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Carrabba's Italian Grill

200 Graces Way, Columbia, SC
(803) 865-5688
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Ranked #367 of 826 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were short on time and dropped into the carrabba's off of starkleberry. great service and food. Will definitely return.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited this Carrabas on a Saturday afternoon and were a little disappointed. The salad had some brown lettuce, the tomato soup was course and the coffee was served in cold ceramic cups making it tepid. Fear Factor was playing on the bar TV showing people eating strawberrys while being attacked by insects. Meanwhile the server was setting up the... More

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went on a Wednesday night in January and service and food was good. Had been a couple months prior on the weekend and one attraction is that it is not crowded like the nearby restaurants on Two Notch Road. Personally believe Carrabba's is a step up from Olive Garden and not nearly as crowded.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The food was delicious as always, service by our waitress (who was in training) was superb, however, the roach crawling on the wall then jumping on to the seat of my booth after the meal was absolutely disgusting. The manager couldn't be bothered to come to our table to see what the issue was even though he/she was told about... More

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Streetsboro, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I had dinner here on 10/05. The tilaian salad I was served was many days old - brown and wilted lettuce throughout. Unfortunately, I was talking to my wife and did not notice until I had a mouthful of nasty tasting lettuce. My wife's wine was corked (she refused to complain however). When I pointed out the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I go to carrabas mostly to eat their succulent aragula salad. The entree is usually the afterthought. I also enjoy their bread and dip. Service is always great. The atmosphere is nice too.

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Dallas, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Most Carrabbas are well run...and this one in Columbia is no exception. The only abberation that bothered me was that two of the four chefs in the kitchen did not wear any headgear/hats. It appeared the manager (purple shirt, not cook's whites) had pressed himself into service as the food took too long and the wait staff were lined up... More

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Columbia, SC
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant is across the street from the local high school, and that seems to be where they hire their wait staff. We've visited this Carrabba's a few times and have always been asked at the start whether we've been there before. The server then tries to push the appetizers and drinks. Entree items are priced on the high side.... More

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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Nothing too exciting here. I would rate this along the lines of any other Italian chain such as Olive Garden or the likes. It's worth it for a quick, cheap meal, not a special date night. The food was tasty, nothing bad to be said there, but fairly standard. There was nothing about the night that stood out either good... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Get the Chicken Marsala and the side of vegatables, tomatoes and zucchini, WOW! I would rather have them than potatoes any day, they really are great. They have good food, a good atmosphere, and fast service. Enough said! We will be back soon.

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