Here is what was said about Carrabba’s on an assessment of Italian food shows.
Cucina Sicilia (PBS)
The hosts, Damian Mondola and Johnny Carrabba, are founders of Carabba’s Italian Grill in Huston, Texas. They previously hosted Cucina Amore (a TV show that is no longer on the air).The premise of this 30 minute show is that the hosts will share all their Sicilian cooking secrets and teach the viewer to make traditional Sicilian dishes. This show definitely has a home-made atmosphere to it and the lovable hosts– with their Texan drawl– that you wouldn’t mind having as neighbors.
Unfortunately, their recipes are far from traditional Italian fare. Their "Elephant Ear-sized Veal Chops" is miles away from Sicilian peasant food and much closer to the old adage "Everything is bigger in Texas". This show doesn’t appeal to us at all and that the hosts are doing a great disservice to the public by marketing this show as traditional Sicilian cooking. "Cucina Sicilia" earns virtualitalia.com’s worst rating – one paltry wooden spoon.