Carrabba’s may be a big chain restaurant now, but it was started up in Texas back in the 80s by a man named Johnny Carrabba III, and his uncle Damian Mandola.
The company serves authentic Italian cuisine, using recipes passed down from the founders’ family — most coming from Mandola’s mother and sister.
As the restaurant’s full name would suggest — Carrabba’s Italian Grill — the place is known for the meats and seafood cooked on its wood-burning grill. (If pasta is more your thing, don’t worry — they have you covered there, too.)
While there are some Italian bottled waters (Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino) on the soft drink menu, most of the choices are basic American staples, such as iced tea, lemonade, and sodas from the Coca-Cola company.
PS: If you go here, try the cannoli cake. It may not pair with soda, but it’s phenomenal nevertheless.