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“Excellent Italian Food”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of my favorite Italian restaurants; a major step up from Macaroni Grille and Olive Garden. They have a spicy sausage and lentil soup that is "to die for"; they should serve it in larger bowls, it's that good. The veal marsala is fantastic, with a side of pasta or fettucini. Their chicken dishes are also very good. It's not the typical spaghetti and meatballs that you get at MG or OG; it's real Italian food prepared with some creativity.

Visited February 2013
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Jacksonville
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food - ok service”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

the food is great Carrabba's food - service is slow and not always attentative. Gets crowded around normal dinner time but usually don't wait more than 1/2 an hour. They move you quick.

Visited December 2012
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beer Bungle”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

My husband and I had gone to this Carrabbas many times and had a great experience each time, but this last time was not great. We called ahead and only waited 5 minutes after arrival to be seated. Our waiter, a young man, greeted us and asked if we'd like to order drinks. We ordered a couple of draft beers, and the waiter told us that the draft system was down. So, since it was 'Happy Hour' we asked if we could get bottled beer at draft Happy Hour prices. He went to check, and came back to explain that he had asked a barman and the answer was no. I asked if he could ask the manager, to which he replied " I could, but he's going to tell me to say the same thing." We replied that if this restaurant would rather lose business than satisfy a 'beer' request, we dare not stay any further. On the way out, we told the assist. Manager about the experience, who our waiter was, and how sad it was that our small request could not be met. We loved their Sangria, steak Marsala, mussels with pasta, etc. but we will probably not return.

  • Visited May 2012
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Winter Springs, Florida
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always a good experience at Carrabba's”
Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

We always have a great experience at Carrabba's. The waitress was friendly and the food was wonderful as always. My favorite is the Chicken Bryan and the small portion is just the right size for me. My husband loves the pork chops Marsala and my sister enjoyed the mezzaluna, which I sampled and it was quite tasty. My son had the cheese ravioli and it is also a perfect size for a growing boy. The bread is to die for!!!! This is one of our favorite restaurants in Winter Springs.

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DeBary, Florida, United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Always satisfied and the servers will do all they can to make sure you are happy. If there is ever a problem they react immediately and make it right. Food is delicious and fresh. Drinks are worth it and they offer great specials.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Barbra N
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