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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1881 Plaudit Pl, Lexington, KY 40509-2429
859-264-8395
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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: Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good meal!

This Carrabas didn't disappoint. Our meals were tasty and consistent with other Carrabas locations we have visited. This was our second visit to this particular Carrabas--the last being a year ago and we had the same server. Good food, good service--we would come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This Carrabas didn't disappoint. Our meals were tasty and consistent with other Carrabas locations we have visited. This was our second visit to this particular Carrabas--the last being a year ago and we had the same server. Good food, good service--we would come back.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

From our first step into the restaurant everything was outstanding, The friendly host that sat us, to the amazingly attentive and knowledgeable server who took care of us, we were on cloud nine. Our server explained that they are an Italian grill not just a normal Italian restaurant. So naturally she pointed me and my wife to their grilled items.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here tonight. Delicious food served piping hot (to me the mark of a great restaurant). But most of all, we had the BEST waiter named Matt who made our experience extra special. Thanks!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Perhaps it's just this reviewer, but really there isn't enough of a difference between the two franchises to be excited... Carraba's is good... OG is good. Both have Italian. This particular franchise I visited was crowded, like barely enough room to move your chair in and out. LOUD. The restaurant seemed barely cleaned. You can give it a try, but... More 

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Winchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you know how to cook real italian food stay away from this restaurant. Otherwise you'll eat Minestrone with cabbage, overfried Mozzarella sticks with no taste except the burnt breaded coating and chicken breasts dipped into some weird sauce looking like puke. Woodengrilled chicken breasts r ok but for that you don't need the restaurant to be "italian". It was... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Carrabba's is always my favorite. The food is amazing. The spices are always perfect and the service is good. The brick oven adds a great flavor to the chicken. Price is very fair. They even have a decent wine list. Half priced wine on Tuesdays, Yeah

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited on a snowy Friday evening and was seated right away. I had the fettuccini carabba and a house salad with a Parmesan dressing. It was delicious! Very good service. Would definitely visit again.

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Richmond, Kentucky, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Having never reviewed this restaurant even after years of having delightful meals, it is time. This is a chain and while there are similarities in design they are all distinctive in their own right. The Lexington, Kentucky establishment is located near Hamburg, one of the main shopping and restaurant sections of this compact city. I recommend any of Carrabba's marsala... More 

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Lexington, Ky.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I wanted to have a night out and choose to eat at Carrabba's. The food was very good and very tasty. Service was fair. The waiter had his attention divided between the two tables(ours and another table as he took care of the seats around the bar area observing the kitchen). Popluar place and can be a... More 

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Dumas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went there for the amore Monday. Got there for the happy hour. Ordered drinks. They were best happy hour drinks. Not watered down like some. Then ordered calamari. The small was plenty to share for the two of us. Had salad and then one of the chicken entrees with garlic potatoes. My husband had the lasagna. Then time for dessert.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1881 Plaudit Pl, Lexington, KY 40509-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-264-8395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?