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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 - 21:00
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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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Sarasota, Florida
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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313 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 20 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
Tampa Bay, Florida
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great management, great serving staff, especially Bethany, Danielle, Colin and Lina, fantastic Pork Chops and Chicken lasagna, hopefully, it will stay a permanent dish.

Thank JOE J
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best place in Sarasota, Gd food Gd atmosphere nice staff , near to siesta key beach Next time I am in town I will be here

Thank allenrobinson916
Sayville NY
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Has a very nice dining experience. Well prepared delicious food and very good service. Wait time was less then expected.

Thank Bouelvard
Peoria, Illinois
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed dinner and drinks. Great service. The only thing that we didn't like was being seated right next to the kitchen. It was very loud and a lot of activity. We asked to be moved and were moved to a quieter area. The food was hot when served. The salad and house dressing is sooo good. Wish Carrabbas... More 

Thank tirelady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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?