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Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby

3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
+1 713-522-3131
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“cappelletti” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled into the car park and had valet service to park, a small tip got the car back. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant and there was plenty of staff on hand to help. We ordered the main course but this...More

Thank JaneH55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, great atmosphere, great food. The original Carrabba's is, quite simply, what a modern, upscale Italian restaurant should be. Still paying homage to its heritage this restaurant encapsulates the traditional heart of Italian cuisine while maintaining a strong presence in modern-day, inner city dining....More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing beats the original Carrabba's for Italian dining. This place bustles with a lively atmosphere so prepare to wait. The fried calamari and shrimp appetizer is a greater starter, and the mozzarella sticks are perfectly breaded with a soft cheesy center. The spedini di mare...More

Thank Gerald P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A fabulous mid range upscale Italian eatery. Been coming here since the early 90's when Johnny Carabba served you at the table. Try the Tomahawk steak, advertised special on Tuesday, but generally available any day of the week. A 30oz long bone in Wagyu Ribeye...More

Thank Nigel O
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We live in a time of take-out and expect it to be good. This is the second time we have had issues with Carrabas's take - out. The first time I ordered a clam pasta returning home only to discover there were no clams. When...More

Thank Margaret G
Loren A, Public Relations Manager at Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi, Margaret G., Thank you for your review. We are very sorry for your experience. We have not built our business over the past 30 years by treating our customers this way. Please let us know if you would be willing to talk to our...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I have been going to Carrabba's for many years. The food is always well prepared and the service is snappy. For a quiet room for either a meeting or a romantic evening, I would suggest the wine room.

Thank berylv2017
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I hadn't eaten at a Carrabbas for many years because of the inferior quality. The "original" was suggested by a client as being different and better because the owner is in charge. I'd remembered the minestrone soup and ordered it along with the pork chops....More

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This has always been our favorite Carrabba's and we've been coming here for years. I've always loved their bread, and we were surprised to see that they changed it to something that was not near as good. I ordered my favorite dish that was pasta...More

Thank priluc
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I had the Pasta Weesie. The Flavors were unbelievable and the homemade fettuccini was delectable. Go early as it is crowded on a Saturday night--and bring your appetite!

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I really enjoyed my stay with friends at your place. Very good! Also the service was attentive. Try the Bellini's

Thank thomaso900
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-3131
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On December 26, 1986, The Original Carrabba's opened its doors. Today, Johnny Carrabba and his family are proud that the two original locations on Kirby Drive and Voss Road remain family owned and operated neighborhood restaurants. What makes us unique are the quality ingredients that go into each dish along with our lively and warm dining experiences. At The Original Carrabba's, we have an open kitchen and we take enormous pride in our food. Our pizza dough is made fresh every day and our pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning oven. We fillet our own fish daily, make fresh homemade pasta, and we even hand stuff our own signature Cappelletti. Even our fresh milk mozzarella is hand made. Our steaks, chops and seafood are all cooked over a wood-burning grill. Johnny's father, Mr. C. still mixes his own secret spices and makes his own Italian sausage for our restaurants. The Original Carrabba's on Kirby Drive and Voss Road is where people come together to eat, celebrate, share stories, share meals and share many laughs and memories. We look forward to you and your family joining us at our table.
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