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Johnny Carino's

2905 W. Memorial Rd. (May Ave.)
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Cuisine: Italian
Huge platters of Italian classics and signature spins appease big appetites.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Johnny Carino's Restaurant Review:

Carino's is a solid Italian chain restaurant with locations across the U.S.; in Oklahoma City, there are two branches. Whet your appetite with Sicilian fire sticks --- a sort of Italian taquito, with tomato-basil tortillas rolled with Italian sausage, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, jalapeños and Italian cheeses, served with spicy marinara sauce and ranch dressing. For a cooler start, go for the stuffed mushrooms filled with spinach, Romano cheese, red onions and garlic, then topped with a lemon basil cream sauce and Roma tomatoes. Pair either option with one of the signature Italian drinks, like the refreshing Bellini or an Italian soda. The massive portions make it possible to share almost any entrée. Try a toasty meatball panino for lunch or the angel hair pasta for dinner. Carnivores gravitate toward the five-meat Tuscan pasta, brimming with marinara meat sauce, Italian sausage, bacon, ham and pepperoni. Carino's is also good for groups --- the economical family platter options include baked lasagna or the rich chicken penne Gorgonzola. Ready for a mini dessert? Served in stemmed glasses to elevate the enjoyment, the chain’s sweet offerings are the perfect size after a filling meal; go for the New York cheesecake. Carino’s also offers a respectable kids’ menu and gluten-free dishes.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.