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“Italian Grill: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Ranked #16 of 156 Restaurants in Mason
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, TX USA
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125 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Italian Grill: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

The Good: attractive eatery in prime location with broad menu.

The Bad: Chicken Pollo Sorrento was listed as "new". Two pieces of dry chicken breast with something resembling a slab of white imitation cheese draped on top. The dish could not make the cut at a fast food eatery.

The Ugly: Broccoli looked and tasted like it had just floated to the surface from the Titanic. Limp, tasteless, cold as the North Atlantic and like the Titanic, a disaster.

Bottom line: Eat elsewhere on Mason Montgomery Rd--you can definitely do better than Carrabba's.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We love eating here at the counter by the kitchen so we can chat with the chefs. The food is good, and the service is always friendly and relaxed, even when they are slammed. They are happy to tell us what is great-- and not quite as great in their opinion.

  • Visited February 2014
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Leesburg, Ohio
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Should have went to Bravo's.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Unfortunately my experience at this Carrabba's was not good. We went for lunch during the week and the restaurant was just about empty. That should have been a tell tale sign that this is not a great restaurant. The receptionist and the waitress were unfriendly not just to us but I noticed also to the table behind us. I certainly did not feel welcome and should have walked out at that point. The food was hot but not great. My mahi was over-seasoned with salt and pepper; I couldn't even finish it. My wife said her panini was okay but would not order it again. The bathroom faucets and ceiling reminded me of a gas station bathroom. After the trip to the bathroom I took a look at the woodwork by our booth and noticed a layer of fuzz and dust.

We won't be back to this Carrabba's; we will go down the street to Bravo's.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mason, Ohio
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian Favorites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Family favorite for a great meal out. veal Marsala is very good as other pasta dishes. Very crowded on weekends.... Go early!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

The food was fine, nothing gourmet, just a heap of fairly good Italian-American grub. Our server, however, was great. The place was hopping but he was so friendly and relaxed we felt like the only people in the place. He was patient and recommended good dishes.

Visited February 2014
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