Johnny Carino's (Closed)

12 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
55% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
6821 Slide Rd.
Lubbock, TX 79424

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Ate here twice before with awesome service and options. Went there today 4/2019... No longer offer a gluten free menu! 🤬

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried to eat here 2/7/19 and was told that they no longer serve gluten free pasta. Isn't that the reason for going to an Italian restaurant? Gluten free dessert had also vanished. Such a disappointment.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Service was horrible. Salad had croutons picked off evidenced by the crumbs left behind. Gluten free pasta dish had cold bacon and chicken was rubbery. Will not be back.

Updated 2 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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I’ve eaten here three times in the last year. They have a separate kitchen area and almost any pasta on the menu can be made gluten free. I always make sure I let the waiter know how sensitive I am as a celiac and they seem to go above and beyond to make sure it is gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Ordered a pasta dish from the gluten free menu and half way through eating my pasta I found a normal pasta noodle in my food. Not safe

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT celiac friendly. The waiter and kitchen were great but their menu is not true GF. I trusted reviews here and their menu and got sick immediately I had to leave my kids with their dad to finish eating so I could be home and be miserable. Later my husband checked the online allergy list and the items they gave me ( Caesar salad no croutons and Alfredo with Pene noodles that were in gf menu) both clearly say contain wheat but “not other gluten” I completely blame management and whoever does the menu, they need to be more aware and educated on what gluten is.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great restaurant. I've eaten at this Carinos many times since living in Lubbock and I have never been sick. The servers have always been fantastic and seem to understand.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Always feel safe at Carino's with my wheat allergic son.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The waiter was knowledgeable about Celiac and which foods were for sure safe to eat. In Lubbock, they only offer g-free penne for the pasta - I was a bit disappointed by that since their online menu offered spaghetti. That aside, the food was excellent and they actually offered lava cake as a dessert instead if just vanilla ice cream. Strongly recommend Carino's in Lubbock on Slide Road!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was very impressed with the server in the manager. They took time to listen to my questions and answer them even if it meant they had to take a little extra time. They paid close attention to my request, and accommodated me in a very satisfactory manner. The gluten free menu had plenty of delicious options. I left feeling fully satisfied!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Haven't tried Carinos yet, but wanted to say that Olive Garden has GF pasta now :)

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Chicken was fabulous. NO GF Pasta in Lubbock Texas.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Celiac

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Went and asked for gluten free and waitress was unsure and ended up getting extremely sick from gluten.

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?

— 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Ordered the angel hair artichoke pasta, asked server to have it made with the GF spaghetti pasta instead. 15 minutes into the meal had a very bad reaction. Not sure if normal pasta was used or it was cross-contamination. Definitely not eating here again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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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Walked in the door and the manager said that they had gf noodles, but he had worked in food service since 1993 and had never heard of cross contamination or that gluten could be in sauces or spices etc. Used to go here a long time ago with no issues, not sure what happened to the staff training lately. Didn't stay due to the lack of knowledge.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Overall Rating

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They had a very nice gf menu with multiple choices. I opted for a shrimp scampi pasta dish using gf spaghetti. It was wonderful! My waitress was very knowledgeable about my needs, and seemed to communicate that well with the kitchen staff.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options

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