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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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332 Rockwood Rd, Arden, NC 28704-8514
828-654-8411
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good taste and large variety

Carrabba's is pretty authentic for Italian food, very close to Olive Garden. Good flavors and convenient!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jim P
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English first
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carrabba's is pretty authentic for Italian food, very close to Olive Garden. Good flavors and convenient!

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Camden Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was great, and the food was enjoyable. We hit the restaurant at peak time, but they found us a table quickly enough not to spoil our evening. We'll be back again

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Sylva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I recently had dinner at the Arden restaurant with my sister and our husbands. Both my sister and I ordered mussels but unfortunately the restaurant was out of mussels that day. Their manager Ben, came to our table not only to apologize but offered a free meal to demonstrate his focus to customer satisfaction. This is just another reason why... More 

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Fondo, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Having lived in Italy for over a decade, we have become a little suspicious of Italian food in America. However, we decided to visit Carrabba's in Arden near our new home in Western North Carolina. We were very pleasantly surprised! The calamari was super excellent, very lightly breaded with a tremendous taste. We also sampled a pizza and were equally... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Close to our motel near the Asheville airport, so ate there. Veal marsala was very good. Bread and salad average. Nice place. A bit pricey. Kinda hard to find. Down a hill a ways. Look for the tall sign.

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Fort Worth TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My first time to visit a Carrabba's and it was so good. Not a large menu and a little pricer than most Italian restaurants but worth a try. The bread with the garlic and olive oil for dipping is very addictive! Watch out or you can't eat your entree. Spaghetti and meat sauce was great as was the meatballs.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a quick lunch with my sister at the bat while waiting to go across to the airport. We had salad and appetizers. Good food, happy service.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is just a chain, and I guess if you like chains and like pseudo-Italian, this is as good as any of its type in the Asheville area.

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Mill Spring, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had only a short time to grab a bite to eat and I have to eat gluten free. They were able to get our meals to us quickly and both were delicious. I had a grilled chicken breast with artichokes and parmesan and veggies and my husband had grilled shrimp over pasta.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a party of nine, I ordered the filet marsala and received a sirloin but was charged the filet marsala price. We also had a coupon for 15% off which said, "excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuity" which I completely understood. But when we presented the coupon, the waitress informed us they wouldn't give us the discount on the food... More 

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Additional Information about Carrabba's Italian Grill

Address: 332 Rockwood Rd, Arden, NC 28704-8514
Phone Number: 828-654-8411
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 332 Rockwood Rd, Arden, NC 28704-8514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 828-654-8411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?