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about us


When does a restaurant become more than a place to get something to eat? When does eating out become a great experience? This is our purpose at Johnny Carino's, and what we strive for everyday.

Food is at the heart of this mission. From the Italian classics to our signature dishes, such as Skilletini and Spicy Shrimp and Chicken, all of our offerings are handcrafted from the finest, freshest ingredients available.

We revere the tradition of serving only the best, and when it means coming in early to hand-roll the meatballs, build a 16-layer lasagna one layer at a time, or craft our tiramisu from scratch, we think of it as passion, not work.

To help guide us in this mission we have our core values that act as our compass, driving the way we do business and engage with our guests, our employees and our partners.
• Passion - We are truly passionate about great food, great drink and great company. And what good is that passion if you can't share it with others? Our goal is to share our passion with each and every guest.
• Creativity - It is this passion that drives our creativity and innovation, always looking for that next great recipe or dish.
• Quality - When it comes to quality assurance, we set the standard. But quality is more than just fresh ingredients - it's the cleanliness of our facilities, safety of our food, and respect and service we show our staff and guests.
• Value - It's more than just the total price of the meal. It's the whole experience. Our standard is to deliver a complete, fulfilling experience, at a great value. Everyday.

 

history



In 1997, Fired Up Restaurant Concepts acquired the only five existing Johnny Carino's Italian Kitchen, infusing them with the energy and passion we know today. Starting with Chef Carino in the early years, and carrying forward today with Chef Chris Peitersen, Johnny Carino's has developed many signature dishes that respect the authentic Italian traditions, while creating unique flavor profiles that express Johnny Carino's passion and creativity, and commitment to quality food at a great value.

With over 130 locations in the US and 10 across the Middle East (including Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates), Johnny Carino's has changed the face of American-Italian dining experience here and around the world. As we have evolved over the past 15 years, we have never lost touch with the passion for excellent food and wonderful service we provide to our guests.