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“Average at best”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #482 of 8,181 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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710 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ate here at the bar and was not really impressed, Calamari was rubbery, lobster ravioli was pretty tasteless and service really not that great - better options in area.

Rob

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food and value”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a great option over Olive Garden for Italian food. The food is great and not too expensive. The service is quick and this location is off the Katy freeway and close to memorial mall (about 5 minutes drive).
This restaurant has seasonal dishes which are generally quite good. The bread is always fresh and the dipping sauce with the olive oil is yum!
They used to have a goat cheese and eggplant salad which was amazing but I no longer see this on the menu.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Going down the drain.....”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

For years this location has been a favorite for me, my daughter and friends (at least once a week). I do not know what/who is causing this downfall. Different manager, no training for staff or cook with a salt addiction. Name it and it is going on.
Over past 2 months we ended up with 2 meals being comped and 2 that should have been comped because the food was inedible.
Yesterday I decided to invite some friends who had never been to Carraba's and food was okay but this time around the service was DEPLORABLE! We love sitting in the bar area and this young lady was good at 1 thing... avoiding customers. Worst part is that is was not busy at all. She wasn't new, I have seen her before but unhappily enough they do not have their usual really good staff behind the bar anymore and it is a huge difference.
I wish it were different because this was my favorite go-to place, which I always higly recommended to everyone.......Not the case anylonger

  • Visited April 2014
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is my boss's favourite retaurant so he was keen to take us during a trip to Houston. The food was excellent and the service fast and friendly. Lots of sports channels on the TVs to distract you!

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas, Usa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Service with the pasta”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to this Carrabbas for the first time recently. Yes the food was excellent as expected. We were surprised at the high level of service. Thank you for a great evening. We will be back.

Visited October 2013
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