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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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20 N Research Pl, Central Islip, NY 11722-4457
+1 631-232-1070
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sayville, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our disappointment in the Smithtown restaurant, we thought we were done with Carrabba's. However, based on the excellent comments from some friends, we decided to give it another go. We were not disappointed! The appetizer size - was back! The bread with the olive oil - was back! The entrees were fabulous along with the offer of grated cheese... More 

Thank Eve W
Central Islip, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went to local carrabas in central islip The service was good food was great New manager came to say hello Always a place to have a good meal!!!

Thank srak43
Central Islip, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

great food great atmosphere. the staff was great. Food was great. It is kid friendly which I loved. highly recomend

Thank Cbrito
Pensacola, Florida
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The waiter was a good one. The pork tenderloin was so under cooked I think I heard it squeal. Glad I could fill up on the appetizers -which were decent- but this was by far the worst experience I have ever had at a Carrabas. I'll stick with the local, non-chain establishments when in the area from now on...

Thank btcvsolo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend. We haven't been there in a while my friend was just dying for the mussels and apparently they changed the recipe. She was very disappointed. I called the manager over who was very kind and asked him why they changed the recipe and he said he didn't know he asked my friend if she... More 

Thank Barbara S
Babylon, New York
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A confession- Other people's kids, especially ones we don't know, lose their cuteness very quickly. So my wife and I, both retired, try to think of something to do away from the house on Halloween. This year, a movie matinee and dinner filled the bill. Many places are closed Mondays, but Carrabba's features "Amore Monday" specials. On top of that,... More 

Thank pstoehr
Miller Place, New York
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Previously unfamiliar with this restaurant, but very pleasantly surprised. Every consideration, food choices, prep and presentation were very good, decor pleasant and clean, service was very good and reasonable pricing. This is definitely a choice in dining out which will be at the top of my list.

2 Thank Deneen G
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well took the wife out, This place is very nice food was very good for a chain restaurant. Our server was right on top of everything. And extremely polite. Even the hostess was pleasant. And if you have read my other reviews you know service is key with us. The wife had fettuccine Carrabba well done good size portion. I... More 

1 Thank Arthur R
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Hostess very nice got seated right away. Nobody came over to take drink or food order . Waited about 10min turned around employees standing around in. a conversation with each other walked by 3 on the way out didn't even acknowledged me. My first and last time at restaurant.

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

This isn't how things should be. 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 - Central Islip, NY". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Smithtown, New York
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

All of the Carrabba's Italian Grills have the same menu, so the service is what then makes the difference. At this location, the service is generally good. However, I must say that unfortunately we will not be eating at any Carrabba's in the future because there is just TOO MUCH SALT in their foods. This is unfortunate because we do... More 

Thank paulaA4400BU

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Research Pl, Central Islip, NY 11722-4457
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Central Islip
  • Phone Number: +1 631-232-1070

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