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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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5425 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34201-2012
+1 941-355-4116
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambiance was lovely and service top notch. Most amazing is their Chicken Bryan signature dish. Exceptional! I simply cannot wait to return the next time I travel to Sarasota.

Thank 1010Reggie
Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Carrabba's is a favorite of ours, my wife loves the Mahi wolf so we tried this one after moving to this area. It was a very disappointing visit. The mahi wolf was dry and ha no sauce, the filet was just plain tough, and the service was less than cordial. I understand busy and staff doing their best on a... More 

Thank Thomas C
Tampa Bay, Florida
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great management, great serving staff, especially Bethany, Danielle, Colin and Lina, fantastic Pork Chops and Chicken lasagna, hopefully, it will stay a permanent dish.

Thank JOE J
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best place in Sarasota, Gd food Gd atmosphere nice staff , near to siesta key beach Next time I am in town I will be here

Thank allenrobinson916
Sayville NY
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Has a very nice dining experience. Well prepared delicious food and very good service. Wait time was less then expected.

Thank Bouelvard
Peoria, Illinois
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed dinner and drinks. Great service. The only thing that we didn't like was being seated right next to the kitchen. It was very loud and a lot of activity. We asked to be moved and were moved to a quieter area. The food was hot when served. The salad and house dressing is sooo good. Wish Carrabbas... More 

Thank tirelady
Bradenton, Florida
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Carrabba's uses a Call Ahead "system" to manage crowds and seating - not a reservation system. I went online and "called ahead" for 7:30 pm. I arrived at the appointed time , saw people lingering outside the restaurant as well as in the entry area. I was told that it would be at least 20 minutes before a table would... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I had previously had a couple of good experiences at this chain. The service was friendly and professional, but the food was a mixed bag. Caprese appetizer was the highlight of the evening. After that it went downhill. Pasta was soft and tired, flavorful, but not well prepared. Desert was forgettable. I try to avoid chain restaurants and I will... More 

Thank Tim G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very pleasant meal with a very attentive waitress. Shrimp and scallop spiedino tasted really good and piping hot. Had nutella banana crostata on recommendation from server which proved to be just as good. Thanks Karyna H for making our experience so good.

Thank Hilary A H
Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

7 of us arrived for dinner. Seated quickly with a view of the kitchen. Lina was our assigned waitress. She was friendly, professional and extremely efficient. An excellent sense of humour. We were all very pleased with the delicious bread, olive oil and herbs. Our entrees all arrived together, and everyone was very pleased with their choices. Definitely a "go... More 

Thank FayeJacobson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?