100% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex, NC 27502 Directions

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I love the pasta Carrara (they use gf macaroni like noodles) but the problem with these noodles is the Alfredo sauce doesn’t absorb in them so you are virtually eating a plain noodle. They do however have plenty of gf options and I have never gotten sick from eating here!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food has always been done correctly when I've eaten here. Staff is friendly and kitchen is knowledgeable about food allergens.

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Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We like this place, but . . . My Celiac wife always orders the Chicken Bryan. However, Carrabba's goofed tonight. The Gluten-free menu listed chicken soup. My wife took the first bite of soup and then she noticed lots of pasta floating in the soup. They took it back and brought her fresh soup with no pasta. Some of the staff is well-trained, some not. The manager apologized several times. It's a good place but be vigilant. They don't serve any GF pasta but I was told tonight that you can bring in your own GF pasta and they will cook it for you. (To be really safe, go to Biaggi's instead for GF pasta options and for strict GF kitchen procedures.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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This is one of our favorite places to order take-out. Saturday we had guest so we ordered four meals, one of which had to be glutten free. As usual the order was correct and the food very tasty.

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Great selection of GF items on menu. Waitress was very knowledgeable, helpful & patient. We let her know we were Celiac right from the start. They offer Caesar salad with out croutons & it is delicious. They also offer GF soups which is hard to come by. Their GF pasta is Casarecce pasta and is one of the very best I have ever had. Neither one of us had any reaction. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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Great place to eat and take friends. Ample selection of GF items to choose from. The employees know what it means to be GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Great gluten free options and delicious pasta!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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I ordered the chicken trio and a salad. Made them very aware of the "allergy" and didnt feel sick.

Celiac

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We went for our anniversary, not sure what we would encounter but was hopeful. The staff was knowledgeable and very careful with my service! The manager and our server, Judy, commmunicated with the kitchen staff ahead of our order and I DID NOT GET SICK! The food was so delicious and it felt wonderful to be able to enjoy a meal out with my husband!

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Yes

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Gluten free pasta is fantastic and can be substitute on any pasta dish. Their pasta dishes are all delicious. Favorite is Shrimp and Scallop with gf pasta and red vodka sauce. Yummy.

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Visited this restaurant with family. I was assured by family members that I would have safe options. I ordered salmon and veggies, which I was assured were gluten free. My food was brought out next to family members pasta’s and breads. I didn’t think much of it at the time. My waitress, during dinner rush, brought our our food, left it in the middle of the aisle, out in the open as people walked by, and left it there for 10 minutes while she retrieved the rest of the orders. I begrudgingly ate it, knowing I would later regret it.

I had the worst stomach pain of my life within hours. I was cramping, nauseous, you name it for days afterward. I broke out in full body hives for a week afterward. To this day, I’m not sure how exactly I was glutened, or if I also had some slight food poisoning, but I will never be returning and I highly, highly suggest if you are gluten free/have a gluten allergy, or are celiac that you AVOID THIS CARRABBA’S LIKE THE PLAGUE.

Not only did I become ill, the food was downright horrible. I could’ve went to the store and bought a frozen gluten free TV dinner that would’ve tasted better than the $25 salmon that made me hate my life.

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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Super sick today. I ordered one of their gluten free dishes, told them about the allergy. Still sick.

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No

Celiac

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My son had GF pasta with meat sauce. He loved it. We ordered to-go which always makes me nervous but we had no issues. When I called, I spoke to a super nice guy who told me they have a specific protocol to prepare GF items. Very happy with our experience. ❤

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I advise if you have Celiac disease DO NOT get the pasta, otherwise I find their gluten free menu options to be safe and low risk for cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I feel confident ordering. My server was knowledgeable and the chef came out to confirm everything with me.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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The salmon and GF pasta with the Tomato-basil-garlic sauce was great!

