Napolese Pizzeria
Napolese Pizzeria

Napolese Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.napolesepizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 3176350765
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Herald
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Napolese Pizzeria
Napolese Pizzeria is artfully crafted pizza, wine, craft beer and handmade cocktails - served with elegance. We use the finest ingredients available, carefully sourcing cheeses, meats and local produce farmed specifically for Napolese. The seasonal menu plus incredible service make for a world class Neapolitan pizza experience. Locations: This location of Napolese Pizzeria is located at 30 South Meridian in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. The original location of Napolese Pizzeria is located in the heart of historic Meridian Kessler in Indianapolis, with a full-menu wine bar adjacent to this location. A third location is planned for the Fashion Cafe in the Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing. Visit napolesepizzeria.com for more information. Napolese Pizzeria is part of Patachou Inc., a collection of restaurants including Caféa Patachou, Petite Chou Bistros and Public Greens. Patachou Inc. has been wholly owned and operated by Martha Hoover since 1989. patachouinc.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Napolese Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (15)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (9)special occasion (8)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Consistently good
    DisgustedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been here often and it never disappoints. It's casual yet classy for specialty pizza. Fresh ingredients, many from local farms, rotate seasonally. Great salads and pizzas with combinations of interesting flavors. Excellent pizza crust.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kari
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love Napolese. Went for Devour downtown. Usually love the salads, but the cabbage, peach, walnut offered for the devour menu was not one of their best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We sat outside and our server's name was Hank. He was awesome! Food was great as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HowardVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Once I caught onto the tapas style portions, I made the best of the opportunities as the servers came by.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza not good
    Kimber
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We got both regular and gluten free pizza. My husband and daughter had a regular crust and I had a gluten free crust. Not a lot of flavor and far from the best GF pizza I have had. Very disappointed. Very pricey as well for pizza. Not a place we will come back to when visiting Indianapolis.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food appropriately priced
    Delicious4000
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you want good food and unique cocktails you have to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dacopper
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was great, waitress very good at her job. However, Open Table says there is valet parking, which there isn't and this was one of the reasons we picked this restaurant. Then the "hostess' in an almost empty restaurant except for one lone gentleman at a table for two tries to seat us right beside him at another table for two, which was right beside the busboy's dirty dishes cart. Come on!! Anyway after explaining to her the rest of the dining room was empty and we preferred not to sit at that table. She did seat us a couple of tables away. The gentleman at the table said he was wondering what she was doing himself. The rest of the night was really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pizza
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great night and ate outside. Nice wine selection and a good charcuterie plate. Great experience overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Pizza
    Saute4uVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have always found any pizza I have had does NOT dissappoint. The Salmon is my new fav for the summer. I can't wait for the Pork Belly one to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Waitress was not personal and we received little service. Did not receive the specials extra upon being seated and her non-friendly attitude definitely lowered out experience. The pizza was great and that helped shape our positive viewpoint for the restaurant. Aside from poor-service, it is a great date stop and a nice change from the casual pizza spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Mell
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and i are relocating to Indiana and flew out for the weekend. Napolese Pizzeria was a get find while we were visiting. Food and service we're great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napolese was a Hit
    manny2return
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We dined there because we were being entertained by a guest staying at the Hampton Inn which was very convenient as the Inn is across the street. Like the other Napolese venues, Napolese Downtown was a friendly place though a bit loud for the purpose of talking to our guest. We managed to overcome that. Our waitress quickly took our drink orders and very politely and patiently put up with our slowness of poring over the many choices on the menu. Food came in a timely fashion with the delicious beet salad and the vegetarian chopped salads being shared by the three of us. Two pizzas followed in short order, both delicious and piping hot. We enjoyed both the food and the ambience and will definitely go back for an encore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    Indyadrienne
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everyone seems to rave about this place but this is my second time there and I think it's "just okay". There always seems to be a crowd there but I think it's more about the atmosphere than the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for Two a bit of a challenge
