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Carrabba's - The Original on Kirby

3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
+1 713-522-3131
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken bryan” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“cappelletti” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious meal, excellent service, always a good choice when you're in the mood for Italian. The ambience never really is much to speak of, but it's still a good choice for couples, families, lunch meetings, etc.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Carrabba's has outstanding and fresh food with terrific service to match. They consistently deliver a high quality product to customers. They have a nice bar and valet parking. It can be quite busy almost any evening, so reservations are recommended but not required.

Thank jswflights
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner tonight at the original Carrabba's on Kirby. Everything was outstanding. The lamb chops were some of the best I have ever had. Great dinner all around and excellent service.

Thank red1990
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped in for Saturday lunch. From the time we walked in until the time we walked out, every single aspect of this restaurant was perfect. She had the chicken Bryan.Tx - it was flavorful and grilled to perfection. I had shrimp,...More

Thank Troy W
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here after a theater visit. Chicken in Alfredo sauce with peas and mushrooms. Ok sauce. Very rich and not that flavorful. Noodles cooked well. Husband had same thing but asked for eggplant instead of chicken. They were very accommodating on this. Waiter was fine....More

Thank Meme24qts
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Always our go-to Italian place. Since began franchising it is not recognizable as the original although not nearly as dismal as the others.

Thank Tanya L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Had the ravioli special, although I can't remember which one. It was incredible. But what really blew us away was the Calamari Fritti appetizer - you will not find a better dish anywhere. Keep in mind it is the original location so the Carrabbas still...More

Thank DScardino
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I come here once a month. The food is, hands down, the best. The bread is more fresh, the service is phenomenal, and the food is consistently good.

Thank Skiveez
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have been going to the Carrabba's on Kirby and the other on Voss for years and I have never had anything less than an outstanding meal and service. The consistency is unmatched by any other restaurant that I visit on a regular basis. A...More

Thank Tim71259
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is the ORIGINAL Carrabba's -- not the chain found in every upscale suburb. The food is lighter and homemade rather than tomato-heavy and processed. Wine is extremely reasonably priced which is an unexpected complement to the full-service white tablecloth experience. The servers are knowledgeable...More

Thank wesleyfromus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098-2152
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-3131
  • E-mail
Description
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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