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“Typical Carrabba grub.”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #26 of 165 Restaurants in Peabody
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Trenton, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Typical Carrabba grub.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The wait staff was great but so - so Italian food. It was a convinient being next to the Holiday Inn or I would not have chosen this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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CT
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This was our first visit to a Carrabba's and it was a good one. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive, and our waitress let us know that since everything was made to order, they could be flexible in the kitchen (within reason), so that was helpful to know. The only downside was a number of terms on the menu which require you to ask the staff what they are .... I mean, we've eaten in scores of Italian restaurants and have lived in the greater New York area most of our lives, so we are no strangers to Italian cuisine, but we needed a little help. But, not a problem, and our waitress helped in every way. We had the bruschetta in a jar, with pesto, and it was excellent. All the dishes were great, from the basic spaghetti with meat sauce, to the wood grilled pizza, to a chopped salad entree, and a lasagna/chicken parm combo. Each was perfectly cooked. Another plus was that the management was clearly focused which makes for a good experience - clean, well run, bustling, efficient. We were there on a Friday evening and everything was running like a top even though it was rather busy. Wish we had a Carrabba's closer to home - we will seek them out on future trips.
This one is a bit tricky to get to since Route 1, 95, 128 all come together right here, and Route 1 is divided, so if you are not careful you will end up making a long journey to make a U-turn. The restaurant is attached to a Holiday Inn.

  • Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Never been disappointed!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We 1st stumbled on a Carrabba's while on business in Florida. Talk about a great surprise. Totally expected an "Olive Garden" type restaurant seeing as we were told its a chain. WRONG! This puts them to shame as well of a lot of other Italian restaurants that arent chains. I remember I ordered Chicken Brian because it was so good I ordered it the next 5 times I went there!!! When we came back to Boston we soon learned one was opening on Rte 1 North in Peabody! PERFECT! And perfect it has been. I have never had a bad meal or experience. The prices are great and the wine list is excellent. I have gone to at least 4 parties here in their function room and have had everything from "date night" dinners to dinner with out then 2 year old! We love it.. the salads are delicious.. I could just go on & on! Never had a bad server either. Only complaint was it used to be super busy when it 1st opened & getting in was next to impossible. It's better now though. You can sit in the cool bar area or at tables or booths and kids are welcome!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“robbed!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food was ok but getting robbed in the parking lot while we dined was not. The police seemed well aware that this happens on a regular basis as did the staff who quickly posted a laminated sign indicating they are not responsible for thefts on the property. Never again. Too mant Italian places a stone's throw away to ever bother again.

Visited June 2012
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New Britain, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Located in the same parking lot as our hotel we couldn't beat the convenience... but, of course, that doesn't mean the rest of the experience is guaranteed to be good... right? Well, in theory, yes.

Our experience, however, WAS wonderful! The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The food was served hot, the portions perfect, and was really delicious.

So much so, we went back the second night with about 19 other family members! We called at 4 p.m. with a reservation request for a party of 20 at 8 p.m.

They don't take reservations and were anticipating 2 other parties of 12 each already. But assured me they'd do their best to get us all seated at the same time and as close to each other as possible but offered no "guarantees."

When we arrived, most of the rest of our party was already there and seated. Two out of three tables right next to each other. We ended up using three tables and the servers managed to keep the timing of our dinners on the same timetable and were really patient with our tendency to swap seats so as to visit with the rest of our party. LOL

Throughout it all they never lost track of who's dinner went where and everything we ordered was brought out hot and just as we ordered.

All around exceptional experience - two nights in a row! If you're looking for great food and service in the Peabody area, I'd highly recommend it.

Visited January 2013
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