Carrabba's

4 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

2370 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474

Most Recent Reviews


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This was the first meal out after being diagnosed with Celiacs. The waitress was helpful, food was very tasty, but it was obviously cross contaminated in the kitchen, as I was very ill about 10 minutes after I finished eating. I reported it to the regional manager...hopefully they'll educate the kitchen staff better.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Very extensive gluten free menu plus the servers are always very careful about allergies and letting the kitchen know to take care. Plus the food is amazing!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Love love love. They have alot of gluten free options. Cannot go wrong

Updated 10 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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I called ahead and was assured they could accommodate someone with celiacs disease. They have a limited gluten free menu that states their grill & kitchen are not gluten free. I questioned this & the kitchen did take extra precautions but our choices were very limited, no children's selection. My child with celiacs did not get sick but was disappointed by her choices. We will not go back.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff was nice and friendly. They took my allergy seriously. The have a button on their ordering system that automatically makes your whole order gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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I've eaten here many times and feel safe enough.

I always ask for Shavon as our server. Shavon is one of the best servers anywhere! She's worked at this Carrabbas since it opened maybe 14 years ago. She is very familiar with celiac disease and is on top of it for taking care of the customer. For example, when she rings in my food, she puts the "gluten free" note like 6 times! She will also bring us our soups herself as another precaution.

Recently they changed their type of gluten-free pasta here and it's a bowtie pasta that cooks much better than the previous pasta.

A side of alfredo sauce doesn't cost extra. I sometimes ask for this for my broccoli.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Just ate here a few days ago. Very disappointed. When my plate arrived there was hardly any pasta on the plate. Maybe a quarter cup? Not cool when the entree is $24.99 for chicken. I should have said something but we waited so long for our food I didn’t want to hold up the rest of my party. They also changed the gf pasta to bowties. The other gf pasta was much better in my opinion. In addition, we watched the cook wash off the grill with pasta water. Ugh! Not sure I want to go back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Carrabbas was one of my favorite places to eat before my celiac diagnosis. I was so excited to find out that many items on their menu are labeled gluten free. Even my favorite menu items! They did sub in gluten free pasta with their Alfredo for me and the pasta was over cooked and pasta sauce was incredibly bland BUT honestly I have never gone there for their pasta. I lean towards their steak and chicken dishes.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The salmon and GF pasta with the Tomato-basil-garlic sauce was great! Also the steak, mashed potatoes, and veggies are all delish!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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