We had a coupon for Carrabba’s, so that’s where we headed for dinner.  They were packed and it was only 5:30pm when we got there.  We had hoped to beat the crowd, but ended up with a 25 minute wait.  The restaurant was very loud and we were seated up against a wall that connected to a large party room which made it even that much louder where we were sitting.

We started off with the Spinach Fonduta.

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This was a really tasty appetizer, but needed a few more toast points.  We had quite a bit of spinach dip remaining once the 6 pieces of bread were gone.  The dip was creamy and had a nice mellow flavor to it.  We ended up dipping the untoasted bread from the basket to scoop up the remaining dip.

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Our dinners came with soup or salad and we got one of each.  The soup tonight was a lentil.

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Loren enjoyed the soup.  He said it had some nice savory flavors to it.  For his entree, he ordered the sirloin skewers.

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These were really tender.  It’s not often that he’s gotten kabobs that were this good.  I ordered the fettucine alfredo.

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I found the cheese to be way too sharp for my tastes.  Loren said it tasted more like a mac & cheese than an alfredo sauce.  I prefer a very creamy, mellow sauce and this just wasn’t it for me.  Total bill after the coupon was $27.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
2680 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL
727-712-0844

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Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5