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Carrabba's Italian Grill

4430 Long Gate Pkwy, Ellicott City, MD 21043-5005
410-461-5200
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Ranked #42 of 139 restaurants in Ellicott City
Price range: $15 - $30
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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  • English first
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English first
Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went on a Monday night for the $14 special, which actually starts at $14, raises to $15, and then $18 depending on what you order. We both ordered the $15 Chicken Carrabba which came with a choice of appetizer or dessert and salad. Actually, we got quite a bit of food for the price because the regular menu price... More

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a family occasion and had high hopes based on good experiences at other Carrabba's locations. The meal started well with warm bread, but quickly went downhill -- first one person got the wrong dressing for their salad. Another person ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and was shocked when it looked like there was about... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

At it again my friends. Went to carrabba's. For dinner, the food was delicious, service was ok, my waitress appeared a bit lethargic, but we got thru our meal.all n all it was a good visit we were satisfied. .enjoy..

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Servicable dinner at a local suburban restaurant. Good service, reasonable if uninspired food preparation, reasonable prices. Carrabba's is a small notch above Olive Garden, the Italian analog to Outback (which owns them, there's one next door).

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Woodbine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

No dislikes - all likes!! The food is always excellent at Carrabba's and the wait staff is attentive. Definitely try the mezzaluna - ravioli stuffed with chicken, spinach, and cheeses. My husband likes the pork chops. THE BREAD IS OUTSTANDING - be careful, you can easily fill up on it before your meal!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My wife and I went to dinner here on November 8th of this year. It was crowded and we sat at the bar. She had the rockfish and I had the filet. They were both fabulous. The service was excellent.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was my wife's third visit to this place and my first and our last. Wife's first visit was group outing for her work. Service was horrible and wife didn't get food before she had to leave. Trip resulting in voucher from manager for the group. Second visit to use voucher, service was bad and there were issues over the... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We go to Carrabba's at least once per month and have never been disappointed. Went the other night with my daughter at about 9pm and was seated promptly and served quickly. Always great service and food. The Chicken Bryan is outstanding as is the tomato basil soup.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We visit Carrabba's every few weeks. The service is good and there is something for everyone. This location is owned by Jerry and is very well run. We had a party of 7, each hacing something different, ranging from our favorite starter of calamari with ricardo sauce (banana peppers) to pizza and one of my favorites, chicken bryan. They have... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had chicken parmigiana, lasagna, and cavatappi. All were very good. Service was also very good and very cheerful. Bread pudding was very good, but sauce could use a little more lemon. Of the restaurants near to Columbia, the Carrabba chain is definitely better than the Bertucci and Olive Garden chains, but not as good as the family-owned Pasta Plus.

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