I took a dear friend of mine for lunch and we thoroughly enjoy the ambiance and th great service. Great all around.
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My husband and I always start with the mussels which are the best we've ever had; love to dip the sliced bread in the mussel juice - delicious! I also always order a chocolate martini (no one makes a better one.) My husband ordered the rib eye with asparagus and roasted potatoes. I had Stuffed Shrimp Mandola. Both dishes were... More
Johnny Carrabba - you need to visit your restaurant. This place and all the Original places were the best. But, salty pasta, a Johnny Rocco salad that had seen better days...it is not the same place. The atmosphere was great. The wait staff - not so great but pretty full of themselves. But, they aren't the reason we visit and... More
Hello! Thank you for your review. We take every review, positive or negative, seriously and yours stood out significantly and we wanted to address it. We are sorry that your experience was not satisfactory. We do have a strong family presence as Rose Carrabba, Johnny's mother, is in the restaurant Monday-Friday from approximately 9am-4pm. It is our understanding that you... More
I have many take out options in Houston. For Italian, the best, by far, is @ Carrabba's. We call in our order, and 25 minutes later, I pick it up in a special area. I am greeted by one of their waiters, who then takes my credit card and then returns with our order and my bill. Easy and quite... More
Good italian food. Waiters and staff try to talk a lot of italina to the guests. Crowded on weekends. Clean restrooms and a little bit short an beer selections, But the rest is OK. Good service at reasonable prices!
Carrabbas used to be an institution. It used to be iconic. It used to be the New Houston. Sadly, it's a shadow of its former self. It's the Sony Walkman of established Houston restaurants; and there are others. The food is OK; though way expensive. The big issue is the ambiance. It's the 80s brown on top of brown look.... More
We go at this place about twice a year with friends couples, it is EVERY TIME a great dining experience. Very good service, efficient and helpful, Dining room with great and select atmosphere, Meals are delicious and not that expensive regarding the high level of the food. Wine list is easy to read, not too long but offers a good... More
The usual Pizza's salads, thick lamb chops, all good, with solid sized drinks and very attentive and good service. I go there for the Minestrone, a good bowl of the tasty healthy and restorative broth, it is delicious, filling and feel light
PRO's: This Carrabba's "Original" is still owned by the Carrabba family and is not part of national chain. We have eaten here for two decades and know the dishes well. This week we decided to pickup some favorites for home. We ordered Carrabba salad, Fiorucci salad, a Margherita Pizza, Tagliarini Picchi Pacchu for pickup. They were all dependable, very good... More
Although we have had many enjoyable experiences, our recent visit was very unpleasant for our Italian taste buds... We had to return the "COZZE IN BIANCO" (bad smell and taste) and even the substituted "SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS" did not meet expectations (may have been the lingering smell and taste...). The wife (she rarely complains about Italian food...) had a pasta... More
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