Arni's Restaurant River Ridge
Arni's Restaurant River Ridge

Arni's Restaurant River Ridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meetyouatarnis.com/
  • Phone: 3175710077
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Thresa Cannon (317) 571-0077

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Arni's Restaurant River Ridge
Arni’s Restaurant has a long tradition in Indiana known for its signature pizzas, quality service and family atmosphere. In 1965, Arni Cohen opened the first Arni’s at Market Square Shopping Center in Lafayette. Currently, Arni's is operated by his two sons Kurt and Brad Cohen.
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Arni's Restaurant River Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Delicious, as always
    JenSVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We almost always order pizza, with the intention of having leftovers for lunch the next day. It's also good cold for breakfast!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Arni's Restaurant River Ridge reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Dinner Review
    indyalice
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I went to Arni's on Mother's Day for dinner. We got the new Philly Cheese pizza, it was quite yummy, and both had side salads (which were great also). I had the house chardonnay and my husband had a Corona beer, both of which we enjoyed. It was a little loud in the restaurant, but I do understand it is a family restaurant so that is to be expected. Overall, it was a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not much for a vegetarian
    Indymom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went at 11am for Mother's Day with a large group, thinking there would be a brunch or special menu, but there wasn't. Menu was sort of Denny's-esque-- glossy plastic with lots of photos. Almost nothing for a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats fish) except veggie pizza or fish tacos. No salmon or other fish offering. (I guess there were a couple of shrimp things too-- a fried shrimp appetizer, and you could add shrimp to a salad.) Overall, it was fine, and all liked their food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Reservation FAILURE
    GregVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    After making our reservation on OpenTable (we have done that 100s of times) for a 6:30 table at Arnies, upon arrival the hostess told us that there would be at least a 45 minute wait. I noted OpenTable and she said "it takes over 20 minutes to change anything on OpenTable for us" and somehow our reservation wasn't to be honored. Fortunately, we agreed to sit in the bar and eventually got seats.. Good place to eat but never had OpenTable process fail like this
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very, Very Noisy
    Melvin
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Since this restaurant is so open, the noise level was so loud that, even sitting close to my friend, I could not hear her. There was a girls' basketball team there and they showed a movie that was up so loud it was quite annoying. I don't begrudge the team at all, but management should know better. However, food was fair (sandwiches) to great (Firecracker Shrimp) and our waitress did a terrific job (even tho' the restaurant was PACKED) keeping drinks refilled!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just Pizza
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    When you eat at Arni's you can find something that you will enjoy. The menu is large enough where even the pickiest eater will find they like. While the pizzas and salads are excellent, there are many other choices that are also excellent. Our group has eaten here three years in a row and those who have not been here before are going back. In addition there is a great bar. If you have not been here, you owe it o yourself to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had great service, despite how busy the restaurant was. We love the great pizza there (you can't go wrong with any of the pizzas). My wife isn't a big pizza person, but even she liked it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Michele
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Never had a bad meal here and the service is always excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    Ewes
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We visit Arni's a few times a year. The restaurant has a great variety of food items and I have never had anything that I did not like. This time I got the Club and it was almost too big to get my mouth around. Vert nice taste. My daughter got the chicken strips and sweet potato fries (which have a great taste), My wife a great salad. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    CuisineQueenVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My friend & I split a small pizza & had 2 salads, all of which were tasty! The only negatives would be that it took a while both to get our orders taken and to get our food, partly due to the fact that it did get busy there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place for Employee Group Lunch
    Onlythebest
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Reservations are easy to make and they are always ready for us. Waitresses always on top of it and do not seem frazzled at all by the larger groups....always friendly and provide the best of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good but soup
    oz1962
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Food was very good but soup was delivered to the table warm not hot. The 4 people who order it did not ask for it to be heated since they were hungry and didn't want to wait. If I had ordered the soup I would have sent it back to be warmed. Rest of the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very helpful for my big group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We had a gender reveal party for our second baby with 15 guests at Arni's. They had the table ready to go within 5 minutes of our arrival and several of the waitresses came over to congratulate us after we announced it was a girl. We had three babies present at the event, so the speed with which the food was delivered was greatly appreciated!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arni's has a good menu with
    nini55VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Arni's has a good menu with lots to choose from. The pizza is very good and the staff is friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day 2013
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We wanted to go somewhere fun and casual. Arni's was the perfect choice. Decor very nice but still has friendly casual vibe. Pizza is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pizza is amazing! Love
