Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded in Houston, TX by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in December of
1986, who set out to create a restaurant experience where people felt like guests in their home. Both
Johnny and Damian belong to one of Houston's most successful restaurant families, and many of the
recipes on our menu are those of Damian's mother Grace and sister Rose. Damian travels the world in
search of the best ingredients and most unique Italian dishes so Carrabba's food tastes authentic and
Carrabba's is best known for its wood-burning grill, inspired by the many tastes of Italy. Signature
dishes like Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria and, of course, Marsala are enhanced by the taste of the
grill. Other house specialties include Signature Pastas, with sauces made from scratch every day and
Cucina Casuale, casual done the Italian way featuring delicious dishes, starting at just $10.
Traditional dishes such as Calamari, Margherita Pizza and Chicken Parmesan share the spotlight. Little
ones ten and under will enjoy the "Bambini Menu" and pizza dough is offered to keep young customers
entertained. Menu items are also available for those who manage their gluten intake.
Carrabba's warm and welcoming atmosphere offers several distinct experiences for customers – from the
intimate Family Table in the main dining room, where families and friends can share quality food and
time, making dinnertime more memorable, to the Kitchen Counter in the midst of the energy of an
authentic Italian kitchen where something is always on the stove and customers can taste what Carrabba's
Chefs are cooking. Those customers seeking a more intimate experience can also enjoy dining at the bar.
Wine & Spirits
A moderately-priced wine list featuring Italian and California vintages, a full bar, and a premium
selection of domestic and imported beers are available. Seasonal cocktail specialties such as peach,
red, white and blackberry sangria are the perfect complement for Carrabba's flavorful dishes.
Amici Club members are the first to learn about new menu specials, receive exclusive offers and
invitation-only access to events such as Wine Tastings, Proprietor Dinners and Cooking Demonstrations.
Membership is free by signing up here.
Amenities & Services
Carside Carry-Out, Call-Ahead Seating, Handicap Accessible, Gluten-Free Menu
Catering available for delivery or carry-out. Private Dining is also available.
Average Restaurant Specs
6,300 square feet including dining room and bar seating 230 guests. Patio areas available in some
Dinner served seven days a week. Most locations open for weekend lunch.
Thank you for your interest in Carrabba's. If you are a member of the media and would like additional
information, please call or email:
Elizabeth Watts, APR
Director of Media and Community Relations