Johnny Carino's (Closed)

10 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
63455 North Highway 97
Bend, OR 97701

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Not celiac

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This restaurant is closed, permanently

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Upon entering the restaurant, I asked the hostess about gluten free and she had no idea. That make me nervous but a manager came over and explained their procedures in detail.

The wait staff was then prompted that I had celiac. I decided to try a pizza as they set Gf pizzas on foil, so they don’t touch where regular pizza does in the stove.

The good news is that I didn’t get sick. It’s always a roll of the dice when eating out with celiac. The staff was also very accommodating, however there was no dedicated gf menu.

The gf pizza crust wasn’t great though. I hadn’t eaten all day and could barely choke down 2 pieces.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of choices which I appreciated. They do have a gluten free bread option which is $1 extra. They just really over cooked the gluten free pasta.

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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Very accommodating for people with Celiac and those eating gluten free. Fast service too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They were great about cross contamination knowledge. Brought out fresh gf flatbread with my own oil for dipping. I got the bacon mac and cheese and it was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm super thankful for their huge GF selection (and my pasta tasted so good that I actually thought I was going to be glutened until I ended up having no bad reactions!). The bar couldn't make the first few drinks I tried to order (they even said margaritas can't be gluten free...definitely not true) so DEFINITELY ASK before you assume your drink is safe! They must use mixes or swap with cheaper liquor?

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very good enjoyed my pasta and warmed up nice later in day. Soup very good I give it a 😍 🙌🏾

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I was extremely impressed at the lengthy separate gluten free menu at Johnny Carino's. However, their food is just mediocre Italian; a step down from Olive Garden (in my opinion). While we received excellent customer service, every dish at our table was served lukewarm and the flavor was lacking. I'll definitely go back for their CHEAP bar menu ($5 options!), but know I'll know what to expect.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great selection and yummy!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It's nice they offer gluten free, although I wish they did spaghetti instead of macaroni style.

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

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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

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

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