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“what's happened to Carabas?” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
324 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7506
865-692-2223
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Ranked #55 of 967 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“what's happened to Carabas?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

One of our favorite local spots. Yes, a franchise, but we have truly enjoyed for many years. Last night, with two couples, was the second bummer this month. I had my fav, Tag Pic Pac with chicken. The Pichi Pacchiu sauce (which requires 10 minutes of garlic cooked in olive oil, then with Roma tomatoes added) was watered, no garlic or olive oil, with canned chopped tomatoes ... Prior visit I ordered filet Bryan med rare. Bummer, full of gristle and bloody rare. Dumb me for ordering a filet in an Italian restaurant. So last night, back to the ole dependable pasta.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Clemmons, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Very good meal and a good price. THe Chicken Marsala is awesome!

Visited June 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Surprisingly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I thought it was another Olive Garden but its fresh clean taste is a cut above. Planning to try the PEI mussel appetizer on my next visit.

Visited April 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love Carrabba's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This was our favorite restaurant for years. Ate here a lot when we both worked. My husband traveled a lot and we would rendevous here for happy hour. Delicious bread and the best dipping herbs in town. They have the best halibut in Knoxville when it is available. Delicious salads made fresh when ordered. Never had a bad meal here. Favorite dish is Chicken Brian. Always excellent service and fresh ingredients. Great place to eat.

Visited February 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Superior food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

From salads, to Italian specialities to steak, to vegetables this is my and my husbands favorite restaurant. Have not ever had anything that was not delicious and service has always been excellent! My husband is extremely picky about his food- and he has found everything to his liking. The steak marsala is to die for!!

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