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.

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Vino Italiano Menu

Just in time for the Italian wine harvest season, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is highlighting the rich flavors of a traditional Italian cooking technique: wine-infusion. The new Vino Italiano menu is a collection of innovative dishes cooked with wine to enhance and accent their flavors.

Carrabba’s menu features a variety of new dishes and several wine-inspired favorites starting at just $13.9, including a choice of housemade soup or side salad:


  • Pollo al Prosecco – Prosecco battered, panko crusted chicken, sauteed and topped with Bocelli Prosecco cream sauce, bacon, sundried tomatoes and scallions
  • Chianti-Glazed Salmon on a Cedar Plank – Salmon glazed with Gabbiano Chianti then roasted in a wood-fired oven on a wine-soaked cedar plank served with roasted grapes and a side of broccoli
  • Sirloin Marsala with Crab Cake –6 oz. wood-grilled sirloin topped with mushrooms, prosciutto and housemade Lombardo Marsala wine sauce. Paired with a jumbo lump crab cake and roasted red bell pepper sauce.
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – Medallions of pork tenderloin wood-grilled and topped with a port wine fig sauce
  • Champagne Shrimp and Scallop Linguine – Pan-seared shrimp and scallops with mushrooms and roasted bell peppers, tossed in a champagne cream sauce

Vino Italiano doesn’t end with food. It also includes innovative wine-infused cocktails worth toasting:


  • Chianti Kiss – Solerno Blood Orange liqueur from Sicily, Disaronno and Captain Morgan spiced rum, mixed with pineapple and cranberry juices topped with a touch of Chianti.
  • Toast of Tuscany – Housemade Limoncello, Bocelli Sparkling Prosecco and cranberry juice, with a hint of fresh lemon.


To celebrate one of the most important seasons of Italy, Italian wine harvest, Carrabba’s is offering $10 off all bottles of wine during the month of October.


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