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“Great food, excellent wine list, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
510 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103-3675
610-439-6100
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Ranked #37 of 375 Restaurants in Allentown
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
New York City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent wine list, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was enjoyable from the moment I arrived, sitting at the "kitchen" counter area, kibitzing with the chefs and have a taste or two while I started on my cocktail. Homestyle minestrone soup, pasta and superb grilled fillet. All quite reasonably priced; friendly wait staff.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
bethlehem
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cheesy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Setting is very poor. I disliked the food and from my table seating 6 no one was happy with their order either. Overpriced.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Was not impressed with the food at all”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I ordered the shrimp scampi and it tasted like it was sitting in the fridge for a week. It had that fishy nasty taste to it and it was not good at all. Went with 3 other people and none of their food came out as we expected it to. The chef came out to ask us what was wrong with the dishes and we explained and he was very arrogant acting like it was the best food anyone could ever eat. Will not return for a second chance.

Visited May 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Carrabba's Italian Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have been here several times. The food is really good and the portions are large. The service is fine, mainly college students. Better than the other Italian chain restaurants.

Visited July 2012
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Fleetwood, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We enjoy this restaurant and its ambiance. We sit where we can watch the food being prepared, and receive good service. Food is good, but salty for our taste--we are learning which appetizers to avoid. Since it is usually crowded, we like the call ahead seating feature.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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