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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Central Florida, Florida
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carrabba's Italian Grill has long been a favorite of ours, and most are well serviced and on their game. And so is the case with the Grill in Lakeland... most times. On this trip, however, our call-ahead was answered by either a distracted or disinterested hostess as she was far too quick to pass us to her salutation; in fact,... More 

Thank SidlerGK
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Ciao, This is definitely not like us. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Lakeland, FL". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Lake Charles, LA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with family and everyone had an amazing meal...from children's pizza, fresh grilled fish, to shrimp and scallop spiedino. Service was very good; wait staff was efficient and very friendly. Located in the southern part of Lakeland, it is not easily reached by travelers along I-4, but you can take the Polk Parkway to get close.

Thank Bobcat00
Charleston, WV
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190 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Our family stopped at Carrabba's in Lakeland on our way from Bradenton to Orlando, because we know Carrabba's is always going to be high-quality food our entire family will enjoy. The Lakeland location was no exception. Great food, great service (actually went above and beyond... and it was so outstanding I will write a letter directly to the company giving... More 

Thank TravelingEater
Lakeland, Florida
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I loved coming here for to go. They are super nice. Love their lobster ravioli. Sometimes they are slow though.

Thank Rita H
Mulberry, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I, along with a friend, visited at 4 in the afternoon on a Friday. Although not busy, the restaurant was just starting to get active. The food we ordered was absolutely great. The service, starting with the door greeter, was as good as it can be. The waitstaff could not have been better. Very prompt attention, recommendations,... More 

Thank Ernest L
Lakeland, FL
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Carrabba's had good food and service. They could do a better job controlling portions size. Some house Caesar salads were twice as big as others. Several who ordered the same entree noted the same problem. Everything was hot or cold as it should be. The men's restroom was clean and tidy. Salad portions can be controlled using a plastic or... More 

Thank BobbyBaum
Central Florida, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were in a group of about 10 to 20 people .My husband and I ordered spaghetti and meatballs and I will only eat angel hair pasta.The waitress said they only serve regilar spaghetti and it was down hill from then on. We ordered the asparagus and that was sent back three times.It was the worst of the worst and... More 

Thank plumeria1942
Lakeland, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped eating here a few years ago due to a decline in the food quality and service. This time we noticed a definite improvement. The place has been renovated, so the dining experience was more comfortable. The food was much better than before. Even the menu is easier to read. The waiter was very pleasant. The food come quickly.... More 

Thank Cindy H
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I have always counted on Carrabba's as my "I don't have time to cook and it's always good" restaurant. However, lately, things have changed. I've resisted the idea that my favorite has gone downhill, but I'm so disappointed. The quality is not the same--the noodles are overcooked, the sauce is not as fresh, the bread is underdone. The prices are... More 

Thank Alison6874
Guelph, Canada
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Carraba's was a fun place to eat. Clean and friendly with considerate staff who truly seemed to enjoy working there. We were a group of 10 folks who were there at about 7:00 p.m. and we were hungry. I personally had the lasagna and it was very good. My wife had a chicken dish and loved it. Our server, I... More 

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-646-2518

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?