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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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3021 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1734
+1 352-692-0083
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16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service always good, though some cannot fathom eating at a chain. A bit noisy at times, and evenings can get very busy since this location is near UF, but they manage to get you seated quickly. Parking can be a problem on busy nights also, so just be patient!

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Thank EALGator
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow, slow service. Waited 45 minutes for food after ordering. When we got the food is was warm not hot. Bathroom door is sticky. The room is messy and was out of towels. I've eaten there before and it was okay but it has gone downhill. I don't think it was just a bad waiter.

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Thank Daniel B
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good my wife had Lasagna and I had rigatoni. Menu selection seemed a little sparse. Service was about what I would have expected from a chain restaurant good but not spectacular. Prices were higher than the equivalent meal at some non chain restaurants in the area.

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Thank Richard M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on way back from South Florida and enjoyed dinner there. Had very good service and food was very good. This is our second time at this restaurant and will return next time in area.

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Thank Dan B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of travel, we stopped in for late night dinner. The food was excellent and the small bite plates were exactly what we needed. The sausage stuffed mushrooms were hot and delicious. They paired well with the house salad. Our server was friendly and helpful. Sadly, the ambiance was spoiled a little when an overzealous employee ran the... More 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carrabba's is my favorite chain restaurant but won't go back to this one. Any other Carrabba's that I've been to has been very accommodating when I ask if I can get half an appetizer if I'm there solo. The waiter just said no. All other Carrabba's will give me Ricardo sauce. The waiter just said no. I looked on the... More 

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Thank CathiB50
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Lobster Ravioli was served to me dry, but when I requested more sauce it was brought out and it was good, my husband's Alfredo was served dry as well but his pasta was all stuck together in a few big clumps and a little extra sauce was not going to help that. He even tried to separate them some... More 

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Thank Desiree M
Silver Springs, Florida
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448 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were in Gainesville recently to attend a play at The Hippodrome, and decided to eat at Carrabba's. We had a very pleasant experience. My wife love spaghetti and meat sauce, so she opted for the new Meatball Magnifico. She loved it. I tried the new Salmon Cetriolini. I loved the fresh flavor of the cucumber, tomato, dill and white... More 

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Pottstown, PA
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We used to come all the time but it's really gone down hill. I was lied to by a server saying they didn't have ginger ale. I knew they did because I had gotten it there before. I told him I thought it came from the bar, he told me he'd ask them and then returned saying nope. Manager happened... More 

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Thank Crmsnrose4
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Hello, We're so sorry your visit turned out this way. We always want your food and service to be spectacular. 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 - Gainesville, FL". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Inverness, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Have been eating in Carrabba's in Brooksville, Florida for a few years and have had great food and service, consistently. This one in Gainesville, Fla was not on par with the other; bland food, cold food and not much sympathy from the waiter or manager...Will not be going back!

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

Hello, We're very sorry we let you down with the food and service. 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 - Gainesville". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3021 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-692-0083

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