Safety


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

— 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

Not celiac

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The gf menu is very impressive. We've had family carryout of chicken marsala on two occasions that were delicious, plus two deliveries and one sit down meal in Carrabba's since my wife has been diagnosed, and they do a wonderful job. At the restaurant, she ordered Caesar salad. It came with croutons. When she asked if they were gf, the waitress apologized bc they weren't, and had the salad remade. It was an honest mistake rectified quickly.

Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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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They were well aware of what my son needed for gluten free. Staff went the extra mile. Great gluten free menu. Food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They have gf options, but I do not recommend the Casarecce pasta. It was undercooked. I had the shrimp and scallop alla vodka, and I wasn’t impressed. Sad day.

Celiac

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I ordered the Chicken Bryan with grilled asparagus and a Caesar salad with no croutons as takeout tonight. In the special instructions for both the chicken and salad I wrote: Gluten Free. Halfway through my salad I bit down on a partially cooked linguini noodle. That kind of blatant disregard is unacceptable, and sadly I can’t ever eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Ordered to-go tonight. Did the spaghetti and meatballs but subbed GF Casarecce pasta! Flavor was great, and I did not have a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My son who has celiac ordered the salmon and asparagus with no issues and loved it!

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Yes

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I am a celiac. This is one of my favorite places to eat. Staff is very knowledgeable and the food and service are great. Highly recommend it. Kathy

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Yes

Celiac

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Never had a problem. Celiac, but not huper sensitive.

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Yes

Celiac

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Ordered the Fet. Alfredo with gluten free pasta. I was assured the gluten free pasta is cooked in new/fresh water. And the Alfredo sauce is gluten free- it’s just cream and cheese. We left about 20 mins ago and I’m terribly sick. Total cross contamination or worse. Would not eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

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No reservations and wound not confirm on gluten free options

Celiac

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Good food and service. Staff was knowledgeable. Very expensive though!

Celiac

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- They have gluten free items on the menu. - The servers were accommodating.

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Yes

Celiac

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Now - let me start with going to an Italian restaurant with celiac isn’t exactly my first choice. But one night a few months back I was so desperate for something warm I didn’t cook and I took the chance here. I did not get sick. I was stunned. The take out was good. The salad was good. Well I decided to try it again. Second time same thing except even better. Eat in ! The food was so hot ! So much of it! SO delicious!!! I mean SO delicious !! As I sat there super full I wondered uh oh did I get sick ? I let it settle and I was wishing I hadn’t had her take the plate!! NO sickness at all! I had the ministroni soup and Alfredo with peas and chicken. I can’t even tell you how good it was ! I highly recommend ! Thank you Carrabas !! Well freaking done ! I can’t wait to go back !

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Yes

Not celiac

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Waiter was knowledgeable about menu and what modifications could be made. Very knowledgeable on pairings too all round great dinning experience as well as healthy for my celiac partner.

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Yes

Celiac

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I had a very unpleasant visit last night. I ordered my gluten free pasta dish and then while my family was enjoying their appetizers the waiter came over and told me that they were out of gluten free pasta and I needed to choose something else and handed me a menu. I handed it back to him and said I dont want anything else and the only reason we came here was because they had GF options for me. My mom immediately wanted to leave as it was her birthday dinner and if I couldnt eat it was ruined for her. I insisted they stay. The manager then comes over and says who wanted GF? My mom goes my daughter NEEDS GF she has celiac. The manager then tells us they do have a "little bit" of gf pasta in the back but not for everyone. So they were going to make me change my dish even though they had pasta. I said I shouldn't have to disclose my illness when you offer it on your menu. They then comped dessert (which isnt gluten free) which I think they should have comped my meal. I doubt I'll ever return to this location.

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No

Celiac

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I was very sadly disappointed. I've been to another Carrabba's and it was amazing. This one... Not. I ordered Fettuccine Carrabba without mushrooms. The penne was undercooked. I found a piece of mushroom, a piece of shrimp, and a hair in my pasta so I'm worried about whether it's cross-contaminated as well. Just left so I don't know if it has made me sick or not.

