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Carrabba's Italian Grill


5312 New Hope Commons Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-5950
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Photo of jay roger jay roger
Mar 17, 2019 5

The lamb chops and bread pudding were awesome!! Great service and atmosphere. The manager was nice and checked on our table. Justin was an excellent server. We will definitely be coming back!

Photo of Sylvia M. Sylvia M.
Jun 24, 2019 5

My favorite Italian restaurant! I’ve tried almost all of the dishes and love them all lol! Great portions and service and the manager always checks on our table every time we visit. I definitely recommend!

Photo of Ömer’in Maceraları Ömer’in Maceraları
Apr 20, 2019 5

If you don’t have traditional Italian restaurant in your neighborhood, Carrabba’s Italian grill is your best option. Delicious food and tasty drink options. This place appears to be good for romantic dinners and meetings. Clean.

Photo of Yvonne Riley Yvonne Riley
Apr 19, 2019 4

Strawberry rose sangria and bloody mary to drink. Stuffed mushrooms, calamari, wings, and mozzarella sticks for appetizers, and lobster ravioli as an entree. Bread with olive oil and herbs, of course! Food and drinks - delicious; service- impeccable! I live close so will definitely return.

Photo of Harry Porthouse Harry Porthouse
Jun 8, 2019 4

Excellent menu, which they always keep new. The food is always hot and delicious. I just wish they were open for lunch during the week.

Photo of Daniel Ace Daniel Ace
Mar 15, 2019 4

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The prices are fair considering the quality of the food plus the size of the portions. The only reason for four stars is price. This is not an any weekend place. This is for special occasions. Be careful of your budget eating here.

Photo of Justin Klenke Justin Klenke
Mar 26, 2019 3

The restaurant was clean and the service was good. I like the romantic atmosphere but it seemed like it needs a bit of a freshen up, new bright table cloths and refinishing the booths would go along way. The booths are pretty tight as if to fit more in limited space.I got the classic lasagna unfortunately tested like it was cooked the day before and reheated.. arrived barely warm yet the bottom was burned.

Photo of Yien Liao Yien Liao
Apr 4, 2022 5

Elegant place with tasty food! They have recommendation for wine/cocktail pairing for meals. The menu also rotates between seasons. Will definitely visit again!

Photo of Mahamat Khalid Mahamat Khalid
Apr 8, 2022 5

It was lovely experience coming all the way from state college for a track meet in Durham. However, I visited this restaurant and order my pasta it was outstanding honestly!! It is the best pasta I’ve had so far since I got here in United State. From a foreign point of view. To add more, it was so good until my head got so heavy that is where I know this food is very excellent cooked and delicious. Also, the service was very professional and lovely people. Just wow! Highly recommended!

Photo of William Mack William Mack
Feb 25, 2022 5

Very good flavors and ambience. I especially loved the wood fired grill they were using! Drinks were excellent. Salad and bread is fresh! Pugliese pasta was awesome

Photo of Denise Raines Denise Raines
Jan 26, 2022 3

Clean and friendly staff. The food was average. The waitress seemed distracted. No refills for drinks.... Brought check without pen to sign. Ask for one and had to wait some time for it. Thought we was going to have to go to our car to find one.

Photo of CA Henderson CA Henderson
Oct 4, 2021 4

The pasta was pretty good and the salad was okay. Service was efficient as it needed to be. The atmosphere is very good. I may have chosen the wrong dish because the pasta was kinda par for the course. But overall everything else was first rate. 👍

Photo of Rick Lotozynski Rick Lotozynski
Jan 7, 2022 5

My wife and i went and sat outside, food was great! Waiter was even better! Ask for "Cash" (The waiters nick name, they wont give you money:) ) very pleasant, attentive and conversation/joking around was fun as he is real people! made for a pleasant dinner.

Photo of Tassia Whitman Tassia Whitman
Aug 31, 2021 5

Went with my friends late night and lemme tell y'all this, was it was wonderful! We waited a while for our extremely handsome server Brad. But he was dealing with a very large ratchet party! The manager came and got our drink order and apps, Which was awesome. The customer service was 100% the food was 100% and my peach sangria was 1000% the bar tender labon was awesome. Definitely 5 stars, Thanks for a great experience.

Photo of Richard Rorrer Richard Rorrer
Aug 12, 2021 5

Excellent food, service was perfect. Great atmosphere. Manager came around just to check on us. Great experience

Photo of Melissa Porter Melissa Porter
Jun 20, 2021 5

I'm a sucker for the chicken marsala. The chicken was grilled to perfection. I had the garlic mashed potatoes as the side, so it was a perfect match. We were there at lunchtime on a Saturday so it wasn't too busy. Our server took good care of us, and we were there a couple of hours talking and catching up, but never felt rushed. The menu has something for just about everyone...nothing exotic but tasty.

