Gluten-Free at Johnny Carino's

Italian Restaurant
45 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

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-contamination?

— 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

Celiac

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When i was almosr done with my meal i Found a noodle in my gluten free salmon dish. I got very sick.

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?

— None

Celiac

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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?

— Poor

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I had a gf penne Alfredo w chicken, I would say Alfredo sauce was watery dish just ok, I wouldn’t return!

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Celiac

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They no longer have GF pasta. Today is 3/19/2022

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Gluten Intolerant

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Good food! I really like the lemon rosemary chicken!!! -update: the chicken Marsala is pretty good too

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Few items are gluten free. Be very cautious here. Don’t order pasta at all

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Will never eat at this establishment again. Too risky for cross contamination. Not Celiac friendly at all!

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?

— None

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I submitted a review online to their wesite. the manager of the local Johnny Carinos called me and apologized profusely for me finding regular pasta in my GF pasta. He expalined how they take Celiac and GF seriosly and explained to me their process for keeing us safe. He then let me know he was going to reeucate the staff on the peocedure for preparung GF products. I was upset but he made me feel heard.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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I've ordered several items from the gluten free menu and have never had an issue with cross contamination. They use separate utensils when preparing gluten free foods.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

Review


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

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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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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

Gluten Intolerant

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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

Overall Rating

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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
Celiac

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As of February 12,2021 they do not have a gluten free menu due to covid.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Average

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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They don’t have gluten free menu however they are knowledgeable about gluten free dishes when requested and they have gluten free options

After returning though I don’t recommend the place. I asked for a new salad without croutons because of an allergy and they just took the croutons off with bread crumbs showing. Won’t be returning unfortunately since when they do make the food gluten free it tastes good. However I no longer trust that the food is indeed gluten-free

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

Not celiac

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This restaurant is closed, permanently

Not celiac

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This place was delicious! Great gluten free options! I had grilled chicken parmesan and gluten free pasta,amazing! Ceasar salad without croutons, very fresh! For dessert they a lava cake, it was too rich for me but was good. My husband (not gf) had the 16 layer lasagna and said it was really good and he had some mozzarella sticks and said those were delicious too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The staff seemed to care about making sure the dishes were made properly and made sure to double check which items were gluten free. We ordered over the phone and the lady who took our order was super friendly and made sure to check the gluten free menu to double check that the sauce on the dish I ordered was safe. I don't know how extensively they train their staff on gluten free protocols, but this experience gave me hope!

They have a whole gluten free menu at the restaurant, but it isn't posted online unfortunately. They can switch out the pasta on most dishes for gluten free pasta and for a lot of dishes that is all that needs to be done to make it gluten free. I got the Chicken Scaloppini with gluten free pasta and I couldn't tell the difference from regular pasta! It was a bit softer, but the taste was the same to me. Very happy with my dish and I can't wait to try more! They also offer a gluten free flourless chocolate lava cake and it was good, but extremely chocolaty! Which is ok if you like that sort of thing!

The staff was very friendly and made sure to help us navigate the gluten free options. We had to call in our order instead of ordering online because the online ordering doesn't list gluten free as an option. The staff we spoke with seemed to be well informed as to what had gluten or how to found out if they didn't know.

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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I was just there in July 2020 and they do it currently have any gluten free options because of Covid. I ended up getting the appetizer nachos, which was hoping was mostly gluten free.

Celiac

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They do have gluten free pasta at this location. I ordered the jalapeno alfredo chicken. I would order alfredo again but not with the jalapeno. It was so spicy it took away from the dish itself. The service was super slow which was surprising coming off of being unopened for months... i would come here again just hope the service will be better next time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had a gluten free pizza here and it didn’t taste very good and I also felt a little sick to my stomach after. I definitely wouldn’t eat here again unless I got a salad with basically nothing on it because they don’t seem to take CC very seriously

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Not celiac

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There gluten free menu is very limited. I ordered their gluten free version of GF Chicken Alfredo. It was horrible and tasteless. The noodles were hard as well. We will not be going back there.

Not celiac

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I’m at this restaurant now and there is NO Gluten Free menu ☹. Hard to trust your app these days 🤨

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They completely got rid of their gluten free menu!Very disappointed!Can only get a plain salad or spend $17 or more on a choice of 2 entrees!

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This place is loaded with cross contamination if you have celiac disease DO NOT EAT THERE pasts cooked in ssme water as regular pasta if I could give 0 stars I would

Celiac

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They told me they discontinued their gluten free menu a year ago.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I was so happy to eat here in october 2019 and it be gluten free. I went back today, november 10, 2019 to be told Corportate had removed the GF items. so sad!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

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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

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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

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They say they have gf options. Went for dinner and was disappointed overall. They did offer a gf bread option so I had something when others at my table were enjoying bread to dip in the garlic & oil. Nice touch. I had a Caesar salad and it was weird: tomatoes, red onions, and olives. The dressing was bland at best. And I had the Italian Chili which is listed as gf. It was tasty but barely warm. I chose not to do pasta as they don’t offer traditional spaghetti in gf form. Big disappointment. The corkscrew gf noodles I’ve had at other pasta restaurants never worked out very well so I declined here. Why don’t they just use gf spaghetti noodles, there are so many really excellent choices out there. I finished with the flourless chocolate cake and it made everything else fade away. I say go but be aware, ask questions, and decide for yourself but be sure to post afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They Do Not have a gluten free menu and are clueless. My server told me the got rid of it a few months ago. She then told me she could just pull the noodles out of the soup so I could eat it!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Food was the best tasting I’ve had in awhile but 20 minutes after finishing, I had a bad reaction. I’m guessing cross/contamination

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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Definitely not safe for people with celiac!!! They have very bad cross contamination! I will not eat there again.

Celiac

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No longer have gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Received meal with mixed with regular pasta. Cross contamination is a problem here.

Celiac friendly?

No

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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

Not celiac

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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

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
GF menu (Jan2022)
Grilled chicken and gf pasta!
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GF bread for dipping.
Modified Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival (subbed gf penne and modified the asiago cream sauce)
I was very nervous to keep eating because it was “too good to be GF”, but it checked out as SAFE for this Celiac! I think this was called the Sizzler with chicken
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