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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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332 Rockwood Rd, Arden, NC 28704-8514
+1 828-654-8411
11:00 - 22:00
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Arden, North Carolina
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service, atmosphere, and food are top notch. Their ceaser salad is the best I've ever had and the bread is just the right amount of crusty, I prefer their real butter over the oil and herbs. The chicken parmigian is my favorite but the ravioli with the creamy tomatoe sauce is a close second.

Thank dstarr10
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What makes this Carrabba's so awesome is the management. They always visit your table and ask how your dining experience is going. They do not wait till they end, the stop by at the start or after your food is delivered. They want you to feel at home and have a great experience. Ashley one of the managers always makes... More 

Thank Jarrod M
Franklin, North Carolina
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can have something besides spaghetti or noodles at Carraba's. The Pork Chop Marsala with mushrooms is TO DIE FOR! I always get it with the garlic mashed potatoes and with a nice wine, it is fantastic. So if you don't feel like spaghetti, there is always the good pork chop.

Thank Judith H
Mills River, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Carrabbas is always consistent with their quality and service. They have started having specials which are a great value. When we go out of town and are in the vacinity of Carrabbas, we know we will get a good meal there.

Thank boblilwarren
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Service was very good - attentive but not overbearing. The food was very good too and delivered promptly. I wouldn't say the ambience was overpowering - a little too dark for me for a drop in restaurant - not a place you'd go for a romantic dinner. It was quiet enough for good conversation between couples without having to strain... More 

Thank mcallan1
Brevard, North Carolina
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We came from Florida where this was one of our favorite places to eat. We came here four years ago and thought we had found another great place. First two years were good and they started playing with some of their signature dishes. The quality of the food and service have declined to the point of no return. Not sure... More 

Thank Carbill12
Statesville, North Carolina
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223 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were visiting from out of town and had a gift card to Carrabbas. We have been to several of them in different cities, so we knew what to expect. This experience was no different from our other ones, everything was great. It was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday evening and we were put on a wait list. They have... More 

Thank dclmom34
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to Carrabas. Our first experience was curbside take out and it was great. Tonight we took our daughters boyfriend out for his birthday and the food was Terrible. The oversized meatball and chicken Parmesan was burned. I had fettuccini Alfredo and it was not edible, the noodles were so overcooked that they stuck together in... More 

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

Hello, We're sad to hear about the disappointment. We'd like to review this further. Please send me an email to homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "Trip Advisor Review - Hendersonville, NC". We can then correspond over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This used to be a special treat once a month. That new stuffed meatball was very dry and crumbly. The salad was half the size I used to get. The BOGO pasta dish had a weird bad taste. As always, another of my favorite chain restaurants has taken a dive. Seems most or all of them are using prepackaged foods... More 

Thank GypsyTrip11
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

It was very busy when we went. They have practically no waiting area. Had to wait outside in the dark and cold. Outdoor lighting was burned out so seemed even colder. Entree portions small, expensive and not very tasty. Waitress seemed surprised that we weren't rude and she was pleasant. Other than that, just not a fun experience.

Thank Kendrick W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 332 Rockwood Rd, Arden, NC 28704-8514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-654-8411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?