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Carrabbas's Italian Grill

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14043 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374
(623) 214-3299 ‎
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dining experience

The other night we decided to use our gift certificate to Carrabbas. From past experience we knew we had to get there early because of its great popularity so we arrived at 5:00PM...by 6, the place was packed. Our table was fine and the waitress could not have been any more solicitous. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Carl L
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Surprise, Arizona
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405 reviews 405 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tried the Thru Seating on line this time and upon entering we were told 10 minutes but it was really 5 minutes, so use that Thru Seating if you can, it works well and avoid some of the lines, you may still have to wait but not as long as a walk in. Very welcoming, Erin our server was really... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

With so many places closed on Easter Sunday, it was great to see a nice place like Carrabba's open and not terribly busy! Dining with an 11-month old is always an experience but our server (Kari M) made us feel right at home and our little one loved the extra attention. Her recommendations and the food was right on. Served... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times before, but wouldn't consider it a preferred choice. It truly is a chain, noisy and congested, not really a genuinely pleasurable experience. Food quality is above average and portions are large. Most entrees are high in fat content and carbs. Good prices during their happy hour.

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Spokane, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If it's quantity you want, you're in luck here, provided you can get in. They don't take reservations for parties of 4, and the place was packed. While we waited we saw seniors departing with paper bags full of leftovers. The food was okay, if uninspired.

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Mount Shasta, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have been to Surprise for the last few years and have driven by and heard this restaurant was excellent but never tried it out until this year! It was awesome! The service was great, the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was great too!! Will definitely go back!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The other night we decided to use our gift certificate to Carrabbas. From past experience we knew we had to get there early because of its great popularity so we arrived at 5:00PM...by 6, the place was packed. Our table was fine and the waitress could not have been any more solicitous. I had "Chicken Marsela with Cavatappi Amatriciana". My... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place as always, we always go the Carrabbas with couple for years. Its a favorite place to go for relaxing with friends. Service is good, food is excellent and close to our place.

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Leavenworth, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have eaten at several Carrabbas restaurant and have never been dis-appointed. The staff is friendly, food superb, and service is the tops. Give them a try-you will like it.

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Surprise, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Carrabba's used to be our "special occasion" place. We absolutely LOVED their food and we dined there every chance we got. Unfortunately, over the years, their prices have gone up and the value has gone down. Their "Chicken Trio" was our favorite but is now over $20 for really skimpy (chicken) portions. It's almost like they cut half a breast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great value for excellent food and service. Warm baked bread with olive oil is awesome. Service is always great. Had scallops and shrimp twice. Excellent each time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14043 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Surprise
  • Phone Number: (623) 214-3299 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?