good food and fun place
Met friends and had a delicious meal with great service. It has the feel of a "happening" place. It's casual and fun.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
No valet, which was a disappointmen
No valet, which was a disappointment. However, our two year old threw a fit when we arrived and the staff was patient and kind. Food was great. Best salad and a rhubarb cobbler. Pizzas were of course phenomenal.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Napolese has gotten it right!
Napolese has gotten it right! The salads are fresh and unique. The pizza is made with fresh ingredients, and the dough is just right. Wine selection is minimal but suitable for the concept. If you have room for dessert, try the dessert pizza! Warm and fabulous.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pizza is perfect (any kind you choose) and the chop salad is devine!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I are pizza connoisseurs and this was probably the best pizza we've had in the Midwest! The salads were interesting and the apricot cobbler dessert was incredible! Fun urban open dining room atmosphere and superb service: Our waitress was super helpful and knowledgeable, aside from being warm and friendly.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the emphasis on local
Loved the emphasis on local agriculture at an artisan pizza place.
Lots of great options and fun local beer.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food and ingredients. Friendly service. Good place to bring a date. Coming from New York, this was the first good Italian food I've found in Indy.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I finally got to try this restaurant. The farm to table concept is amazing. The goat cheese app was awesome. I had the pizza special which was Sausage and Bacon from Goose the Market, red sauce, and arugula that is grown in their own garden! I can't wait to try this again. I think the smoked salmon pizza will be next.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not only were the sandwiches tasty, but the service was outstanding.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best pizza ever
Nobody makes pizza like Napolese. The salads are great, too. A great downtown lunch or dinner at a very reasonable price.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great high quality food! Would
Great high quality food! Would definitely go back.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a good place to go
This is a good place to go before IRT or ISO performances; food is good, prices are reasonable, bottles of wine are interesting.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the food
We really enjoyed the food and the service. Just a personal preference.....I'm not into serving water with no ice and the beers we ordered were not very cold either. But, the food was fantastic and so was the service. When I initially made the reservations it never asked me for a location...and I thought the only location was Broad Ripple. We show up for our 7:15pm reservation only to find the Broad Ripple location doesn't take reservations. That is definitely a flaw that should be fixed. However, the immediately seated us at 7:15pm. We really appreciated that! Good food, great location....and I have already recommended it many family and friends.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant
Food was good, service was good, ambience was good. Nice alternative to any chain in town.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Buffalo Margherita pizza and the Hey Lady were awesome! As big traditional pizza lovers these two pizzas were surprisingly enjoyable.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing, the
The food was amazing, the service was polite and helpful and the price was perfect.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a great location,
Great food in a great location, just one block from the circle. Nice outdoor seating area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Napolese is known for pizzas but I think the salads are the best. They change the menu frequently, so there are always a lot of choices.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Slow service.
I LOVE the food at Napolese. We sat outside for the first time and enjoyed the sunshine. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Our waters were constantly filled. As usual, the staff were professional and courteous. Our waiter was knowledgeable and prompt until it came time to pay. Our cards were sitting on the table so long, I went inside to find him. Thankfully, I had time for a longer lunch, but it felt like we had been forgotten. I will definitely be back--and ask for the check sooner.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Napolese and we loved it. We split one pizza and one salad and still had more than we could eat. Our server was excellent and gave us very sound advice about ordering. We'll be back to try some of the pizzas that we couldn't try this time.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pizza and Wine
Enjoyed our evening, good service, good food, good wine. We will definitely be back to this location and the one at 49th and Penn.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try!
I went with two friends and we had a wonderful experience. Napolese was a perfect spot... attentive service, absolutely delicious food and a terrific atmosphere! It was hip and upscale, yet I felt it was very relaxing.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good downtown alternative
Good food without the fuss. Great alternative to a steak when wantiing to go someplace nice downtown before an event.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as I thought it would be!
