Johnny Carino's is a chain of Italian casual dining restaurants based in the United States. This restaurant has more than 60 restaurants with its branches able to be found in around 30 states. Johnny Carino's has its headquarters in Austin, Texas. It was founded in the year 1968 in the same location. The store has undergone several different name changes since its inception; it was founded as Johnny Carino's Country Italian. Then it changed to Johnny Carino's Italian. Again, it was changed to Carino's Italian Grill before they finally settled on the name Carino's Italian as the winner.