Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant and caterer located in Lafayette, Louisiana that also serves couples in the New Orleans area. With equal focus on authenticity and deliciously flavored cuisine, Carrabba’s captures the unique tastes of Italy by preparing each mouth-watering dish on a wood-burning grill. 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 guest with a meal to be remembered.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill wants to make your event as seamless as possible, so they offer convenience services like servers, delivery, setup and cleanup. Couples can choose from a variety of serving styles — including buffett, tastings, hors d'oeuvres and family-style dining — to contribute to the ambiance of their ideal wedding event.
Each dish at Carrabba's Italian Grill is made from scratch with fresh and savory ingredients. Couples can hand craft their wedding menu by choosing from Carrabba’s most popular entrees, sides, salads and desserts, keeping in mind that every order is accompanied by bread with herb mix and olive oil. Every guests can enjoy a unique Italian dining experience, as dishes can be prepared with gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, no pork and nut free dietary restrictions in mind. Choose from specialty and signature cuisine packed with authentic Italian flavor, including house favorites like Chicken Bryan and Pollo Rosa Maria, or classic favorites like Carbonara and Marsala.
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.