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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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6540 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917-1108
517-323-8055
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Delicious, but different atmosphere this time...

We had The Johnny, Tilapia Nocciola, and the Chicken Trio. All was delicious. They are currently doing some remodeling however, so the atmosphere is not very relaxing. Whereas previously, the feeling was intimate, unique and romantic, they now seem to be moving towards a casual, brightly lit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Wendy F
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very dark atmosphere, typical American mid range restaurant. Not a pleasant place to dine, but it is a place to eat if you are hungry. I have tried their combination entree Johnny, it was good. Accompaning wine was Coppola. It costs 100 dollars for two including desrt and espresso. Our waiter was very nice.

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Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The entire décor has been redone on the inside and out. The food is made fresh to order. A really good wine list. Service is very informative and the food can be made to most diet restrictions. The background music is relaxing and the atmosphere is very relaxing so that you can eat and not feel that you have to... More 

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife chose the lasagne and I had the pasta with shrimp and scallops. Both dishes were on the specials menu this evening and included an appetizer and salad. We both chose the bruschetta as the appetizer but unfortunately our bruschetta was inadvertently served to another customer by mistake (not by our waiter) and it happened to be the very... More 

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The restaurant was filled with diners but my food arrived at my table quickly. My server was very attentive and made sure everything was just right.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Carraba's is one of the best American-Italian chain restaurants in America. We generally do not like such restaurants, and many/most are very poor, but this Carraba's is very good. We dined on one of their Amore Mondays, when the prices are a bargain with an impressive range of choices. The wood-grilled chicken was excellent as was the ravioli, and the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had The Johnny, Tilapia Nocciola, and the Chicken Trio. All was delicious. They are currently doing some remodeling however, so the atmosphere is not very relaxing. Whereas previously, the feeling was intimate, unique and romantic, they now seem to be moving towards a casual, brightly lit, commercial feel. Very loud. Not good for a first date, but great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always love our meal at Carrabba's. From the bruschetta, soup, salad, to Chicken Bryan (my fav). They use spices just right. The service is always a 4 or 5 so you won't be disappointed.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We knew that our neighbor the 79 year old great grandma from Italy liked it but we don't eat at Italian restaurants often. For one thing my wife doesn't like red sauce and rarely eats pasta at all. But we received a gift card and it made up our mind. We thought it would be quiet on a Monday and... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've been several times before and it was always great but not so this time. We went around 5pm on Father's Day and were immediately seated at the pasta bar (where we usually sit when there is only 2 of us). Service was was fast and friendly and we enjoy watching all the food being prepared. I had decided on... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were slow to warm up to Carrabas but the had some major changes in the door/reservation staff and it's been great since then. The snotty HS attitudes, gone! Overall, we have had consistently good service, by friendly, fun staff. The food has been 80/20. It's usually good but when the are off, it's been to over seasoned / very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6540 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-323-8055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm

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