Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant and caterer located in Clearwater, Florida that serves couples in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota areas. Founders Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba travel the world in search of unique Italian dishes and savory ingredients. New discoveries are incorporated into recipes that have been passed down through generations, providing each couple and their guests with a memorable experience. With equal focus on authenticity and deliciously flavored cuisine, Carrabba’s presents couples with mouth-watering dishes prepared on a wood-burning grill; capturing the unique tastes of Italy.
Alongside convenience services like delivery, setup and cleanup, couples can request experienced servers from Carrabba’s Italian Grill to add class and ease to their event. You can also choose from a variety of servings styles — like hors d'oeuvres, buffet service, family style and tastings — to orchestrate the dining experience you've always envisioned.
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:
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 throughout the nation.