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Carrabba's - The Original on Voss

1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“cappelletti” (3 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been here in a while mainly because the prices were getting higher and the portions smaller that being said the neighborhood so we decided to try again love that food was amazing they had lots of gluten-free options we didn't have reservations they...More

Thank Terra P
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Had a business lunch with customers and it was great. Good table where we could visit and the food and the service was excellent.

Thank red1990
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Come for the chewy bread served with herbs and spice in superb olive oil. This is the time you will want to make a meal or the bread. The wait staff truly cares. The tomatoes with Roquefort alone makes a great meal. Enjoy everything.

Thank rose18NewYorkCity
Reviewed 14 August 2017

From the great service to the obviously handmade daily pasta to the signature menu items, the original Carrabba's is not to be missed. Let me say that again: handmade daily pasta and sauces. The scallops and shrimp in the spiedino is lightly, very lightly breaded...More

Thank Vic777_12
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Service a little disorganized. Had to ask multiple times for drink refills. Fried mozzarella sticks lacked flavor and served barely warm. My veal chop was salty but cooked as ordered. Sides were OK but nothing special. Wife disappointed in that there were no lobster ravioli...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

food is pretty good for a chain restaurant...pasta dishes are much better then Olive Garden...but a true Italian would not really call this Italian food

Thank MRD2005
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Pizza for kids, 16 & 18 and pasta for me and Mrs McB. All delicious and plates well and truly cleaned. Nice carafe of Pinot Grigio and soft drinks $100. Good service. No complaints. Enjoy.

Thank Airvicemarshal
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My family has eaten here for years. Yesterday the bill for the family was split 3 ways. The totals on each of the 3 credit card bills read "base charge on one line, variable charge on the next line, total charge on the 3rd line...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We arrived for an early dinner and were surprised by the number of patrons already in the restaurant. It did not take long to understand. The wait staff was unbeatable, as was the menu. The linguine pescatore was superb and a colleague was excited to...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The first time I visited this Carrabba's I did not realize that it was an original until I got inside. The restaurant is definitely more upscale than the chain locations. However, the menu is quite a bit smaller, portions are smaller, and the bill is...More

Thank StephOliver17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$49
Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1399 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: 713-464-6595
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On December 26, 1986, The Original Carrabba's opened its doors. Today, Johnny Carrabba and his family are proud that the two original locations on Kirby Drive and Voss Road remain family owned and operated neighborhood restaurants. What makes us unique are the quality ingredients that go into each dish along with our lively and warm dining experiences. At The Original Carrabba's, we have an open kitchen and we take enormous pride in our food. Our pizza dough is made fresh every day and our pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning oven. We fillet our own fish daily, make fresh homemade pasta, and we even hand stuff our own signature Cappelletti. Even our fresh milk mozzarella is hand made. Our steaks, chops and seafood are all cooked over a wood-burning grill. Johnny's father, Mr. C. still mixes his own secret spices and makes his own Italian sausage for our restaurants. The Original Carrabba's on Kirby Drive and Voss Road is where people come together to eat, celebrate, share stories, share meals and share many laughs and memories. We look forward to you and your family joining us at our table.
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