Only a handful of restaurants earn the right to look back over decades, rather than years or months. Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano traces its roots to 1966 when founders Johnny and Mary Cassinari embarked on their mission to serve the very finest, traditional pastas, sauces and Italian cuisine made from the freshest, hand-selected ingredients. Authentic charm, a relaxing ambiance and signature specialties such as, Parmesan Crusted Petrale Sole, Linguine with Shrimp & Asparagus in a Saffron Cream Sauce and Osso Buco have made Johnny’s an enduring local favorite for occasions made special with uncommon quality and service.
Louis Cassinari, owner and second-generation proprietor of both Johnny's and La Cucina, continues to honor the legacy of his parents with 5-star hospitality and cuisine. La Cucina Italian Eatery on Lakeside and Moana is Cassinari's second location, where he's had the freedom to experiment with the building, menu, and atmosphere. Realizing the success of Johnny's, La Cucina now endeavors to measure up to its older brother restaurant, with a fine dining experience and Italian food equal to that of Johnny's.
Tell us--how does La Cucina measure up?
La Cucina Restaurant
3600 Lakeside Dr.
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 826-3939 phone
(775) 826-3940 fax
How do we measure up to Johnny's Ristorante?
La Cucina is owned and operated by the same folks who have been offering delicious food and excellent service at Johnny's Ristorante since 1966.
Italian Restaurants in Reno, NV