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Carrabba's Italian Grill

5425 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34201-2012
+1 941-355-4116
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (24 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5425 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34201-2012
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit, ordered glass of wine, stepped away for call, returned to bar, tasted wine and asked for a birthday dessert drink. Two minutes later followed up with bartender and told "not happening". The manager, a local kid whose "father you (should) know" confronted my...More

Thank jessie j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great salads, great bread, great pasta, the Fettuccini Weesie was just succulent, Their Lasagna was just perfection with all the meat sauce and cheese your heart desires.

Thank JOE J
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It's been a while since we had eaten at Carrabbas but we decided to we would dine there last week. We arrived at 6.15 to take advantage of the Happy Hour which ended at 7pm when we were last there. Our server Kristine advised us...More

Thank Churchbridge
Carrabbas, Guest Relations Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, This is not at all the service or experience we want for you. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - N. Sarasota". We can then correspond...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great salads, great pasta, excellent pork chops, and their back room is just a great place to stay away from the busier bar and main dining rooms areas.

Thank JOE J
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I am a dining rewards member and usually love Carrabba's service and food quality. but today was different. It was a Sunday around 5 with about half the restaurant empty. We ordered the special which was buy a spaghetti and meatballs and get one to...More

1  Thank dogbert33
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hello, This isn't how we wanted your visit to turn out. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - North Sarasota". We can then correspond directly over email....More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I contacted Carrabbas to cater a dinner following my mother's funeral. Given my hectic work and travel schedule on top of planning for my mom's service, Cheyanne made herself available outside her normal work hours and even communicated with her personal cell phone. She helped...More

Thank ckb2000
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Carrabba's always does well with quality of food and service. On a recent visit we had a normal order for us which was the Rigatoni Martino and the Tuscan Grilled Chicken. Both meals were hot, fresh, and tasty. We don't do many chain restaurants, but...More

Thank Crispy12
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I walked in the front door on a Monday to inquire about having a party of 30 for dinner that same Wednesday for an unspecified time following a softball game! I was immediately greeted by Laura when I entered and asked how she could help...More

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We split an order of calamari which which larger than expected and nicely cooked. It was a bit peppery but tender. We also split an order of pasta and it was so delicious. The service was very good. I will come back again for sure!

Thank KatherineD4444
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our first visit in 1999 became our favorite that week. We thought it was one of a kind, and as we quickly learned they are an excellent chain. Food, and service are still very good.

Thank bonitabuffalo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what time is happy hour and can we use the $10 bonus card on the monday dinner special
13 July 2015|
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Response from NKH1944 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the answer to either question. I suggest calling the restaurant or try their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5425 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34201-2012
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-4116
  • E-mail
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