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.
Prefer Northern Italian -- Carrabba's Is The Best.
Carrabba's got it's start in Houston. The original in Houston is in a class by itself. but the influence is obvious on this location. Kansas City has had a lot of good Italian restaurants come and go...let's hope this one continues to stay around for a long, long time. Five of us went there last night....everyone got something different. The portions are huge, the tastes are marvelous, and the variety offers something for everyone. 3 different salads...all good. A better selection of chicken dishes then I've seen in any other Italian restaurant. Several daily specials...an extensive and reasonably priced wine list...and pasta dishes that have out-of-this world flavor with ever-changing ingredients. What more could you ask for? And the overriding spicyness of Northern style cooking. This may become your new favorite hangout! Oh...I forgot to mention....a really great bar with knowledgeable bartenders. Go there!