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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
863-646-2518
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food - Okay Service

It was packed and we had a 20 minute wait. It was decent food. The appetizer was my favorite by far. I had the lobster ravioli while my husband had the lasagna and it was a good dinner. Just no wow factor. The server had a great personality and we enjoyed our time out. Just meh...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
GingerRockey-Johnson
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Lakeland, Florida
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We hadn't been to Carrabba's for some time. My wife found a couple of coupons in the paper ($10.00 off when you purchase two entrees) so we decided to try them again. We were amazed at the food, service, atmosphere, value, etc. We liked it so much we visited again tonight just a few days after our first visit. My... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you want a delightful engaging waitress, ask for Patricia! Her zany personality added much to the dining experience. The meal was outstanding. Deserts were outstanding as well. This evening out was the highlight of our visit in Mulberry. Highly recommend!

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Lakeland, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This food is not good if you are on a low sodium or low carb diet. If it doesn't matter then by all means have lunch or dinner there. If you really feel like some pasta and a lot of it, go. I always get a pasta dish so that is all I am able to review. Very nice meals.

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Lakeland, Florida
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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went there for dinner, not having ever been to a Carrabba's before. Because it is up a notch in prices from places like Olive Garden or a Macaroni Grill, I expected it to be better. Nope. The Fried Calamari were greasy, the lasagna was dry, the house salad was sad. I won't ever go back because nothing tasted good there.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I hadn't visited a Carrabba's in a while, but we decided to give this one a try. We were very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. The atmosphere was great. The food was delicious, and with the deal they had, it was not overly expensive either. We had calamari and italian bread for appetizers. The italian bread they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was packed and we had a 20 minute wait. It was decent food. The appetizer was my favorite by far. I had the lobster ravioli while my husband had the lasagna and it was a good dinner. Just no wow factor. The server had a great personality and we enjoyed our time out. Just meh...

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Lakeland, FL
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181 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is where I usually choose to go on my birthday, and this year was no different. This is a special treat restaurant for us, since it's a little pricier than we usually spring for. We were seated right away and our waiter brought bread and herbs. The bread on this occasion was overcooked; I got an endpiece and it... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We, my wife and I, ate at Carrabba's Friday night, Dec 12, 2014. The food was simply dreadful. I do not usually take the time to write a bad review, but I need to vent about this meal. First we had to ask for our salads to be brought out after a lengthy wait. We shouldn't have bothered. The caesar... More 

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Fort White, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love the quality of food and wait staff service. The Host/Hostess service was unacceptable in that we were not greeted or spoken to besides asking "how many?"

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Sebring, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to celebrate my husband's birthday as a treat by our best friends. Lentil and sausage soup was very filling and tasty. Salads were big portions. Flatbread with goat cheese was tasty. Chicken Bryan was delicious. Sauteed spinach with garlic was very good. I think the bread could have more more interesting like we recently had at Cheesecake Factory. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-646-2518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?