Photo of Louis Pinault Louis Pinault
May 23, 2021 4

Added a star. Things have gotten much better since our previous visit. The food was very good. And the staff took good care of us. They'll definitely see us sooner rather than later.

Photo of Jenette Arreola Jenette Arreola
May 20, 2021 5

My boyfriend ordered chicken with mushrooms, side of mashed potatoes and fries. He thought it was delicious! I myself enjoyed the shrimp with scallops dish, alongside spinach and broccoli. Flavorful! My daughter ordered spaghetti with meatballs, and she also claimed it was tasty! We all couldn’t get enough of the complementary bread, and also shared the appetizer shrimp scampi, which consists of shrimp smothered in lemon butter sauce. In a nutshell, the food all tasted fantastic! Furthermore, Dawson did great at serving! The prices are fair- expect to spend ~$100 for a party of 3. Also expect to wait a while for the food, which wasn’t a big deal for us all. Overall, great restaurant! 😊

Photo of Jakira Cerny Jakira Cerny
May 15, 2021 5

I went here yesterday with my two sons ages 5 and 2. Our waiter Karon was so pleasant and on top of everything! I ordered a kids dinner for them to split ( because they never eat it all) and when he bought it to the table the chicken breast and broccoli was already split in half and on two separate plates! He was very attentive and he even joked around with the boys and I think that was the reason they sat so well during our time there! I loved Carrabba's back in New Orleans and this was my first trip to this location. The food was fresh and delicious and I will do be back!

Photo of Angelique Colon Angelique Colon
Mar 19, 2021 5

I have been coming to this particular Carrabba’s for many years now! This is my son’s favorite restaurant! He likes to have mother son night here quite often. Tonight our waitress was Kaitlyn and she was wonderful!! She was very nice and made sure our food came out quickly and was very attentive to our table as well as her other tables. The female manager on duty was also very nice! There was a little hiccup with my seperate take home order but she did a great job getting it fixed and it was all good! I am grateful for these awesome people who take time to bring us great food and happiness in the middle of a trying pandemic. I drive a little farther to this particular Carrabba’s because the food is always good, the management cares, and the servers as well as cooks are always giving their best! Thank you all!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Photo of Richie Paisley Richie Paisley
Apr 14, 2021 5

This place is very similar to Olive garden, but the food is better.. Very nice scenery. Would definitely go back

Photo of Faith Hays Faith Hays
Mar 20, 2021 5

We just had lunch, and it was such a fantastic experience. Justice was our server/bartender, and she was absolutely amazing. The food was great, her recommendations were perfect. A great time was had by all. Thank you, Justice!

Photo of Wanneetee World Wanneetee World
Feb 7, 2021 5

The food was marvelous! My waiter was ABSOLUTELY spot on. He didn't miss a beat. The staff went over the top to make sure things went well. I will definitely be back !

Photo of Joseph Gallacher Joseph Gallacher
Aug 25, 2020 5

Delicious food!!

Photo of Aaron Henderson Aaron Henderson
Dec 11, 2020 5

The family and I enjoyed dinner at Carrabas for my birthday last weekend. Our server Justice was amazing ! Very attentive and pleasant. The food is always delicious. The atmosphere is always very joyful and calming. The manager partner made sure we enjoyed our dinner. Juan made sure our dinner was going smoothly and that we felt welcomed. Carrabas is always our choice for a delicious family dinner. We love that place !

Photo of Joseph Gallacher Joseph Gallacher
Aug 25, 2020 5

Best place for Italian food!

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 4, 2020 5

If you like Italian food and haven't been to Carrabba's before, you need to check it out. It's a great environment for talking with a friend or a good date night. My favorite dish is mezzaluna (noodles filled with chicken and covered with sauce) but there are a lot of great dishes on the menu.

Photo of Todd Macgregor Todd Macgregor
Oct 3, 2020 5

We went for our anniversary. It was great. There were few people sitting in our section. The server was quick with a fresh beverage. And very polite as well. We will definitely be going back soon.

Photo of Michael McFadden Michael McFadden
Sep 13, 2020 5

Great food and service.

Photo of Alysa Mcginnis Alysa Mcginnis
Sep 15, 2020 5

Absolutely delicious! And the cannoli cake for two was decadent. Had a great date night here!

Photo of Michael King Michael King
Aug 30, 2020 5

Second time within a month we're eating at Carrabba's in Durham. The food was excellent and our waitress was awesome. Thanks for the great eating experience.

