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Carino's Italian-San Marcos

) #109 of 225 Restaurants in San Marcos €€ - €€€ Italian
1207 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-393-5060
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
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“soup” (2 reviews)
“family night” (2 reviews)
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1207 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First disappointment was our waiter. He was absentmindedly neglectful. He just didn't seem to get the idea that he should be trying to take care of us. Luckily another waiter was helpful when ours was not. The other disappointment came with the two entrees that...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This Johnny Carinos was a huge disappointment compared to others that we've frequented in two other cities. The male host hardly welcomed us, and the Caucasian waitress was abrupt, never smiling, and somewhat rude. She seldom returned to our table. The food was pricier than...More

1  Thank Susie515
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place used to be Great!! There are not alot of Italian food options in San Marcos so we're stuck going here. We visited last night and although the service was decent the food was meh(ordered the chicken scaloppini)!! And what the heck...More

Thank ShelbyF1
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We waited over an hour for our food and half of our entrees were cold. We sent them back & watched the head cook/manager yell at our waiter for bringing it back to the kitchen. Waiter was great but he had terrible support from management.

Thank Mindy K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The service here was outstanding. Never had to request refills on drinks and server always came by to see if we needed anything. Food was excellent and hot! Over all great time.

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The place smells moldy. The walls in the bathroom are wet. The sinks are crusted white. When my husband opened up his silverware that is rolled in a cloth napkin, a bug crawls out. We wrapped it up and told the server and he even...More

Thank staples_travelers
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I should have left when the bourbon I ordered was Jack Daniels served with a lime wedge. If you like a slop of bad pasta covered with cheap cheese, this is your place. If you don't want a gross gut bomb, do yourself a favor...More

Thank TXCraig1
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great food, friendly staff, good deals on specials. The Monday night family special is great. Get a family sized platter for the price of a single serving.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I took my 10 year old daughter here for mothers day lunch. The hostess was seating us in the bar area even though there was seating in the main dining area. I advised her I would rather not sit in the bar with my 10...More

Thank Katzmeow78
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We ate at Johnny Carino's in San Marcos on a Friday evening. There were 14 of us total and people arrived at different times, within about 45 minutes of each other. We placed our orders as we got there. It was perfect. The waiter kept...More

Thank texasmom56
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-393-5060