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“Always seem to enjoy Carrabbas”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #8 of 462 Restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Always seem to enjoy Carrabbas”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Seems no matter what location Carrabbas is one of the best of chain Italian Restaurants i've gone to, and living in the south philadelphia area we are picky about our Italian. But i find Carrabbas great not only its italian fare but just love some of the other dishes most especially their Chicken Bryan.. its like something i can be out on a desert island with for a month and i wouldn't complain..they also serve the Bryan in combination w/another item. Desserts are really good..love the dipping sauce and bread..not like the dried up garlic bread at Olive Garden. I give it between a vg to excellent rating.

  • Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Connecticut
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great meal watching the cooks do their magic”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I sat at the counter by the kitchen, which was the perfect place for a solo traveler to eat, and no wait at prime time on Saturday night. The efficiency and efficiency of the guys getting the food out was amazing. Clearly, they like what they are doing, and are good at it. The sign of a well run restaurant.

I was apprehensive about the food. I am a native Houstonian, and had countless meals at the original Carrabba's restaurants long before it became a chain. The menu with photos was a bit chainlike. But the food was great, and mostly true to the original. The only nitpicky comment I had was that the cheese on top of the ceasar salad was not freshly grated- had the consistency of the store bought grated stuff. The cheese was cold, too, so it lost some of the flavor.

Other than that small item, I was extremely impressed. The Chicken Bryan was great. The bread with olive oil was yummy.

I noticed they were doing a lot of take out business. Obviously, the locals take advantage of the fact that they emphasize take out service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great service and great prices”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love the atmosphere and friendliness of the restaurant. My husband and I love to go here on a Friday evening...great place to eat some really good food and relax. The management is fantastic...walking around and making sure the guests are enjoying the food. They accept call ahead seating rather than reservations.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank seashell55
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Glass in the bottom of our drink glass.
String in one bowl of soup, and a piece of plastic in the other.
That was it we then asked for our check, paid and left.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mixam47
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allentown,pa
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A decent chain”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

There's nothing wrong with this restaurant. Food is fine, beer is cold and atmosphere is comfortable. It's not cheap but the price is reasonable.

Visited January 2014
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