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“Another Perfect Meal!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
13870 Foulger Sq, Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192-4248
703-583-7300
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Ranked #32 of 236 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Another Perfect Meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I have eaten at Carrabba’s, up and down the East Coast, hundreds of times, and never found a bad one. Needless to say this Carrabba's in Woodbridge, VA is no exception. Our greeter said there was a 20 minute wait for tables this Saturday night, so we decided to eat at the counter overlooking the kitchen, and sat right in front of the pizza oven. If you have never done this, I recommend it as a fun place to sit and observe the cooks, expertly preparing the meals. There is tremendous energy in these kitchens; everyone does their job without direction, other than their tickets, and each are masters of their craft. The kitchen functions like a well-oiled machine and is always a treat to watch. Often times, the cooks offer free samples to patrons sitting at their counter, but not this evening.

Our server, Ryan, took our orders and the food was prepared very quickly. The fresh baked bread was warm, salads cold and entrees were steaming; the way we like them. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. Our server was very attentive to our every need. It was a perfect meal after our stressful 8 hour drive in a teeming rain storm. I highly recommend this Carrabba’s and will certainly eat here again the next time we’re in Woodbridge.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Been to better Carrabba's restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Ate here as one of the first places after we moved to Woodbridge. We have eaten at numerous other Carrabba's in other cities and this one was good, but not great. The service was great, but the food was just good. Will visit again, maybe it was just a fluke on a non-busy night.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“ALWAYS in our rotation of restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a great establishment. Here are a few notes.

There is call-ahead seating, this will save you half of the time waiting.

Any high-top seat is first come, first serve.

The pizza is definitely on our list of potential entrees.

The John Cole is a staple for us. We are from TX and the Blue Bell ice cream is delicious. Definitely try it.

The atmosphere is casual, yet romantic. Try the Blackberry Sangria, you don't be dissapointed.

Visited July 2012
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Lorton, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Satisfying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

One of the few Italian restaurants that actually do not totally dumb down the seasoning

Visited April 2012
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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“Consistency across the chain.....good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

For the last several years my husband and I have frequented the Woodbridge Carrabba's Grill, in Prince William County it is our go to restaurant. I love the Insalata Italian Cobb, with grilled chicken and my husband often orders the Pollo Rosa, these entree's are always consistently good. The service is almost always on point, Friday night can be busy, but for the two us sometimes we choose the front or kitchen bars, although noisy it can make for an intimate meal for two. We visit several times a month, the Carrabbarita is my favorite, and you'll find they have the most affordable mixed drinks in the area. As with any restaurant you can have off nights, if you have a favorite sometimes best to stick with it....They had some excellent specials in the past that also include a salad/appetizer and dessert with a new entree.

We'd eaten at the Carrabbas in Newport News, Orlando, and in the South, the food and prices are usually very consistent.

  • Visited June 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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