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Carrabba's Italian Grill

#15 of 163 Restaurants in Novi
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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43455 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377-3301
248-735-0400
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11:00 am - 11:00 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
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Consistently good experience

Even for a franchise, Carraba's consistently cranks out good food, decent service and a warm ambiance. My wife & I especially like the pizza bar concept. Drinks are ok but this is a good place for a date night, a group of friends or going out with family. Good value for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
alv63
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Novi, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food is always good, but when you go with a family of 5, 2 adults, 3 daughters, expect to pay in the neighborhood of $120 if each adult orders one glass of wine. That seems very expensive to me, for a glorified olive garden. Each dish is $18. Pretty pricy for pasta.

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NYC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

At 50+ this is the 2nd time I've eaten at a Carrabba's, and I wouldn't consider myself a big fan of chains. However, I'm game to try something new. I had the pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto and saw no prosciutto - ended up it was like a piece of fat around the side. And the broccoli was sooooo overcooked... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Even for a franchise, Carraba's consistently cranks out good food, decent service and a warm ambiance. My wife & I especially like the pizza bar concept. Drinks are ok but this is a good place for a date night, a group of friends or going out with family. Good value for the money.

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had dinner here. We love Carrabba's. We were very unhappy at the quality of food. First it was cold. The pasta was just not up to standards even the dipping oil was just not right. The servers were great and attentive without being obnoxious.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Bloomfield
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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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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: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?