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“Always Consistent”

Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby
Ranked #95 of 8,357 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Description: 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.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I know that this is one of only a couple of the Carrabba's that is still owned by Johnny Carrabba...and it shows. Its always consistent and the food quality and service tops the non Johnny owned restaurants.

Thank Montecore1
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We dined at Carrabba's saturday night for a friend's birthday. the restaurant was very crowded & loud. we were given a menu which I looked over then looked over again. most of the pasta dishes are either alfredo or some other type of cream sauce. not really much to choose from. I ended up ordering the brick chicken. what I got was a piece of chicken with bone smashed to an inch of its life. this should have been boneless or not smashed as this made it more difficult to eat.
very very loud. if you wish to dine with friends avoid this restaurant as your conversations will be difficult.
I would like to write something positive, but there are so many restaurant's in Houston this is a place to avoid...if you have kids this may be a good place as they will enjoy the sweet food and any screaming will not cause a problem.

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Thank michaelluna
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoy this particular Carrabba's. Meals and service are consistently very good. The Chicken Bryan with the fontina cheese is great. Any of the pasta dishes are excellent. You can't go wrong with this long time established Houston family restaurant.

Thank rsrios101st
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We visited the restaurant on a Friday night for my brother's birthday. There were 13 in our party and the service was amazing. Dante L. kept our glasses full and the entree's were on the table in no time at all. As usual the chef's did a great job. I highly recommend this location.

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Thank Jayo W
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Carrabba's is always a very Good restaurant, but it has gotten so Loud, you can't eat there anymore. Almost impossible to talk to your party at your table.

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