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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Travel oasis on Rte 40

conveniently located among the hotels on Rte 40 in Hickory. Excellent food and cocktails for the price. Parking is somewhat limited due to being included in a 2 hotel area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I joined friends at this Carrabba's. If you like loud restaurants with overpriced food, this is your place. Unless you are willing to talk loudly, almost yelling, it's hard to have a real conversation in this extremely noisy environment. If you have a hearing problem, forget conversation in a group. I got the Fettuccine Carrabba and found... More 

Thank Bloozy
Hickory, NC
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly I love Italian food but im not a fan of this place. I think its overpriced for what you get and some items lack flavor...that you would expect from an Italian place. I do like the chicken alfredo dish with mushrooms and peas...thats my go to now after trying other dishes I didnt enjoy. If your looking for typical... More 

Thank jdanaya22
Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

conveniently located among the hotels on Rte 40 in Hickory. Excellent food and cocktails for the price. Parking is somewhat limited due to being included in a 2 hotel area.

Thank troutdood
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I meet friends for dinner here because it was adjacent to my hotel. The restaurant has been completely renovated. We did not have a very long wait for a table (less than 5 minutes). The staff was great. Try the Blackberry Sangria. Its delicious!

Thank Lanny68
Asheville, NC
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474 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

On our way to Charlotte and stopped at Carabbas for lunch. My wife had spaghetti with red sauce and I had linguine with the sauce that used to come with the Tag Pic Pac. They have taken that off the menu and changed it to this new dish, but they now have it automatically coming with chicken in order to... More 

Thank iamstoked22
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I had Parmesan scallops and shrimp for dinner. Food was great. Service was good. Love the blackberry sangria! No complaints at all. Will return to this restaurant when in the area again.

Thank Skbrown12
Lenoir, North Carolina
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had been here before but were in for a very pleasant surprise. This restaurant has been completely renovated since we had been here last. It has a more modern Italian feel to it. We were greeted and seated immediately. We were so pleased to also see a new menu. Our waiter Phillip was excellent, never had to ask for... More 

Thank clinicphn
Raleigh, NC
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Although we try to avoid chain restaurants, my husband and I had dinner at the restaurant because it was adjacent to our hotel. Wait staff was good, but "forgot" to charge us the Wednesday special price for my husband's pizza, but were quick to correct the error when it was pointed out. His pizza was flavorful, but the crust was... More 

Thank Steffenzei
Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

There are only three choices for Italian food in Hickory that I am aware of: the two chain restaurants close to the interstate, Olive Garden and Carrabas; and DaVinci's in Viewmont ( not convenient to any of the major roads through town). I like all three. Carrabas is a little more upscale than the Olive Garden, not as good a... More 

Thank Curtis S
Hickory, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Thank God it's no Ologve Garden! No microwave dinners here...good "fresh" Italian that you can count on! There are better options in town but definite solid choice for traveling professionals staying at the nearby hotels.

Thank thatracerguy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 828-322-9032

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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