Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill
1148 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC 27511

We were seated quickly on a busy Friday night at Carrabba's on Kildaire Farm Road.

We started with fried zucchini, which was -- No, wait, we actually started with bread and herbed oil, while we were waiting for our food. Delicious. We had to hold back on the bread and olive oil because our dinner was coming. We got an order of fried zucchini, which came as small sticks, like French fries, and not spears as I was expecting. The zucchini and sauce was great, and I wondered if we should have just ordered appetizers, instead of a meal. (Boy and I love getting a bunch of appetizers instead of ordering entrees.

Carrabba's Italian Grill on Urbanspoon I got a white wine sangria, and Boy had a Peroni, an Italian beer. He loves Peroni, so his rating probably doesn't count here. The food was a bit slow in arriving, probably because they were so busy, but with the bread and out drinks, it didn't matter too much.

For dessert, we were offered a selection of little layered treats in shotglasses. Some had fruit and custard, one was chocolate mousse, one was tiramisu. Even though they were delicious, we couldn't finish them.

I was a bit surprised by how high the price was, but I suppose with drinks, an appetizer and dessert, it was to be expected.

Carrabba's Italian Grill on Restaurantica


  1. Carraba's sounds like they're taking a cue from Florida-based Darden Restaurant's high end restaurants, Seasons 52, w/their dessert shooters. It's interesting how dessert "fads" are born, live and eventually Go Away.

    Wondering why you are reviewing a chain restaurant when there are so many excellent local places that could use the publicity? Just an observation, not a criticism at all. I really like what you guys are doing!

  2. We're hoping to review every place we go to eat in Cary/Raleigh, so that includes chains.

    We do take requests so please let us know if you have any cool restaurants we might not know about yet!


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