Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant and caterer located in Roanoke, Virginia that serves couples in the Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke areas. 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.
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.
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.