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Just Like Carrabba's Italian Grill Recipes

Updated on April 20, 2008
Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant Sign
Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant Sign

Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurants

Carrabba's Italian Grill is a USA nationwide chain of Italian restaurants. The menu features classic Italian dishes. Many of the recipes are featured on the PBS cooking show called 'Cucina Sicilia', hosted by the original owners of the first Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants.

If you don't have a Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurant near you but are looking for traditional Italian recipes, try these copycat recipes just like Italian Grill restaurants. Try the Carrabba's Chicken Bryan recipe, Carrabbas Chicken Marsala recipe, Apple Martini, or Sausage and Lentil Soup. Check back by often. I will add additional Carrabba's copy cat restaurant recipes in my recipe collection from time to time.

Just Like Carrabba's Sangria Recipe

  • 1 bottle Scarlatto red wine

  • 1 cup Monin red sangria mix

  • 5 ounces brandy

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh orange juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all together and enjoy a drink just like Carrabba's sangria at home.

Carrabba's Lentil Soup
Carrabba's Lentil Soup
Chicken Bryan at Carrabba's Italian Grill
Chicken Bryan at Carrabba's Italian Grill

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      Matthew 3 years ago

      Anyone have the cavatappi amatriciana recipe?? I love that side pasta so much!

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      Joe Munroe 4 years ago

      Mark, here is the Peach Sangria recipe straight from a Carabbas bartender:

      8 oz. Absolut Peach

      8oz. Patrone Citron

      16 oz. Cranberry juice

      6 oz. Simple syrup

      1 1/2 litres White zinfandel

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      Debster 5 years ago

      Recently ate at Carrabba's in Augusta, GA. We had sea bass "sandwiched" between two pieces of very crispy hash browns. A mustard cream sauce (with mustard SEEDS) was ladled over the dish, and that's the recipe I'm looking for---the mustard cream sauce.

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      Hannahgirl77 5 years ago

      Looking for carabbas white peach sangria recipe. Anyone?

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      LenChar 5 years ago

      Does anyone have a the recipe for Carabba's Grill Mix. The stuff they spray on the chicken while grilling to make is so tender and moist when done.

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      applejuic3 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      yummy! i love being able to copy recipes from restaurants, makes things a lot more affordable!

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      Mark 6 years ago

      I've found recipies for white sangria and blackberry sangria but I need the white peach sangria recipie. Anyone have it?

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      debbie 6 years ago

      I think Carrabbas should sell their blackberry sangria, I know I would buy it.

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      monica 6 years ago

      Can anyone get the recipe for the tomato and basil vinigrette for the wood smoked salmon? I would love to get the entire recipe for this meal. It was great. Please email

      Thanks so much. This is for my sons 18th birthday!!

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      jack 6 years ago

      does anyone have a recipe for the pomadero sauce

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      infonolan 6 years ago from Australia

      Carrabba's Italian grill is doing one bad thing and that is falsely advertising their menu items as gluten free. I have posted on this business at

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      Renee 6 years ago

      Buxton: I found this recipe for Pollo Rosa Maria on a news web site. Presumably they got it from an actual Carrabba's franchise in their area.

      Pollo Rosa Maria

      (Yields 2 servings)


      2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and butterflied

      4 slices prosciutto ham

      4 slices Fontina cheese

      2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped

      4 Tbsp. butter, divided

      6 mushrooms, sliced

      1 small onion, chopped

      1/2 cup fresh garlic chopped

      1/2 cup white wine

      1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

      White pepper to taste

      Kosher salt to taste


      Cover one-half of each breast section with one slice of prosciutto ham, one slice of Fontina cheese. Fold chicken breast half flap over the dressed chicken breast half; season with grill seasoning. Grill and baste until cooked. In a sauté pan place 1 Tbsp. butter, sauté mushrooms and onions and garlic until softened. Add white wine and lemon juice; simmer approximately 10 minutes on medium-low heat to reduce. A little at a time, add remaining 3 Tbsp. butter until butter melts and mixture emulsifies, add basil. Place lemon butter mushroom basil sauce on top of the Rosa. Serve with pasta.

