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Johnny Carino's Italian Grill

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US$10 - US$15
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Ask about our drink specials Sunday - Thursday!
14oz Pilsner $7.99
60oz Pitcher $19.99
Peach Bellini
Slushy Peach Nectar, White Wine, Rum, and Champagne are swirled with our Sangria for this mini Italian vacation.
14oz Pilsner $7.99
60oz Pitcher $19.99
Margarita Italiano
Gold Tequila, Amaretto, and tart citrus make this frozen treat a favorite!
Pomegranate Granita
We blend Cointreau, Rum, and Pomegranate syrup with ice for this refreshing cocktail.
Glass $6.99
Carafe $18.99
Italian Sangria
Our unique Sangria combines Red Wine and Brandy with Berry syrup and fresh fruit. We serve it over ice to perfectly quench your thirst.
14oz Pilsner $7.99
Amalfi Strawberry Lemonade
Lemonade, strawberries, and Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum combine with freshly squeezed lemons to cool you off.
14oz Pilsner $7.99
Tuscan Spritzer
This refreshing Spritzer brings Riesling, Tuaca, Pineapple Juice, and Sprite together over ice.
Italian Sodas
Alcohol free, sweetened seltzer water with your choice of fruit syrup. We'll even add cream for an authentic Italian delight if you request.
Wednesdays & Sundays
Join us for 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays & Sundays. Wind down every Wednesday and Sunday with half-price bottles of wine. Choose any bottle of wine from our menu list, and it's half off with your meal. Saluté!
All Day, Every Day
Home of the cocktail.
Old Fashioned with Buffalo Trace
Classic bourbon cocktail with buffalo trace bourbon, bitters, simple syrup and orange zest.
Bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
Your choice of a Bourbon Sour, Dark Rum Sour, or Amaretto Sour.
Mint Julep
Classic Kentucky cocktail with muddled mint, simple syrup, and Bourbon.
Vodka and grapefruit juice.
Carino's Cosmo
Johnny tested and approved. Vodka, Triple Sec, and Cranberry Juice with a Lemon Twist.
Pixi Stix Martini
Candy for grown-ups. Vodka, Island Blue Pucker, Grape Pucker, Sour mix, and a splash of Sprite.
Chocolate Martini
For the chocolate lover in you. Vodka, Dark Crème de Cacoa, Baileys and a swirl of Chocolate Syrup. Rimmed with Bailey's and crumbled Graham Cracker.
Vodka, Light Cream de Cacao, Coffee Liqueur, a splash of Cream and Chocolate Swirl. Rimmed with Baileys and crumbled Graham Cracker.
The original – shaken or stirred. Gin or Vodka with Dry Vermouth and a Green Olive or Lemon Twist.
Signature Old Fashioned
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, fresh orange and Amarena cherry.
Woodford Reserve Manhattan
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, premium Sweet Vermouth, Amaro liqueur, Fonseca port and a splash of Angostura bitters.
Angel's Sour
Angel's Envy Bourbon, house-made sour mix on the rocks with a Fonseca port float.
Paper Plane
Old Forester Bourbon, Amaro liqueur, Gancia Aperitivo, fresh lemon juice and Angostura bitters, served with a twist.
Buffalo Trace Mint Julep
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, served over crushed ice.
Kentucky Greyhound
Jefferson Reserve bourbon, grapefruit juice, a splash of simple syrup, and a fresh basil leaf.
Regular $7.99
Small Plate $4.99
Family Size $12.99
Zucchini Fritto
Zucchini, lightly breaded and fried. Served with spicy marinara.
Regular $7.99
Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach, parmesan, red onions, garlic, lemon basil cream sauce, Roma tomatoes and basil.
Regular $8.99
Small Plate $5.99
Family Size $14.99
Mozzarella with Marinara
Breaded and served with spicy marinara sauce.
Regular $9.99
Small Plate $5.99
Family Size $17.99
Hand-Breaded Calamari
Lightly fried. Served with spicy marinara sauce.
Regular $7.99
Small Plate $4.99
Grilled garlic bread, roma tomatoes, seasoned olive oil and basil.
Regular $10.99
Pepperoni Calzone
Our folded Italian pepperoni pizza. Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese served with our tomato sauce.
Regular $9.99
Small Plate $5.99
Family Size $15.99
Italian Nachos
Crispy pasta chips, black olives, pepperoncinis, Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, alfredo, mozzarella and parmesan. Choose from Chicken, Sausage or Combo.
Dressing Choices: Creamy Gorgonzola, Ranch, Roasted Garlic Ranch, Spicy Ranch, Honey Mustard, Signature Caesar, Sun-Dried Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette, House Chianti Vinaigrette (Low fat).
Classic Caesar
Romaine, Roma tomatoes, black olives, red onions, parmesan cheese and garlic croutons tossed in a Caesar dressing.
Small $7.99
Regular $10.99
Pecan-Crusted Chicken
Fresh spinach, gorgonzola, Roma tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, red onions and crispy onion straws. Served with warm bacon vinaigrette.
Honey Pecan-Crusted Salmon
Romaine, Salmon filet, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, Roma tomatoes with a tangy lemon caper vinaigrette.
A La Carte $7.99
With Entrée $4.99
Italian Wedge
Iceberg wedge, applewood smoked bacon, candied pecans, gorgonzola, Roma tomatoes and apple slices. Served with roasted garlic ranch.
Small $8.99
Regular $11.99
Chopped Club
Fresh greens tossed with our gorgonzola vinaigrette and topped with sliced grilled chicken, pepperoncinis, applewood smoked bacon, spicy pepperoni, gorgonzola cheese, asiago cheese, Roma tomatoes and basil with garlic toast.
Made with our housemade, beer-infused dough and cooked to perfection in our wood-burning pizza oven.
Pepperoni & Pepperoni
Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, layers of pepperoni.
Johnny's Three-meat Combo
Pepperoni, ham, sausage, mozzarella, provolone, parmesan.
Traditional Margherita
Tomato sauce, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil.
Chicken Alfredo
Sliced grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce, applewood smoked bacon, mushrooms, parmesan, asiago.
Johnny's Favorite
Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, green bell peppers, mushrooms, black olives, red onions, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan.
Pepperoni & Sausage
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, marinara sauce, mozzarella.
Tavern Five Meat
Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, salami, ham, green bell peppers, mushroom, jalapeños, red onions, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan.
BBQ Chicken
Sliced grilled chicken, sweet barbeque sauce, pepperoncini, red onions, mozzarella, parmesan.
All Paninis served with Fries.
Chicken Parmesan Panini
Breaded chicken, mozzarella and tomato sauce.
Smoked Turkey and Bacon Panini
Smoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella and Roma tomatoes.
Italian Meatball Panini
Hand-rolled meatballs with herbs, topped with tomato sauce and provolone cheese.
Sauces are made fresh, right here, every day. Add a House Salad, Caesar Salad Or Soup to Any Entrée for Only $2.49.
Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival
Bowtie pasta, sliced grilled chicken, bacon, fresh garlic, red onions, Roma tomatoes and asiago cream sauce.
Chicken, Sausage or Combo $12.49
Shrimp or Shrimp Combo $13.99
Sizzling skillet with spaghetti, spicy marinara sauce, parmesan, marinated and roasted onions and green bell peppers.
Chicken, Sausage or Combo $12.99
Hot skillet filled with spaghetti, fresh onions, peppers, mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni, baked with mozzarella and parmesan.
Spicy Shrimp and Chicken
Penne pasta, cayenne pepper Romano cream sauce, freshly sautéed mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions.
Chicken Penne Gorgonzola
Penne pasta, gorgonzola cream sauce, freshly sautéed mushrooms, garlic and Roma tomatoes.
Spicy Romano Chicken
Bowtie pasta, cayenne pepper Romano cream sauce, sautéed mushrooms, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions.
Five Meat Tuscan Pasta
Bowtie pasta, meat sauce, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, pepperoni, freshly sautéed onions and green bell peppers.
Chicken $11.99
Shrimp $13.99
Angel Hair with Artichokes (Low Fat)
Angel hair pasta with freshly sautéed Roma tomatoes, garlic, capers, basil, black olives and parmesan with an olive oil glaze.
Chicken $10.99
Shrimp $12.99
Chicken Primavera (Low Fat)
Sliced grilled chicken over angel hair pasta, freshly sautéed vegetables, garlic, red pepper and parmesan cheese.
Everything is made to order so you can customize your entrée to make it exactly what you want! Add a House Salad, Caesar Salad Or Soup to Any Entrée for Only $2.49.
Spaghetti and Handmade Meatballs
Handcrafted meatballs with freshly ground beef and sausage, garlic and our italian bread crumbs. Paired with our fresh tomato sauce.
Chicken Fettuccine
Fettuccine pasta with sliced grilled chicken and creamy alfredo.
Carino's Favorites Combo
Lasagna, Classic Chicken Parmigiana and spaghetti with marinara sauce.
Baked Cheese Tortelloni
Cheese filled tortelloni with meat sauce, alfredo and ricotta. Topped and baked with mozzarella and parmesan.
Homemade 16 Layer Lasagna
Made fresh every day. Layers of pasta, italian sausage, beef, meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan.
Chicken $13.99
Eggplant (Spicy) $10.99
Homemade Parmigiana
Our signature recipe, breaded daily and topped with fresh handmade tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. Served with spaghetti.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait staff is always quick and efficient. To go service is excellent! The bread and dipping sauce hardly leaves room for the entrees.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank balindy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I always try to visit this restaurant when we are in the Indy area since it is one of only two that we know of in the state. It is always a good experience, and this time was no exception. We dined...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Katgollmitzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the bread and oil dip. Had fettuccine alfredo and chicken parmigiana and they both were really good. Service was average. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JenHwrd1223
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

