Iozzo's Garden of Italy
Iozzo's Garden of Italy

Iozzo's Garden of Italy

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iozzos.com/
  • Phone: 3179741100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm- 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kathy Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Jones 317-974-1100
  • Entertainment: Live Music in Our Courtyard on the Following Dates in 2013
    Wednesday June 5, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
    Wednesday July 3, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
    Saturday July 13, 2013 - Indy Nile
    Wednesday August 7, 2013 - The Tides
    Saturday August 17, 2013 - Indy Nile
    Wednesday Septemper 4, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
  • Special Events: Courtyard Opening Party Thursday May 16, 2013

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ray Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available on the East and West sides of Meridian Street.
A word from Iozzo's Garden of Italy
Originally established in 1930 Iozzo's Garden of Italy is the Newest Oldest Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis. The high quality menu features a mix of traditional Iozzo Family Italian fare along with a modern twist on Italian dishes.
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Iozzo's Garden of Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (105)special occasion (98)great for outdoor dining (95)romantic (84)fit for foodies (70)notable wine list (55)good for groups (45)great for lunch (33)hot spot (13)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Super
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Reminds me of the restaurants in NY. Food is always wonderful. Great specials, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night!
    Corona
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love coming to Iozzo's, especially in the summer when we can dine in the courtyard! It is a wonderful place to go on a date or with a group, we have introduced many people to this great restaurant and will continue to do so! Phil was our server this time and he was on it! Much appreciated! The only draw back this time was that I ordered the fish of the day, simply grilled and it was very over cooked, dry and on the fishy side. So, maybe grilled is not the way to go with the fish, everything else was wonderful and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devour Downtown Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tried Iozzo's during Devour Downtown. Chose it due to the menu choices and we were not disappointed. Dined on their outside patio and it was a great evening and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was very friendly. The food was delicious. The menu has a wide selection. Atmosphere was perfect to celebrate our 27th anniversary
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Devour downtown menu!
    OpentablefriendVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Amazing lunch Complete with cannoli. Fabulous authentic Italian food, fresh tasting ingredients, attentive waitstaff. Overall great for lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The staff were friendly, the service was prompt, and the food was delicious. This wasn't our first time here, and won't be our last. The worst part of the evening was having to limit my entree selection to only one item!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food and feel
    Geistfoodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our first visit and we found Iozzo's to be great dining experience. The food was awesome and they have all the charm of a great Italian eatery. It was like sharing a meal with relatives. Well worth the trip from the North side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service meh
    Indygirl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love the patio dining and the food was good. Many interesting wines. Server was OK, but not terribly personable. Maybe she was having a bad night, but we just found her humorless and a little annoyed when we asked questions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to eat
    Discovery
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food and the service was outstanding! Our waitress Tracey suggested a great wine that went with everyone's meal. A good and convenient place to eat on the way to a downtown event.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobbie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We ate out doors on a beautiful evening and it was lovely. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and fab presentation
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is excellent. Reminds us of the restaurants in NY. Great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old world Italian
    Angie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a group of six in our party. Our service was good and the food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The quality of food of Iozzo's can't be matched by the big name, chain restaurants. I've sampled many items on the menu, and all are superb. When the weather is nice, sitting in the courtyard has the feel of Europe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Bobfoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were seated right away and the service staff could not have been better. The food was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious! The restaurant was a bit on the hot side, like the air conditioning wasn't working well, but overall, what a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Genuine Italian Food!
    OmNomNom
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was pleased to discover Iozzo's thanks to the Devour Downtown promotion going on in Indy. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. The history of the building was neat: seeing the giant pictures of the Iozzo family and our waitress explaining who they were (she was also a family member). I had the spinach salad, lobster ravioli, and cannolis for my dinner. Everything is fresh and made from scratch! The seafood definitely doesn't taste like what you normally get at some other restaurants. Our waitress said their supply is flown in and delivered daily. It makes a difference! It's a little further south from the hub of downtown, but it's well worth heading over there. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was outstanding
    DQuead
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Awesome cuisine, excellent service, a nice relaxed feel. I've already recommended to friends and am having dinner with a business associate there this evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    Tknod
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good service, great food, nice atmosphere. Reservation made and cashed in with no fuss. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary # 34
    IndyJean
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant was packed, due to a Colts game. The bartender was fun to watch and very personable and informative. Our table waiter was a newbie to Iozzo's but he was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful. Instead of the $30 dinner special for that evening, we chose to order separately (the couple near our table ordered from the special menu and were extremely satisfied). We ordered Calamari for appetizer, andour dinners were Pork Osso Bucco and Chicken Parmegiana...both were served hot and very flavorful. Canoli for dessert were tasty but had too much cinnamon for me so our waiter brought Italian Spumoni which was delicious. My husband had creme brulee and loved it. Excellent restaurant. We go fairly often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    cath
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've eaten at Iozzo's numerous times and many times we have taken others with us. No one has been disappointed with their meals or experience at this restaurant. I always look forward to going here and especially during devour downtown events when the menu changes and the prices go down. I like to try different meals and at a discounted price makes me more adventurous to try the new dishes. This is a fun, cozy and comfortable place to dine. I had the pork chops during this years devour and I am always amazed at how much food you get. 2 big pork chops, a nice helping of mashed Yukon gold potatoes and pan fried brussel sprouts, spinach salad and tiramisu finished the meal off. It was all delicious and a nice presentation too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our family met for dinner on a Friday evening. The service was excellent, very knowledgable and friendly bartender and Iozzo's has the best Italian food in Indianapolis!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ctmmd
