Carrabbas Italian Grill
6540 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917, United States
Review №1

I have ordered curbside from Carrabba's twice and both times were excellent. The staff who brought me my orders were remarkably friendly and personable and the food was fantastic. No items missing, hot and fresh, with great service. The one time I dined in was really wonderful as well. All of their staff are friendly from my experience. 5/5

Review №2

We got to Carrabas once a year to celebrate our anniversary.I feel the selection on the menu is smaller than in the past. That could very well be because of COVID and all the regulations required of restaurants.The tables both inside & out were properly socially distanced. The employees wore masks as required and wore them properly.I wasn't overly impressed with Carrabas this time. The service was just ok, I had to ask for my drink to be refilled which hasn't ever happened there to me. The server did her job, but wasnt terribly friendly or engaging-but she was very social with another customer who entered that she knew.Hubbs, who insisted that we go there for dinner as tradition, was hard pressed to find something that appealed to him on the menu. We have had our bread & oil refilled in the past, this time it was not.The food itself was still quite tasty & enjoyable and bartender made a mean cherry coke. And as usual the restaurant was very clean.It made me sad because the dining room wasn't terribly busy-again probably because of COVID.

Review №3

We haven't been here in a very long time. We choose to sit inside and felt safe. Our waiter was fantastic. He was prompt and very courteous! We won't wait so long for the next time. Oh, our food was just as good as when we've ever been there

Review №4

We came tonight because we had a gift card. Dan H was our server and he was the best server that we have had at any restaurant in a long long time. We had drinks, appetizers and dinner and everything was fantastic. We will be back.

Review №5

I simply go for the monthly wine dinners and I have yet to be disappointed! Excellent food options with great wine pairings. The service has recently gone down but the food is still good. If nothing else it's worth a try! Enjoy

Review №6

Their service was impeccable and food was decadent. I can't wait to visit again. They adhered to social distancing measures.

Review №7

We recently ordered dinner from this location, and was not disappointed! We had the Veal Marsala, and we ended up sharing one dinner for two meals, it was that big! It also came with homemade bread with dipping oil, and a side salad. Delicious!

Review №8

We don't have a Carrabba's near our home so while traveling in Lansing Michigan, we decided to try them. Disapointing best describes the experience. The loud incessant jazz over the house speakers was very distracting. The meals were much too expensive for the small portion. $18 for a tiny chicken breast and side salad, and that was the least expensive entree. There are much better options for Italian fare.

Review №9

Server was excellent. I am so sorry I missed his name, my children are very distracting. He was absolutely excellent, well mannered, quick, professional. My cousin amd I had lunch for the first time in years and it was perfect. Family friendly, excellent food, best steak in town. Military friendly.

Review №10

Good chain restaurant I had " The Johnny" which is a good combo if your not sure what you're hungry for.

Review №11

The food was delicious and the waiter was very polite and kind. Grace service, we were celebrating our 27 Anniversary.

Review №12

Delicious wood fire grilled shrimp & scallops cooked perfectly. Very pleasant waiter. Caesar salad was excellent. Bread warm & crusty. Yum!

Review №13

The server was awesome excellent job to everybody that works there Cooks hostesses and our server awesome

Review №14

Service was quick, hostess was friendly, the food had a strong vinegar taste not quite to my liking.

Review №15

Great food excellent service every time been coming here for years

Review №16

This has always been a great place for my family to go on special occasions. Last was for my girlfriends birthday and she loved it and has been begging to go again. As expected they're a little pricey for being so good but not as bad as other places can get. The rolls are always so fresh and warm, nice drink selection aswell. I highly recommend if you need a good event dinner.

Review №17

Not only was our food delicious but it was prepared perfectly. We ordered the Johnny combo: the chicken Bryan is always an amazing taste explosion but our steak Marsala was cooked to perfection and delicious. We always love the sausage lentil soup and our salad was especially fresh. My sangria was lovely. Our server John was attentive and friendly but not obtrusive. We highly recommend this Carrabbas!

Review №18

Really good food and in covid conditions good service

Review №19

The ravioli and chicken are awesome. They have the best calamari around as well.

Review №20

Food could use some more flavor.

