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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Very Good Chain Restaurant with a Very Nice Happy Hour.

My title said it all. Hubby and I have dined here several times and are always pleased. Carrabba's one of the better chains around. I always go with a pasta dish, and have never been disappointed. Recently we discovered Happy Hour... It's a great deal . Half Off on all the appetizers, draft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
RoxyRedwing
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Novi, Mi.
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Westland, Michigan
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the first time with my husband. My chicken Was burnt and pasta lacked flavor but my husbands chicken Marsala was great, but he did not like his salad Or side. To pricy for average food!

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Thank Ronna1024
Commerce Township, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...if you like getting cold food, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting! I decided to give the take-out option another try last Friday night: I will NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! It's too much effort and it's an exercise in frustration. The whole of idea of ordering take-out is convenience, right? This is anything but! First of all, the take-out door... More 

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Thank Jim B
Farmington, MI
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This has been on of my favorite restaurants for awhile, but last night was disappointing. First the staffing was not adequate for the crowd. Our waitress was super, but she just had too much ground to cover. Got seated at 6:50PM, was told had 10 minutes of happy hour left. Ordered the Ladies a Quartino Sangria, was on special, when... More 

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Thank Drpad
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Love sitting at the bar area by the pizza oven- fun watching them at work with all the movement going on. Chicken Parmigiana with pasta and Caesar salad plus glass of wine. Their warm bread with oil/spices are great also. Family really enjoys coming here.

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Thank Keith K
Michigan
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

They have the best service and Italian selections around. We like to sit in the back and watch the chefs prepare the meals. Great drinks. Everything on the menu is fantastic

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Novi, Mi.
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My title said it all. Hubby and I have dined here several times and are always pleased. Carrabba's one of the better chains around. I always go with a pasta dish, and have never been disappointed. Recently we discovered Happy Hour... It's a great deal . Half Off on all the appetizers, draft beer and well drinks. As for wine:... More 

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Thank RoxyRedwing
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The restaurant was nicely decorated and they had great food for a very reasonable price. My waitress seemed a little over whelmed, but she still did a great job.

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Thank Mark F
Burbank, California
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693 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Service: Great dinning experience! Our server is so sweet & attentive. Efficient service! The Food: Love their bread dipping in the good olive oil. Freshly baked. I like their flatbread. Crispy crust and fresh ingredient. Good size appetizer. Love the pasta. Good size to share. So creamy and love the texture of the pasta. Cooked perfectly! Huge brownie with... More 

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Thank ilovefoodcoma
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great service, food as expected, reasonable pricing for what you are expecting. Good menu selection and Carrabba's has a nice atmosphere.

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Thank Peter W
Walled Lake, Michigan
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?