This place did not disappoint my expectations coming from the Patachou stable. The whole experience was excellent. The outdoor seating area was more private than I would have expected considering its location. Great service along with great food is a winner in my book anytime. Well done. We just happened to dine during the GenCon and MotoGP events downtown, so that was a great place for people watching. Quite the culture clash!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place, great food!
We had the Napolese Double Chopped Salad which was full of all kinds of delicious morsels: chick peas, cheese, charcuterie. As for pizza, we had the "Good Times Around the Bend" and the "BLT." Good Times WAY outshined the BLT with its charred corn, brisket and chilies. Despite the amazing Smoking Goose jowl bacon, the BLT felt a little boring in comparison. We had the rasberry/apple cobbler for desert which really wasn't anything to write home about. The crumbled topping was dry and the whole thing was overlooked and burnt. Despite the fact that their Lemocello is from a bottle (not made in house) they could at least chill the cordial glasses that its served in; that would help tremendously. Overall though, good food and a nice atmosphere!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Italy!
Loved it! Felt like I was back in Italy w/ great pizza, salad and terrific wine!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a spin
We ordered 4 pizzas of different varieties, the beet salad, the quinoa salad, and a cesar salad. The salads were extremely flavorful and so unique. I can't wait to go back and try another variety. The pizza were cooked perfectly and were very fresh and flavorful. I'll definitely return in the near future!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Initially as we walked into the restaurant, it seemed a bit overcrowded, out table for two was right next to the computer where the servers used to place their orders, I jus felt the whole time like I was in their way... But our server was very friendly and soo helpful. The food we ordered made up for everything, it was really good... Will definitely return to try another item on their menu!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun delicious upscale pizza place
I really enjoyed my dinner at the Downtown Napolese restaurant. It has a great location right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. A beautiful space with a nice outdoor patio and lots of natural light inside. It was noisy when we entered but died down after the Colts fans left. Good pizza and the salads are great as well.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Different Kinda Pizza
The pizza was delicious. If you're looking to try a different style of pizza then this is the place!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Improvement well done
I have had lunch here on several occasions. This last visit with a friend, who had not been, was going to be the deciding factor on returning. I would like to say that there has been such improvement and I will def. be back and will make sure to spread the word. Our server Allen was fantastic. He was informative, kind, friendly, and offered great customer service. Keep up the good work!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Art Deco with flavor
The building was wonderfully beautiful and decorated to soothe and not be over-powering in colors or noise. The food was proportioned correctly that I was able to eat all the meal without taking any home and that is rare. Usually you are given too much to eat, but these portions were perfect with lots of flavor and colorful appeal. I definitely want to go back and try other items that were interesting on the menu. The Butter Pecan gelato was pure heaven and I could have made a meal of the appetizers and dessert alone!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peaches and summer beans
I had this inventive salad with goat cheese. The peaches were hard so waiting a couple of days to use them would have been a good idea. My lunch partner had a pizza -- though not the one he ordered. The waitress apologized and offered to replace it but he didn't have time to wait. The place was pretty empty for lunch. I didn't need my Open Table reservation to get a seat.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite place to eat in Indy
LOVE everything about Napolese. There is not one negative thing to say - would recommend to anyone anytime!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely delicious! Great
Absolutely delicious! Great service and wonderful food!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Wait staff
Food was delicious. Wait staff a little blasé and not knowledgeable about their wine list but an overall great experience. We would return for sure!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza, atmosphere
The pizza here lived up to expectations. The two of us shared a salad (red and black quinoa, excellent) and starter and each had our own pizza so we could choose exactly what we wanted which worked out great. We also shared the dessert pizza which was quite decadent and delicious. Our server was very attentive but made a poor recommendation on the starter (pieces of bread with a cold zucchini-something between hummus and pesto) when she returned to tell us the cheese plate we ordered was out and seemed put out when I asked what the gelato flavors of the day were. Overall great service, food and atmosphere, we will definitely come here again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was great. My only comment is: The tables were way too small for 4 people. There was no room on table.
I will be back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The large salad was terrific,
The large salad was terrific, as was the shared pizza with smoked salmon. Fruit cobbler for dessert was excellent. The waiter was a bit unresponsive at the beginning, but the servers worked as a team, so it didn't so much matter. This is a great place to go for good food before a play at IRT or a symphony concert. It's a very good value.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you manage to get in during the week, and it's nice outside, try to get a table on the patio. The ambiance is nice depending on the night. The wait time was short and the servers were very attentive. Would recommend to anyone. Pizza with an edge. The way artisan should be. Well done.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes, I'm going back!
We had never been to Napolese Pizzeria before. We met a friend there, and had a most enjoyable evening. We came over after the play at IRT. The food was delicious (great variety of pizzas, excellently prepared, and the salad we had [with roasted beets] was superb). The wine selection was quite satisfactory, though not extensive. We were allowed to dine and converse leisurely, and the staff did NOT rush us to finish at all. Though I would not call the environment "quiet," it was not a problem as the three of us were easily able to carry on a conversation at the table. We will definitely go back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love salads & new seasonal pizzas
Love Napolese! The fall/winter menu was just released and I tried a new pizza- Raphaels(I think). It is probably the best non-traditional pizza I've ever eaten - chicken, cauliflower, prosciutto and a Gouda like cheese. The veggie double chop salad is always a favorite and with the change of seasons and ingredients in the kitchen it too is fresh/new for winter.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try restaurant!
Went to Napolese prior to a performance at IRT. Food was terrific, service outstanding and was able to get to the performance on time. When the restaurant filled up, it got a little noisy and hard to hear across the table. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fast, friendly and festive!
I went to Napolese downtown for the third time recently and had a great experience. The host recognized me from before, and immediately got me seated. My server checked on me a few times while I was waiting for my (always late) colleague. Our server shared the pros (and pros) of two salads. We ordered the Buffalo Margerita Pizza and the Vegetarian Chopped Salad. Both were fabulous--and more than we could eat, even sharing. We each took home a box! YUM!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three of us had a fantastic meal of two salads and a pizza before seeing the play Wicked. Staff was conscientious about our time constraints, that we were seated 90 minutes before the play started. However, they did not rush or push. Very tasty food!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Value for your Dollar!
As a new resident of Indiana, the foodie in me is always looking for a new local restaurant. Having gone to the "Petite Chou" bistro in Broad Ripple and LOVING their take on French cuisine, I wanted to try another Patachou restaurant. Napolese did not disappoint in any way! They took high quality ingredients, put them together in a simple yet elegant way that made for a memorable dining experience. The wood-fire oven makes the pizza crust crispy and nearly impossible to put down. And for the price (pizzas ranging from $10-14), the evening was special yet affordable. I will definitely be coming back to Napolese, and based on how fast the place filled up, I would definitely recommend making reservations. Support local restaurants!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really don't have any complaints about this place. The pizza was very good, and I am very picky when it comes to pizza. My girlfriend and I both had one of their pizzas on the menu instead of making one and both had great flavor. Waiter also helped me pick out a drink which I enjoyed very much. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, not if you're taking kids though. The last thing I will say is that we needed a cab to get to the theatre and they were very helpful in getting us the cab as well. I really don't have anything negative to say about this place. Pizza was great the next day too.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great casual place for a nice glass of wine or good micro brew.
Pizza is excellent. I didn't care for my selection but that had nothing to do with quality.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic pizza and cold beer.
Fantastic pizza and cold beer. Very knowledgable and freindly wait staff
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maybe 7th time will be the charm?
Upscale pizza wise there is no place in Indianapolis I would rather go for the food alone... That is my problem, the only thing that consistently bring my girlfriend and I back to Napolese's Pizzerias, both 49th and Penn and S. Meridian St., is the food. We find both locations to lack great customer service. I do not expect to be waited on hand and foot, however I do expect the waiter or waitress not to be sarcastic when taking my order or answering questions. Generally the impression I receive is that staff here feels as if they are above sincere hospitality.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM