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Carrabba's Italian Grill

#11 of 158 Restaurants in Novi
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43455 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377-3301
248-735-0400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey, but good

We were looking for a place for a group of 8 to eat close to our hotel - Courtyard Novi. Carrabas took our call ahead call and had a table ready for us when we arrived. The front desk staff was very friendly as was our waitress. Our drink orders were taken promptly and our waitress was sure that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
ghark
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place for a group of 8 to eat close to our hotel - Courtyard Novi. Carrabas took our call ahead call and had a table ready for us when we arrived. The front desk staff was very friendly as was our waitress. Our drink orders were taken promptly and our waitress was sure that our... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This may have been a case of the off hour visit. I have found very often that the worst restaurant experience happens when the place isn't busy. It was about 4 PM on a Friday and so we were well ahead of the crowd. Our server seemed lackadaisical and almost as though we just weren't that important. She had a... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My gal pal and I like this restaurant very much and usually stop there before going shopping across the street at Twelve Oaks Mall. Italian menu selections and service are very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A superb Carrabba's across Novi Road from Twelve Oaks Mall. The restaurant is exceptionally well run with wonderful energy from busy staff members! This time we shared Shrimp Diavolo, Bruschetta Scotty Thompson (goat cheese rounds warmed in Pomodoro sauce), a dinner special of tasty grilled shrimp wrapped in prosciutto with a medium-rare 9oz sirloin and garlic mashed, and finished with... More 

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DAYTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food was delicious. My husband wished entrees were a little bigger; especially given the high price.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The best thing about Carrabba's is the Marsala (anything with that sauce) and the bread. I gave 4 out of 5 stars because the chicken itself was only a tad dry and the portions a tad small. BUT the Marsala sauce is the best I've ever had. I just wish there was more of it to smother on the garlic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

First of all our server was very friendly and provided excellent service and the place has a nice ambience. The food was, in my opinion, just ordinary Italian food, nothing exceptional. My wife had veal marsala and my grandson had chicken parmigiana. They both said their meals were good but not exceptional. I had spaghetti with meat sauce that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great food, friendly bartender, good weekday evening experience. Needs more parking but otherwise a great place.

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Farmington, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a not very active member of Carrabba's Amici Club, decided to try something different. Received an invite to an "exclusive" dinner, at the Novi, MI location. Since we had no Wednesday Night plans, we figured what the heck, we're glad we did. In a group setting we were treated to a four course meal, with selected accompanying wines. Everything... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Excellent chain. I like the way they don't stint on the spice level. Generally have the sausage and lentil soup, followed by an order of mussels to share with the grandkids. The grandkids get bottomless Shirley Temples to suck on, and maybe some chicken fingers. Friendly service.

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Additional Information about Carrabba's Italian Grill

Address: 43455 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377-3301
Phone Number: 248-735-0400
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43455 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: 248-735-0400

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?