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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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370 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 407-1811
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best appetizer specials in Columbia

This place has good service and food but the deals on their appetizers are amazing! I believe they offer these appetizer specials 7 days week which is fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Brian A
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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North Carolina
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place has good service and food but the deals on their appetizers are amazing! I believe they offer these appetizer specials 7 days week which is fantastic.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Been to many, many Carrabba's from Florida to Massachusetts and this is the first one that couldn't be bothered to do anything to adjust or allow creating your own pasta dish. Been ordering the same two dishes forever and every single other Carraba's, including the one we are at less than two weeks ago made the dish that used to... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This Carrabba's always has good service and excellent food. Our party chose the Chicken Marsala, Pork Chop Marsala and Chicken Bryan. Everything was well prepared and delicious. My hubby also got a special comp ice cream sundae for his birthday. Meagan was an excellent waitress.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although it was a rainy Monday afternoon, this turned out to be a great choice for the evening. Our server was prompt to serve our table and was super friendly. The remodel of this restaurant enhanced its appeal and warm inviting atmosphere. The happy hour was great and the beer was cold! Kudos to our waitress for never saying no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We hadn't been to Carrabba's in years. The service was outstanding! The food was delish! The picky kid loved the chicken Parmesan. Excellent everything!

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Cincinnati, OH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This isn't a knock on the Carrabba's Grill in Columbia. The service there was very good and if the food selections were "healthier" this could have been a 4-star review. I am not a health food nut but when 90% of the menu mentions butter or cream sauce I think twice before I order a high calorie, artery-clogging meal. Your... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I normally like this restaurant, but tonight was not good. I ordered their Margherita pizza, and it was not good. The traditional Margherita is made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil. This one had slices of Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, I know it seems insignificant, but the pizza was flavorless except for the slight bitter taste it had.

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daytona beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Nice facility, good service, and good food. I had a grilled mahi dinner with artichoke and sundries tomatoes that was very tasty. They have very good hot crispy bread and Avery good salad. I'm looking forward to going again.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have been to many Carrabba's and this location was not a good experience. Ordered Mussels and Calamari. Calamari was way too salty, overdone, flavorless. The mussels were lukewarm, several were not opened which usually means they were dead before cooking. Server's response to cold mussels: I'll let the Manager know. Big deal! Will not patronize Carrabba's again.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I actually walked to this restaurant from Home-Towne Suites! The food was fantastic, as usual, and my server Bryan was phenomenal!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 370 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 407-1811

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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