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Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby

Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston
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  • Mark B.
    "Get the Chicken Bryan Texas...you will be happy you did."(2 Tips)
    Ed
    "The Stuffed Shrimp Mandola is really, really good."(2 Tips)
    Jay A.
    "You simply can't beat the original Carrabba's on Kirby."(2 Tips)
    Clifton M.
    "... but you can't beat a house salad, pasta Carrabba, death by chocolate and an..."(3 Tips)
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  • Clifton M.
    Clifton MMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good, but you can't beat a house salad, pasta Carrabba, death by chocolate and an excellent wine list. Service is always great but I usually sit at the bar, even with a date.
  • Serena
    SerenaApril 21, 2013
    If you're going low budget order mamas chicken soup & house salad. Soup is inexpensive but amazing & their creamy salad dressing is unlike any other and you won't leave feeling guilty.
  • Jeremiah R.
    Jeremiah ReaganMarch 16, 2012
    Great Food! Been going there since the only 2 Carrabba's were the 2 in Houston (Voss and Kirby) - every other Carrabba's is owned by Outback and doesn't shake a STICK at this restaurant...
  • Alex S.
    Alex S.March 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and efficient and friendly waiters. Among those I would like to mention Matt who can go an extra mile to make your visit a pleasant experience.
  • Rick H.
    Rick HApril 25, 2015
    One of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. Independent of the regular Carrabbas chain, this is the original. Great date place.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesNovember 3, 2014
    Good service, garage parking is a good alternative to valet. I like house salad and soup. Great herb dipping sauce for hot crusty bread.
  • Katy I.
    Katy IrvingDecember 22, 2010
    Try the lasagne with a side salad! It's delicious! Also, the spiced olive oil that they bring with the bread is amazing! Leave plenty of room, the portions are large!
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VAugust 16
    The OG location. Always ask what the special is and make sure you get the salad with their delicious house dressing
  • Ed
    EdNovember 23, 2013
    The Stuffed Shrimp Mandola is really, really good. And the lentil soup and the calamari are strong choices for appetizer.
  • Miriam R.
    Miriam RamirezMarch 31, 2013
    Impeccable service. Very pleasant experience for a busy Easter Sunday. Food well expedited and floor is an organized chaos. Two noms up.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BOctober 25, 2011
    They won't see me here again for anything but their delicious desserts. How can an Italian restaurant not serve gnocchi!? That's like a French restaurant not serving French onion soup! Great wine.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeSeptember 25, 2010
    The lentil sausage soup is large enough for two. You'll want to split it with someone. Plenty of staff to take care of you while you wait for your friends or table.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BazinMarch 18, 2013
    Love this place. Great service and management. Get the Chicken Bryan Texas...you will be happy you did.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BOctober 15, 2011
    See, the food is great, but they don't serve gnocchi. It's like the italian must-have! Wine selection and desserts are to die for though.
  • Liss V.
    Liss V.July 9, 2015
    Could cut the steak with a fork. Excellent wine list. Perfect dessert wine picked by the bartender.
  • Byron  B.
    Byron  BarclayDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lasagna here is really incredible and there's not a better "house" salad anywhere. This is the original Carrabbas, since 1986.
  • Debra O.
    Debra OliverAugust 28, 2014
    Crab stuffed Shrimp are so good! You can substitute the pasta for grilled veggies.
  • James W.
    James WilsonJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fettuccini Alfredo is soooooooooo goooooood. Always crowded ask for George he is the best!!!
  • Edith
    EdithOctober 23, 2014
    The Pollo Rosa Maria, Calamari, and Fettuccine Alfredo are all amazing! Best Carraba's!
  • Jan Erik J.
    Jan Erik JohanssonApril 14, 2013
    The bar had a couple of the best bartenders in the city. Ask for a Salty Dog
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyDecember 8, 2015
    Great place, typical upscale Italian place. Try the Bruschetta Scotty Thompson!
  • Fashion L.
    Fashion LadderApril 15, 2013
    Veal, spendio de mare, eggplant. Everything. Is amazing. Renovation was perfection
  • Patricia O.
    Patricia OunMay 5, 2013
    Best off menu drink ever - Just ask for Lemoncello straight.
  • Necole D.
    Necole DrakeJune 14, 2013
    The Chicken Bryan is always delicious !!!! And with good company!! WINNING!!!
  • RC L.
    RC LathamOctober 4, 2013
    I miss the wood fire grilled chicken and garlic mashed potatoes. Please bring it back.
  • Miriam G.
    Quite simply one of the best restaurants in Texas.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LanganSeptember 8, 2013
    Has to be one of the best Italian restaurant in houston.
  • Ryan&Karen
    Ryan&KarenSeptember 1
    I was not impressed with it at all :( they are pricey for the offerings, I find it to be bland and tastes like it is from cans. Macaroni Grill is a much better choice & bursting with fresh flavors!
  • Randall H.
    Randall HinojosaApril 2, 2013
    Excellent service both valet and wait staff
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SlaughterApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love carrabbas, always good food and service.
  • Biff B.
    Biff BigelowFebruary 1, 2011
    Say the secret phrase " my what a big cannoli you have" for a free appetizer.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MuscaraMarch 5, 2013
    For real entertainment, be here when Johnny Carrabba is in the kitchen.
  • CultureMap Houston M.
    Avoid the back side alley unless you enjoy the sound of crashing dishes.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SlatonSeptember 7, 2010
    Sit at the pasta bar, seat #52 & 53 for the best experience!
  • Danielle V.
    Danielle VonaAugust 10
    Everything!
  • Nisha H.
    Nisha HubbardApril 13, 2013
    Pasta Weezy and Fried Mozzarella
  • Sergio P.
    Sergio PaezSeptember 28, 2015
    Good taste, a bit expensive.
  • steve f.
    steve flynnAugust 19, 2013
    This Carrabba's is my favorite!!
  • Erica B.
    Erica BiasAugust 1, 2013
    Caymus cabernet is a must!
  • Jen P.
    Jen PrejeanJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great gluten free options!
  • Crystal N.
    Crystal NickersonAugust 19, 2011
    Carry out service is great and super fast
  • Jorge A.
    Jorge AApril 11, 2013
    Great Renovation!
  • Andre H.
    Andre HumpheryJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best homemade chicken soup in town
  • Chris C.
    Chris ContelloApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply amazing.
  • Mythai G.
    Mythai GatoOctober 28, 2011
    Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!!!
  • Tavi M.
    Tavi MooDecember 6, 2014
    Chicken brian
  • Jay A.
    Jay A.May 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    You simply can't beat the original Carrabba's on Kirby.
  • Vanessa. W.
    Vanessa. WDecember 22, 2012
    Horrrible n did i mention ... Horrible wait !!!!!
  • Steven C.
    Steven CoxenJune 10, 2012
    Pretty good for the first time.
  • Maaria Y.
    Maaria YasinAugust 23, 2015
    Calamari was okay. Good was okay. Everything was just okay.
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