Best of the Red River Valley 2020: Best Italian Restaurant

Best of: best italian restaurant
Readers named Johnny Carino’s 'Best Italian Food' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition. Forum file photo
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Winner: Johnny Carino's

Location: 4410 17th Ave. S., Fargo

More than 15 years ago Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant opened, and it’s been one of the area’s favorite Italian restaurants since.

Carino’s serves classic Italian dishes like its handmade 16-layer lasagna and spaghetti with handmade meatballs or items like Italian nachos and spicy shrimp and chicken dishes.

The restaurant also features a full wine list to complement your meal or top it off with dessert items like Italian chocolate, or lemon cream cake.


Second Place: Altony's Italian Cafe and Wine Bar

Third Place: Olive Garden

Fourth Place: Speak Easy Restaurant

Fifth Place: Rhombus Guys

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