I've been waiting for five years for Carrabba's to offer gluten-free pasta and it's finally happened.
I just discovered this last week and when I checked with the company, they said it's been available at all Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants since October.
When I was first put on a gluten-free diet, I read several surveys which rated Carrabba's as one of the best chains for gluten-free dining. But I always wondered why people seemed to like it when they didn't offer gluten-free pasta. The menu seemed very limited without it.
The restaurant's new menu includes a pretty good selection of items with a "GF" label, indicating it can be made gluten free.
The gluten-free pasta options are made with casarecce pasta, which spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts described as "a short pasta similar to penne or rotini made with corn, rice and quinoa flour."
I went last night and had a shrimp dish with a weesie sauce, which is a white wine lemon butter sauce. I really enjoyed it.
So yes, Carrabba's is finally high on my list of restaurant chains that offer satisfying gluten-free meals.