They've recently raised their prices and got rid of the '2 can eat' deals. Now pasta with a little sauce that couldn't cost more than $4 per plate is $9-10. It's cheaper to stay home and cook your own pasta with prego sauce.
I was in the Johnson City store on Friday night to celebrate a graduation. Had a party of seven. Do not order the panni sandwich. It came out cold. Sent it back and it was
STILL cold. Cant blame the waitress but she seemed to get irritated when we complained about the second sandwich. I would have thought the manager would come over but didnt happen. Dont order coffee if you want a decent hot cup of coffee. Cups are small and by the them they get to you they are already cool. Prefer they refill out of a pot if they are going to bring such small cups. Oh yeah after we left my wife told me the soup she ordered was not as hot as she would prefer. But she does like very hot soup so I cant say that the soup was bad. I will also say the waitress attentiveness declined rapidly. Not sure I will go back. This was my second time in the restaurant.
I recently had lunch at Carino's for the first time, and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. Even though there were about 12 of us in our party, our meal was served in a timely manner and all at once, with all the food being hot and smelling great. The bread was crusty and the accompanying saucers of olive-garlic dipping oil were wonderful. I only had their soup of the day--some sort of yummy bean and vegetable soup with grated parmesan on top- and even though I was told I could have unlimited refills, the bread and oil and 1 large bowl filled me up. One of my lunch partners had the chicken sandwitch (home-made bread!), which came with homemade potato chips. I had some, and they were marvelous! Thick and crunchy but not oily, the potato taste really came through. Their lunch items start at around $2.99 (my soup), and go up to $14.99 for the seafood. The average dinner entree costs around $8 to $9, and comes with all the salad you want plus the bread and dipping oil. I've since had the chance to eat at the new Olive Garden that just opened up here in Idaho Falls, and I can tell you, the food at Carino's was fresher-tasting and I liked the prices a lot better, too! I difinitly plan on coming back.
I have been pleasently surprized by the high quality of food at the local Johnny's. I eat there several times a year with clients or friends from work and have rarely not enjoyed the experience (though if you are hoping for a quick lunch on a busy week day, you may have some problems).
The bread and soup is wonderful and the Italian nachos are the better than any other form of nacho I have tried. I recommend the combination nacho with chicken and Italian sausage.
This last weekend I tried the cedar planked salmon and found it very tasty. Other good dishes are the carmelized nut salmon salad, the chicken milano and the spicy shrimp or chicken pasta. All very good.
They also do Italian cream sodas that are very good, I recommend the peach or the cherry, but I have enjoyed all the flavors I have tried (I am the type of person that never tries the same thing twice.....usually). They also have a very good desert menu. So next time your in Ammon and have a few minutes for lunch or dinner, Johnny's is a great choice.
I never go home hungry after eating here! I love their spicy romano, minus the chicken add artichoke hearts. Their salad is dang good too. Plus, This was were my husband and I had our first meal together....AHH