Carrabba's Italian Grill - Reston

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill is an Italian Restaurant founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. Offering authentic Italian cuisine passed down from our founders' family recipes, Carrabba's uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh, made-to-order dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, guests can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria, Wood-Fire Grilled Steak, and classic Italian Pasta dishes in a welcoming, contemporary atmosphere.
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S
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Carrabba’s Chicken Paul. So yummy and I can can only eat half of it. Great leftover!

JJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant is dirty
Salad greens were frozen, did not taste good
Items were substituted without informing diners of the change ahead of time
Food was cold
They were sweeping up around our table
Waiter did try his best

N
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came in to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and the staff were very nice. We have received a special treat as a gift- a bottle of Prosecco. We also took advantage of the $10 special for the take home dinner. We definitely recommend and cannot wait to return.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Negative(s):
- Ordered two Peroni beers, but only received one, as the keg apparently ran out (and there was no more?); So had to get an alternative.
- Ordered two scampi damian dishes, and both had a lot of pepper/spices in them... Way too much, which made it a bit overwhelming and hot. I'll still eat the leftovers, but strongly recommend the cook(s) cut back on the amount of pepper/spices used, if possible.

Positive(s):
- All other food items were delicious!
- Food was served hot and fresh!
- Waiter was quick and friendly (though he seemed a bit new).

This was my second time at this location. While we had a couple issues with the scampi damian dishes (which we did not voice to our waiter), I will still go back.

BM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don't make a reservation here, it only ends up putting you on a waiting list. The hostess knew nothing about this only commented "we don't take reservations". You do get notified in the fine print in the confirmation email. But seriously, select a reservation time only to get put on a list? Much better local Italian food in the area, this chain is off my list for good!

G
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed on our last visit. Pasta was overdone; not al dente. We informed waitress. No feedback from kitchen. Service was slower than normal. We may return.

FM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I would give them a second chance as it has always been my favorite restaurant when I lived in Florida. Food was not as good as I am used to. Waiter did not bring requested items to our table until asked twice.

S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good and relatively quick but service was very slow.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a nice place to eat. The zucchini fries had too much oil. The service allowed us to change for soup.

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a solid meal and efficient service

D
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious as I had the spaghetti and meatballs in a meat sauce. I paired it with an Italian salad and Pierre sparkling water. My wife had a dark Italian wine and ravioli. She also had the chicken soup. We enjoyed the ambiance and service. Our waitress was quite good and ensured we wanted or needed nothing, we will return to this well run restaurant again.

NB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Soup was passable: not many veggies in it and they were overcooked rather than fresh. Main courses were okay but couldn't pass for fresh and authentic Italian food. Service was fine. Overall, dinner was okay but disappointing as I remember Carrabba's food tasting much better in the past.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Thanks for handling our large group. Waiter was very efficient.

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food came way too quick, had the appetizer, salad and entree all at the same time. Food was OK but things like the broccoli was mush and the mash potatoes had way too much garlic. Prices were not too bad but not worth the poor food.

L
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion !! Great food... great service... for sure a 10+

DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always reliable service and excellent food

MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music too loud. Can't hear my conversation. Thank you.