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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    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
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Carrabbas may be a chain restaurant but you will not hold that against them. We are always happy with our servers and the food is always what we expect it to be. Lots of variety and the prices seem to hold even when prices are going up at the grocery store. When someone asks, "where do you want to go... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Its nothing like you see on TV. Not even close. The food is prepared by non experienced workers who have NO idea how to cook Italian food. Sauces are raw, just heated out of can then highly seasoned and served. Most Pizza stores make better Italian food. That's not saying much. Don't waste your money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I ordered a combo of Chicken Bryan and Pork medallion with spinach. The chicken was a piece 2 inches by 2 inches and pork medallions (2 were approximately 1 inch in diameter. For $14.99 not much food. Kids meal looked bigger. Will not go back for a meal. They use to be great with proportions. Everything is smaller for same... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son picked this place for his bday dinner, as it is his favorite. Everything was very good! I got a steak with mushroom sauce and wish I had gotten Chicken Bryan like normal as that is better!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We are in the area for two weeks and we're getting a bit full of the usual American burger bars, steak houses etc. so we stopped at this Italian grill and had absolutely excellent meals at great value. The service was excellent, quick and friendly. We will definitely be making a return visit while we are here.

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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, Romance, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?