    IndyGirl
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The pizza is amazing! Love the atmosphere and everyone in our large group of 10 loved it here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    A group of 10 of us met for lunch. The staff was ready for us and took our orders in a very timely manner. All of our food arrived at the same time. Their food is consistently go and can't beat their sandwiches and pizzas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic pizza, and their
    Dave6
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Fantastic pizza, and their Jr./Sr. salad is the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a large groupu for
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    We had a large groupu for dinner because of the many choices available, there was something for everyone. While pizza is one of the main attractions, the other food is just as good. The service was excellent and all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service had 30 people.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Great service had 30 people. Very friendly and even the manager came out to help the servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Overall, Arni's was just ok. It took a long time for our food and the burger was good but not fantastic. Overall, neither my family nor I were that impressed. I suppose it took a long time because we had a party fo 6 and the place was packed, but I honestly don't think I would return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to say, "Meet me at Arni's"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Arni's is always the "eat out on your birthday choice" of my son, and other members of the family. Go early so you don't have to wait as long, but it is all worth it. The wait staff is courteous without being pushy, and the menu is packed with many entree choices I would recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arni's is consistently very
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Arni's is consistently very good! Been going there for 40 years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Dinner
    CuisineQueenVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    My companion & I had Chili Mac, pizza, and side salads. Chili Mac & pizza were very tasty & salads were fresh. We shared a cookies/ice cream dessert which was fabulous - wonderful warm cookies! Service was excellent - nice atmosphere in restaurant. Would definitely recommend for a chain restaurant...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are old Purdue people.
    Aardvark7
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    We are old Purdue people. Arnie's is a tradition and now that they are in Indy....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had 7 people. Our service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    We had 7 people. Our service was very good. Food was plentiful and quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and about $1-$2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Great food and about $1-$2 less per item than other places of this caliber.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Arni's service and food are always great. This visit included 8 adults, a toddler and a baby in a high chair. All of the staff were extremely accommodating and our server was outstanding with this bunch of people! Food as usual was great. Everyone loved the chili cheese fries appetizer. Salads, sandwiches and pizzas were good as expected. The picky-eater toddler loved his chicken dinosaurs. We'll always return to Arni's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • As always Arni's is a pleaser!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    As always Arni's is a pleaser! Our favorite pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • As always one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    As always one of our favorite stops for food and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easy to get into, good pizza
    jinja
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    Easy to get into, good pizza and nice waitress. All in all, a good visit. My family all agreed that we'll visit there again sometime. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice neighborhood (suburban)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Nice neighborhood (suburban) place for the family. Food and service good on Mother's Day. We had a pleasant experience and will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and inviting decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The service is always excellent at Arni's, and the pizza-and-salad lunch deal can't be beat. The decor is very clean, modern, and inviting. Great for work lunches and family meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Classic
    MiddleAgedMom
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Arni's always lives up to expectations. I went to the Arni's at Market Square in Lafayette all my life. So glad I can keep up the tradition in Indy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good variety, consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Good variety, consistently attentive service, and dependable menu quality. A frequent alternative for lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food with plenty of options
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Good food with plenty of options as to meal choices. Great pizza and salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice decor, menu, food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2012
    Nice decor, menu, food and service need work. I won't be going back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have always loved Arni's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    We have always loved Arni's food. The new restaurant is nice but we really enjoyed the atmosphere at the Arni's that was on 82nd street. It was a neat atmosphere for kids and we liked it so much as well. Your junior and senior salads are amazing as well as your sandwiches and pizzas. We'll definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brought a group and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2011
    brought a group and the food and service were outstanding. Called ahead and got very informative help.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arni's - great pizza, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Arni's - great pizza, great wings, great service. Will definitely be going back. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate