I enjoy Carrabbas. I used to go there quite often and always get the same thing. The Tagliarini Picchi Pacchiu, and add a side of their meatballs to it.
Their bread is delicious and the herb mix with the olive oil can do harm your main meal, as you CANNOT stop eating it before your dinner comes.
I always add a little bit of basalmic vinegar to the oil and herbs, as it gives the dipping mix a bit more flavor.
I always ask for my bread to be served with my meal to avoid filling up.
Another item I get sometimes is the Insalata Fiorucci, which has a goat cheese medallion encrusted with hazelnuts on top and ask to add grilled chicken to it.
I enjoy Carrabbas, and it is a hell of alot better than Olive Garden for sure!
I find that their portions are more than enough. I do agree with the wait time, but I try to go there after the dinner rush. Most restaurants have a long wait anytime you go there at dinner hour anyway, so I just avoid the lines and eat later.