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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
+1 863-646-2518
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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Massillon, Ohio
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388 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I've been visiting this Carrabba's location for years. We have always had good service and the food is delicious (altho we were a little disappointed with the steaks we ordered recently - we're going to stick to the chicken bryan or chicken marsala or fett alfredo from now on). The only thing we don't understand is why the waiting room... More 

Thank Andrea B
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Carrabba's is a fantastic restaurant and we love their food! Our favorites are the Chicken Marsala, Chicken Bryan, Fettucine Alfredo, Prosciutto wrapped Pork Tenderloin. Their Caesar Salads are always fresh and their Bread and Herbs for dipping is always a treat!

Thank Donna H
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Carrabba's used to be a good option for a decent chain place. Not anymore, at least not the one on South Florida in Lakeland. Not on my last two visits. Now it is more like Olive Garden (yuk). The food is not vey good. A tiny, dried out salad. If an Italian restaurant doesn't have good meatballs, well then, that... More 

Thank andrew p
Mulberry, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I, along with another couple went to dinner here on Thursday 12/29. We had a "coupon" for a free appetizer but the one we ordered the waiter said they were sold out of. Really, at 4:30? Then he said quietly they forgot to make it. Oh well, we ordered something else. I ordered the main course along... More 

Thank Ernest L
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to eat especially at the bar, happy hour time makes for good drinks and affordable appetizers and small plates, enough to make a meal.The atmosphere is good and the service is great.Good for couples,families or singles.Prices are average for this area and this type of restaurant .

Thank Rebecca H
Lakeland, Florida
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384 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I always drive by this place and never go in. I decided to place a take out order. They spaghetti and meat sauce where very good, and my husband had spaghetti as well with meatballs and sausage added to it. We will go back.

Thank Ellie W
Nashville, Tennessee
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637 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

monday night - they have a $12.95 deal - excellent...soup, dinner, desert. sat at the bar - waiter was nice but talking to others and not paying much attention. i'll eat here again...

Thank TravelManSouth
Central Florida, Florida
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Carrabba's Italian Grill has long been a favorite of ours, and most are well serviced and on their game. And so is the case with the Grill in Lakeland... most times. On this trip, however, our call-ahead was answered by either a distracted or disinterested hostess as she was far too quick to pass us to her salutation; in fact,... More 

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

Ciao, This is definitely not like us. 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 - Lakeland, FL". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Lake Charles, LA
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Went with family and everyone had an amazing meal...from children's pizza, fresh grilled fish, to shrimp and scallop spiedino. Service was very good; wait staff was efficient and very friendly. Located in the southern part of Lakeland, it is not easily reached by travelers along I-4, but you can take the Polk Parkway to get close.

Thank Bobcat00
Charleston, WV
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203 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our family stopped at Carrabba's in Lakeland on our way from Bradenton to Orlando, because we know Carrabba's is always going to be high-quality food our entire family will enjoy. The Lakeland location was no exception. Great food, great service (actually went above and beyond... and it was so outstanding I will write a letter directly to the company giving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 4829 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-646-2518

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?