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Carrabba's - The Original on Voss

1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
+1 713-468-0868
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“cozze” (2 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian
$$ - $$$
1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I visited this Carrabba's I did not realize that it was an original until I got inside. The restaurant is definitely more upscale than the chain locations. However, the menu is quite a bit smaller, portions are smaller, and the bill is...More

Thank StephOliver17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always friendly family oriented. Fresh food always. Excellent service. What else could you want. Oh prices are reasonable compared to portions.

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch was amazing due to impeccable service and tasty food. Only complaint is that the salads were over dressed. Minestrone tasted homemade and the pasta was cooked perfectly.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Visiting Houston i took a somewhat mobility restricted ex colleague for supper and was most impressed with the service, ambiance and food Parking OK and we ended up with a nice table in the window. My colleague is very familiar with Carrabba's and eats here...More

Thank andrew p
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Good lunch excellent food wait staff was tremendous, food was very tasty nice spice or kick to it. A Must have

Thank Mediconfyre
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, we even took dessert back to our hotel. We will definitely go back when we're in Houston.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I took a dear friend of mine for lunch and we thoroughly enjoy the ambiance and th great service. Great all around.

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I always start with the mussels which are the best we've ever had; love to dip the sliced bread in the mussel juice - delicious! I also always order a chocolate martini (no one makes a better one.) My husband ordered the...More

Thank Kitty B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Johnny Carrabba - you need to visit your restaurant. This place and all the Original places were the best. But, salty pasta, a Johnny Rocco salad that had seen better days...it is not the same place. The atmosphere was great. The wait staff - not...More

Thank RMCHouston
Loren A, Public Relations Manager at Carrabba's - The Original on Voss, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We take every review, positive or negative, seriously and yours stood out significantly and we wanted to address it. We are sorry that your experience was not satisfactory. We do have a strong family presence as Rose Carrabba, Johnny's...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have many take out options in Houston. For Italian, the best, by far, is @ Carrabba's. We call in our order, and 25 minutes later, I pick it up in a special area. I am greeted by one of their waiters, who then takes...More

1  Thank Joe W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$49
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-468-0868
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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.