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“Better than expected”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #120 of 1,096 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Oceanfront
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Went there for lunch almost right off the plane. We were must looking for decent food not too far from the Holiday Inn. My wife had the fried calamari, I had the mediterranean salad and crab cakes. The crab cakes were better than I expected, and so was the salad. My wife said here calamari were OK, not the best she's had, just OK.

Service was great, fast and friendly. Place was not very busy, and there were 2 waitresses. There is a big construction site right next door at the Marriott, so if you come close to Nov 2012, you may want to check it out before you choose this place.

Pros: location, feeling of beeing in the Caribean, good mediterranean food, good service
Cons: noise

  • Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good Food & Prices/ Bad Service”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

During Ultra weekend we went here for a happy hour/lunch.

It seemed like they didn't have nearly enough waiters/waitresses to handle a full house. We had to constantly ask other servers to bring us things who also looked very flustered.

Menu:
All the fried foods you could imagine and more.

Location:
Right on the beach and the view is relaxing & nice on the patio.

I'd go back just to see if their service has improved.

  • Visited March 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Dinner Day 5”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We headed to dinner to get away from the comings of Hurricane Sandy. We had eaten at a Carrabba's before and it was ok. This Carrabba's had great food and our server was on top of things. Would recommend to everyone

Visited October 2012
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Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Italian so so”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This food for the price is too much. There really nothing much special to this place. You have a have time. But the stuff is just ok.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“To much hype”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place get to much hype for what its worth. The food and service is very average. But they still try to pull off a sophisticated atmosphere that just shouldn't be there.

Visited January 2012
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