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Carrabba's Italian Grill

510 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103-3675
610-439-6100
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Ranked #31 of 370 restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So this place can be very busy - we arrived and did not have to wait. The service was prompt and efficient - the chicken marsala was very good and can in two sizes - nice flexibility for ordering. The lobster mac and cheese was well received. Easy parking.

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Casale
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This Italian-sounding restaurant makes not bad pasta... The cooking was good but the fish sause too liquid.... The big issue is the quantity: they preapred about 3500 grs of pasta and I left more than half! What a shame!

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We used to come every Wednesday and enjoyed good food with a 20% AARP discount. They stopped doing that since March this year. This is really a shame!

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Burnham, Buckinghamshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Taken here recently whilst in the US with work. We didn't have all afternoon to sit around so the service needed to be snappy. Friendly attentive waitress that ticked all the boxes on a service front - the pace of the whole experience was just right. Good selection, quality and portion size of food.

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Syracuse, NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were passing though Allentown and needed a bite to eat. Our Carrabba's back home in the Syracuse area has been reliable, so I thought we would try this one. We were there for a late lunch and it was quite busy. They have a fairly large staff, but they have getting food to the table quickly down to a... More

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Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I thought the portion sizes were small and they were very expensive. Nice choice of drinks but again they were more expensive then we find at similar restaurants when we travel. My wife had a salad with chicken ($13.50) and she was not happy with meal..Service was good and the place was clean..We thought Olive Garden was much better in... More

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White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice dining experience. Great bread. Very clean. Good service. Only drawback was food was mediocre and small portions. Pricey for small size portion. Lacked homemade taste. Nice but bit disappointing.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

First choice was too noisy so we went here. Service was good but food brought too fast. We did not finish salad and hot meal was placed on the table. Food was fine.

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hamburg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I had decided to take my girlfriend to dinner she likes Italian food and has never been to Caraba's , the food was excellent the service was great, I asking her to marry me, she said yes of course, it's a very nice evening

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Seems no matter what location Carrabbas is one of the best of chain Italian Restaurants i've gone to, and living in the south philadelphia area we are picky about our Italian. But i find Carrabbas great not only its italian fare but just love some of the other dishes most especially their Chicken Bryan.. its like something i can be... More

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