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“A Favorite!”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #5 of 121 Restaurants in Bowie
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bowie, Maryland
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Favorite!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I've been there for dinner with friends and family, as well as for a group function. Although they're usually busy, the service is always excellent and so is the food. I have tried several dishes from their menu, and have been pleased with every single one. Even the bread is good. Portion sizes are very satisfying. It's a great place to go when you want a great meal and something out of the ordinary. Good value for the money.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
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222 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Ate here with my wife on our anniversary on a weekday night. Place was not busy at all, so we instantly got a table of our choice.

Randy (or, as he referred to himself, "the legendary Randy") waited on us and was great. Although a little talkative at first, he did a great job of explaining the specials and providing recommendations on what eat. Of course his suggestions were the priciest... :/

All things considered, he was actually very professional, and even proved discreet at the end of our dinner when handling a minor credit card issue that arose when we attempted to pay our bill.

The classic lasagna was 'delish' and the restaurant's soft table bread we dipped in that their signature seasoned olive oil was wonderful, too.

Not too many fine dining spots to eat in Bowie... so if you're looking for something a little upscale that wont 't break the bank, come here!

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Thank jacobandjune
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Gambrills, MD
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great dinner away from home...”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We (wife and I) were tired and did not want to go home and cook again. Carrabba's Grill came to mind out of no where. We were greeted at the outer door and inner door by the hosts. Not many people in the restaurant as it was still early for the evening crowd. Nice start of the evening. Offered drinks as soon as we got seated. Appetizers were prompt and good. Food was great and exactly to our liking. Out waitress was attentive for the most part and it was service with a smile. Carrabba's is always a sure bet when you come here! Money well spent and thanks for being consistent on each visit!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank MarvinPolo
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Menlo Park CA
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204 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Chance encounter”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Saw the sign off the 301. We were interested in dinner fare better than the standard suburban chain offerings. Being from the West coast, We had never seen a Carrabba's before. Ate at the bar. Just go for the mussels. Fantastic sauce. Good, reasonable wine. If I find myself in this neighborhood, I will be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Gcruik
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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The food was excellent. i love anything off the grill because it is not micowaved or just waiting to be nuked and served. The service was excellent. if you don't want to wait, do the curb service, it so worth it. All ingredients are fresh that day, which really makes a difference.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Ladyblk473
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