Carraba's - Do they all have the same menus?
- jfood Aug 19, 2006 01:29 AM
I have been to two locations, Delray Beach FL and Bensalem, PA (don;t ask). The DR location seemed to have a much higher quality menu and the food was pretty good. My in-laws go there frequently.
The one in PA was almost inedible, had lots of low-end Italian choices, very small portions and at least 1,000mg of sodium per dish.
Did i hit the PA one on a bad night? Are they all the same franchise? Or did i do a major screw-up?
I've been to two in Ohio (Toledo and Columbus) and one in Maryland. Their menus were similar--but never with small portions or something gross or low-end. You must have hit a bad night.
I know you're asking about the menu being the same, but I've only been to one - somewhere in Massachusetts - and the food was almost inedible. I think someone in the kitchen knocked over the salt shaker and then did a vigorous dance so salt went into every cooking vessel. Everything from the oil they gave us to dip the bread in to the calamari to the bruschetta was inedible. I went through 5 drinks just trying to rehydrate.
My husband had been to one somewhere in Pa. before our Mass. adventure and said the food was still salty but not as salty at that location.
The one near us (Melbourne, FL) just got a new chef, so we decided to give it a third try. The result was the same as the previous two...except for salt, this is the blandest, underseasoned Italian food I've ever tasted. Three strikes & you're out!
the food is very indedible here in New england! could pass for very low end italian. much better menu and food quality out west.
I didn't mind Carraba's the first time I tried it , maybe 5 years ago. I've been to the Buffalo, NY and Delray Beach, FL locations, the latter this past december, and I've rechristened the place "Crappas"
i won"t be going again _ honestly some of the most mediocre italian food i"ve had in a long time