Johnny Carino’s Angel Hair with Artichokes

Johnny Carino’s Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes is the perfect one of many angel hair pasta recipes you have got to try! You can put together a hearty, healthy meal quickly with garlic, Roma tomatoes, artichokes, and more – in no time!

angel hair pasta with artichokes and a basket of breadsticks

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Artichoke Pasta

Sometimes you want a pasta dish that is simple, light, and can be put together in a flash!

This artichoke pasta is just for you. In the time that it will take you to boil the pasta, you can put together this fresh pasta topping, and you can have dinner ready in minutes. Enjoy this classic Johnny Carino’s copycat recipe in no time at all.

What Makes Johnny Carino’s Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes The Pasta Dish You Want to Serve?

This dish is special for multiple reasons. First, the base of garlic and olive oil is simple and allows the genuine flavors of fresh artichoke, tomatoes, olives, and capers to stand out.

If you were to use a bold sauce in this pasta dish, it wouldn’t be as good because the sauce would mask the amazing taste of the sautéed ingredients. You only need a fresh parmesan topping to give the dish its final touch.

Secondly, there are numerous ways to serve this meal, as it harmonizes well with many different sides. Or, you can enjoy it by itself! However, the best thing about this recipe is that it reheats well, making it an excellent option for meal prep.

Also, this dish is perfect for those who are vegetarian and vegan.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s always rewarding when loved ones enjoy flavorful food that you spend time making. Recreating a classic restaurant meal, like this homemade version of angel hair pasta from Johnny Carino’s, makes it even better.

Your pasta creation is going to be simply scrumptious because you are going to make it fresh with fresh ingredients. Everyone knows food tastes best when you start with fresh ingredients, and this recipe has a good combination of savory and salty accents.

You could easily customize this artichoke pasta recipe by adding some chopped zucchini or some summer squash if you happen to have some on hand. It’s perfect for spring and the summer when fresh vegetables are in abundance.


You can find everything you need for this recipe at your everyday grocery store. Don’t worry that you would need to look for any exotic foods, this recipe has easy-to-find ingredients!

  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Capers
Johnny Carinos angel hair pasta with artichokes ingredients

How to Make Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes

  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  3. Add artichoke hearts, olives, tomatoes, and capers. Sauté for a few minutes. If you want you could add a quarter cup of white wine to this recipe if you desire, if you don’t drink wine, a small splash of lemon juice can also really amp up the flavor!
artichoke hearts, olives, tomatoes, and capers in a skillet
  1. Serve the artichoke mixture over the prepared pasta.

If desired, you can top it with some grated Parmesan cheese.

A bowl of homemade Johnny Carinos angel hair pasta with artichokes, olives, and tomatoes

What To Serve With This Italian Pasta Dish

Just like at Johnny Carino’s, you can top this lovely pasta dish with either chicken or shrimp to give it more substance. You can also serve it with sides such as Italian salad, Caesar salad, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, or stuffed mushrooms.

When I make this at home, the meal is satisfying enough without needing to serve it with anything else but a simple dinner roll or slice of garlic bread.

How To Store The Leftovers

Transfer any leftovers to a sealed container to keep it as fresh as possible. If you wish, you can store the artichoke mixture separately from the cooked pasta. Store it in the refrigerator and enjoy it within 3-5 days!

What Is The Best Way To Reheat Pasta?

Luckily, this pasta reheats quite well, so you can heat it on the stovetop or the microwave, and it tastes just as delicious as the first time! You may need to add a dash of olive oil or butter to loosen any noodles that are stuck together. Stir occasionally so that the components reheat evenly. 

a bowl of angel hair pasta with artichokes, olives, tomatoes, and garlic

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angel hair pasta with artichokes and a basket of breadsticks

Johnny Carino’s Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes

Make Johnny Carinos Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes with this easy copycat recipe. Best Italian dish with artichoke hearts, olives, tomatoes, and capers.
4.95 from 19 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Artichokes, Pasta Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 607kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely diced black olives
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 4 ounces Artichoke Hearts, halved drained
  • 16 ounces Angel Hair Pasta


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • In a medium-sized skillet aauté garlic in olive oil. Gook until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes, diced black olives, capers, and halved artichoke hearts. Saute for two to three minutes on medium heat. If desired you can add 1/4 cup of white wine. You will want to cook cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes so the wine can reduce.
  • Plate the angel hair pasta, and pour sauce over the pasta.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Adi

    5 stars
    I tend to be a fuddy duddy when I go to restaurants and this is the only thing I ever order from Carinos! Although I love the dish there was something bitter I couldn’t quite identify that I wished wasn’t in there… I used your recipe (added wine and kosher salt) but used neutral grape seed oil instead and I thought it came out just like it, only better without the bitter! I haven’t been in quite some time but I don’t ever remember there being basil in it, so i didn’t use. Thanks for coming up with this recipe!

  2. Sherri R

    I don’t have this restaurant in my neck of the woods, so I won’t know the difference when I exchange the fresh Roma’s for canned, fixed tomatoes – to make it a shelf-stable recipe. Thanks!

  3. Angelina

    Sounds like we’d enjoy this dish. Can I use canned (drained & thoroughly blotted dry) artichoke hearts in this recipe? I’d use frozen ones, but I can’t find them anywhere around here where we live.

  4. Sandy Gallagher

    I haven’t tried your recipe yet but this is my favorite dish at Carino’s. So I’m going to give it a try. I will say that I appreciate you sharing it. I don’t understand why people are being so negative to you! If someone doesn’t like it or think they can do better then good for them but I for one don’t like to read people’s rudeness. So again I thank you for sharing.

  5. Heidi

    4 stars
    I’d recommend sautéing the garlic in olive oil for a minute or two before adding the rest of the ingredients. Always best to toss your pasta with your cooked items to coat with its sauce and add a fresh squeeze of lemon juice at the end.

  6. Tracie Francis

    Carinoshad a bread with bowl cheesy dip on appetizer menu. Hasn’t been on menu in few years. Can’t remeber what it was called, but DELICIOUS!!! You could have plain, have crab added, sausage. Would love to get that recipe if anyone has Ideas.

  7. Hawthorne

    5 stars
    I just made this dish today for my family. I used all the above ingredients plus I sliced very thin pieces of a cooked chicken breast to add to it. It was wonderful. Tasted just like the restaurant version. It was quick, easy and so delicious. Topped off with some Parmigiano-Reggiano to serve.

  8. Hotdoxy

    The wife had this last night with the addition of shrimp. We asked what was in the sauce. They said White wine, Vegetable broth, spices. I am going to try it with half white wine, half vegetable broth and a pinch of itialian herbs.

    • shi

      This is all I ever have there. I can guarantee there is none of the above in it. Try this recipe just like above, tastes the same.

  9. Erin

    this recipe is on their website. no wine.

  10. Nikki NW

    My Wife and I are making this dish for our two year anniversary. It’s my favorite at Carino’s, and i cant wait to taste it homemade. What kind of wine do you think they put in it? pinot gris maybe?

  11. Mary Ann Womack

    I ordered this dish today and asked the waitress if they might be willing to share this recipe. I told her what I thought might be in it and she added she thought they put a little wine in with it and they also added chopped basil. But no they weren’t willing to share. I do know it had the basil as I picked a piece out and examined it.

  12. Anonymous

    This is a delicious and very easy pasta dish. If you don’t like capers, simply omit them. I just had this dish tonight at Carino’s and didn’t taste fresh basil in it…maybe dried, but I doubt it.

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