Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant and caterer located in Asheville, North Carolina that also serves couples in the Charlotte area. Founders Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba come from a close-knit Italian family where food was never just about food, but about reminding every individual that they were part of a family. Carrabba’s Italian Grill combines deeply rooted traditions with authentic Italian cuisine prepared on a wood-burning grill to provide couples and guests with a connected and memorable dining experience.
Carrabba’s offers couples a variety of serving styles so they can choose the one best suited to their event, including hors d'oeuvres, buffett, tastings and family-style meals. Services like delivery, setup and cleanup will let your wedding party and guests enjoy each magical moment with you without concern for the logistics. Additionally, experienced servers can be requested to add class and ease to your dining experience.
Couples can mix and match Carrabba’s signature and specialty dishes to provide their guests with a customized display of savory cuisine; choosing from a wide variety of entrees, salads, sides and desserts. Each order is accompanied by bread with herb mix and olive oil that guest with both sophisticated and picky pallets will enjoy. Carrabba’s accommodates those with dietary restrictions through meals that are gluten free, nut free, vegetarian, vegan, no pork and lactose free. Some signature and specialty dishes include:
Founders Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola share a passion for food, family traditions and generous service. Founded in 1986, Carrabba’s Italian Grill set out with the goal of creating an environment where people can feel like guests in a Sicilian home. Damian’s grandparents, Vincent and Margaret, immigrated from Sicily to Galveston, Texas in the late 1800s. Damian still recalls his grandmother instilling in him a passion for food as she crafted homemade pasta that hung over two sterilized broom sticks. Johnny’s mother, Grace, is also to thank for several of the unique and authentic recipes that are served daily at Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the nation.