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Johnny's Ristorante Italiano

#51 of 703 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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4245 W 4th St, Reno, NV 89523-8830
+1 775-747-4511
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I have noted in other reviews,Reno really is a " desert" when it comes to " Fine Dining " so if you live in a city with actual Fine Dining please keep in mind I am comparing to other Reno restaurants. Not withstanding the white tablecloths and chilled salad fork this restaurant is real just on par with chains... More 

Thank Hlwatkins
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

First of all the food was great. I loved my scampi Provençal. Service was just ok. Our waitress seems very unpolished and more like a server I would expect from a Denny's. We were there waiting for the doors to open at five. At 5:05 the waitress came and unlocked the doors so we could all go inside. She was... More 

Thank Bgrsdad
Mount Vernon, Washington, USA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ask for the view room as it has a city view. The service was excellent, the food expertly prepared . I had the veal marsala and it was great. Thin slices of veal and a great sauce. Expensive, but worth it.

Thank Nancy B
Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Try to go early so you can get a seat! Best seating is by the window line because it can get noisy. We also ate at the bar one time, tables are small but cozy.

Thank elizabethw138
Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Old time Italian restaurant. Has been around forever and I just found it. Have gone twice to try a couple of entrees. Service good and food as well. Prices $$$. Desserts are good. Nice place for family dinner on special occasion.

Thank phamic9
Sparks, Nevada
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We agree with the previous review "getting worse" where they were referring to prices. You'll be paying for the ambience, not the food. It is a somewhat romantic place to eat (spoiled by a nearby screaming kid in our case). It's not a place to bring your screaming kids. The calamari appetizers was skimpy and cam with just a red... More 

Thank Glen H
Reno, Nevada
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331 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The last few times to Johnny's have been disappointing. They charge $14 for a glass of Seghesio Zin, and I can buy a whole bottle for $16.50 at Costco. If they are buying at a similar price that's a 350 percent markup - WOW. Also, they charge $2 to $3.50 for any dressing on the house salad. Their pricing is... More 

Thank RobReno
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was told to go here by a friend who use to live in Reno. Unfortunately, it wasn't worth the cab ride there. If you like the Olive Garden, you will be okay. If you like good homemade Italian, don't go. 7

Thank Doug O
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

six of us had dinner there, three had the petrali sole that you have to reserve when you make your reservation. my wife had a daily special, seafood lasagna .... i had a taste soooooo good. i had the veal marsala along with alfredo fettuccine., melt in your mouth good!!! last person had calamari steak, looked good. garlic bread was... More 

Thank Gene B
Los Angeles, California
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251 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

While visiting friends in Reno, they recommended this restaurant. The atmosphere is upscale and relaxing with nice views. A very good menu selection of Italian dishes. Our group tried a variety of dishes including the sole, chicken parm, veal, pasta and shrimp. Everyone was more than satisfied. Entree portions are generous, and include soup or salad, plus roasted vegetables. Service... More 

Thank Nicholas C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4245 W 4th St, Reno, NV 89523-8830
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-747-4511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?