    2labs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were in Indy and had limited time to have a late anniversary dinner. Food was good, but I'm not giving the restaurant 5 stars. The 1st table we were led to was in the midst of other tables already occupied. They were so close together it would've been dinner for 6 instead of dinner for 2. I asked for a different table and the hostess said the other tables were reserved for large parties, when I could see a 2 top in a more secluded spot. After pointing that out she agreed to move us. I'd also taken advantage of OpenTable's offer and ordered flowers. I followed all recommendations to let the restaurant know we'd ordered them so they could be on our table. They weren't. They were locked up in the manager's office and I had to ask for them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    IndyGirl1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great pizza and dining experience! The ingredients were fresh, and local. The service was quick, and friendly. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the pizza options are very unique
    quaintVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Tasty and completely awesome. I would recommend this place to all of my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Cravely
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've been here a few times and each time it's amazing. Great salads, and pies (pizza)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sogle
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Amazing Experience! We wanted a lighter restaurant with local flair with a small family celebration before we headed to a show downtown. The service was spot on and the food was delicious as always. Comfortable yet enticing atmosphere. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza, great service
    NigelTufnel
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First time to Napolese, hoping for a good and quick bite prior to a concert downtown. There were so many interesting choices for appetizers and pizzas that it was difficult to decide. We went with artichokes and goat cheese for the appetizer, and Fuzzy's Pie and Smoked Salmon pizzas. All were excellent and served very quickly. Fresh ingredients and really good crust. I was skeptical about the salmon prior to trying it, but was blown away with it- it was the all-star selection of that meal. We had a great dinner and made it to the show on time. Could not ask for more! Looking forward to going back to try something different soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food experience
    clc56
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We could not state how all of Napolese lives up to its great reputation. The food, wait staff and dining experience were perfect. Absolutely no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good, fresh, interesting food. slow overwhelmed server. Seemed to be the only person serving the whole restaurant. We got thirsty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and food
    Indydowntowndiners
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We always enjoy the unique salads and pizzas at Napolese:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frogger
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    service was SLOW! VERY slow. Hopefully an off night. wrong app came. salads came before app. waited over 45 min for the salads. food was excellent though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Napolese Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Yummy Pizza!
    ctgoldenbearVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I absolutely loved the pizza at Napolese. I had the sausage and mushroom and she had the garlic, olive and prosciuto white pizza; both excellent. The service was very good, and we really liked the feel of the restaurant. The prices are also reasonable for what you get. A definite winner in downtown Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown race week
    Pyrro
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Found this business from several internet list. The pizza in the white was nice. I had the salman and it was perfect. I visit the city each spring and will now add this restaurant to my food rotation. The Indy downtown is very safe and parking was no problem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza Pie
    EASJSE
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    For Indianapolis, Napolese is a good choice for pizza. Service is incredible and fast, standard for the Cafe Patachou family of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We were not happy with the service provided. Granted, it was busy, but when I notified our waitress that the salad I ordered did not have one of the two main ingredients, she responded as if I had made a mistake in what I ordered. She later informed me the restaurant was out of mushrooms. My mother finally was brought salt after asking for it three times. We each had a beer and were finished with them before finishing our meal. Our server did not ever ask if we wanted another drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open table reccomindation was on!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Was very pleased with this place. I bypassed Hotel suggestion to go to Chain across the street and glad I did. Neat place. Good lively atmosphere. Real plesant bartender. She was spot on with her suggestions, conversation and service. Had the Ricotta meatball appetizer. Flavor was just perfect but not heated all the way through. Flat bread that was offered with meatballs was outstanding. Could have made a meal out of that alone .Then had the popcorn salad with beets. OMG enough for 2. Well seasoned and balanced If I could say anything negative about it was the popcorn became soggy toward the end of the meal. Almost a bit unappetizing but just eat it faster. LOL I would reccomend and when I am back in town look forward to trying a pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    fantastic food, outstanding service and a very fun evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK for the prices
    mberse
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I love pizza, and growing up in NYC its hard to find good pizza in the mid-west. I thought that this place was very overpriced for what you get. Our bill was $90.00 for two people. That was two pizzas / 2 toppings, appetizer and my wife had 2 drinks. The pizzas are about the size of a personal. The toppings are pretty good but range $2-$5 per topping. My wife loved it, and it was not bad pizza, but for that $$ I would have just went down the street to Capital Grill for a steak. If you ask for extra sauce they charge $2.00 for a side of marinara. I like spending $$ on great food but hate when I feel like I am being nickel and dimed. I felt ripped off when we left. I really don't think that I would return. Its just not worth it to me.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So good.