Review №21

Food tasted quite good when it finally arrived. Waitstaff was quite inattentive, took about 20 minutes to bring us our salad, never came back again once food was delivered to check on the quality or any needs of those of us dining, and we sat waiting for another 20-25 minutes after completing our meal for a check to finally be dropped off. Another table near us was also clearly quite upset about how long it took for them to get their food and check. We thought about just leaving at one point as they didn't seem to want our money for the food. It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't a bunch of staff standing around and talking with friends instead of actually paying attention to the costumers.

Review №22

Excellent food, and they observe/respect the stages of a good meal. Appetizers, salad/soup, main course, dessert. These being separate and individual parts of a decent meal, with enough time being allotted for unhurried enjoyment of each course. Aside from the tasty authentic food, and exceptional wait staff, cloth napkins, and fresh espresso are just a few of the small touches that turn family dinner into a memorable occasion. The unique seasonal specials keep it fresh.

Review №23

First time eating here. Food was great. Service excellent.The only thing that I hadn't realized is that although this is a chain establishment, it doesn't have a larger menu (options). I understand the concept of not allowing for many options for a variety of purposes. It was just disheartening that you could only choose from three sides to add to your entree for free. You would be charged additional for others. Also was hoping for a larger selection of seafood meals. Of course there were some, but not as many as I had hoped.

Review №24

Service was safe. Food was great

Review №25

I haven't been to Carrabba's in a while and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm usually skeptical of the chain restaurants, but everything was fantastic. My fillet was perfectly cooked. So juicy. So tender.

Review №26

Really pretty busy but got a table and service right away. Quite attentive server, fast delivery of drinks and first course. Awesome grilled chicken with tasty sauces and the fries with garlic and rosemary were very nice and quite a large helping to boot. A bit on the expensive side compared to many but they were running a special where, in addition to your meal, you got a lasagna meal to go for no additional charge. That made it an excellent deal! We have not been here for many years but it will not be nearly that long before we go back.

Review №27

Great food, awesome service and comfortable atmosphere!

Review №28

Visited on Valentines Day the restaurant was packed. Got seated quickly and got our food super fast. Very pleased with our visit. The cooks were great to watch as we sat at the small bar watching them make all the food

Review №29

We ordered seven entrees to be picked up at 5:00. The order wasn't ready until 6:30. There were at least 50 customers waiting in the rain for there orders. It was obvious they were taking way to many orders and not able to fill them. After we got it home one entree and one side dish was missing. Very disappointing!! Terrible management!

Review №30

Despite the fact that the prior visit they were out of many of the things I attempted to order due to one of the "local school's athletic teams cleaning them out", they made up for it and we had a great time. This time around unfortunately, the mussels in white wine and butter were cold and had to be sent back, the Prickly pear margarita suddenly had pepper seeds and an oil slick on top that hadn't been there previous trips.....granted, they were very busy when we arrived and we were told 20-30 mins. We were barely seated at the bar and only one drink had been ordered (partially due to the very soft spoken bartender who didn't actually look at you when speaking to you) when we were paged and ushered to our booth. Sometimes, no matter the effort it doesn't turn out the way you planned, I'd prefer it weren't the nights we go but previous visits have bought them some patience. We love this place and will give them the benefit of the doubt tonight and continue our date nights at Carrabba's, though less frequent, in hopes that this isn't a trend and they manage to realize how they've performed and address it.

Review №31

Love this place! Great drinks and food! Plus, the service is astronomical!!! All the servers are great, but our favorite is Bradlee!!

Review №32

Great food! Brad the bartender was awesome!

Review №33

Great service and delicious food.

Review №34

I don't know why I don't eat here more often. Food was magnificent and Marshall was an excellent server!!

Review №35

Excellent food, friendly and courteous staff.

Review №36

I have nothing negative to say about this location. The food and the atmosphere and the staff are all 110%

Review №37

First time there. I had lasagna the wife had steak. Very tasty lasagna good size portion. Wife's steak was done just the way she likes it. Waitress kind of made us feel a little rushed. Prices weren't too crazy.

Review №38

Great Service, food was Excellent, online ordering was easy. We have ordered a few times in the last few weeks from Carrabba's on West Saginaw, the Service has been excellent!

Review №39

Great curbside service at the West Lansing. store. The young lady who helped me was fast and very friendly !

