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Napolese Pizzeria
Napolese Pizzeria

Napolese Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.napolesepizzeria.com
  • Phone: (317) 635-0765
  • 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.comContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Tasty and completely awesome. I would recommend this place to all of my friends and family."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great pizza and dining experience! The ingredients were fresh, and local. The service was quick, and friendly. Would definitely go back."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been here a few times and each time it's amazing. Great salads, and pies (pizza)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good, fresh, interesting food. slow overwhelmed server. Seemed to be the only person serving the whole restaurant. We got thirsty"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We always enjoy the unique salads and pizzas at Napolese:)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "For Indianapolis, Napolese is a good choice for pizza. Service is incredible and fast, standard for the Cafe Patachou family of restaurants."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "fantastic food, outstanding service and a very fun evening!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    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"
    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"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "service was not super friendly, and the food we had was not very good. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We took a friend and her service dog to dinner; we were seated graciously at a table with a comfortable place on the floor for the dog. Chopped salad was terrific, and pizza was very good. Apple crisp was a real treat. Napolese is the very best casual restaurant downtown for dining before or after plays and concerts. Wine list is moderately priced and works well with the menu items."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very nice experience. Not your traditional pizza which we very much liked!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "From the minute we arrived, the service was a challenge. We had reserv for 6PM. Arrived promptly - we were second in line behind a woman having an in-depth conversation with the mgr. at the check in desk. It was soon 6:10 - I finally interrupted the convo. to please be seated. We had a show at 7:30PM. It went downhill from there. Bus boy got us olives as waitress had not been to our table. At 6:30PM we received a drink and asked for small plates. 6:40PM she came back to the table and said our order "disappeared" from the computer. 6:55PM onto our second drink, we finally got our salad. Entrée showed up at 7PM. Food good but had to rush to eat. Napolese needs consistency. Same item tastes different at each locale."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Napolese and we were very impressed. It was a quiet birthday celebration and the food & service didn't disappoint. We mainly eat seasonal & fresh foods and try to buy local as much as possible. Napolese' partnerships with Indiana artisans was a draw. We could have made the meal on the amazing fresh salads alone but saved room for the flatbread pizzas. Luckily, we had some leftovers to enjoy the next day at lunch. Will return and will recommend to friends!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It's a great fleeing with the right look and energy for a night with friends. We've always enjoyed the local ingredients and the food is always good. The service usually is better than this experience. I wonder what happened. Four different servers were tripping over each other helping out our table of 4. They interrupted our conversation over and over. Someone gave us new forks while we were eating the first course instead of after and poked me with it because it was the wrong time for that. I hope that when we return all the people working this night are gone."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I finally got a chance to visit Napolese, so glad I made it around! Their pizzas were fantastic and wine list excellent. I had a hard time hearing the waiter, he mumbled and spoke incredibly fast. He didn't come off as though he wanted to be there. He was personable in his own, weird way. I ordered a margarita pizza with prosciutto, my date ordered a "fix your own" with arugula, goat cheese and bacon. This place is worth it, we had such a great time!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Love this place. It is an unique place and has by far the best pizza in Indianapolis. The Service is fantastic as well. Definitely recommend going there."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Napolese is always great. Even when meat isn't an option, there are really good options."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I love this place. I would go there everyday to feed my pizza addiction if I could. The menu has so many options it's easy not to order the same thing twice. It's kinda like Buca de Beppo's in that it is more family style dining."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant. The employees have expertise in service and knowledge of the menu. The setting is fun...large windows to the vibrant Meridian Street, tall ceilings in an old city buulding. The food is GREAT."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the depth of gluten free options on the menu and that the restaurant takes the initiative. And the wine list is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Found the noise level to be unacceptable, couldn’t hear my dinner date across the table, and the tables along the window were cramped at best. Food was nothing special but wasn’t bad either……Service was the best part of our experience. Dessert was ok, again, not fantastic. The fruit in the cobbler was bland and almost tasteless but the gelato helped disguise. I would not make a special effort to return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Napolese offered us great food and good service for our evening out. The staff was very friendly and prompt with service. If I had to give a suggestion for improvement, it would be the staff doesn't need to hover quite so much. Better to be overly attentive than not attentive enough, though. Overall a wonderful experience, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014