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“Good food, service dicey”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #138 of 2,026 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
St.Augustine
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good food, service dicey”
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We pop into this restaurant occasionally to dine at the bar. They have done some remodeling, which is tasteful. My husband had the mussels, which were delicious. I had the soup de jour, sausage lentil, which was equally delicious. Our server was in attentive and had to be reminded to bring bread, my husband's second beer. He did not bring us salt and pepper. They were not all this busy so no excuse.

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All around great!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

From the time we walked in their door, to the time we left, we were made to feel welcomed. The food was wonderful, especially their seafood pasta dish. It contained way more seafood than I have ever gotten in a so-called seafood dish.

Visited July 2012
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Westerly, RI
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent!!!”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our meal on the fourth of July. Larry our server was excellent, the food was outstanding, and one of the managers (Vinny) greeted us and checked on us a couple of times, which was very impressive.

Overall, great food, exceptional service, good price! Can't go wrong at Carrabba's.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Always good”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

friendly wait staff and great food never been dissapointed

Visited June 2012
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Veracruz, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Long wait outside, but not for us”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Showed on the typical Saturday evening looking for food without the "30 minute" wait that's always at least 45 minutes. So we asked about sitting at the crowded bar, which was full, and the hostess tells us about sitting kitchenside. At first I wasn't a fan but after the service was prompt, I started enjoying the experience.

There are four seats that flank both sides of the kitchen service area. These seats are first come first serve, and you can see all the food being made to order.

Our food was HOT, and delicious, as Italian food is hard to do wrong. Our service was prompt. The thing we enjoyed most was that we were curiously fascinated by watching ten or so cooks, rhythmically prepare food for an entire dinning room full of people.

The atmosphere in this establishment is trendy upscale modern. It's looks nice not like a cheese pasta place stuck in the 90's. The atmosphere in those special seats was even better.

I would definately recommend to
a friend, do as we did, ask about Kitchenside dinning.

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