Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant and caterer located in St. Petersburg, Florida that serves couples in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota 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.
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 hors d'oeuvres, tastings and buffet-style dining — to contribute to the ambiance of their ideal wedding event.
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Nicole Smith · Married on 06/08/2019
Catering coordinators were very attentive and easily able to be reached by phone. Delivery went very smoothly during our tight time schedule and all of our guests complimented how delicious the food was. Thank you!!Sent on 06/26/2019
Amanda · Married on 10/20/2018
Carrabbas did an amazing job at our wedding! They were personable, organized, and completely easy to work with. Plus countless people came up and complemented how amazing the food tasted! I am so happy we chose Carrabbas to cater our wedding and would recommend them to anybody!Sent on 10/25/2018