Carrabba's Italian Grill
Best chain Italian? What should I order?
I really love the Chicken Bryan there. The hot Antipasto Platter is also pretty good. At least at the one I went to, they actually did the calamari right. Nice and tender.
I like the Chicken Bryan too, though it was called Chicken Carrabbas at the time I had a Carrabbas nearby. The goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon butter sauce just work together really nicely. IMO of course.
I love Carrabba's. We have to drive an hour to get there...but it's worth the trip. We sometimes order extra meals to bring home. Order something from the grill. I always order pollo rosa maria. It's great. The shrimp scampi is great. Love their desserts. Their bread is wonderful. I think their prices are very reasonable.
The chicken Gratella is my favorite. Nicely grilled chicken breasts with olive oil and spices, and you can get a side of their yummy mashed potatoes and veggies. I always feel like the grilled chicken is somewhat healthy, so I can eat more bread and drink more sangria as a result. :-)
I've also tried the mezzaluna (ravioli) and it's yummy.
Thanks for all the suggestions. My group (7 adults, 2 infants, 2 toddlers) primarily stuck to the grill options... I had the chicken bryan which was excellent. Everyone was very happy with their meals.
We were looking for an above average kid/baby friendly restaurant and it fit the bill perfectly. I was impressed with the quality of the food for a chain restaurant and it was an excellent value considering the portions. We are all hearty eaters yet had leftovers to take home.
And the place is very kid friendly with staff quick to get high chairs, slings for baby carriers (most restaurants don't even have these), kids menus and activity books.