our entire family loves this place. the staff has always been very good with my kids. i get the carino combo. the chicken parmigon is so good here. i highly recommend it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markbG3194DZ
Reviewed 1 December 2018

I attended my spouse' work holiday dinner recently and was quite surprised about the overall negative experience. Surprised because my wife and I have dined here in the past on several occasions and had a good experience. The group consisted of 40-50 attendees that started...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service with John W tonight. Every aspect was pleasant and perfection. The minestrone soup is rich with flavor and loaded with content. Shrimp scampi is really good not great as the shrimp are not the fresh gulf variety. The lemon cake is one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank scott1102
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Was here for family celebration of hubs birthday on 8/7/18. Josh was an excellent server as I previously noted in my December 2016 review. We personally Still didn't really like the entrees, and salads. hubs wanted to re-try the restaurant since it had been a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DorothyD615
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Anyone that hasn't tried the 1/2 price Family Dinner Mondays really needs to. We have been to Carino's many, many times and never had a poor experience on any day of the week we have gone. Dalton was our server and he did a very...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DisneyJoe
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Always eat in the bar and get excellent service. Never had a bad meal since we discovered this resturant about a year ago.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We love the oil you dip the bread in. Had a pizza and chicken fettuccini alfredo. Everything was delicious. We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JenHwrd1223
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