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“Overall Good ”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #64 of 1,013 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was my first time returning to Carrabba's after several years. Our meals were excellent! We each had a specialty pasta and the serving was generous and full of flavor. I loved the house salad! They did seem to be having a little management / staffing issue that night. I could tell there was some drama with the servers but our server Bill maintained his composure.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I had a fabulous experience, for our anniversary. Great food! Great service! We will definitely be back very soon.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The 3 main ingredients of most successful Restaurants relate to:
- Quality
- Value
- Service
Carrabba’s unfortunately is questionable in all three of these ... Service being the one which mainly relies on the Server you have on the day who, in this case was OK, but her hands were tied somewhat by the establishment - so it would be unfair to criticise.
However it was all a bit too perfunctory but maybe this is part of the training?
So a Saturday evening after the peak time should be a reasonably good time to go.
The Meeter and Greeter was fine, although not a demanding role but nevertheless important.
Our Server was good and iced waters brought out whilst we made our Food and Wine Selection so so far so good.
The Wine at Carrabba’s is expensive, $32 was one of the lowest priced bottles available, which was passable.
The Food was reasonably good although the Spaghetti Bolognese had so much Spaghetti and so little Bolognese it was a great disappointment.
Had I been asked earlier into my eating experience I would have raised this point but alas this didn’t happen - so big plate of uneaten Spaghetti goes wasted and my experience marred.
At this time we also observe an “elderly” Lady send back her Steak for reasons we are not privileged to know but she was definitely unhappy.
Carrabba’s is part of a bigger chain including Outback Steakhouse so has some kind of formula but this isn’t about putting the customer/consumer at the heart of the experience - it’s more of a production line experience.
Fine if that’s what people want but not so fine if you want the personal touch.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is by far the best experience we have ever had at Carrabba's. We have been to Daytona location, Venice Florida location and tonight was our second time at the Tyrone location. We had a booth at the bar to have appetizers and wine....but after Jonathan explained the Amore Mondays to us, we had the Fettuccine Weesie along with all the items it comes with on Mondays. This waiter, Jonathan was the most friendly and professional waiter we have had in years. It was our pleasure to have him as our server and since we don't have Carrabba's in Canada, it was very much appreciated to be so well served. Thanks for being our server, Jonathan, you were awesome!!

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Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We love the Tyrone Carrabba's!! You can walk in at almost anytime and find a seat at the pasta bar! The service is always great and the food is delicious.

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