Carrabba's

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Late Night, Italian, Restaurant
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5425 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34201 Directions

(941) 355-4116
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    The staff seems knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Very helpful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    I’ve never had a problem with cross contamination at this location. Always mention that it is for a legitimate allergy.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Terrible experience despite gluten-free menu. Waitress joked about it as if it were no big deal. I was barely out the door when I realized that my meal had been cross contaminated. Manager offered me a free meal, but I requested that she retrain her staff. Will never go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This is a crutch in my GF diet! Cannot go wrong with Carrabbas!! We go here about once a week. Try their Chicken Bryan. Amazing!!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Sways fresh, delicious, and hot. Kudos to the manager. Even takeout is great! Never had a problem.

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    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Very good gluten free pasta dishes

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I typically give the benefit of the doubt but three chances are too much. I've eaten at 3 carrabbas in three different states and each messed up our order. 1st time they forgot a gf entree and put croutons only wife's gf salad. You can't just share when they forget the one thing you can eat. 2nd time croutons on salad and put shrimp instead of chicken in our entree (shell fish allergy in addition to celiac). Each time the receipt stated gf and no shrimp, but was still wrong. Last night we tried again using the gift cards we got from the first two mistakes. I clearly stated we needed gf and that we were using gift cards from mistakes with previous orders. My wife's order of gf Alfredo had regular Alfredo noodles. We thought it looked different and luckily my wife didn't eat any before we called and checked. Again they apologized and offered to remove the charge. That's all well and good, but my issue is with carrabbas apparent indifference to food allergies. If you advertise a gf menu, you have to be willing to provide safe meals. Carrabbas obviously has a very poor training program for food allergies and a lack of accountability by their management. Eat at your own peril, but we've given up.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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