Carrabba's is, bar none, my favorite Italian Restaurant. Although it's a chain, I am never disappointed by the quality of food there as every single item is an incredible combination of flavors. Given this pedigree, expectations were high for its Chicken Caesar. Their "Insalata Carrabba Caesar", which is a Chicken Caesar by any other name and runs for $9.99, contains fresh Romaine lettuce and crunchy croutons tossed with their own Caesar dressing. This is all topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and grilled chicken.
The dominant ingredient of this particular salad is the dressing. Leaning more towards Ranch than Caesar, there is plenty of it to coat everything and has a significant Asiago cheese taste to it. Although I enjoyed it very much, I could see how some people may be overwhelmed by this. The lettuce is fresh and nicely chopped. The croutons are the same as those used at Outback Steakhouse, which are incredibly crunchy and tasty. The chicken, which is cut into thick strips, has a nice grilled flavor yet not as juicy as I would imagine judging from their other chicken dishes. Finally, if the dressing wasn't enough, then there is an additional generous dose of fresh Parmesan to complete the dish.
For this price range, I think I would actually give the Outback Chicken Caesar a slight edge. Still, it's a great salad whose mix of flavors match the complexity of their other dishes and is an incredible creation in its own right.