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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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Tags: Sugar Land, Missouri City, Italian, cater, catering, italian food, pasta, wine, parties, dinner, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Carrabba's
Address2335 Highway 6 Sugar Land TX 77478
Phone281-980-4433
Websitewww.carrabbas.com
ContactScott Edge
Rating (8 votes; 5.0) Review this business!
Carrabba's Italian Grill Special - A TCRN-Sugar Land Network Member.
Current Special: Receive 10% OFF your food bill with your TCRN Preferred Customer Offer

Carrabba's Italian Grill

We're not real chefs. We're real eaters.

We don't mean diners, gourmands or bon vivants. We're two big Sicilian boys from Texas who love to cook and eat. We love the Sicilian food our parents and grandparents cooked. We love the Creole and Southern food our family members picked up passing through Louisiana and stepping off the boat right on the dock in Galveston. And we love the Western food that's just part of being in Texas.

Food, you see, isn't only about food. It's not some big secret. It's something that just happens when all of our interconnected families get together-the Carrabbas and the Mandolas, plus anybody with enough good sense to marry in. You may be poor, went the saying a mere generation ago, but you'll never be hungry.

Food is part of us because that's how we were raised; food was present at births, christenings, weddings, graduations and funerals. Food is what reminded us we were family. To this day, whenever one family member meets another and starts talking about something or someplace, the first question has to be, "Whadya eat?"

Our Gulf Coast experience is about the place where all of our ancestors came to build their lives. They called it America! And they didn't just mean Ellis Island, or Little Italy in New York, or the North End of Boston or South Philly. They meant the whole damn place, wherever it began and ended, which of course nobody much knew. And it meant an idea too, a big promise in the air during the hard times in Sicily that if you sacrificed just about everything and pretty near worked yourself to death, you could have something a little better. Which, after all, was exactly what you did in the Old Country-without any promise at all.

So they came, ship after ship full of them. Full of us. And all the while, there were other ships filled with other people, speaking different languages. In America, we would come to know them all. And talk with them all. And wrestle with them all. And, in some cases, cook with them all. We kept on being who we are, sure enough, but after a while we were something different, too. Something entirely new.

So give us a break here. Don't go picking over our Grandma's and Mamma's and Aunt's and Uncle's recipes, whining about this not being the way they did it at your house. Great! We'll go to your house, this is the way the old folks taught the young folks. This is the way we remember things tasting. And this is what it all comes down to-with generous sprinklings of life, love and oregano-for two big Sicilian boys from Texas who love to cook and eat.

Reviews for Carrabba's Italian Grill

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09/06/2017 5:45 pm
I moved to the Missouri City area this past summer and my realtor told me about the TCRN App. This is such a great App by the way. Anyway, I was new and I needed to eat out a lot and this App had a bunch of great local restaurants on it. I have to say though, Carrabbas is my favorite out of the bunch. I love Italian food!
04/07/2014 8:24 am
Now open for lunch...so glad too! I have another restaurant that I can add to my lunch circuit!!!
05/05/2012 7:01 am
Every time I come here I am reminded of what a great restaurant Carrabbas is. The food is always awesome!
01/21/2012 7:16 am
This is my husband's favorite restaurant. We just ate there last night. We just discovered the Preferred Customer Card with Texas Community Referral Network and noticed Carrabbas has a discount with the card! We will probably go more often now since we can save a few bucks each time. There food is really good! :)
12/22/2011 6:02 pm
Their Chicken Marsala is incredible! It is a must try if you haven't had it before.
10/26/2011 5:07 pm
Great place to bring the family.
09/30/2011 7:08 am
Great place to eat!
08/25/2011 9:29 am
Excellent food and fantastic service. You will really like this resturant.
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