Carrabba's Italian Grill Server Interview Questions

Updated Mar 7, 2015
Updated Mar 7, 2015
20 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

88%
11%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

33%
25%
3%

Interview Difficulty

2.4
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

20 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Server Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Miami, FL) in May 2014.

Interview

Online application, online personality screening, 15 minute interview to see how you would handle certain situations. Very easy as long as you have common sense. Dress professional and be yourself.

Interview Questions

  • How would you handle an employee who was not pulling their weight?   1 Answer
  • If you see an item in a guests glass what would you do?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Carrabba's Italian Grill

  1.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Nottingham, MD).

    Interview

    Interview with Proprieter, then aptitude tests.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Server job.

  2.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Troy, OH) in January 2014.

    Interview

    very fast interview, one full week of training and its hard

    Interview Questions

    • whats cavatappi amatriciana, its a corkscrew pasta with a crushed tomato sauce.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill in January 2014.

    Interview

    Called in for interview after applying online. Took about one week. Met with the general manger, waited about 10 minutes after interview time. Started with small talk and then asked mostly general interview questions. Why do you want to work for Carrabba'ss? How would you handle the stress of being a server? The total interview was about an hour, nothing too challenging and I was offered a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Greenfield, WI) in October 2013.

    Interview

    One interview with the manager. Was very simple and was offered the job at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience at your most recent position   Answer Question
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Canton, MI) in August 2013.

    Interview

    i had a great interview, sat down talked about myself for a few and then after about 20 minutes later, i had the job.

    Interview Questions

    • i was basically asked when annoys me the most about working in the restaurant industy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    just be yourself, smile.

  7.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview process was very simple. Initial steps included going to restaurant to complete application, complete assessment including math questions and service questions and pass. I was told a bit about Carrabba's , although I already knew the majority of it as i had checked out the place before I interviewed. Questions basically asked about previous experience, why this company, and a few question regarding what if a customer....This was with the assistant manager and then the next step was to interview with the Manager. Pretty much the same routine.

    Interview Questions

    • Their were no difficult questions, however, I was unaware of the menu test that had to be passed by 90% prior to employment. The test included any menu item and required knowledge as extensive as to what ingredients were in them right down to the salt. I was also surprised that you were expected to buy a uniform for floor training prior to actually knowing if you would pass the test and/ or be hired. Kind of backwards.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation possible with this type of job. Base plus tips

  8.  

    Server Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Although each location is run by the owner/operator, employee application is made online through the national office of Bloomin' Brands. I applied for a position through that website for a Carrabba's location where I know 5 employees, and my name was favorably mentioned to the owner/operator by a well regarded, trusted employee. It was also at a time that I understood they were looking to hire.
    After a little over 4 weeks I have not heard back. I have no idea if the application even made it to the location as the national office may have filtered it out. Maybe they didn't like the evaluation from the personality test administered as part of the application? I didn't want my friends to pester the owner/operator to the point he might become aggravated with them. I subsequently learned that the owner/operator wanted to make some management changes and so he was putting off things until that has been resolved. I may still go to talk to him personally without being called.
    My point is that when you apply through a national office for a job where the hiring decision is made locally, you never know what might affect your chances. The local operator may be forgetful or get distracted. Someone who does office work locally might make a mistake on the computer or intentionally delete or overlook or misdirect your application. Just a reminder that it can be worthwhile for you to follow up in person if there is no response from the location to you.

  9.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Cary, NC) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Online application process...About 150 question personality test is part of the application. I interviewed with the owner. Learned a lot about the company's history, expectations and growth. Interview was held in the restaurant during non business hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your first impression of the restaurant? What catches your eye and why?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carrabba's Italian Grill (Cincinnati, OH) in September 2012.

    Interview

    two face to face interviews with managers. asked about work history and experiences with customer relations.

    Interview Questions

    • what 3 things make eating at a restaurant a great experience?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

Work at Carrabba's Italian Grill? Share Your Experiences

Carrabba's Italian Grill

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.