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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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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    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:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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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