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Carrabba's Italian Grill

4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
863-646-2518
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Ranked #95 of 371 Restaurants in Lakeland
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Lakeland, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Hampton, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Lakeland, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Carrabba's has always been my family's favorite Italian restaurant but our experience at this locations 1 week ago kinda changed this. We still love Carraba's but not this location and we will not eat there again. I ordered a new dish that comes with fish and steak. It was a VERY but VERY small portions. It was all good until... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Carrabbas has always been a fave of our family..not sure what has happened, but the last few visits have been a marked disappointment! Pasta was soggy, with a spoonful of sauce dumped on top. Salmon was served lukewarm, no searing & dry. I had to ask for the tomato basil topping. The bread was undercooked & doughy. Such a shame...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having had a really bad experience at another Carrabba's just a few weeks ago, we were really hesitant when the group of friends that we were meeting decided they wanted to go to Carrabba's. However, we were going for the visit with friends...that was the most important part of our visit. We were pleasantly surprised to find that this location... More

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went for a Sunday afternoon birthday lunch. Entrees were delicious, however, we thought they were a little "pricey" for lunch. Our service was okay. We may dine here again, but not in the near future.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Wonderful. Delicious. For a chain its the best Italian ever and I grew up in a town full of real Italian restaurants and this is as good as they are and they're the best. If you want real fresh Italian food this is the place and the staff was wonderful too

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Lakeland, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Another Lakeland restaurant with a tired look. Much too dark and too much wood. I think minestrone is supposed to be a bit brothy. What they brought to the table was basically vegetable stew. Thick, no flavor. Our waitress had trouble with a wedge of lemon in a glass of water-asked three times and never did get it. Portions are... More

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