Review №40

No real lunch menu but we ate very Well from the appetizers

Review №41

Best first time experience ever

Review №42

We went last night for a pretty great dinner. Chicken parm was great and sirloin was cooked perfect. Only complaint was that minestrone soup was actually cabbage soup. When asked I asked the waitress she said no that is minestrone.

Review №43

A little pricey. Limited menu, not very vegetarian friendly. Overall good food, atmosphere and service.

Review №44

In my opinion they serve best food in town. Very authentic food and it is worth the money. My only cons I can think of is they don't serve varieties of beer, they don't serve sweet wine, and their physical menu doesn't have pictures for each dish. Make sure to order the Chicken bryan pizza, it is the best.

Review №45

Great food. Great Service and great drinks.

Review №46

Best sangria in town.

Review №47

First trip out for dining in since the pandemic changed things, and it was very impressive. Kind and courteous service, and delicious food.

Review №48

Great food and service. Ordered from the catering menu and all was prepared as requested, on time and with a smile.

Review №49

Delicious food with competitive prices! Staff was really friendly and experienced. Good place just to grab a quick drink as well.

Review №50

Very nice place to have dinner. Our waiter was Awesome. We will be back. This was our first time.

Review №51

Was ok... Wasnt the worst, wasn't the best.

Review №52

Waiter was amazingly friendly and personable. The owner did not come up, introduce himself and ask how everything was but I'm almost positive he was out on the floor helping his crew. Meal was ultimately a little more expensive the. I was hoping for but was so delicious it evened out. Will definitely be back here.

Review №53

Service and food was excellent. Socially distanced as well.

Review №54

Good food. Good service. Decent prices. Especially during happy hour.

Review №55

Our love of shrimp scampi drew us in! It's on the appetizer menu. We each ordered an order planning to just make that our meal. It had a good amount of minced garlic in a thickened buttery sauce! It came with an abundance for garlic bread rounds. We ate them all for a poory balanced meal choice! With only ourselves to blame!

Review №56

First time going there was today, and honestly I'd rate them 10/10! Great service, food was amazing! Everything is made fresh, and made light, so you don't feel weighed down afterwards.. my new favorite spot! Highly recommend.

Review №57

This place is amazing.

Review №58

Had a wonderful evening with family and friends and some new menu items. Everything was great, Taylor was a wonderful server and was one step ahead all evening.

Review №59

Went almost a year ago & was treated terrible by staff & management. This time was amazing. Our wait staff couldn't have been better & the food was delicious. Thanks for turning my opinion around.

Review №60

This is hands down my all time favorite Italian restaurant! The food is always flavorful and robust, and the service always great with a smile. If you are a chocolate lover, save room and ask for the Chocolate Dream dessert--it is amazing!! Try it, and you won't be disappointed!

Review №61

My partner's meal was excellent -- Pollo Santa Maria. Mine was meh: only soup and salad. Her order came out faster than mine. The service was also meh. Not worth a 20% tip, but I did it anyway. Prices are higher than expected, also.

Review №62

Delicious Blackberry bellini and great atmosphere

Review №63

Food was good, service was good, people were friendly.

Review №64

I've never had a bad meal here. Fresh, hot, and great tasting food. Service with a smile!

Review №65

Excellent food. My wife and I enjoyed a nice meal here and would be happy to return.

Review №66

Good service, good food for a chain. Very convenient to the mall.

Review №67

The staff is SO well trained, the chef(s) so good, and the menu is broad but not too big, that dining here is always a pleasure.

Review №68

Good food. Picked up and took it home. Always check your food as 3 out of 4 times my food was wrong.

Review №69

This place is Great. Good food Great service. Enjoy my time there.

Review №70

Excellent service

Review №71

This is a very cozy environment that has really great food. You can call ahead and order a to go order. Depending on what time and day you go there will determine the wait time, if any. This is a pretty upscale restaurant but there isn't a dress code. If you plan on going on a holiday say like Valentine's Day you may want to make reservations a few days, maybe even weeks ahead as this is a popular place for times like that. It's kinda pricy there but the food is well worth it.

Review №72

Delicious as always, good service thumbs up

Review №73

No complaints, we were served quickly , the bread with oils was sooooo good and we all loved our food. I ordered the margarita pizza...VERY GOOD!

Review №74

We actually loved it! The salad was a little lacking compared to Olive Garden but the rest of the food was fabulous! I had the chicken Pollo Rosa Maria and my wife had the filet mignon. Sooo good! Enjoy!

