Changed the menu fall of 2015, now offering gluten-free pasta that beats out Olive Garden any day. Gluten-free menu available, staff is always helpful. Unfortunately they got rid of the most delicious gluten-free dessert, and now the only option is plain ice cream, so they lost a star
Excellent gluten free pasta and they were extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable! Love it when the staff is well trained and educated and the manager comes out to check on you! Will definitely be my Italian Restaurant of choice from now on!
Ordered the gluten free pasta and told the waiter that I had a gluten allergy. He said that they would make the gluten free pasta from scratch and that it would take longer and that the entire meal would be gluten free. The pasta was delicious but I have been sick since. Not sure if it was the pasta, the sauce, the chicken or a combination. Will not be returning
We had a great GF dining experience here for lunch. The owner Monty came and reassured us that his kitchen staff is well-trained in GF cooking and described how they change gloves and cooking utensils and bowls to avoid cross-contamination. They also dedicate a section of their grill to GF grilling. After spending several minutes with the owner, we felt confident this meal would be a good one. The GF soup made for a perfect appetizer on a cold October with just a slight spicyness on the back of the throat. Our entrees were the Chicken Bryan and the Chicken Trio with steamed spinach and broccoli. The chicken was perfectly tender and the cheese was so creamy! If we weren't so stuffed, we'd have tried the dessert, which gives us something to look forward to next time! I highly recommend giving this place a try, particularly if you've had a bad experience at other Carraba's. Monty is the new owner as of a year ago and is himself a chef. He takes GF dining seriously and it shows. I suggest speaking with him if you choose to dine here, or ask to speak with Tommy Holland (manager) or TC Largay (kitchen manager).
This was a terrible experience I ordered the Jonny Rocco salad it was supposed to come with ricotta salantra cheese made with sheep milk they put ramano made with cows milk. I can’t have cows milk and I shared that with our waiter Cory. He kept saying he wasn’t responsible for what the kitchen does. I’d like to know who is because they remade the salad and turned the shrimp and scallops upside down. They were covered with cheese on the underside. What are they thinking or not. I know I’ll suffer the consequences tomorrow. I had shared all of my many allergies with Cory upon arrival. The manager never came to the table during all of this. Do not go to this Carrarabas restaurant they aim to poison you.
I like Carrabas bc it’s easy for everyone. Kids, grandparents, in laws and me especially. Everyone will be at least someone happy. Especially if I can have a cocktail :) There are a lot of GF options. The pasta feels heavy to me here. I’ve felt sick afterwards, not in a glutened type of way but more like I ate way to much food even if I didn’t. The chicken soup without pasta is delicious; love being able to order soup! There’s even a dessert option. Though it is ice cream with caramelized nuts, who am I to turn away a good dessert (it’s amazing). L Overall, it’s a well rounded menu.
Lots of gluten free options available. Our waiter made sure to let the kitchen know I have Celiac disease. Food was delicious!
We love Carrabba's. This is the first time visiting since we learned of my daughter's food intolerances. The waitress was excellent about going over different options. My daughter loved the Minestrone soup. The gluten free pasta was not a hit. She said it had a very doughy taste. Next time, she may try fish or just go with a bowl of the soup.
The Pollo Rosa Maria is one of my all time favorite dishes paired with the Italian salad and asparagus. The GF items are clearly marked on the menu and the staff was very knowledgeable. I did not try the new pasta options due to other's reviews but have never had any issues with the chicken, beef or fish dishes.
The server did a wonderful job making sure our order was just how I needed it! Celebrated Easter Sunday there and it was very peaceful.
I had the most delicious GF Alfredo with grilled chicken! The reason they didn’t get 5 stars is because the staff wasn’t knowledgeable and the waiter forgot my GF soup. But I’ve been here before and I’ve never been disappointed. I highly recommend this place
I ordered the gluten free Fettuccine Carrabba and there was no Alfredo sauce, the pasta was dry. Their website wouldn't let me online order, so I had to call in to order. They never gave me a price for my order, I had to walk into the restaurant just to find out. I also ordered a Caesar Salad that had pieces of croutons in it, when I asked for them without. It seems the salads are premixed and they picked the croutons out. I even ordered Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup, the person who took my order didn't even no what I was taking about, he told me they only have a Chicken Noddle Soup. I found small noodles in the soup, so I'm not even sure if the soup is really gluten free. They also but bread that wasn't gluten free in the bag. The fact that I had to ask if it was gluten free and find croutons in the salad when I order from the gluten free menu is disturbing.
Food was tasty for the non-Celiacs in our party. I tried my daughter's GF pasta, which she just ordered with butter and cheese and it was good. She could have ordered from a variety of other GF menu items though. Server wasn't 100% knowledgeable about GF options - he offered her a meatball and I asked him if it was for sure GF - he said he would check and come back. Sure enough, not GF. Then he asked if anyone was having dessert, so I asked if anything, especially ice cream, is GF, and he came back announcing "none of our desserts are gluten-free!" So that was a big disappointment. Overall a decent meal and nice enough server, but not wowed by the gluten-free knowledge and offerings.
Non-Celiac, GF, Wheat Free (yes there is a difference). I can only eat rice and corn. I had no reaction. Waitress was extremely helpful and understanding in relaying importance of cross contamination. I had the GF pasta with tomato sauce with chicken/mushrooms. It was amazing! Waited to leave this review just to make sure there was no reaction! 🙌🙌
We've been here several times since we moved here six months ago, and my partner is highly sensitive to gluten (can get sick from very minor cross contamination). We let them know up front that the meal has to be strictly gluten free and they do a great job keeping it that way. GF items are clearly marked on the regular menu, and some unmarked items can be modified to be safe (the waiter suggested we could ask for no breading on the scallops, for example). They have a delicious GF pasta option, and a wide selection of other items. Dessert options are more limited, basically a scoop of ice cream and caramel. But it is a fantastic custard ice cream and worth getting. We always get the caprese appetizer, which is good even without the bread.
we took our celiac son he order pasta with grilled chicken we tasted with our Nima machine and it showed it was gluten in it they served casasere pasta but look like they boiled in the same water than wheat pasta. Next day he was very sick.Never again
The restaurant was packed and had a 45 minute wait to sit so we decided to order to go. After ordering they told us the wait for food would be 45 minuets so we decided to stick around and eat our pre-ordered food at a table (we put our name on the list). The staff however was very friendly and although the food was slow it was very very good.
Most excellent! The menu is marked to easily identify the gluten free dishes which I loved. It was so easy to spot the safe foods. Also they do substitute gf pasta now. The server was super friendly and I felt confident that she took my allergy seriously and would communicate that to the kitchen. Will definitely eat here again.
I usually order the tuscan grilled chicken with gluten free pasta in olive oil and garlic. So yummy!
Though the food was good, I had the pork tenderloin, it was delicious. Service was very good, BUT, no gluten free beers or ciders (which I have had at other Carrabbas) and no gluten free desserts, not even the vanilla ice cream which is pit on an apple pastry for the gluten friendly customers. Will eat here again, because the good was delicious.
They do have there gluten free food clearly marked on menu. I was a little concerned cause I ordered a salad for an appetizer and said no croutons. It came with croutons. They exchanged it with no issues but that doesn't inspire alot of confidence. After eating my food I was okay. I would try this place again.
I have celiac. 1 contamination after visiting over the course of 3 months, once every 2-3 weeks. Staff less often than not have moderate knowledge, most exercise blind caution. Inform server of allergy and question contents of meals as you would any new place. GF noodles! This location is of lesser quality than the Chesapeake location nearby.
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