Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.



Penne Franco

penne franco

Carrabba's Italian Grill Penne Franco
Copycat Recipes

Serves 1

1 garlic clove, sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato, chopped
1/4 cup mushroom, sauteed
6 artichokes, head quarters
6 kalamata olives, pitted
1 chicken breast, grilled sliced
3 -4 ounces penne pasta, cooked 

salt black pepper 
grated parmesan cheese, for serving

Saute garlic in olive oil for 1 minute. Add sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, grilled and sliced chicken and cooked penne pasta. Saute to heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh grated cheese.

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