About Arni's Restaurant River Ridge

Arni’s Restaurant has a long tradition in Indiana known for its signature pizzas, quality service and family atmosphere. In 1965, Arni Cohen opened the first Arni’s at Market Square Shopping Center in Lafayette. Currently, Arni's is operated by his two sons Kurt and Brad Cohen.

4705 E. 96th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 571-0077

Website:
http://www.meetyouatarnis.com/

Private Party Contact:
Thresa Cannon: (317) 571-0077

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Arni's Restaurant River Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

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3.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Arni's at River Ridge never disappoints. My friends and I go there about once a month and have been doing so for a few years. The food is always excellent, as is the service. We always sit in the bar (to avoid all the children in the other part of the restaurant), and are never rushed or hassled in any way. We probably spend 2 hours eating, drinking and chatting. It's a great place to meet friends and relax.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the reservation GPS had us waaaay east on 96th at using name/address on card. Had us in a field .

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a faboulius time and our waitress was exceptional! I never had an empty glass.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Sports
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was a busy Friday night. Our meal and service was ok.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Popped in for an Arni's Jr Saturday night, had reservations and didn't wait long to be seated even though there were tons of people there. Several very large tables near us with kids, but the noise wasn't deafening, at least. In spite of the large crowd, we got our salads quickly. Enjoyed them as always and then skidaddled.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I remember going THE Arni’s at Market Square with my mom, when I was a kid in the early 70s. It was just down from Fannie Mays and I didn’t go to one without visiting the other. Arni’s is still my favorite pizza and the Arni’s Jr salads are delicious . The last time I was at the original Arni’s was in high school. A friend took me there as payment for making new bumper brackets in shop class for her car. Nothing against the New Albany, Monticello, Greenwood or the 96th Street restaurants, but the pizza just seemed to taste better on the Formica and chrome tables at Market Square.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Been here many times and it never disappoints. Jillian is the best server ever. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Drinks are plentiful and also at a reasonable price. Only problem was they ran out of our favorite scotch. Maybe that was our fault. Oops.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 27, 2017

very pleased!!! Great place, we will be back. Love the senior salad

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

They screw up my salad dressing, it used to be my favorite, and it was somewhat pricey. The server was nice, and friendly, but I was not please to get a my favorite salad with the wrong dressing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 11, 2017

They were very accommodating, great service, good food. Staff were ready for our group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and service The quality of food is consistently good as is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic. I had family in town and was thinking it might be a good place for a nicer dinner with kids and my expectations were exceeded. Thanks!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2017

First time visit to this restaurant. Not very impressed. Our server spoke and acted as if she did not want to be there and it was a pain in the butt to be waiting on us. This server made my first experience at this restaurant my last. I will not return.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Arni's is always reliable from this Purdue grad. The Senior salad split between two people is perfect!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went Sunday for Father's Day. Took very long time to get appetizer of bone-in wings only to get boneless wings which we did not order. Long wait for refills, wrong pizza. Definitely not what we expected. Table beside us also had issues.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a yummy meal. The service was excellent! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I gave my experience at Arni's a 3 star only because my previous experiences there have been great. I reserved a table for 10 people and called to adjust the time of the reservation earlier in the day. The hostess said no problem. We arrived at 4:30pm. The restaurant was not busy and should have been seated right away. Out table for 10 was not ready and the waiters had to move tables together. It really should have been ready for us. I had a reservation and called to confirm. We ordered lots of different items. My favorite is always the pizza. So, I ordered pizza to share with two other people. The pizza came out luke warm. My husband memntioned the temperature of the pizza to our waiter , Justin, and he didn't seem to really care. He said sorry about that. We had to ask for refills on drinks a lot. Just not what I have experienced before at Arni's . We had family in from out of town and thought they would enjoy the food. It was just ok this time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Held a table open for us on Mother's Day -- that is great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Excellent salad and soup

Tags: Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 25, 2017

They made a mistake on the pizza order. The waitress was aware before we had to say anything and as she brought out the incorrect pizza immediately let us know the correct one was coming but we could start on the incorrect one at no charge. Handled excellently!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The staff and wait service were very accommodating of our large group. They took care of our individual needs without a problem and allowed us the privacy to enjoy each other's company without constant interruption.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Very good service, friendly, low key, good for eating out with children and good food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Picked this restaurant for gluten free menu. Pizza (which is an Udi's crust) breadsticks and soup was the menu. I ordered chicken and rice soup which was cream based. Glad I asked for a double check of the ingredients- it was NOT gluten free. Not an apology from the manager or server and I had to ask for the soup to be taken off the bill. The service was terrible, drinks not filled, and the food from the regular menu as my family described it was the same from GFS.

If you're Gluten Free due to health reasons ...do not eat here.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Have always had good experience here but Thursday was not so great regarding service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 14, 2016

My group chose Arni's for an informal get-together. The menu offers a wide variety of choices, to satisfy everyone's tastes. The Arni's Junior/Senior salad is scrumptious.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Arni's is a family favorite. The pizza is great as well as the salads.
Today I decided to go with the Stromboli, it was great. I love the small sausage.
Service was good and all went well.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Service was subpar. Waitress did not have answers to any of our questions. Including ingredients in menu items and what the house wines were.....these answers should be known. Slow to bring bill.
Food was very good. Went for an elementary and we're sad to not be seated in the main dining area where all the other kids were. 😕 .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Went for our anniversary. Enjoyed the chicken BBQ pizza! And of course the Arnis Junior Salad. Tried the ginger dressing. Was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Overall a good experience, menu is solid. Folks next to us ordered pizza and it looked very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 31, 2016

Took my mom here while she was visiting from NC. The service is always exceptional. They have an extensive menu and everything I have ordered has been delicious! A neighborhood gem.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Shouldn't charge more for kids gluten free items. Not their fault that they where born with celiac.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The server was definitely the worst server ever!! The Manager knew the server was bad and would not make eye contact with out table. Apps where good pizza ok, cheesesteak and Strombol was nasty. Please do not eat here. We dine out three times per week and this place is horrible.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Pizza was good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 14, 2015

Nice menu, decent value. Convenient location, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 30, 2015

So with school out and it staying light so late, my family's dining schedule has already extended past my comfort zone. But being the father/husband my opinion is irrelevant and we went out to Arni's with friends after 9 on saturday. It was only my second time to the indianapolis location and I had forgotten how magical their menu seletion is! From wings to tacos to sandwiches to pasta....and their salad, that might have crack in it it's so addictive, was out of this world. Great service, great setting and even better food. I'm coming back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on April 8, 2015

Our food was fine. I had the beef noodle soup bowl, which was the size of a cup. Our waitress was new so some things did not go as well as a seasoned server, but she was very nice and gave it her all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 21, 2015

We had a mid afternoon lunch party of 9 with 2 teens and a small child. Everyone the loved the food and due to the time of day it was very quiet Location was easy to access and prices were very reasonable. food quality was very good. No complaints! Our entire party was happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 23, 2015

We had about 30 people from thew office here for dinner. This is very popular with the office personnel because the menu has whatever you feel like eating, and it is all good. The bar also can create any drink that you may want. This is a great place and has been for a long time. You cannot go wrong eating here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was the worst dining experience we have ever had...

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2015

our small group of friends enjoyed our lunch at Arni's. Most of us ordered the lunch specials...great value!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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