Winner: Best Italian Restaurant 2017

Winner: Johnny Carino's


Location: 4410 17th Ave. S., Fargo


What's the best part about working in an Italian restaurant?

"Very home style with great flavors and spices," said manager, Brad Mckinnon. " We make almost everything homemade from scratch so we want to make sure our customers get that flavor with each bite. A lot of the menu items can be made quick and fast, so if someone is on a schedule we can get it to them fast."


What do you most frequently hear from customers at the end of a meal?

"Great service along with great food," McKinnon said. "Our staff makes great relationships with our customers, so we get a lot of repeat customers."


What's the most popular menu item?

"Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo takes the lead but not far behind is the Spicy Chicken and Shrimp, Lasagna, and Baked Cheese Tortelloni," McKinnon said.


Second Place: Toscana

Third Place: Olive Garden Italian Restaurant