Review №75

The food is absolutely phenomenal, but the service is often aloof and just overall underwhelming

Review №76

Food was great. Service was absolutely horrible. People were more worried about talking and leaving for the day than doing their jobs. Waiting over 20 minutes for a drink. Very disappointed considering we were in from out of town. Will not visit again.

Review №77

Covid has its limits

Review №78

Well the lasagna melted in my mouthThe wine our wait staff suggested was beautiful merlot.

Review №79

Horrible service and attitudes with wait staff. We called for reservations and upon arrival were told they mixed up and didn't mske reservations. Then we were ignored and stood waiting for over 40 minutes. Then to have a wait staff that was rude is inexcusable! The food was barely average, cold and.......I will NEVERbreturn there.

Review №80

The food was excellent and the wait staff did a wonderful job with our party of 12.

Review №81

Great atmosphere and awesome dinning experience with classic Italian-American food! Wood-fire oven great wine and sangria selection. Shrimp and scallop Spiedino is my go to favorite. Small plates and happy hour specials are also great!

Review №82

Best lasagna ever very filling from the bread the appetizer and salad make sure u leave room for dinner and dessert had to bring home will go again

Review №83

I was invited here for a baby shower. It was set up very nice. The menu was limited, but had several options. We had options of full bar, soft drinks, etc, and the food was wonderful. Carrabba's was very accommodating to everyone concerned due to the fact that it was a baby shower event. It was a lovely shower, and the mom to be was just glowing. I think all in all Carrabba's did a very nice job.

Review №84

Unbelievably good meal and service!

Review №85

Service was excellent, atmosphere is warm and food was very good. Recommend

Review №86

I had a wonderful experience with my family here last night. Excellent service from our server, Autumn, and attentive engagement from the manager, Luis, made for an easy dinner with 3 young kinds. The food was well-produced and heartily portioned (we happily took food home), and the drinks were delicious. On a miserably cold Tuesday in Lansing my expectations were blow out of the water by the crew at Carrabba's.

Review №87

Oh my goodness! What a great Italian restaurant!They start you off with the most delicious sourdough bread and olive oil with seasoning in it, and it is wonderful!The entrees are really fine dining. My personal favorite is the Chicken Bryan! Soooo delicious and cooked with goat cheese on top. Heavenly!Great desert choices too.You should go!

Review №88

Great food. Service was fine but could have been better considering it was a quiet Monday night.

Review №89

Very enjoyable dinner. Chicken Masala was delicious and our waitress was so sweet.

Review №90

Service was great, food was outstanding!!!

Review №91

Thank you for being open during these tough times. Food was awesome as usual.

Review №92

Food is amazing. Staff is very attentive, every visit. The canolli cake for 2 was to die for!

Review №93

Food is a little pricey (except on food of the day deal, which can be awesome) but always good but food and service.

Review №94

I ordered Mother's Day dinner for my family at 10:30am with a 6:05pm pick up. Order was 1hr and 45 minutes late, missing items and cold. Was told they wouldn't do anything about missing items and I'd have to call and speak to a manager about it the next day. Horrible service with a horrible response from the employees.

Review №95

It is great food and wait staff. Nice friendly people. We go there often. It has become my favorite. Keep up the great work and all that you do.

Review №96

Excellent food and service

Review №97

Very good pasta! I couldn't even finish my plate

Review №98

Excellent food and wine. The waitstaff is always very good!!

Review №99

We took our granddaughter for a special dinner. Everyone was pleased with their meals. They even accommodated her dietary restrictions.

Review №100

What food that is offered is great! They should consider expanding menu items.

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  • Address:6540 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 517-323-8055
  • American restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Bar
  • Bar & grill
  • Caterer
  • Down home cooking restaurant
  • Gluten-free restaurant
  • Takeout Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Wine bar
Working hours
  • Monday:4–10PM
  • Tuesday:4–10PM
  • Wednesday:4–10PM
  • Thursday:4–10PM
  • Friday:11AM–11PM
  • Saturday:11AM–11PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
Health & safety
  • Reservations required:Yes
  • Staff wear masks:Yes
  • Staff get temperature checks:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Braille menu:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Organic dishes:Yes
  • Salad bar:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Romantic:Yes
  • Upscale:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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