Carrabba's Italian Grill

Today on the Bite Tonight: Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Josh and I stopped in for a nice Italian meal last Saturday at the Troy location on Big Beaver Rd. Ambience, service, and taste were spot on. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow factor: 2 out of 5 bites


I always start with a salad.

House salad: At first, I was sad when the server told me they didn’t serve ranch dressing. I opted for the house dressing and was pleasantly suprised when my salad came dressed with the Parmesan house dressing. I love how the plate was chilled to keep my salad fresh and crisp. The dressing was creamy, slightly salty and sharp  from the Parmesan, without being too heavy. Delish!

house salad

Josh always starts with a soup. Mainly because he feels it’s a waste and well, just boring to get a salad.

Minestrone: Combination of beans and veggies in a rich broth. This minestrone was different from others I’ve tried. There was no pasta, but it was still so hearty and tasty. Top with cheese that melts slightly with each bite.


Conchiglie ai Formaggi: Shell-shaped pasta tossed in our homemade Alfredo sauce with mozzarella, fontina, romano, parmesan, and goat cheese. We added chicken which was thinly sliced and moist. The dish could’ve used a little more Alfredo sauce, otherwise it was really good. There were hidden balls of goat cheese inside some of the shells, which were a little overpowering when you would get a big bite of creamy goat cheese.


shell pasta


Mezzaluna: Half moon ravioli with chicken, ricotta, romano and spinach in our housemade Alfredo sauce. One thing I loved about Carrabba’s is that you can sub  any sauce for another of your choice. This allows you to customize your dish. Unlike Olive Garden which will serve the sauce to you on the side, totally ruining the meal. The ravioli was tender and housed a delicious sweet blend of chicken, spinach, and cheese. This was my favorite!


The lighting in the dining room was just the right shade of dim and our server was friendly and on point. I really enjoy it more when I can eat an Italian meal with my loved one with the lights turned down low. Carrabba’s has a delicious menu that caters to the tastebuds of it’s guests. Stop in for items guaranteed to satisfy.
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