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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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19900 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057-1598
816-795-9944
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoy the food here

Gets rather busy on weekends. Food is always good. Service is generally good as well. Still a chain so it may never get have food as good as local chefs can produce. Not always worth it if there is a long wait though

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
royalmay
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Independence, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Independence, Missouri
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Gets rather busy on weekends. Food is always good. Service is generally good as well. Still a chain so it may never get have food as good as local chefs can produce. Not always worth it if there is a long wait though

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Lexington, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Carrabba's Italian Grill in Independence, Missouri offers a top notch menu of gourmet Italian food, as well as excellent servers. We called-ahead on Valentine's Day for seating at 4:15 and arrived to find the restaurant loaded with waiting customers. Nevertheless, the staff was professional - getting the customers seated as quickly as possible. They offered appetizers to the waiting crowd... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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310 reviews 310 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

In comparison with Olive Garden and Macarroni Grill, this is a better chain for Italian food. Love their bread and oil. Nice salads and great pastas.

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Trenton, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We enjoy eating here anytime we get the chance primarily for the calamari. This time we were disappointed as it wasn't the normal high quality and was rather chewy. The portions of the meals are always rather big and we came away feeling overly stuffed as usual. The wood fire grilled chicken is the best I have ever had!!!!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been visiting the Independence location a couple of times a year since they opened. I usually order some variety of pasta and my husband almost always gets the chicken trio. We like the wine nights and happy hour specials. The food is always great. The restaurant is a good place for a romantic dinner for two in a... More 

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Swannanoa, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Awesome as always! Food is consistent with other Carrabba's. We did take out this time and the food was delicious, although the pasta was very sticky.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good Italian comfort food in good quantity at medium price. The restaurant could use a cleaner air supply. Overcooked oil / less than pleasant food odor, spoiled a tasty dinner.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

by Sara R. on 12/01/2014 I've been coming to the one in independence since they opened. The service has steadily declined to the point of no return and now I'm served raw food. I ordered the Johnny as I always do. Ordered a medium steak and was served a raw steak. The blood was draining on my plate. Not going... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The atmosphere is romanic, the music is played soft enough to have intimate conversations. They offer traditional Italian choices as well as other exciting and tasty menu choices, carefully prepared to enhance your dining experience. The service is attentive but not overly intrusive, you don't feel rushed and can enjoy a wonderful intimate dinner.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This has been my favorite restaurant for years. Try the Chicken O'brien, Chicken Marsala, or Pork Tenderloin. Yum yum This restaurant is well run and the employees know what they are doing. I have never had a bad experience there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19900 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057-1598
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-795-9944

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?