Spoiled Evening at Carrabba's.
I'm a big fan of Carrabba's, generally. But this one in Temple Terrace is unique in its rude service and lack of a sense of hospitality toward guests. My wife and I were treated rudely and offensively by the waiter here, and I have written a formal complaint to the home office about it. I recommend avoiding this place. Life is too short.
An open kitchen churns out wood-fired pizzas and fresh-made pastas at this casual Sicilian-American chain.. In Short Decorated with family photos of founders Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba, the open dining rooms pack groups of friends and extended families into four- and six-person tables and booths; smaller parties or couples can grab stools at the open kitchen's adjoining bar to watch chefs make dinner. The traditional southern Italian menu offers grill specialties like steak Marsala and fire-roasted chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes; pasta dishes include fettuccine Alfredo and garlic-sauteed shrimp with linguine.
The REAL Carrabba's.
The Carrabba's in Temple Terrace is without doubt the best for overall service. I have eaten at 4 different ones and none compare to this one. From the time you are greeted by a smile and "Welcome" through the exceptional service, including the propietor helping like his staff (most impressive) till the end when another smiling face awaits to open the door and bid you good night. They truly appreciate your business and the cost to go out anyway, they make you feel very welcomed. Nice change from the restaurants that treat you like a bother rather then their PAYCHECK.