Reviewed : 3 Nov 2007
Both of these restaurants feature Northern Italian cuisine which is very fatty and all sauces start with lots of butter. OG has a few healthy dishes, the Mix Grill, Tuscan steak, salmon, and Capellini Pomodoro are all pretty healthy. Mac Grill on the other hand has one thing on their entire menu that is healthy, their bread is whole wheat and topped with canola oil and sea salt. But if you want to be healthy, then all you get is bread. Both places offer the alternative of whole wheat pasta but that hardly helps if you top it with Alfredo sauce.
Carrabba's Italian Grill features Southern Italian food which is far healthier. Gone are the French inspired sauces built on butter and heavy cream and in their place are sauces built on olive oil. They also use less pork and more seafood.