Delicious and Inviting.
Italian food doesn't always agree with my stomach. Unlike Olive Garden, Carrabba's is different in many ways. The atmosphere is inviting, ambient and fast service. I love the fact that there is an open kitchen in the back, because some chain restaurants microwave their food. Surprising, right?
Anyways, when I first went there, I was expecting a long line. However, we were seated very fast and our waitress was very nice to us. We ended up giving her a huge tip because the food was delicious and she was such a sweetheart. It was a busy night and she was working so hard to meet our needs.
When it comes to Italian chain restaurants, you will not find better. Service is good, nice ambiance, and food is as tasty as it gets. Great flavor - the spicy chicken soup, and veal marsala is especial good.
I've always wanted to go here and I finally got a chance and I actually loved it! I thought it would be something like an Olive Garden, nothing special, but everything we tried was amazing. They give you bread and olive oil with spices to begin with and the bread alone is fresh, warm and delicious. The soup was tasty, very filling and the Calamari was excellent. The breading on the calarmari was the best I've ever tried. And for an entree I had the scallops and shrimp, you only get about 8 of them, but they are huge and taste amazing. Very filling and the customer service was helpful and talkative. All of the waitor's recommendations were as great as he said they would be.