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“Worst restaurant EVER”

Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby
Ranked #111 of 8,399 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Description: On December 26, 1986, The Original Carrabba's opened its doors. Today, Johnny Carrabba and his family are proud that the two original locations on Kirby Drive and Voss Road remain family owned and operated neighborhood restaurants. What makes us unique are the quality ingredients that go into each dish along with our lively and warm dining experiences. At The Original Carrabba's, we have an open kitchen and we take enormous pride in our food. Our pizza dough is made fresh every day and our pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning oven. We fillet our own fish daily, make fresh homemade pasta, and we even hand stuff our own signature Cappelletti. Even our fresh milk mozzarella is hand made. Our steaks, chops and seafood are all cooked over a wood-burning grill. Johnny's father, Mr. C. still mixes his own secret spices and makes his own Italian sausage for our restaurants. The Original Carrabba's on Kirby Drive and Voss Road is where people come together to eat, celebrate, share stories, share meals and share many laughs and memories. We look forward to you and your family joining us at our table.
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Terrible service and horrible food. Made a formal complaint and never to be contacted. Will NEVER go to this restaurant AGAIN......

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We had not been to the Carrabba's on Kirby in a little while and it is one of or favorite restaurants. They have an Osso Bucco special on Wednesdays so we were eager to return. Imagine our surprise when we headed north on Kirby and turned right on Branard and the building was gone! Fortunately we figured out that the new building was open for business. This was the first day (November 7th) of the new building (just South of the original) and you can valet park or use the parking garage. There is still some construction in the area so be a little careful. The food was wonderful as always and the staff is always so professional. For those folks that don't live in Houston, this restaurant is not part of the national Carrabba's chain, as the family kept this restaurant on Kirby and the one on Voss. Johnny Carrabba was there and things seemed to be running smoothly. Drink service was a tad slow, but everything else was fine. We got to meet the architect that handled the new building. There is now a private dining room and a couple of small areas off the bar area that are more quiet than the main dining area. This is a really well run restaurant with excellent food!

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Thank WestUTraveler
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant is always bursting at the seams with clientele. I'll take any seat available, start with a glass of Pinot, and settle into a nice, easy dinner with companions....sometimes late into the night. There's no rush, food is amazing, staff is friendly, and the following morning I'm wanting for more. Cant wait till they finish their expansion.

Thank Skiveez
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great food, great service. Can get very busy on a Friday and Saturday night so be prepared to wait up to half an hour if going after about 6.30. Staff are very pleasant and try their best to seat you as soon as they can.

Thank MeggQ45
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Muscles in cream sauce has a perfect seasoning and taste. The people are fantastic with their service.

Thank Alecia N
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