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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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801 Providence Rd, Brandon, FL 33511-8839
813-657-8166
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Had a Great Lunch

We usually go for dinner here, but they now offer lunch on the weekends. We ordered calamari, spaghetti ,fettuccine weese, and Mr. C's steak sandwich. Everything was delicious.The service was good and it is more laid back for lunch. We only waited about five minutes for a seat. I think I now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Paula33559
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Brandon, Florida
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Seffner, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was better than the last time. More staff which means better service. The food was superb. I had the pork chops which were wonderful, my wife had the shrimp wrapped with perchuto and it was GREAT

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Thank Galen R
Brandon, Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually go for dinner here, but they now offer lunch on the weekends. We ordered calamari, spaghetti ,fettuccine weese, and Mr. C's steak sandwich. Everything was delicious.The service was good and it is more laid back for lunch. We only waited about five minutes for a seat. I think I now prefer to eat here for lunch.

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Thank Paula33559
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We payed way too much for average tasting food. Payed 56 dollars for some parmesan chicken and lasagna that tasted no better than something I could have microwaved, and some fairly decent blackberry sangria, which was the only good thing about our meal. Paid 66 total including tip, but I'll never dine at a carrabba's again. Unbelievably not worth the... More 

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Thank John A
Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three for dinner last night at kitchen bar.Great place to sit and watch food prep.A bit pricey and also food did not come out together.Wings which were not ordered as appatiser arrived at least ten minutes before other two meals.Also,the loud banter between kitchen staff and servers was distracting and way over the top.Let's tune this up a little for... More 

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Thank Joe H
Monroe, New York, United States
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A chain restaurant that is consistently good. Great menu , full of specials and new selections. Nice atmosphere alive and fresh. decorated clean look. Double Pork Chop is a great selection. Lobster Ravioli is another great choice. Appetizers are large and great selections. A little loud and crowded depending on the time. Nice Bar scene.

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1 Thank James R
West Palm beach
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We attended a wedding last weekend, and there was a huge traffic jam due to an accident in Brandon. By the time we checked into our hotel, our previous dinner plans were just not going to happen. It was a busy night everywhere, so we ended up at Carrabba's Now our local Carrabbas closed a couple of years ago, and... More 

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Thank Paperman87
Plant City, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family and I visited the Carrabba's on Providence in Brandon, FL, on the weekend prior to my birthday. My 3yo son wanted to go somewhere they would sing to daddy and bring out a candle. We arrived at 11:30, before the lunch rush, and, as a result, we were the 3rd party in the entire restaurant. It took an... More 

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Thank Daniel G
Tampa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

When we want a nice sit down meal this is where we go. I love the Chicken Bryan and Pollo Rosa Maria. My wife is partial to the Mezzalune. Of course there is also the bread with the dipping spices in olive oil while you wait for you entree.

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1 Thank Carlos M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Went to eat at Carrabbas in MB, SC. We ordered the large calamari with our meal. when it came out I told the waiter their was a mistake, we wanted the large. the waiter then advised me that the portion size had recently been cut almost in half on the large. sent it back. Our meal came out and again,... More 

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Thank Darren R
Valrico, Florida, USA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Pasta Weezie was well worth the wait, and the prices. The service was top notch. I don't normally like to patronize chain restaurants, but I haven't found a better Italian place in Brandon so far.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Providence Rd, Brandon, FL 33511-8839
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 813-657-8166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?