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If this review were based on service I would have given more stars. However, after ordering gluten free pasta I am now in bed sick. I’m not sure what type of pasta I received or what the other ingredients in the sauce might have been but I do know for a FACT I was given gluten after notifying my server of my condition. Please think twice before eating here.

Celiac

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Excellent quality food and well marked GF items on menu - no special menu needed.

Celiac

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I ate here and had a great experience. I am a sensitive celiac, all of the items are clearly labeled on the menu. I got the minestrone soup, chicken Bryan, and gluten free pasta!

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Yes

Celiac

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Got the chicken Alfredo with gf noodles! Very good taste! Staff was unsure but double checked with the back. Felt very reassured to eat! No reaction and will be going back soon!

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Yes

Celiac

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My son has celiac disease and has had a good experience both visits in the last six months. When he ordered pasta and chicken with Alfredo sauce on our first visit, our waitress was very careful to speak directly to the chef who would prepare it and she assured that he used all news pans/pots, utensils and clean surface area. (GF pasta is always boiled in separate pot) The manager also was quick to oversee the process as well. My son had no reactions.

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Yes

Celiac

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I ordered 2 gluten free pasta dishes: one for me (not celiac) and one for my daughter who is celiac. I usually order mine gf too in case she wants to change with me. She didn’t get sick but only ate the salad. When I got to the bottom of my pasta dish there were a few regular pasta noodles beneath the gf noodles. I’m thankful my daughter didn’t eat her main course & would definitely not recommend this location to a celiac.

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No

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu items, gluten free pasta option. Waitress did ask if I had an allergy or just a preference I was able to explain my level of sensitivity.

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable felt very safe.

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Yes

Celiac

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Got glutened with a piece of pasta in my meal! Celiac’s avoid!

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No

Celiac

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So impressed with the changes and extensive training Carrabba’s has gone through to provide safe Gluten Free options. Nima tested and food found to be gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They have a gluten free pasta that can be used with a lot of their entrees. I had ordered their meatball & meat sauce with GF noodles and they immediately called to let me know the meatballs have some bread in them so they aren’t GF. They gave me extra meat sauce instead and it was so delicious! Their quality of ingredients seem so much better than Olive Garden’s exact entree and it was a bigger portion.

Celiac

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Ordered a Caesar salad without croutons and had to send it back 3 times because they kept putting croutons

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No

Celiac

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Have been eating here since 2018 and have NEVER been sick. We eat here at least 4 times a month because of never getting sick.

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Yes

Celiac

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Love this place. Very celiac-friendly.

Celiac

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I have eaten here safely many times. Very safe for celiacs. Lots of gf options. One of my favorites.

*EDIT- After a discussion about GF needs and accommodations, I ended up with a crouton in my salad that I didn’t see until I had eaten 2/3 of it. I had to rush home and force myself to throw up. :(

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No

Celiac

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Several GF options available. Staff was accommodating.

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As a very sensitive Celiac, Italian food restaurants cause me the most anxiety. I have been glutened by GF pasta at restaurants, too many times to mention. I reluctantly took my chances here. So happy I did. I had absolutely no reaction to the pasta or the chicken that I chose. The taste was by far the best GF pasta that I have eaten at a restaurant. It wasn’t overcooked or mushy. There were a lot of GF options on the menu. Very pleased with my meal and will definitely return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff is knowledgeable. There are a good amount of gluten free options. Food is great!

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Yes

Celiac

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Never had a problem, food was delicious!

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Easy to use menus marked with gluten free options, Pasta available. Multiple options available. Even had options for me with multiple allergies that tasted good without much hassle, server knew the ingredients in everything I ask d about.

Celiac

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They only have one type of GF pasta and I’m pretty sure it was cross contaminated.

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