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“Organize”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #228 of 784 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Fort Pierce, Florida
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Organize”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We recently was invited to attend "First Tastes Event" at Carrabba's. We arrived on time as requested. Wasn't seated until about 30 minutes later with six other couples. Waited another 20 minutes before they starting serving our table which were the drinks we had ordered..Waited another 20 minutes before they started serving the complimentary samples of their "Fire-Finished dishes. We had to keep asking for more because there wasn't enough on the plate to go around for eight people. We waited lengthy times in between servings. Felt like 2nd class citizens by the time this was over. We did enjoy interacting with the other couples whom we had never met before and just had to laugh at the way this whole event was handled. The samples that we received were good, just not enough. Carrabba's food is usually always very good...the service needs to really improve . With that in mind, for Halloween they offered $5 pizza's and $5 salad for two. I made appointment online for two pizza's and a salad and specified what I wanted on each pizza. I got the same items on both pizza's and waited over one hour on line in the car to pick them up. Again very disorganized and very disappointed. Got home with cold pizza. Warmed it up, it was good, salad was good, complimentary bread was good....but disappointed once again with the SERVICE.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Jersey, Channel Islands
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663 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
“Excellent in most respects”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visited Carrabba's tonight as it was within an easy walk of our hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites. We sat at the bar for drinks prior to being taken to a very atmospheric booth for dinner. My wife ordered the steak which she declared fabulous and I had the chicken trio which was also excellent. The garlic mashed potatoes were generous and tasty and my wife's carrots with rosemary were, she said, the best carrots she has ever tasted. The warm bread that came with a delicious oil and herb dip was a great start to dinner before the salad arrived with a lovely parmesan dressing.
With a nice bottle of wine, the check was a very acceptable $70 and if we were in Asheville again we would return without hesitation. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bob1949
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mouth watering food”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I absolutely loved this place. My husband and I were on an anniversary trip and the atmosphere was great. The food was so good I still crave it. They had the best desserts too.

Visited April 2013
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Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Call me a sell out but I LOVE Carrabba's”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Not all Carrabba's are created equally. This Carrabba's is the best I have ever been to. I am a long time fan of their food and have visited Carrabba's just about every where I have been. I especially love the Chicken Bryan and the Sausage Lentil Soup. The service is always excellent. Just be aware its a popular restaurant in Asheville and can hove an hour or more wait time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Utsala
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Moreno Valley, California
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food decent prices”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Ate here for a family dinner. The food was good and there was a decent wine selection. I believe this is a chain restaurant, but I thought it was very tasty. I would return.

  • Visited September 2013
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