    Gidnarb
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We got the goat cheese appetizer and it was amazing. My husband and I could have easily shared a pizza if we could have agreed on toppings! Absolutely delicious and reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    DenisesFleeces
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We were on a time schedule and we got our food promptly and it was very good. Recommend to anyone who likes pizza and great salads. The wine flights were a good deal two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ashley the bartender rocks!
    albeefoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I were in Indianapolis for the Inaugural Grand Prix and went to Napolese for dinner. Even though we had reservations, we asked to sit at the bar. Sometimes its just more interesting to eat at the bar, the game was on, we could chat, etc. Not only was our food great, we were very impressed with our bartender, Ashley. As busy as she was, she still showed attention to detail, when she realized I didn't have a fork and knife after using them for the appetizer, she quickly went to get clean ones for me, but she didn't just give them to me, she walked over to the other end of the bar and polished them first! Hang on to Ashley and take good care of her, she is a great asset and represents your establishment very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chris
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Its not that the food wasn't good, its just that it wasn't exceptionally good, which is what I had expected from all the recommendations. Wine recommendation was perfect...had artichoke/tomato soup that was just so-so and the pizzas weren't anything to go crazy over. Waitress was very friendly and attentive
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique Pizza, Good Wine and Friends
    Momsbreaktime
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We celebrated a good friends birthday on Friday, the wine selection was good, the salads were amazing and the pizza selections are unique. We sat, ate and drank for 4 hours and the atmosphere was lovely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • teragramVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We went early with friends before IRT, and we were seated along the side, which is great for hearing conversation as the restaurant became more crowded. The strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla bean gelato was a great dessert. Our pizza topping was a bit charred, but overall the pizza and creamed pea appetizer were good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little piece of Italy in INDY
    GlobalccmVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I was blown away how delicious the pizza was at Napolese. I have been to Italy and this is comparable. I never would have thought I could find this in downtown Indy. I live in Cincinnati but come here often and this will def be on my list every time I come in town. The arugula salad with mushrooms and parmesan was simple and fresh, the perfect light salad to have before pizza. I got the buffalo mozzarella pizza with white sauce and I was in HEAVEN. It was delicious. My friend and I shared the pizza and the salad and it was plenty for both of us. Staff was friendly and allowed us to taste a few wines to decide which one suited that evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food! Very unique…..
    HardtoPleaseVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Very nice experience. Not your traditional pizza which we very much liked!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brookebriner
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    service was not super friendly, and the food we had was not very good.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Napolese Pizzeria
    IndyDiner2
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Went to dinner with two friends. Had previously been to the Keystone at the Crossing for lunch but this was the first time downtown. I had a salad (asparagus, almonds, etc.) which was delicious. Both of my friends ordered a pizza and for one of them it was too charred. The manager had another pizza prepared for my friend to take home. I had a pizza at the Keystone location and it was not too charred so this was probably just a random happening. Busy restaurant but our server (Joshua) was very attentive. Menu has many choices of salads and different varieties of pizzas. Will certainly eat here again. The ingredients are certainly fresh and I like the use of a lot of local vendors.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic