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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 - 22:00
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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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 that the Happy Hour now finishes at 6.30. She further explained that it only include... More 

Thank Churchbridge
Tampa Bay, Florida
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 take home. Well first they had no bread ready in the restaurant. We waited for... More 

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Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

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. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 me think through the menu without ordering too much food and everything was just perfect.... More 

Thank ckb2000
Sarasota, Florida
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153 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 we do like Carrabba's on University. Our server was friendly and made sure our water... More 

Thank Crispy12
Sarasota, Florida
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 me. I explained what I wanted to do and she said it would be her... More 

Thank Gretchen M
Guelph, Canada
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
bonita springs fl
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319 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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
Appleton, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?