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Iaria's Italian Restaurant
Iaria's Italian Restaurant

Iaria's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.iariasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (317) 638-7706
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Iaria's will cater your event to meet your specific needs. We offer full service catering with all set up included to delivery of groups of just 15 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Guests have limited options for private dining during our regular business hours. On Sundays or Mondays, the entire restaurant can be reserved. Please call us directly to get your specific needs met.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew or Carla (317) 638-7706

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fletcher Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Iaria's offers free parking and the lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Iaria's Italian Restaurant
Iaria's Italian Restaurant was established in 1913 by Pietro and Antonia Iaria and is currently run by fourth generation family members, Matthew Iaria and Carla Russell. Entering Iaria's is like taking a step back in time...not much has changed over the years. The restaurant and bar both offer booth seating and the decor consists mostly of family and celebrity pictures. The Food: sauces, meatballs, sausage, pizzas are made in house and weekly specials are offered. The Bar: cocktails, extensive wine list and craft beer are all available. It is a popular spot for locals and celebrities. It is a great location for a small get together, business luncheon, holiday party or just a night out. The Iaria family looks forward to seeing you soon...Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great evening with some out of town friends. We were able to book a group of 8 with no problem, and the food, service and ambiance were all very good. A nice, traditional place. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food, good service in a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant - LOTS of food - Service was very good!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Growing up in Fountain Square and moving to suburbia when I was a youth, I never lost my attachment to the area. Whenever I want to revisit the nostalgia of my youth and brag that I grew up in the "hood", I like to enjoy the wonderful, authentic Italian food at Iaria's, especially the kickin' spumoni!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been attending FDIC Conference for 15 years straight! And have gone to Laria's at least once and maybe twice for every year! This Italian food is "one" of best in the USA. I wish they had one in Houston. It's over 100 years old. True Italian food! Very traditional look, Nothing fancy:) Great atmosphere! Everyone I have taken here has returned time and time again! Thank you:)"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We always start with Garlic Cheese Bread - excellent choice. The chicken piccata with extra capers is another popular choice. I like their pizza and their spaghetti is also a favorite."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Holy Smokes....get ready for great service...great food...great people... don't wear a white shirt...you can't help it the sauce is so good!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our waitress was adorable and fun and efficient. The food was fab especially the minestronni soup. Oh and the lasagna. The spumoni ice cream was to die for. I appreciated the newly remodeled restroom"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience. Food is great and awesome cocktail sauce"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My family (including one very picky eater) was visiting, and I wanted to take them to lunch somewhere everyone would like. Iaria's fit the bill. It was fairly quiet for a weekday lunch service, but the staff was very friendly and attentive. All of the food arrived hot. We enjoyed the homemade bleu cheese dressing and pasta sauces (both the marinara and alfredo). My father particularly enjoyed the chicken marsala- plenty of mushrooms."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant based on a tip from someone in another restaurant bar. Had I known what it was, where it was and the ambiance, I would not have gone there. For someone traveling to downtown Indianapolis, this would not be on my list of places to dine. It had a 60's style interior, no music, noisey chairs, simple tables and paper napkins. The food was not outradgiously good, but not bad in my opinion. This is probably a good place if you live locally and don't want to venture into the city, even though this is very close to the city, for my money, I would have pick another place, but the person I was traveling with wanted to give this a try. After we pulled up, I comented this is it?"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Four generations later and this place is still a classic. Old school Italian, simple, and a good value. Friendly service makes you feel at home. Had extra non meat dishes for Friday in lent. Home made tiramisu closed a perfect meal. Lots of young couples and the old tradiditional customers that have been dining here for years."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was far above average - the service was great. The noise was high, but with grandma, granspa and granskids what can youn expect. Next time I'm in town I'll go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We didn't get seated until about 40 minutes after our reservation. We were told several times that our table was almost ready but that the restaurant was waiting for the party at the table reserved for us to vacate. I had to check in on our status twice--the hostess didn't seem to apologetic or want to be bothered with the fact I had a reservation at 7:00 and it was 7:40 when we were seated. We ended up being almost an hour late to our show. However, the food is always good at Iaria's. You can't beat it. Our server was very attentive to us especisally once I shared my experience with her. I freqent this restaurant and have never had an experience like this before."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Sandy was very professional and very friendly. Made dining enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Lasagna is incredible. Don't miss the cocktail sauce. My wife and I celebrated our 1st anniversary and will go back soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "When we are in Indy we always stop in, Lively, upbeat, neighborhood favorite. Great marinara and lasagna. Large portions. Bread, salad and soup with entree. Excellent value."