Photo of Brittany Sigman Brittany Sigman
Sep 7, 2020 5

I have never left disappointed! Prices typical of nearby Italian restaurants and steak houses, but the food is actually worth it! Try the Chicken Bryan (below)-trust me!

Photo of Lynn Neddo Lynn Neddo
Jul 30, 2020 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Durham..or anywhere there is one. The food is always excellent. I've never had a bad dish! The wine list needs some help so get a good sommelier. Very friendly staff! During this pandemic time, they are doing it right!

Photo of Michael Rose Michael Rose
Aug 8, 2020 5

I was just visiting my daughter and wanted something good to eat, so I goggled a restaurant near me, Carrabba's came up. I placed an order and what do you know, my food was WONDERFUL from the salad to my main course. My dining experience was WONDERFUL... I will definitely dine there again.. I look forward to my next dining Experience... Great Job Carrabba's👍👍👍

Photo of Ananda Ayyappan JV Ananda Ayyappan JV
Aug 1, 2020 4

Probably we found an authentic Italian (or Mediterranean) restaurant in our area. We went there for a Saturday lunch, ordered a beef and chicken grilled items (they stopped serving lamb it seems). Nice decor, there is a bar for sure (didn't try any), delicious and health food, portion/sides comes along with for this price is great, good service, and the dine-in is open with limited seats. We will go there again for sure.

Photo of monica nuñez monica nuñez
Jun 20, 2020 5

My family and I love this this place. I find particularly pleasant the the vibe of a classic italian restaurant. This weekend they offer the Father's Day Special in addition to the regular and delicious menu. The staff is charming and very attentive. I recommend the blackberry Sangria, Mezzaluna Ravioli and for dessert the strawberry cheesecake.

Photo of Gary Remy Gary Remy
Jun 27, 2020 5

Excellent food. Maintaining social distancing very well. Renee seemed a little low energy, but still took good care of us. Always a good experience at Carrabba's.

Photo of G B G B
Apr 2, 2020 3

I am trying to support businesses during this unprecedented time.I picked up take out for a friend. The entrees were very small for the amount of money paid. They had a limited menu so all of my favorites weren't up there. The ceasar salads was mostly brown and I didn't get my full share of bread. The pick up server was very nice, no complaints with service. I probably won't go back for take out.

Photo of Rob C Rob C
Feb 12, 2020 5

Wow, what a nice surprise. I have always leaned towards Olive Garden, but Carrabba's turned out to be much nicer. I will definitely return here. Service and food was excellent at this location!

Photo of Carlos Dente Carlos Dente
Jan 2, 2020 5

What to say about a incredible service that Karon M gave us. Thank you to the crew for everything done. My friend from Brazil loved the food. The price is not the cheapest one, however the service and the quality leaves nothing to be desired in comparison to restaurants in Italy!

Photo of Dorothy Bobo Dorothy Bobo
Feb 9, 2020 5

We enjoyed the Pollo Rosa Maria so much we came back the next week! It’s a grilled chicken breast stuffed with fontina cheese and prosciutto, covered with mushrooms and a basil lemon sauce. Best we’ve ever had! The salad was good but the bread was even better. Although it’s a chain, still great food.

Photo of Ashley Reed Ashley Reed
Feb 4, 2020 5

Carrabba's food is absolutely delicious! Their staff is also super friendly. I was celebrating my birthday dinner and they're bartender specially made me a drink of his own creation. It was divine!

Photo of Claire Hankins Claire Hankins
Dec 16, 2019 5

I always enjoy going to this restaurant. Sometimes mistakes happen, but the management and staff always treat me like a VIP, so I have absolutely no complaints. Hands down they're the best, as far as I'm concerned. I have not had anything from there that I didn't like, and if there was an issue they always go above and beyond to fix it. Unlike many other restaurants I have frequented in the Raleigh Durham area. Keep up the great work!

Photo of Peg O. Witt Peg O. Witt
Dec 27, 2019 5

Was meeting family members. Wanted a quiet place to talk. Not many people in restaurant, still Christmas holidays in area with 2 universities. Greatly appreciated the quiet. Service and food were excellent. Our waitress checked on us appropriately and kept our drink glasses filled. Four different entrees were ordered. All were well presented and were delicious. Wish I lived closer. A little pricey, but excellent food and service.

Photo of Collette Jackson Collette Jackson
Dec 4, 2019 5

As a first time diner, the food was hot, fresh, and delicious. The service was on point, the greeters opened the door for us and we were immediately seated to our table. Our server was very pleasant and on point, at meeting our needs. The hospitality was great. We will return!

