J. Razzo's
J. Razzo's

J. Razzo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jrazzos.com/
  • Phone: (317) 844-9333
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Catering: Our catering menu will help you choose the perfect food for your next event. Remember everyone loves Italian.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room seats up to 44 people. We would love to assist you with your next function Our location is ideal for your guests and always plenty of free parking.
  • Private Party Contact: John Perazzo 3178449333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carmel Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking only a few feet from the restaurant
A word from J. Razzo's
Old World flavors in a New World Decor.We are serving all of your favorite Italian dinners, including Chicken Parmesan,Lasagna, Tilipia Piccata.We have an extensive wine list to compliment your meal.All served in a modern gorgeous environment by friendly helpful servers.
Our private dining room is perfect for business meetings,family reunions,rehearsal dinners or any other event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
J. Razzo's reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (28)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (27)romantic (16)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent as always
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Their food is consistently very good. Friendly and attentive staff. I always enjoy dinning at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoverofSpumoni
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is excellent, made from fresh ingredients and served hot, service is superb and overall a very memorable experience. The lasagna is outstanding! We will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little slice of heaven
    Djeffs
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was unsurpassed and the food was wonderful. A great little gem tucked away in a strip mall with an authentic Italian vibe. You can tell the owner has poured his life into J Razzo's. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We enjoyed everything about our visit to J Razzo's. The food was delicious, the atmosphere contemporary but not sterile and the service superb. The madjool dates stuffed with sausage and wrapped in bacon were a perfect way to begin our meal. My husband ordered the "deconstructed" ravioli, a generous portion of homemade pasta, perfect for a night when the temps were in the 30's with light snow showers. I ordered one of the special fish offerings, Florida red snapper with fried shrimp and a side of angelhair pasta with house Ragu. Excellent. We completed our dinner by sharing tiramisu, as good as any I have had anywhere. In summary, a creative menu, fairly priced, great service and lovely atmosphere. Bring your friends. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return!!
    Katomine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    After reading some reviews I was excited to surprise my husband with what I thought was a neighborhood gem fit for foodies. Unfortunately, we were both very disappointed!! Food was less than average. Won't be back!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for business lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've not eaten there for dinner yet. But I take clients and the there a lot. It's good service, good and consistent menu, and the right size tables and rooms for all group sizes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    J Razzo's keeps providing good food and service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent.
    IndyDiners
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You can count on J. Razzo's to always be consistent. Their food and service are top notch and we always have a very enjoyable experience when we dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Establishment
    MikeP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We go there often - great food at reasonable prices with solid service. If you enjoy Italian food you should give this place a try. The location and ambiance are not "outstanding" but everything else is worth the visit. The $35 dinner for two is an outstanding bargain.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE BEST
    EMMACAR
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Coming from the east, I have a expectations for Italian food and Razzo's met every one. Had the BEST Grouper I have every had any place, it should have been put on a VERY SPECIAL list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Razzos
    PRfood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Best italian place in town. Excellent breadsticks and a number of good variations of italian standards. Love the sausage and spinach pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant in Indy!
    USCMYellowRose
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My Marine & I moved to Carmel four years ago and were searching for a restaurant that could become our special "date night" retreat. We tried so many and never found one that we both loved until we found J. Razzo's. The food is melt-in-your-mouth delicious, the service has always been absolutely outstanding, the staff is courteous and respectful, the music is soft and nice. The wine list is wonderful and the desserts are to die for. If you want a quiet, romantic retreat for you and your beloved, J. Razzo's is it; however, if you want a great place to take your group of friends, J. Razzo's can accommodate that as well! You will LOVE this restaurant and will become addicted like we have. Unwind, indulge, enjoy. Tell them Camille sent you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfactory
    soozr
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went for their anniversary special, $35 for an appetizer, 2 salads, 2 entrees and a dessert. Really liked the sausage and peppers appetizer, and the chocolate gelato for dessert. Salad was OK and my entree, open faced ravioli was OK as well. I did like the jalapenos in the tomato cream sauce. My husband's manicotti seemed a bit dry and the sauce was almost like tomato paste, so thick! Waiter seemed too busy as we waited for our dessert a long time, but he was pleasant enough. Even the bread, which looked delicious, was rather tasteless. Not sure I'd return.
