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All 9 University Park Restaurants

Carrabba's Italian Grill

5425 University Pkwy, University Park, FL 34201-2012
941-355-4116
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
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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Sarasota, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

decent menu, nice selection, entrees are good, pasta always seems over cooked but a good place for groups. Nice ambiance, priced fairly but not top of the line Italian food. When all else fails, everyone can find something they like in Carraba's.

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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to one of our favorite places to eat. We went for our daughters 17th birthday and she picked the restaurant. It was very busy when we arrived and we only had to wait a short time. Our waitress was attentive and made sure we were taken care of on our orders. All the food arrived correctly and was cooked... More

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sarasota FL
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221 reviews 221 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had a coupon for 20 percent off. So, I ordered the takeout of Pasta Weazie. Usually when I have it in the restaurant, I am stuffed and still have enough to take home for lunch the next day. Tonight I had half a container full, which was about half of a regular meal. I don't know if it was... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I went there last Monday around 4:30 for their "Amore Monday" special. We enjoyed our cocktails while we decided on what to order. We finally decided on the Manicotti, the very first item on the menu, but when we told the waiter he told us that he had found out when he fist came in that that... More

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Parrish, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am somewhat reluctant to write this review because our previous visits to Carrabba's have been very good. My wife and I will go to Carrabba's for a late lunch when we are running errands or shopping. Today (around 2:30 PM) the first thing we noticed was the service was very, very slow. My meal arrived and the Alfredo sauce... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate our meals which were good and then went to Stonewood for drinks because it was so hot in Carrabbas. I told the waiter to tell the manager that we were going to Stonewood if the air was delt with and he basically was pretty lighthearted about it. He brought me my check and said he wish they would... More

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USA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday for dinner. No wait for a table, there was a wait if you wanted a booth. Service was friendly and professional, keeping the beverages well filled. At our table we ordered from the new combination dinners featured on the menu. Two had the Sirloin Marsala & Mahi Wulfe, one Chicken Bryan & Proscuitto Wrapped... More

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We have feared coming here over the years that we have visited the area (because it looks like yet another chain-in-a-mall that makes everything "fancy" by smothering it in "cheese" and canned sauce), and so were very pleasantly surprised to find out that we liked it when we tried it this year. Skewered steak was good and so was grilled... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have eaten at this location many times over the years, but not in the past two. The place was packed and extremely noisy, the service was pretty good, our waiter was there and looked out for us. The soup was as if they put a 3 cups of salt in the pot, my chicken Marsala was so salty is... More

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Englewood, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had not been to a Carrabba's restaurant in a long time, and had never been to this particular location. When my friend and I arrived, it was practically empty and we were seated immediately. Our waiter Justin took our order and I ordered my usual wine (it was happy hour) and the Pork Tenderloin that was listed as new... More

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Additional Information about Carrabba's Italian Grill

Address: 5425 University Pkwy, University Park, FL 34201-2012
Phone Number: 941-355-4116
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  University Park
Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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