Johnny Carino's

7 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
33% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
3213 MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71303

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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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They do not have a gluten free menu. Only have a pasta noodle. Everything that is on the pasta will have gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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sadly this place no longer has a gluten free menu. it used to have pretty extensive one. They have gluten free noodles and can make gluten free Alfredo and red sauce according to the staff members. as of right now I'm still waiting to make sure I don't have a reaction.

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
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Lack of server training and communication with kitchen manager and servers caused them to give me meatballs on gf pasta. Two servers assured me the kitchen manager said the meatballs were gf. After I had a bite, my Aunt questioned how they keep them together without bread crumbs. There are gf bread crumbs, but I decided to double check. The server insisted the kitchen manager said they are gf. I asked him to find out how they were made. The manager came over apologized like crazy for the staff error. While the Penne was gf the meatballs were not! Needles to say I am having a Gluten attack! So mad! And I have to travel tomorrow! Not hard to get it right! TRAINING and Gf menu would help!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I went yesterday and asked about their gluten-free menu. The server told me they no longer have one, as they are making modifications. She also told me they no longer have gluten-free pizza crust. The only thing she knew was that they offer gluten-free penne.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Our server was attentive and provided great service! She assured me that items from the gluten free menu are prepared separately to avoid cross contamination. I ate the gluten free Chicken Alfredo Penne. It was delicious and I did NOT get sick!! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Absolutely the best gf pasta I've ever had. Kiddo had spaghetti, I had a grilled chicken thing with lemon/olive oil and veggies... OMG. Fantastic.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
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

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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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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