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  • good food
    cindianaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    & plenty of it but hate the seating - we always fight over facing out or facing in
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Dates
    Henrietta
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our waiter suggested the dates stuffed with Italian Sausage and wrapped with bacon - excellent starter! We both enjoyed our entrees and had enough for lunch the next day. Our waiter was very attentive but not overly attentive. It was a challenge to find the restaurant especially for a tourist with all the construction but it was definitely worth the search.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, downtrot area
    KevinJ
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Construction has limited the people traveling here to eat but it's 100% worth it.food was EXCELLENT and service just as wonderful definitely a fantastic high class place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food much much better than decor
    OldBobVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    hard to get there but food definitely worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and friendly staff
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I thought the food was a little slow for a Tuesday evening, but the restaurant was busier than I expected. The wait staff lived up to its normal friendly and helpful tradition, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Tottenham
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I chose the restaurant based on some reviews we read and were very disappointed. My wife chose the duck risotto that was poorly presented and had no flavor to it. It looked like a runny dirty brown broth. I had the chicken pasta with Gorgonzola and you could not taste the cheese and the walnuts tasted stale. The service was poor and the waitress brought my wife's entree while she was still halfway through her appetizer! We shall not be returning to the restaurant.
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  • Consistently good
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is good, it is quiet enough that you can hear your guests speak, the service is attentive and friendly and the prices are reasonable. This is my first choice when having lunch out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Accent
    Princess
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very authentic Itslian food- great sauces- We will be back! This restaurant is in a strip mall and the decor is a big surprise . It is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    IndyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We read great reviews if this restaurant on-line and were anxious to check it out. The marinated olives were too tart. They ran out of lettuce so only one of us could have a salad. The talipia had a thick sauce that looked like cream if chiCken soup and had no flavor. My husband's pasta was mushy and very over cooked and the chicken Marsala had a thick gravy with no flavor. Very nice waiter and staff, but the food was very disappointing and not worth the $70 we spent. We will not go back.
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  • Consistently Good Food and Service
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    J. Razzo's just keeps providing good food and service. We often try different foods, and they are all good. Add the great service, and this is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains the best
    Jack
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was excellent as always and the service was tremendous. Anyone who likes neighborhood Italian has to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet, romantic dinner
    PartyOf8
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our server Jan was attentive & friendly. The food was was very flavorful. We recommend the wedge salad, Tomato basil soup, Seared scallops. Everything was brought out in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    vickim
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    J.Razzo's has something for everyone...great food, wine and desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    ArnieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eggplant Pamag and Chicken Veneto with sliced chicken and pistachio nuts the old way are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good Food and Service
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    You can't beat good consistently great food and service. J. Razzo's just keeps producing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BU1975
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been coming to J Razzo's for several years. The food and service are always exceptional and I highly recommend the restaurant as the best Italian restaurant in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine prices and selection
    BeachLov3rVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    With US 31 construction, the community has been asked to patronize the restaurants affected by the detours. J. Razzo's was one mentioned and we had never heard of it before. What a treat! Fabulous food, great wine list, beautiful decor and knowledgeable wait staff. We were amazed at the reasonable prices and that includes the excellent wine list. Highly recommend and from the looks of things, a west side Carmel favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good food and quiet
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I love this place to dine for lunch. The food is good. We’ve had several pasta dishes and their pizzas. The food is priced well and you can hear your business lunch guests! The restaurant is consistently clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ShipVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, especially the breadsticks! Very reasonable prices for the quality of the food. Great service. New fave Italian!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 243 reviews are from the J. Razzo's reviews archive.
  • favorite local place to go
    frankVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    J. Razzos is a consistent Italian Restaurant. This is our favorite local place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    asdf1234VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Long time itialian restraunteer had it dialed in. Food was very flavorful and the prices were sweet. Presentaion was excellent and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Comfortable Choice
    Slky2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My brother from Houston was visiting and it being his last night in town, I was looking for a dependable spot for dinner. Since I had to work, I decided to make reservations for my mom, brother, and myself. The construction on highway 31 has played some havoc with their business so it also felt right to help keep this restaurant afloat. The wine selection is varied, the salads are always chill and crisp. and I have loved their accommodating way of making a special chicken dish. My brother had the arriabata penne, my mom had fish, and I had a chicken piccata.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food and service was very good with the exception of finding a piece of wire in one of the entries. Server apologized and gave a dessert as compensation which came up short in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food @ Great Price
    Soccerl618VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    You can always get a seat at this awesome restaurant. It's a neighborhood gem with consistently great food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Restaurant is excellent, John and staff treat everone as company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Adri
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was excellent. Our waiter was so helpful and nice but not pushy. I believe his name was Alan. The reason I didn't give a higher rating for ambience was that we had to change tables because of lack of leg room. The second table/booth wasn't much better. (I have long legs). And we were seated near a larger room that was being used for a dinner meeting so there was some distracting noise. But still, I would definitely go back and will!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find
    TomCVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A good neighborhood Italian. Surprising interior but very nice. Good place to eat on a monthly basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate