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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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Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was traveling in the area for training. Not knowing any good local restaurants decided to stop by a chain restaurant we know and like. Bartender was great sold us a nice Chianti. Was extremely friendly. If in the area again will definitely go back. 4/11/17 JHK

Thank Jerry K
Central Islip, New York
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We tried Carrabba's after dining at Olive Garden and Vinnie's Mulberry Street and were kind of disappointed in Carrabba's. The food was good, but servings were small. The salad was small and they only gave you Italian bread with olive oil, no butter. The desserts were expensive.

1 Thank Mary S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We eat here for family dinners. The food is always great. One of our favorites is the shrimp scampi. I have quite a few favorites including the steak marsala, chicken parm, and pasta weesie with Shrimps and a butter sauce. Can't go wrong eating here there is something for everyone.

1 Thank Gina Marie G
New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Crowded, but not a long wait. Server was pleasant,food was delicious portions large took home some for lunch . Everyone seem to be enjoying their food families and or friends. Great evening out. They could use a lil less salt :(

Thank Janice G
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal here, service also ways very good, for a chain restaurant you cannot go wrong here for the price. Give it a shot !!

Thank John G
Sayville, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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...

1 Thank btcvsolo
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 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

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?