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    always have a great time and experience. love the out door patio- feel like I am away from the city- the water fountain is soothing. love the music on the patio and in the winter the warm cozy interior. great parking and never too long a wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    HospitableHoosier
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The bartender and servers are tops. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails in the bar. Our dinner server was attentive and knowledgeable. Our entrees were well-prepared and high quality. The wine list is deep enough, but not pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    JarRo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place for a date night. Staff was friendly, informative, and great all around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful outdoor dining
    Donald
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The four of us had a wonderful time. The food was delicious we all had the iozzo's filet which was fabulous. The waiter was attentive, but not over bearing. We ate outside. The music was a little loud for trying to have some quiet dining for our group which made it difficult to hear. But overall a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best fresh fine Italian in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is fresh and well prepared and the staff is attentive. Sometimes they are BUSY, which speaks to their popularity; a wait might be longer than you would hope, but that's an exception. LOVE the patio and membership in the wine club is a nice perk, ALSO love the 1/2 off glasses of wine on Wednesdays. The specials are always good, and if you want something you've had in the past that isn't currently on the menu they will try to fix it if they can. Great food and special cocktails, interesting wines, decent desserts. Nice people. Its a little cramped sometimes and sometimes the entertainment on the Patio is louder than you'd like to carry on conversation at dinner. Bar seating is good and comfortable. One of my favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Spot
    JK64
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I met my family here to celebrate my birthday and in spite threatening rain we had a wonderful time on the patio. I love the ambience of the courtyard patio with the rough pavers and old, brick walls. The food is great and the service was attentive. I always enjoy the wine specials and this occasion was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here for my husband, Greg's, birthday. I loves the atmosphere and the food was spectacular! I'll go back specifically for the lasagna!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once one of my favorites in Indy?
    Mikal
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Might have been an off night? I usually visit at least twice a year. Not the best experience this time. The eggplant meatballs are a great starter. The tomatoes on the caprise, not so much. I love the pasta and meatballs, enough to take away. Adam, our server was the best but what can he do with a slow kitchen? Two hours was more than I wanted to spend on dinner and this place is not cheap. A compted cocktail would have been nice. I will try again, but after that?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annivesary Dinner
    Gator
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    When searching for a place for our anniversary dinner and wanting Italian, when the search field brought up this restaurant and I read the reviews, we had to try it. Great atmosphere, our waitress really knew her stuff and the value for what we received, I feel was real great. Her recommendations were spot on and when our appetizer failed to show, she/they stepped up with a couple of deserts on the house. I would highly recommend it to couples, especially for a " date night " place for those of us who have been married for awhile. It was relaxing and a quiet conversation could be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High recommendations
    Renee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Iozzo's is a perfect spot when you want fabulous Italian food with variety and great service. I have never had a poor experience there and this visit for my mother's birthday was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indy Italian classic
    diabindy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Crowded on a Wednesday evening for 7PM reservations. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table to open up, but enjoyed half price glasses of wine at the bar. The manager sent us a nice appetizer for our wait. Two of us had the the generous lasagne dish which comes with two kinds of sauces (white and red). The server suggested adding meatballs to this all cheese item and they were delicious. Good luck trying to finish the whole portion. I suggest eating half and taking home the other half. My wife had the lobster ravioli, which was worth the higher price ($30). The only mild complaint is the pasta was smothered with sauce. Would have preferred less sauce on both dishes. The house salad was simple, light and tasty. No room for dessert this trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love teh Place
    TECH
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere. I always try to take clients from out of town there to provide a little of Italy in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our evening started with waiting almost twenty minutes for a table despite having reservations. The half-price martinis that tasted like they had 1/4 of the alcohol. The kitchen was extremely slow -- our meal took over 2.5 hours. One dish had to be returned to the kitchen because it was cold in the middle. Our waitress's recognition of the issues and offer of free dessert was appreciated, but overall a disappointing evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday lunch
    westydining
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a wonderful time with family at lunch:) service was wonderful! Only negative about it was the attack of the Nats when lunch was served. Not really sure why!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner722VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Indianapolis. The food is always excellent as is the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outside Dinning
    IndyPam
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The outside dinning area is set up very nicely; tables and umbrellas in a nice courtyard type setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Visiting Indy for a conference, I found Iozzo's and made reservation before getting to town - what a fantastic choice! The wine list was outstanding and the food selection was impressive. While it is nearly impossible to actually duplicate the tastes found in food in Italy, Iozzo's did an excellent job attempting to replicate it. The lasagna with meatballs was incredible and enough food for 2-3 people! The restaurant had issues with their air conditioning and probably should add some ceiling fans just to move the air a little bit, but this was just a small thing in an otherwise wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations met and then some
    Colleen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We celebrated an anniversary dinner, and were treated like royalty. We were attended to when necessary, and given time to enjoy a conversation as well. The complimentary anniversary drinks were a nice surprise. Dinner was delicious, the wine flight was perfect, and the Manhattans were all they were cracked up to be. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian Restaurant In Town!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Absolutely loved this restaurant! The atmosphere was exceptional and the food was even better. A beautiful romantic place to go for amazing Italian food. Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grouper not so good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My family and I went out for birthday within the family and we all selected grouper for our entree. Usually, Iozzo's prepares fish extremely well. However, this time, the fish was grilled too long and it was dry for all us. Yes, this was a disappointment! However, our family has dined at this establishment for several years and this is the first time we had a poor entree'. Hence, I rated the food at best a 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.