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Johnny Carino's

3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
+1 760-337-9588
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (7 reviews)
“lasagna” (7 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late lunch - great service & pizza! Had the Pizza / Soup combo and was very pleased. Service was spot on & helpful.

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

They made us wait while there were multiple tables available. When they sat us down they had no utensils on the table. We had to wait a long period of time to get the food, and when they brought the food our guests ate at...More

Thank Celine K
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first and probably last visit. $15.00 for chicken parmesan which had very little flavor, and no salad was served with the entree for this price. The fresh bread was good as was the dipping oil with roasted garlic. Overall, I just found...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Best italian ristorante in imperial Valley, excelente food and grat service English and Spanish speaking employees.

Thank Marrujo_Andres
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Johnny Carino’s has awesome daily happy hour specials. The manager Veronica is very attentive to the patrons. Great atmosphere to watch sporting events!

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Johnny Carino's restaurant has a great menu. Their fresh baked bread with the oil and spices is a homerun for the taste. Service is good and and the atmosphere is quiet enough just me and my wife.

Thank zoomlenz4u
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Live in Casa Grande,Az.,visit San Diego twice a year,Johnny's Carino's is a MUST stop on the way home.Great tasting food,always friendly service.Loaf of bread with Roasted Garlic\Olive Oil is outstanding,great tasting Pizza,Lasagna,Chicken Alfredo with Angel Hair Pasta.Nice cold beer\mix drinks are good tasting.

Thank mike p
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Sat in the bar area. Basic Italian fare with limited Italian dishes on menu. Service was ok for a Sunday evening. Seems more like a sports bar then Italian restaurant. Conveniently located by hotels and has ample parking.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I love this place! Every time we eat there is very warm welcoming and tasty and the service is great.

Thank Valeria R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

WE have gone there many times and never had a bad meal Wed. is half price wine Monday is half price on there skillet meals very good value 32.00$ meal for half price. Great service and the bread is hot !!

Thank dennislI2186FY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3203 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-337-9588
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