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“What a shame...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #643 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dorset
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“What a shame...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Had high aspirations after reading other reviews but....

Bad bits...

1) Kids food full of garlic - Don't they know that kids just want plain food most of the time.
2) Broccoli was frozen with all the florets missing - very poor.
3) The Ketchup was recycled as it contained other people's food. Euuurgh.
4) Salads were removed before they were finished. Couldn't believe it!
5) Pizza was burnt on the edges.
6) Didn't even get a goodbye from Front of House or the Server; left the customary 18% tip; won't be returning.

Good bits

1) Food was hot
2) Kids coloring book had some good puzzles

To sum up - What a shame - We will be going to Maggianos next time where I know I will get a great meal and service....

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Let's do it again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We enjoyed all aspects of our experience at Carraba's! Good prices, atmosphere, food, and waitstaff. The restaurant was crowded with others also enjoying their meals- which made is a little noisier than we would have liked. Be aware that they run deals on certain days of the week which allows for the opportunity to get buy one get one drinks, etc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Staff very attentive. Food was very tasty and fresh. Loved chicken Parmesiam and muscles yummy. Nice comfortable atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Valdosta, Georgia
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“PERFECT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have eaten at numerous Carrabba's all over the east coast... this was my best experience ever. We had flown in late on the fourth of July from the Virgin Islands and were starving. We found the closest Carrabba's before we even found a hotel to stay in that night. The manager (wish I remembered her name) was so sweet! Even though it was a holiday, and it was nearing closing time, none of the staff made us feel rushed to finish our meal. On the contrary, they made us feel like family. The food at Carrabba's is always awesome, so it is the above and beyond service that makes this one special!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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256 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Very good food....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beautiful restaurant and very good food plus exceptional service equals a great night out. We prefer 'mom and pop' restaurants, but this place is consistently good.

Visited April 2013
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