Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded in Houston, TX by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in December of 1986, who set out to create a restaurant experience where people felt like guests in their home. Both Johnny and Damian belong to one of Houston's most successful restaurant families, and many of the recipes on our menu are those of Damian's mother Grace and sister Rose. Damian travels the world in search of the best ingredients and most unique Italian dishes so Carrabba’s food tastes authentic and delicious.
Carrabba’s is best known for its wood-burning grill, inspired by the many tastes of Italy. Signature dishes like Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria and, of course, Marsala are enhanced by the taste of the grill. Other house specialties include Signature Pastas, with sauces made from scratch every day and Cucina Casuale, casual done the Italian way featuring delicious dishes, starting at just $10. Traditional dishes such as Calamari, Margherita Pizza and Chicken Parmesan share the spotlight. Little ones ten and under will enjoy the “Bambini Menu” and pizza dough is offered to keep young customers entertained. Menu items are also available for those who manage their gluten intake.