Matteo's Ristorante Italiano

Matteo's Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matteosindy.com/
  • Phone: 3177749771
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matteo DiRossa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private upstairs room seats up to 65 people. Bar available upstairs. Perfect for parties, meetings & small weddings.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily DiRosa 3177749771

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on street or in Lots 1 block in every direction from restaurant. Lot at the corner of 10th & Conner St. is available after 5:00pm.
A word from Matteo's Ristorante Italiano
Matteo's is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Indianapolis. Voted one of the top 25 restaurants in Indianapolis for the 4th year in a row. Matteo's is a wonderful dining experience, perfect for business or pleasure, and famous for stuffed meats, homemade bread & delicious pasta.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Matteo's Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)special occasion (48)romantic (47)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (24)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Service lacking
    DempsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was quite busy on a Saturday evening and our server was swamped. Even so, no one was waiting for a table, the tables seated after us were served bread before us (server said that bread was sill in the oven), and the wine that one of our guests ordered was not available (server tried to convince her that Pinot Noir was the same as Malbec - really?). Even so, we will return to give them another chance as the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations?? maybe too hign
    Sicilianguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had heard such rave reviews and recommendations of this place, but... I was not particularly impressed. Service was very good: our waiter was a young guy who took care to recite the evenings specials and recommend anchovies on the Caesar salad. It arrived timely, with hot bread and olive oil...but perhaps there was just too many anchovies hiding in my soggy salad for my taste. I ordered the POLLO QUATTRO FORMAGGIO and my lovely date ordered the VITELLO PICCATA. While we both thought the entre was good, still we both felt the meal lacked the proper seasoning, generally finding the meal was.....well, Flat....not real Italian....worth a second visit for sure....maybe it was just a off night in the kitchen...
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME experience
    luv2experiencefood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our server Tad was super and the food was delish! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    ABC519
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are new to the area and were looking for an Italian restaurant to try. Matteo's was recommended. Checked them out online and made reservations. One of the best meals out we've had in a long time. Truly a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place to celebrate
    DrMick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After our first visit to Matteo's, we came away very satisfied with both the food and the experience. The wait staff was wonderful - not only knowledgeable, but also very personable. The decor was tastefully done and the entire atmosphere was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matteo's is the Real Deal
    Mark
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    No imitation Italian here. Matteo's serves delicious, authentic Italian fare. This is our second visit to this establishment and like the first time, we were not disappointed in anything. Both the service and food were outstanding. The Tiramisu was a great finishing touch and is highly recommended. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Tommy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cant believe we never found it before! What a wonderful evening my wife and I had! We are really looking forward to going back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sundays not the best night to go
    Bella
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Every Sunday we have gone it has been crowded and we have had to wait for 45 mins. one Sunday and last Sunday we waited over a half hour before our server came to our table to get our drink order. The servers.........have to make the drinks. In the future I will call ahead and see if they have a bartender working that evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible italian cuisine
    Memaw45
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Meals were served with excellent timing. Crusty bread that was hot! We both had the specials (rigatoni and fish). We took half of the portions home. Great flavors, not your chain flavors. Easy booking with open table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food!
    Randaja
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have been here several times and never had a bad experience. The food is fresh and delicious and there's something for everyone. The calamari was amazing and so good. The pasta was delicious and very flavorful. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Italian Food
    delizioso
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Matteo's is absolutely amazing! By far my favorite Italian food. There is nothing else like it around the Indianapolis area (at least not that I have heard of or found). I go there as much as the budget will allow but would definitely recommend this place to anyone. The service is always great, with a few hiccups but that is to be expected, but it is barely noticed as it is made up for with the amazing food and great wine list! Everyone is polite and they are very accommodating. We buy the Groupons whenever they have them as well, just another reason to get in there and eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little place
    Kyle
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great service and good food. Nice little place right on the square!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Anniversary evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    One of our favorite spots to visit. Even though it is a little ways it is by far worth it. Outstanding service, very attentive. We always enjoy the calamari, very nice portion and the caesar salad is the best. Or course their complementary oil and homemade bread are to die for. Just the right spices and flavor. A couple of glasses of wine to top the evening off. We did not have an entrée this night as this amount we had filled us up nicely. If one would like to sit outside, their restaurant is right on the eastside of the square in downtown Noblesville.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon
    pregameVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have eaten here several times but were not impressed this time. There were a lot of families with small children. They were out of the specials by 7 and this was a Monday night. It took forever to get any service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    nobpcr
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Service was a bit slow this trip. Usually don't experience this but I think with it being last week of their Groupon offer, they were busier than expected. Waiter forgot a salad and charged for anchovies on Caesar salad after telling us they were out of anchovies. Also, $3.50 split charge for a salad seems extreme. Food was very good, large portions and atmosphere was great as always.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Capri......
    TrixieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here on a Sunday night. The room was very authentic and unique. We typically go to Capri but thought we would give Matteos a try since we live closer to it. The waitress was very average, a bit slow, and not particularly knowledgeable. Our expectations were that we were somewhere comparable to Capri but that was absolutely not the case. I told my friend who lives in Noblesville about our experience. Her response was "Well, it is good for Noblesville". That was the perfect response. If I had gone in with that expectation, I would have been pleased.
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  • Really good Italian food
    DisneyLuv
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great place to go for a quite night out without the kids. Excellent food. warm bread while you wait and very knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First date night
    Kath
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We booked a table for six. Two couples who were married and one couple meeting for the first time. Our waiter was very accommodating and helpful as we picked out wine and needed more information. His name was Cosmos. He heard us talk about one of us having a birthday and brought out Panna Cotta dessert after we finished dinner for the birthday girl. The salmon was mouth watering and juicy. The portions were large. Hot and delicious! It was rather full with most tables taken which made it hard for the new couple to hear each other. But honestly I think they would go back when it was just the two of them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They put the Custom in Customer!
    ByTheNumbers
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our first time dining at Matteo's. We asked our waiter to suggest something from southern Italy or Sicily. Michael suggested a few dishes, but then brought the owner to our table. Emily suggested a dish off menu, that we customized with her to our personal tastes, and she paired an excellent wine with the dish. Dinner was outstanding! Michael provided excellent customer service! We finished with a wonderful Panna Cotta and raspberry sauce! What a wonderful evening! Don & Patti Sandman, Indianapolis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    RobQ
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The best Italian restaurant I have had the pleasure of dining! Matteo and Emily are wonderful people who greet the guests; the food is spectacular, ambiance is wonderful! Without a doubt the finest restaurant in the Indianapolis area, and one of the best in the US.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jameskatl16
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Delicious...left stuffed and took home leftovers!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Italian
    MLHart521VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great time, largely due to the incredibly friendly waitress. She gave great descriptions of the meals and made the evening really enjoyable. The food was good, not outstanding, but I would say the value was excellent as the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. I also appreciated the ambience of this renovated historical building.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner!
    Choosey
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent menu, good environment, excellent service. Great place to have a date with you spouse!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Waltzes
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    So enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Matteo. Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went to Matteo's - sat outdoors, service and food were great. Very enjoyable evening, look forward to returning
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Christmas
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Me and my party have dined at your restaurant on 2 separate occasions and both times the service and food have been fantastic. I will definitely come back to dine again. Thank you for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and ambience
    foodie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was wonderful and our waiter was very attentive. The restaurant was full for a Monday night and it took quite a while before we were served our entree. It didn't matter though, since we were celebrating a birthday that night. Very warm ambience. Sinatra and music of that era was playing in the background at the perfect volume. A perfect choice for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice setting in Noblesville
    yummy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    we had not been there for many years but so thankful we decided to return it will definitely be a regular now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Delicioso
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have been here several times over the past couple of years and am always impressed by the quality of the food and the service. Just the bread and garlic olive oil dip is impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed my dinner experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The wife and I enjoyed an evening with a few glasses of wine and some food. Good service and good food. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night had by all!
    Witts
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    While we've been there many times before we brought some new friends who hadn't. The evening turned out wonderfully! Food was wonderful, service was friendly and professional, atmosphere lent itself to quiet conversation with mild music. Evening was everything we wanted to share with our friends and we'll all be looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful evening
    Indydi
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Just a very nice atmosphere, very good service and always excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    smoothie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We have been to Matteo's a number of times and while the food is good I cannot say it is great. I had the veal piccata and it was OK but I have had much better elsewhere. My wife's alfredo dish was very dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food/service
    GoodPreColtsGameFood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is the best Italian restaurant in or around Indianapolis. It is an absolute must. Great job as always Matteo!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food & service
    luvitalian
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Always greeted with a smile and the service is excellent. the servers are always on top of the specials and willing to give advice. Food portions zre mre than enough. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very good Italian food!
    dmck
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was excellent; waitress was most accommodating, since we had a theatre time and had to be on a schedule....nice wine list, overall, a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Jcfoodfun
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very enjoyable dining experience. Food was excellent. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise
    cookerdudeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Nice atmosphere but can't figure out why they would put huge fake trees right where you walk in and are greeted. Very obnoxious. Roasted red pepper ap was terrific. Bread extra hot and fresh. Oil dipping sauce flaverful but super garliciky so what out lovers! I had the white fish (called CA sea bass) couldn't tell if I liked fish as only flavor was heavy sauce it and the polenta where soaked with. I do not care for heavy Italian so would need to order something much simpler if we return. Unique find for rural but growing town. Nice martini list. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food and atmosphere in the heart of Noblevilles
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Outstanding food and great atmosphere. Beautiful location in downtown Noblesville, great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.