Johnny Carino's

7 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
33% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
1303 US Hwy 127 South
Frankfort, KY 40601

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I have had several good experiences at Carino's. Just be sure to let the server know that gluten free is not a choice, it is a necessity. Good selection of gluten free items available on the menu and gluten free pasta.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have gluten free foods but they use the same pizza paddle to get everything out of oven and I bet use the same water to cook the pasta. Server told me the meatballs are gluten free but not according to their online menu. Also could not provide a gluten free menu. If you have sensitivity like me probably safe but if you are truly celiac I wouldn't risk it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Zero stars for this place. Poorly staffed. Coffee machine broken for days but no effort to fix it. GlutenFree salad came out of the kitchen with croutons. Wait staff was sure "all our bread is gluten free" which of course was completely inaccurate. In fact they have no gluten free bread. Stay away.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Not celiac

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I also got a discount because I'm a member of Gluten Free Lexington. Food is awesome, servers were knowledgable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had trouble ordering take out from johnny carino's. They told us they could do chicken primavera without pasta until we pressed issue of menu we saw on line. Finally told us it would be half hour wait. We were ok with that not the telling us they had no pasta.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Ordered the gluten free pasta and got sick. The restaurant was understaffed and we waited over an hour for the food. The food came out mixed up which is a problem because only certain items were ordered gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Not celiac

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I told the girl on the phone I had to have gluten free wings. Gluten allergy. I get home already took a bite and realize they are wingless and look breaded. I called to ask the manager and they have gluten. I’m sick for three days. And when I ordered I told him I had two separate orders on two separate cards and I get there and they are charged on one card. I think three different people make mistakes here. The manager was nice and said she would remove the cost of one of my orders. That’s simply not enough when you’re sick for days. My throat actually swells from it. Gluten could kill some people

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Previous review: I ate here twice for lunch in past 6 months with no problems. Had spicy ramano chicken and shrimp with GF pasta and house salad no croutons. Chicken shrimp dish is very flavorful. Took my own GF bread. Update: visited again a year later and got same thing with no problems.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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All pasta dishes (except for things like ravioli), can be prepared with gluten free penne. They also have a gluten free pizza which is placed on a separate tray in the oven. I had the pizza with no adverse reactions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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They offer one type of gluten free pasta (penne). The waiter was clueless about gluten free ingredients or cross contamination in their dishes and had to take back two dishes we had ordered. Finally got the manager who knew something. Ended up having a burger with lettuce wrap and a chicken dish with gf pasta. In the end they were very apologetic and comped us the meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

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