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      Buxton 6 years ago

      Sorry email address no longer working!!

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      Buxton 6 years ago

      I am trying really hard to find the recipes for the Blackberry Sangria and the Pollo Rosa Maria, can ANYONE help me and if so, please email me at

      I found a recipe for the blackberry sangria but from what I am reading, you need the Monin Sangria Mix - where do you find this?

      Thank you so much

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      Sandy 7 years ago

      Looking for the cavatappi recipe

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      Cmitch 7 years ago

      I'm trying to get the recipe for the chocolate coconut mousse! I can't find it anywhere! HELP PLEASE!

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      Mico 7 years ago

      I work at a Carrabba's as botha bartender and server. All of our Sangria recipes (white, red, and blackberry) call for a Monin Sangria Mix which can typically be found at local World Market stores (along with our martini shakers which are super cute). The Lemonfresca someone asked about uses half a lemon, an orange slice, 2 mint sprigs which are muddled with 1.25oz of Monin pure cane syrup. Then you add 1.25 Ketel One Citron, .75 oz Lemoncello liquer and about 2 oz each of sprite and soda water. Enjoy

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      Stephanie 7 years ago

      I called Carrabba's and they told me what was in their Italian dressing and it was so complex I almost didn't get it all written down. As far as I heard it was salt, garlic, red onion, egg, basil, red bell pepers, red wine (actual wine she said) olive oil, romano cheese and I think she also said red wine vinegar

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      dmholman 7 years ago

      Please e-mail me Carrabbas recp. for tagliarini picchi sauce. HELP. Thanks

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      Connie 7 years ago

      Anyone have the recipe for the White Wine Sangria?

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      BLuewaters2u 7 years ago

      Recipe(tried): Carrabbas Shrimp Scampi Sauce - umm

      Board: Copycat Recipe Requests at

      From:Ashlee Tampa, FL 8-11-2007

      I work at carrabba's and the lemon butter recipe is the same sauce they use in the shrimp just add some herbs and some garlic toast.

      Lemon Butter Sauce (Carrabba's)

      Source: Recipelink

      2 tablespoons clarified butter (you'll need about 1/2 stick butter; directions follow)

      2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion

      2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

      6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

      2 tablespoons dry white wine

      kosher salt

      white pepper

      2 tablespoons cold butter

      To clarify butter; melt 1/2 stick butter over low heat. When melted, remove from heat, and set aside for several minutes to allow the milk solids to settle to the bottom. Skim the clear (clarified) butter from the top, and discard sediment. (This can be done ahead.)

      To make sauce; Heat clarified butter, add onion and garlic, and sauté until transparent. Add lemon juice and white wine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to reduce liquid. Remove from heat and swirl in cold butter until sauce is smooth and mulsified.

      Warren's notes-- I think these have too much lemon in them. Experiment until you either have them like Carrabba's or as you like them.

      We had a hard time getting this recipe, since the Carrabba's folks guard it pretty seriously. Then, about six months ago, the San Antonio Express News got a hold of the recipe and published it in their paper and on the internet.

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      Caroline 7 years ago

      I would love the recipe for Carabba's sauteed spinach!! It's delicious!

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      Cathay 7 years ago

      I would love the recipe for the sauce they cook their orzo in. It is absolutely delicious, as is everything else from Carrabas. Sure wish we had this restaurant in Canada!

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      Sicilian 7 years ago

      Your Sangria recipe is way off, horrible. Carrabas uses Korbel brandy, red wine, orange juice and a splash of grenadine. Sangria mix? oh brother.

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      Joanne 7 years ago

      Looking for the Mediterranean Pesto vinaigrette recipe....


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      rumeza 7 years ago

      eat a couple of times at carrabbas in maryland and it was good

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      Debbi 7 years ago

      Looking for the Pollo Rosa Maria recipe... This site came up in the AOL search but I didn't find it. sigh...

