Carrabba’s in Colorado Springs

The Mister and I had some errands to do up in Colorado Springs today and when we go there we like to plan on eating at one of our favorite restaurants up there. We tend to plan a lot of things centered around food — it keeps us fat and sassy.

The pick today was Carrabba’s. I really wish we had one down here. Anyway, the service was great — our waiter was named Alfredo and he was very likable and efficient and likable! I enjoyed the banter between The Mister and Alfredo.

By the time we could sit down to eat, it was almost 2:30 p.m. and it was our first meal of the day. Amazing we didn’t order the entire menu.

The Mister ordered a Chianti Kiss — Solerno Blood Orange liqueur from Sicily, Disaronno and Captain Morgan’s spiced rum, mixed with pineapple and cranberry juices topped with a kiss of Chianti.

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We ordered a few of our favorite appetizers — Shrimp Diavolo (OMG YUM). These are hand-breaded to order, lightly fried and tossed in their housemade lemon butter sauce. Topped with pepperoncini, red bell peppers and crushed red pepper. The sauce on this makes you want to lick the serving dish clean.

We also ordered a small order of calamari served with their marinara sauce. Very tasty, doesn’t photograph well but very very tasty.

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Both of our entrées came with either a soup or a salad. We both chose the Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup which is their signature chicken soup made in house with whole chicken, pasta and hand chopped veggies with a hint of spicy. Good soup. Seriously excellent soup. I’ve got to find out how to copy that.

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The Mister ordered Champagne Shrimp & Scallop Linguine — Pan-seared shrimp and scallops with mushrooms and roasted bell peppers, tossed in their champagne cream sauce. Unfortunately he didn’t snap a photo of it and his plate was too far away for me to snap one without climbing across the table. 🙂

I ordered the Pork Chop Marsala, a wood-grilled and topped with mushrooms, proscuitto and our housemade Lombardo Marsala wine sauce. It was VERY delicious but did not photograph well at all. Sorry about that.

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Categories: Beef/Pork, Rice, Beans, Pasta & Noodles

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