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“This Place Was Really Crowded... No Wonder!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
155 Sr 312 W, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-4201
904-819-9093
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Ranked #189 of 484 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Cuisines: Italian
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“This Place Was Really Crowded... No Wonder!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We arrived early so we only had a short wait, by the time we left the place was a zoo. No wonder... the service and food was great, and their menu prices are very resonable. If you are looking for a quiet dinner go somewhere else, this place was rocking. We will certainly go back before our vacation is over.

Visited December 2013
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I remember why I havent been here in years”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Food was over cooked and very dry salad was dry bread took forever to come out I will no longer service was helpful but the food was no better

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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“Amazing Lasagna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our service was nice and the food delivered fresh and tasty. The restaurant is hard to see from the road, but it's right behind CVS in the corner of SR312 and US1.

Visited November 2013
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“"...baked until golden brown in our wood-burning oven?" Really?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We go to our local Carrabba's every once in awhile and generally enjoy it. Unfortunately, I ordered an entrée, the "Nonna Testa," one of the dishes on the seasonal "fire-finished" menu. It was described as a baked pasta dish, "baked until golden brown in our wood-burning oven." When it arrived, it was anything but baked-looking. Instead, a huge amount of penne seemed to have been hastily boiled, drained, and tossed with the teeniest amount of vegetables and, honestly, less than a third of a chicken breast cut in little strips (which could have been "fire-finished," but who could tell?), Worse, there was absolutely no evidence that the dish had ever been in an oven at all (except that the dish was hot). There was no caramelization, no evidence that anything resembling fire had ever come near the food. It tasted ok, but I try not to order dishes out that I could easily make at home. When I expressed disappointment to our waiter, he was great, and of course it wasn't his fault...then a kitchen manager came and spoke to us and offered to comp the meal, which was the right thing to do. No complaints there. But someone in that kitchen messed up and the mess up was not caught and corrected. The manager called it a "misunderstanding." I am not buying that; if anyone misunderstood, it was the person cooking who does not understand the meaning of ":baked." The kitchen staff needs more schooling or Carrabba's needs to change their menu descriptions so they're not misleading to the customers who can actually cook and know what oven-baked pasta looks like.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Is one off are favorite italian restaurant , great food , great service , i love the mussels appetizer !!
We will be always fun of carrabas

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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