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Johnny Carenos Restaurant - CLOSED

131 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 6666
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible70%
1 Jan 2015
22 Oct 2014
“Yep, terrible!”
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Italian, Pizza
131 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Absolutely foul! Staff wearing thongs. Chef dressed like he is going to the pub. Garlic bread was stale. Pizza had no sauce. Chicken and mushroom risotto, was rice with carbonara sauce and a few chunks of chicken. You couldn't pay me to eat there.

2  Thank Damian G
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Everything most other reviewers say about this place is true. I think the only reason they're still operating is because of people like us, who haven't made reservations elsewhere, or read reviews on Tripadvisor, getting dragged in. We were just about to up and leave...More

2  Thank sheepncow_12
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Long wait for food, they missed 2 of the 8 meals on the table. They say free drinks but turns out they are half a stubby. As U2 first put it, Walk on.

3  Thank Brayalex
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant, while my lasagna wasn't too bad although bit runny, they forgot 2 of the dinners, I had already finished my dinner but the two meals forgotten took ages to come after being reminded that they had forgotten to make them....More

Thank Graham59Buderim
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Slow? Poor service and bland flavours. The staff were trying hard. But If the management doesn't tow the line and support. The 9 of us on the table two were missed One small positive the gnocchi was nice.

Thank Ozimo
Reviewed 26 September 2014

A five year old could make the food. There was only two tables occupied during 2 hours. The flavours arnt right and found hair in our food twice. Could get much more for your noney and time.

3  Thank Fazeclan420
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The thing about Lygon St is that many restaurants have a spruiker out the front - some will plainly state what is on offer others will offer freebies or reduced prices. JC offered the latter - free garlic bread, complimentary drink and $5 kids versions...More

1  Thank HumanZoo
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

All of the existing reviews match our experience. Don't do it! Slow service, ok food, nice staff watched over by Master Johnny the travelling salesman who can only over-promise in this establishment. Oh and another tip if you must eat here... check your bill! They...More

2  Thank Oztrotter
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Strange smell throughout restaurant until they burnt someone's food which masked the smell. Food took a long long time to come out. As we waited we saw other tables angrily leave disappointed. After the wait the food was nothing special.

Thank Smallies
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

I was sceptical especially after being lured in but was totally happy and content with our night :) We had the chicken and mushroom ravioli, carenos special pizza and Olympia pizza. We could not fault them! Outstanding food, yes we waited a while.... 35 mins...More

Thank JodefromQld
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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  • Address: 131 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 6666
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