Carrabba's

3 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.

Safety Rating
2 ratings

As rated by the community

2815 Geyser Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I have eaten here many times—probably more than twenty and have never had a reaction. The portions are big—but leftovers aren’t a bad thing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Good place. If you're a celiac, stick with the basics and you'll be fine.

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
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Gluten-free items marked n the menu. They are willing to change gloves. Food was good. Felt that everything was a little overpriced. I had the shrimp salad. No reaction.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Their new gluten-free pasta is absolutely disgusting. I was guaranteed it was cooked in separate water. However, I’m having a severe reaction steer clear by all means.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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Caveat: I have not ordered in person, just via Grubhub. I have inspected their web ordering interface as well.

Caveat: I am gluten intolerant, not allergic/celiac, so I'm not 100% certain of safety.

Re: ordering online

Ordering GF online is not as easy as it could be.

Most pastas offered have GF variants that can be requested. But those are not listed when ordering online via their online ordering page or GrubHub. You'll need to call in in advance to let them know a pasta order will be coming in and that you need the GF variant. They are very helpful when you call in, but call IN ADVANCE. If you call in after submitting the order, the preparation is likely to have already started by the time you call.

The ordering pages don't list allergies/gluten either next to the items. You'll need to use the national website's allergy page to understand which dishes are risky. Google for "carrabbas allergy". This is pretty awkward and they and GrubHub could do better in this regard.

GrubHub does not appear to provide a way to add a comment to the order to indicate gluten free or any other adjustments.

My delivery arrived, it included no confirmation that the order or pasta was gluten free. It did include bread. When I called in to ask if it was GF bread I was told it was not. So be very careful. Ask questions. Don't make assumptions.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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The cassarece GF pasta is one of the best I have had in a restaurant. It was delicious!

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

Celiac

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Review


Same menu as other locations in the chain. GF items market on menu. GF pasta available. Some soups can be GF. They appear to take GF requests seriously and understand the issue. I have been told the chef changes gloves and cleans surfaces when preparing GF.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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