Photo of Takyla Smith Takyla Smith
Nov 17, 2019 3

The food was good and service was good BUT the cooks shut down the grill early and didn't want to heat it back up so we couldn't order any chicken, steak or other food thatv would be cooked on "that grill". We also couldn't have soup only salads, which again were good. What we ordered from the small selection was good and we did get there at 9:15 but they were supposed to take orders up until 9:30. We just stopped in, wasn't a planned meal. We didn't ask but due to the inconveniences we thought they'd offer some sort of discount.

Photo of ginger slongo ginger slongo
Nov 12, 2019 5

Having just moved to this city we wanted to go to a restaurant that we knew. Our first meal was so delicious it is a keeper in my view. The service was excellent the waiter brought a second iced tea before we asked. He came by the table often enough to check on us. I am pleased with our whole experience. .

Photo of Ben Brown Ben Brown
Sep 18, 2019 5

While there is a Carrabba’s that is a bit closer to us, we really like the Carrabba’s in Durham. We find it to be clean and well-run with friendly service and active management. Plus, the food is consistently good. Last night was the first time that we had the opportunity to attend one of Carrabba’s monthly wine dinners and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were one of the first ones to arrive and we were seated by (we found out later) the Managing Partner. When the senior leader of an organization is actively involved in an event (greeting and talking with customers as well as pouring wine and even serving food), the other staff follow his or her lead and excellent customer service tends to follow suit. This was certainly the case here and our server was outstanding. To say that we were impressed with the wine dinner would be an understatement. The food was excellent (and tasted made to order), the kitchen and servers were on-point, and the wine was very good as well. There was even a raffle at the end and we were lucky enough to win a (good) bottle of wine. At $40.00 each, we thought that this dinner was a bargain. So, we like Carrabba’s, we especially like the Durham Carrabba’s, and we found out last night that we also really like the monthly wine dinner.

Photo of Dee Daniels Dee Daniels
Oct 5, 2019 5

My daughter had a long day. We stopped here for a nice meal. Food was awesome and portion size was plentiful. We both made 2 meals out of one. The service was nice and friendly. She had the Weesie w/o shrimp. I had chicken parmigiana with angel hair pasta.

Photo of Ayana Johnson Ayana Johnson
Oct 7, 2019 4

Serena was an excellent server. She was very attentive without being a bother and very knowledgeable about the food. The food was great. None of us were able to eat everything we ordered. We went on a Monday and the menu that the host gave us didn't have the Amore Monday menu inside. I heard another table ask for them too. It almost seemed like they wanted to hide that great deal from everyone.

Photo of Nancy Pickrell Nancy Pickrell
Oct 12, 2019 5

We had a great experience! We ordered and my salad didn't come out. The manager came to the table, offered us free dessert and got me a salad to take home. I wasn't upset about the salad, but they made it right and that makes a huge difference! Food was really good and it came out quick! Will definitely go back!

Photo of Marlyn Soto Marlyn Soto
Jul 18, 2019 3

Pasta was not have a good flavor. I hope they can improve this. Food it's very expensive and the quality was not as the price level . The waiter was amazing and sweet on her first day. Manager was very professional. I didn't eat the food and took it out of the bill.

Photo of Perla Álvarez Perla Álvarez
Aug 18, 2019 5

This place is a buried treasure back in the shopping center. Pasta were hot, melty, huge, and delicious. The service after eating and brought a complimentary to our table. It was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back... and soon. :)

Photo of Jonna Tuttle Jonna Tuttle
Jul 19, 2019 5

My boyfriend and I went here the other night on a date. The waitress seemed like she was new but was super sweet. I ordered the steak medium and it was def well done. The manager got it swapped out for me and was super nice about it all. Would def go back.

Photo of Carlos Alvarez Carlos Alvarez
Aug 18, 2019 5

I love this location! It is in an easy-to-find location. It is the best Carrabba’s in the area to me. The hosts are amazing and always have very friendly conversation. Whether I order to-go or dine-in, I am thoroughly satisfied with my meal. The food is delicious. Great service

Photo of Angie Brady-Daniels Angie Brady-Daniels
Aug 9, 2022 4

Food is good, atmosphere is nice and service is great. Only complaint was size of the booths as they are tight fitting for most adults. Great value and will be back.

Photo of Rachael Andrews Rachael Andrews
May 31, 2022 4

The only complaint I have is it was freezing in there! Lol 😂 Bring a jacket! Other than that everything was great! Very courteous service and the food was prepared just as asked. Thanks Paige and chef 😊

Photo of Regina Beard Regina Beard
Mar 5, 2022 4

Birthday Luncheon for my twin nieces, 19 years ago they were precious babies and now they ate freshmen in college. Family over everything. ❤❤