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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
+1 828-322-9032
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here recently while in town on business. Food and service was great as always. The stuffed mushrooms were delicious. I always enjoy the blackberry sangria.

Thank Skbrown12
Horseheads, New York
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218 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise for me. We walked over from our hotel both evenings for dinner here after long days at work. The food and service were very good and the wine list was too. It was really convenient to be able to walk over from the hotel. I had the shrimp the first night and the lasagna the... More 

Thank Memmett
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service in the bar area was good, the server was very attentive. The meatball special was served cold, I should have known when the item came out within 3 mins of ordering, it did have some flavor and would have been much better if it was cooked to the correct temp. The salad and bread were very good, I... More 

Thank haolegirl2014
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! This place was hopping! Easily a 50 minute wait for a table. We were a party of 2 so grabbed a spot near the bar. Food was good but had a little wait for it. Daughter is gluten free and there were good options on the menu. She was pleased with her meal.

Thank Robin V
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great food! Very busy. The meatball special was excellent. Very friendly waitress and great service.

Thank tharcher
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of folks do not like big chain restaurants but the Carraba's in Hickory is well received for its altmosphere, friendly staff and great 🍕! I have a dairy allergy and they always take my special order seriously and bring me a fresh pizza with fresh ingredients! When you sit at the bar you always meet interesting people and it... More 

Thank DLC5050
Shelby, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Recently my wife and I have eaten at Carrabba's three times in four weeks. Each time we got the same meals because they were SO GOOD. She got the chicken bryan and I got the tilapia. Great meals and great service.

Thank 108Frank2016
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Carrabbas for over 12 years, when we travel, and at home. Florida, New York, and NC. Tonight we ate in Hickory, where we live. Kids orders were ok, and husbands order was ok. But the fettucini alfredo they first brought out for me looked like a half portion. Even the young lady who brought us... More 

Thank rolling R
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

This is certainly not the experience we wanted you to have. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Hickory, NC". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy the Mama Rosa chicken. And there Martin's are devine. I also partake of the pasta weezy which is great too. The only thing I don't like so much is the way the menu is served everything is an add on.

Thank 731tinak
Hiram, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Fast, friendly service and a diverse choice of menu items for different diners/guests. We will return!

Thank Diane P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-9032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?