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I expected a lot more from this place. The service was friendly, but the food was just OK. The middle of one of our Chicken alarms was cold, a little disappointed in the fried mozzarella. The sauce was tasty as well as the garlic bread, but not enough to make me come back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "First-time visit after a return to Indy for out-of-state enjoyed the dinner immensely. Much more of an true Italian taste than chain restaurants. Family dining area festive, loud but enjoyable. Décor creates an appealing feel of going back in time. We'll try the bar on our next visit. Loved the easy access on/off I65/70. Our new favorite in town!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was AMAZING...probably the best marinara sauce I have ever had! Proabaly the best canoli I have ever had as well. Authentic Italian food, with everything is made from scratch. Service was spot on, even on a very busy saturday. The place was very lively, like you would expect from an authentic Italian joint. Loved every minute! Will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Iaria's always provides a unique experience -- a one-of-a-kind atmosphere buried in a neighborhood setting. The food was excellent as well, but I recommend starting with the minestrone soup. Amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had eaten Iaria's food before, just not at Iaria's. They cater our Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner and we have always loved the sauce. We were celebrating our anniversary. My wife was expecting something a little fancier when we got there, but she fell in love with the place, as did I. We live just north of the City and it is not a quick trip for us, but one we will make again very soon."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Service was great . Food was wonderful . Large portions . Everything was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great place with awesome food. The lasagna is the best!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was authentic, the service was wonderful. We had a group of 8 (2 were babies) and the staff was great at setting up the kids boosters for us. We went right at 4:30 when they opened and were amazed that the place filled up so quickly at that time of day. The noise level was like you were in a big Italian kitchen with family so it was part of the Ambience! Loved it and would recommend it to anyone that loves real Italian."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food wasn't bad but nothing I'd go back for. My girlfriend and I went here for Devour Downtown. The portions seemed on the small side for the price, we were still hungry when we left."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is ALWAYS consistent at Iaria's. The restaurant is not made for lots of people talking, it's very loud. BUT, if everyone is having a good time, that's to be expected. Love this place!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We decided to try Iaria's for the Devour Indianapolis. We made an easy reservation through Open Table and we had a very good dining experience. The food was delicious and the service of Allie was outstanding from bringing our food to keeping our drinks full."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Took someone there that had never been there before and she just loved it. Great Restaurant"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "There were 4 of us for dinner on a Saturday night. We have reservations and were seated promptly. The waitress gave us some recommended dishes so 2 of us ordered her suggestions. Clams and fettuccine was one of her favorites and my husband said it was fantastic. The eggplant was also really good. We had a few cocktails with dinner and our bill was very resaonable. We will defineltly be back!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food at reasonable prices. Dominic, our waiter, did a fantastic job. Very friendly and helpful and did a great job."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Family of 8 enjoyed dining in bar area during Devour Downtown. Great food, service !!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to dine at Iaria's. Not only does this restaurant serve delicious food, but it also is a neighborhood gem that has been in existence for many years. It's always nice to return to Fountain Square and dine at Iaria's. What a treat for us to dine at this classic restaurant - much better than dining at a boring chain restaurant. Service was fast and friendly!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my meal! It was part of the devour downtown menu so for $15 I got a house salad (one of the best bleu cheese dressings I've ever had), 2 entree options (I picked the chicken Marsala and chicken Picatta made the "old way" per a friends suggestion and I thought both were equally tasty), the Italian bread was perfect: crunchy outside and soft inside. Lastly the cannoli a were amazing! There was cinnamon somewhere in there and mixed with the chocolate and cherries, it was decadent! Great iced tea. I'll definitely be going back! The only issue was that the waitress was certainly in no rush to get us out of there so that we could return to work timely for lunch break so if u plan to go, make sure u have some time to buffer with."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food is always fantastic. Been going to Iaria;s for 60 years Bowled there back in the 50's"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed. Reasonably good value but not a special culinary experience. Love to find long-time family joints for the character and passion."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was just alright. I loved the server and atmosphere but the food just wasn't that good. I was so dissapointed cause I had heard such wonderful things."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and service was great. Our server's name was Dee (Diana I believe) and she was Awesome."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was very good, and service was good too. The atmosphere was ok at best, and not as good as other Italian restaurants in the area. First time there, and did not have bad experience, but not sure would come back again. Was there for Devour Downtown, and meal was $40 for two which was overpriced, so we just ordered off the regular menu. The salads were very good, and spaghetti was good size portion. Not many tables, and were seated close to kitchen, and with 5 of us, were given a small booth, so one person had to sit in a chair at end of the table in the aisle. Not a bad restaurant, but not one of the best either."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I've heard so much about this restaurant; especially their eggplant parmesan. Well, they didn't disappoint. I ordered the sampler offered as part of Devour Downtown. I chose lasagna, eggplant Parmesan and chicken marsala. Delicious! Definitely coming back again to try other entrees."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Iaria's to celebrate our anniversary during Devour Downtown. We loved every course of our meal. The red sauce was the best we've ever had, and the meatballs were outstanding. The chicken Marsala was very tasty, and the cheese tortellini was so creamy and good. We cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014