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      jayne 7 years ago

      trying to find a receipe for the sauce for Carrabas Grilled Salmon

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      djlwestisland 7 years ago


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      bill 7 years ago

      Does any have the receipe that is made for the cozze in white sauce

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      Betty 7 years ago

      Looking for recipe for the sauce that is served on/over the mussells.

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      Julie 7 years ago

      I'd LOVE the recipe for the Mezzaluna sauce. It's my favorite!!!

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      Gloria Barr 7 years ago

      A long time ago Carabbas made the best roasted potatoes and was were served with Sirlion Marsala and Chicken Bryan. It probably was a side dish for other entrees.

      Does anyone have that recipe? It's wonderful

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      BALEY 8 years ago

      How do you make carabbas veal parmesan, because I cant figure it out?!

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      pat 8 years ago

      i would love to have the recipe for pasta rambo from carrabba's. we went this last weekend and everyone loved it. thanks

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      Brittany 8 years ago

      I work at Carrabba's as a server.

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      dmholman 8 years ago

      I NEED the recipe for Carrabba's Tagliarini sauce. Please help. Thanks.

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      Charlotte 8 years ago

      Would LOVE the shrimp scampi recipe! Please email it to me!

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      D'Arcy 8 years ago

      Does anyone have Carraba's "Pasta Rambo" Recipe? It is a specialty item not on the menu that has Spinich, Shrimp,& Lump Crab Meat in a light lemony alfredo-ish sauce over fettuccine pasta. It is Heavenly!!! Please Email me if you have it & will share it! Thanks!

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      Kori 8 years ago

      Looking for the Pollo Rosa Maria recipe?

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      Doug Harling 8 years ago

      I am trying to find the recipe for the sauce on Carrabba's crab cakes.

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      Joyce LaPorte 8 years ago

      I am looking for a Carrabbas dsh which was Pappardelle Pasta with slivered pieces of beef and shaved parmasen cheese

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      Justin  8 years ago

      Looking for Chicken GRATELLA recipe and the Blackberry Sangria recipe

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      linda 8 years ago

      Looking for carrabeas chicken sicilean soup anyone want to share?

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      michelle 8 years ago

      looking for the shrimp scampi recipe from carrabba's. Anyone have it?

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      Beverly 8 years ago

      Looking for carrabbas italian chicken pizza recipe especially how the sweet and sour sauce is made and how the dough is made.

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      Dean 8 years ago

      Does anyone have the Sauteed spinach recipe from Carrabba's?

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      Ann 8 years ago

      does anyone have the creamy parmesan dressing recipe from Carrabbas

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      Joseph Massimino 9 years ago

      I made Carrabba's Chicken Marsala last week, and it came out great. There are two recipe's I found, and one was too vague, and left certain items out that made me know it would not taste right. The other was the right one, it has a small amount of lemon juice, and you start with browning diced Proscuttio in butter to get the Marsala sauce started. I also added a little rosemary to it.

      There was enough for 5 people, and every single one of them loved it. It will be my Christmas dinner this year.

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      Samantha 9 years ago

      How do they make the Grilled Salmon. I love it.

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      nicole 9 years ago

      Does any one know the ingredients for "stefano style" vegetables from carrabba's?

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      Tricia 9 years ago

      Anyone have a recipe for the Mediterranean salad w/ Hazelnut crusted Tilapia?

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Denise, I got the Carrabbas Sangria recipe for you. I hope you enjoy it.

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      mdmunster 9 years ago

      Looking for Carrabbas Limonfresca recipe. It's yummy

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      scsue66 9 years ago

      looking for the lemon butter sauce recipe

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      Denise 10 years ago

      can anyone tell me the Carrabbas Sangria recipe

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA


      I will attempt to locate it for you.

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      nikki 10 years ago

      Can anyone find out the secret italian dressing at carrabbas? Not the parmesean dressing!