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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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5312 New Hope Commons, Durham, NC 27707
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carrabba's is a favorite go to place when we have a taste for Italian food. They charge the menu seasonally to keep things fresh and new. Their Raspberry limoncello drop Martini is a winner. Now they have a new frequent diner program. Highly recommend this place.

Thank joycek522
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of our favorites in Durham. Here is why. First it is because of the atmosphere. It is quiet and we can a conversation while we dine. Second the food is excellent and freshly prepared. The kitchen will accomadate special requests. Thirdly the service. Our server today was Kevin. We have had Kevin before and I must... More 

Thank gsmcc
Chester, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My mom and I wanted something different than my husband wanted. So I ordered our dinner from Carraba's. They have curbside Takeaway which was awesome as I didn't even have to get out of my car. The food was great as always. And I love the bread that they give you on the side. We would definitely visit this Carraba's... More 

Thank yelvingtons
Christiansburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The staff seemed to be unorganized, and we witnessed several mix-ups concerning orders. My husband's order came quite a while before mine, but it didn't occur to me to complain. The manager saw that I had no food, and was very unhappy. Both of our meals were "on the house." Since the food was very good, we'll be returning. Besides,... More 

Thank Claudia P
Summerfield, Florida
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225 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The menu and ambience of Carrabba's is a pre-set norm. Thus, when traveling, we anticipate quality food, reasonable prices, and good service. This Carrabbas rates well among its peers.

Thank Wanda71
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We stopped here for lunch today. We we so pleased to find a softly lit, quiet, calm atmosphere. We were greeted immediately. Our server, Brandon, was well versed in the menu, friendly and helpful. I ordered roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and melted cheese, a small plate and small price, too. Delicious. It arrived hot and cooked perfectly. My husband... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I had a rare to medium steak and it was burned on the outside and as tough as beef jerky inside. I also had shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and the shimp tasted flavorless as if they had sat in a freezer for a year. The mashed potato tasted like it had come out of a packet and old potato skins... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Better than average but hard to say "very good". If you are looking for a solid Italian meal you will be good with this! Went with family after long day of shopping. We all had salads (great!) and pasta (good red sauce and pasta). Good bread. Drinks are decent. Sure we will be back!

Thank Joy G
Maitland, Florida
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

At Carrabba's you know what to expect. The service was good as was the food. Prices are fair. It took the guesswork out of dinner for a few nights.

Thank Harry A
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261 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were here for an early dinner before a show, and had some shrimp/scallops in a tomato vodka sauce and a wonderful raspberry limoncello drink. It's a chain, but not too bad.

Thank Swl781

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 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: 5312 New Hope Commons, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-401-5950

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