We have traditionally had Christmas Eve dinner at an Italian place. Usually, it has been the chain Buca di Beppo, which was OK. Not great, but OK -- and kind of fun.
Our parish has moved the mass we attend a half hour later, and we need something closer than our local Buca. Plus, the last time I was at Buca, with friends from out of the country who love the place, it had gone rather downhill. The closest place is a Carrabba's. We've never been; is it worth a shot?
(Note: Don't be one of those posters who says, "Ew -- chain place" [this is the chains board, after all] or "Ew -- surely there's a local place with Northern Italian cuisine [or the Marches, or Emilia Romagna, or something]", because there isn't one. It's Carrabba's or not even vaguely Italian.)
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