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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Suprised

I went to Carrabas with my mom and grandfather in Arden NC. I had the mezzaluna, chicken soup, italian soda and chocolate dream. Everything tasted excellent. Plus we had a comedic waiter that accented from New Jersey or Philly. :):):)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Gabe M
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went to Carrabas with my mom and grandfather in Arden NC. I had the mezzaluna, chicken soup, italian soda and chocolate dream. Everything tasted excellent. Plus we had a comedic waiter that accented from New Jersey or Philly. :):):)

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Arden, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My first visit to Carrabba's was surprisingly delicious and the service was wonderful. Although I ordered a very basic Italian dish it was prepared and was beautifully cooked. My second visit was a bit less wonderful, however, the food was still very good and my poor server was serving multi-families, with a multitude of diners - she was quite good... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I am never disappointed when I come here. Love the wine list too. I am Italian and this food never disappoints.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you have to go to a chain, this is one of the best. I was staying at a nearby hotel and came for dinner. Service as quick and the food was as to be expected. Would definitely recommend if you are in the mood for Italian and looking for something convenient for travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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