Johnny Carino's

14 recent ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Parmesan
Safety Rating
13 ratings

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2425 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Most Recent Reviews


Wheat Allergy

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I basically had a chicken parm. (it had a different name)with grilled chicken This was the worst gluten free paste. They had lots of choices on the gluten free menu. I felt fine after eating what little I ate.

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?

— Poor

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Excellent experience. I had a very knowledgeable and polite staff named Maria. I ate with a group and they brought my food separately. They also communicated to me that they would cook my pasta separately due to my allergy. They had great communication between the waitstaff and the servers. Generous portions and some more unique options than chain Italian style places. I had the artichoke pasta and it was excellent.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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So many options and the food was delicious. I told them I was gluten-free and asked if I had an allergy. My plate was a different color than the others in my party, so I assume that was to signal to the kitchen to be careful. No complaints!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


GF Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Sausage Topping
Gluten free spaghetti with meat sauce and sausage.
Johnny Carino's gluten-free menu
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Overall Rating

Review


Server brought a gluten free menu with about 15 options. I ordered the rosemary lemon chicken. Our food came out very quickly. It was the best gluten free Italian meal I’ve eaten out to date. Prices were reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Hands down one of the best gluten free experiences I've had. The portions were HUGE. Our waitress seemed very knowledgeable about everything. There's a whole menu of just gluten free stuff. Plenty of options. Did I say the portions were huge? I swear my husband's leftovers weighed 40 pounds. Prices weren't bad either. Prices aren't on the menu but our meals were around $18. Highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Very delicious and safe place for those with gluten and wheat allergies! Pretty decent amount and variety of options on a separate gluten free menu! Not many Italian restaurants offer gluten free options where I am from so I was super excited to have some on vacation! I had the gluten free spaghetti with meat sauce and their sausage as a topping! VERY big portions by the way - pictures don't do it justice! No reaction! Would highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Decent gluten free menu with lots of gluten free spaghetti options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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One of my favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They do have a gluten free menu and the waiter was knowledgeable about celiac. The food was just okay however. It may have been what I ordered but it was pretty bland.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Below Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was good...nothing special. Waitress was very kind. When I had eaten about 1/2 of my pasta, I found a cooked fettuccini noodle mixed in with the gf spaghetti. Sigh. :(

Safety


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

— Not very

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoyed my experience here. Pasta was delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Food was decent. There was a lot of variety in the GF menu. I got the grilled chicken parm. The chicken was delicious but the pasta was bland. Server was obnoxious. He was loud and did a radio announcer voice the entire time.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Below Average

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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No hate against restaurant. Got the gluten free spaghetti and it wasn’t great. Maybe they were supplied with the cheap pasta.. not sure. Soggy and starchy. Service was great!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF pasta was cooked right, added meat sauce. No gf Pizza available. House Italian dressing was very good on side salad. Didn't get glutened, I would go back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Inquired about the gluten free selections multiple times prior to ordering GF Chicken Parmesan specifically from their gluten free menu. Shortly after eating became profusely sick vomiting and diarrhea for four hours.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I have Celiac and had a scary experience, which proved the lack of knowledge the staff has. I asked the waitress for the gluten free menu and I asked for the chicken Parmigiana with spaghetti from the gluten free menu. When I received my food, the chicken was breaded, when I spoke to the waitress about this she said, she knows because some people like to mix it up. I tried to explain how serious this is and your are playing with the health of your customers.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Gluten free menu. Had the salmon avocado salad, it was delicious. They had plenty of pasta options and other salads.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We ate at Carinos in Pigeon Forge this month while on vacation. I had a good GF experience two years ago at this same restaurant so we decided to go back again. They have a gluten free menu with several GF pasta dishes to choose from along with several other GF items. They also have a GF kid's menu. My GF pasta was delicious and my husband said his gluten-filled pasta was great too. Nice atmosphere - unless they sit you back by the kitchen which is very noisy with servers, cooks, and pots and pans.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The chicken caesar salad was great! I was at a restaurant that was supposed to have a gluten-free menu but did not. While my party enjoyed their food, I ordered and went to pick up the aforementioned salad. A lovely smelling loaf of bread (not GF) came with the order which justified the price. Quality taste

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Don't have pizza at this location!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Good variety GF menu which shows they put some thought and care into it. Good food but it is a two $ restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff couldn't been nicer. They have an actual Gluten Free Menu as opposed to everyone else's piece of paper. the pasta was perfect, a rare treat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food was good but it definitely needs more than one $.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They said they have pizza and we looked it up online, but when we got there they had no GF pizza! Very disappointed!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the gluten free pasta with spicy marinara. I was assured they take every precaution to avoid cross contamination. When I received my meal, there was regular spaghetti mixed into the bottom of my noodles. Unfortunately I had already taken three bites before I saw them. Definitely do not recommend if you have Celiac or a wheat allergy. Their "precautions" clearly didn't do much

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

Review


They do not have a gluten free menu, and lacked knowledge on allergies.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


They have a very nice Gluten Free Menu. I had the Shrimp Scallopini and it was very good. Salad was great too! Enjoyed my experience!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Nothing gluten free. Staff was inattentive took 10 min to acknowledge us after waiting at the greeting counter. They never heard of gluten free, that person asked another worker they never heard of it then they went asked the manager took 10 min and said they might be able to do a grilled chicken with veggies. I did not feel safe to eat anything.

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/None

Overall Rating

Review


Very limited gf options, only 2 entrées on menu. Too pricey for a small bowl of pasta with watery sauce. No gf bread. No choice of noodles.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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