Johnny Carino’s Italian ~ Bismarck, North Dakota

Yes, I know…this is a review about a chain restaurant. But they can’t be found in every town like McDonald’s or even every state for that matter, so I feel like they are worth a review….that and we have many fond memories of eating at Carino’s.

Johnny Carino’s was the first place Andrew took me out for a date in Bismarck. Since then, we try to get back if we have time when we are in the area. Our most recent visit was toward the end of November 2018.

One of the best things about Carinos is the bread and olive oil they bring to your table after ordering. You could fill up on the bread alone. Don’t be tempted when you finish your first round and they offer to get you more…you need to save room for your meal!

Carino’s has so many great dishes to try. When we visited this past time I ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo, while Andrew decided to go with the Baked Cheese Tortellini.  We both really liked our choice, although after trying a bit of the tortellini, I’d almost be tempted to order that on our next visit as the sauce had a very unique flavor.

I highly recommend trying out the food Carino’s has to offer. It has plenty of flavor and almost always provides us with enough food for a second meal of leftovers the next day!

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