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“Good food, good service and good wine.”

Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby
Ranked #127 of 8,448 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
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 May 2, 2013

This is a place to go for good steak, chops and salmon. The location is nice and the atmosphere is lively.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

COmbines specials with variety and choices are always interesting and tasty. Never had a bad choice. Bread is especially good as house salad and dressing

Thank Wayne H
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Carraba's on Kirby Dr. is a Houston institution. These guys arew professional and certainly know what they are doing. Excellent food and professional staff but service was slow. They recentley remodeled the front entrance to make way to a nice new libray type dining room. The food was excllent as usual, specially the pizza Margherita and the spagetti with meatballs. They make the best lentil soup this side of the atlantic, highly recomended. As for service, the server was very nice but he took more than resonable time to bring our dishes to the table. Even if you are not in a hurry, let your server know that you expect reasonable delivery of you food...

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Thank Mechudo
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I love it when a restaurant has consistent quality in their standard menu items and service. The Carrabba salad has been one of my favorites since they opened, and their Lamb Chops with a side of Sautéed Spinach and Rosemary Roasted potatoes compares with any top dollar steak house in Houston for half the price.
The Mussels with Linguini is large enough for two people .The Mussels are plump and tasty, and come with Garlic, Olive oil ad chopped Parsley.

2  Thank Martin L
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

One of my favorites for good food at good prices. Their grilled salmon with their faerie sauce, is outstanding. Excellent Caesar salads, pizzas, steaks and pastas all reasonably priced. The Chicken Bryan is also very, very good. It s a nice atmosphere, quality service and one thing that I really like is their wines are not over priced. The Simi Landslide for example is $50 and it costs $23 to $24 at my wine store. Some restaurants just triple or quadruple wine prices while Carrabas does not. One of my "go to" restaurants and they have always been consistent.

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Thank Tom H
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