg, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This place has gone to hell... I get they changed the format but the service sucks something fierce... Unless you are literally at the bar good luck getting service. I had to get up twice and ask for service. And food didn't come out together. Frankly I miss the old Johnny's. This place might as well just sell wings and... More 

Thank David H
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258 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

When passing through town we noticed a Johnny Carino's online haven't been there in awhile thought we'd stop in it was 10:05 pm when we got there we asked the girl at the front what they were serving she said the full menu still applies we would just have to sit over towards the bar we had the stuffed mushrooms... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3401 Dale Rd, Bldg C, Modesto, CA 95356-0505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-578-9432
Johnny Carino's is at heart, Italian. But we're also uniquely American. Simply put, we are "Americano Italiano." Introducing Johnny's Italian American Tavern to our friends in Modesto, CA. We are your neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant coupled with a unique tavern concept that serves over 50 beers on tap and a wide variety of your favorite Italian and American dishes. Johnny's Tavern is the modern day Italian-American pub where food and beer lovers unite. With great enthusiasm for what's trending in the beer industry and over 100 beers to offer, Johnny's Tavern does not disappoint the beer fanatics. We carefully choose our beers to match your taste buds. Blondes, brunettes, reds, imports, domestics, local craft brews-we've got them all. And just as the kitchen is the heart of a home, Johnny's Tavern is a gathering place to relax, catch up with friends and watch a game or two. Our specially crafted playlist of classic and new rock music, large flat screen TVs and open exhibition kitchen create an ambiance where everyone is in the mood for a good time. A wide selection of your favorite beers, classic drinks, traditional and innovative American and Italian foods including a variety of handcrafted wood-fired pizzas are all a part of making this place Johnny's Tavern. So if you love beer, American & Italian food and sports, go no further than Johnny's Tavern. Drink up, chow down & live the "Americano Italiano" experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?