Five Cooks in the Narrow, Spotless Kitchen
Yes, I like seeing the kitchen, when possible, wherever I go. At this Carraba's, it's easy to walk right up, if you gingerly dodge the waitstaff. It never ceases to amaze me how five or six cooks organize all parts of one or two dozen table's orders simultaneously. They don't appear to say much to each other to do so, and stay out of each other's way, in a ~3 foot wide kitchen corridor.
My neighbors use Carraba's carry- out drive up service more than dining in, during the "season".
.Chill a bottle of wine in the fridge. Call in the order, from work or from home.Drive up, pick up, drive home, and savor fresh cooked cuisine at home on the patio. Pay attention to the sunset's changes- the sometimes fiery oranges and reds, and later pastels, as the sun sets. Each sunset gives such a different progression of colors! Eat well, relax, and savor a simple life at the end of the day.
Carrabba's 4320 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples Fl (239) 643-7727