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Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1006 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Iaria's Italian Restaurant was established in 1913 by Pietro and Antonia Iaria and is currently run by fourth generation family members, Matthew Iaria and Carla Russell. Entering Iaria's is like taking a step back in time...not much has changed over the years. The restaurant and bar both offer booth seating and the decor consists mostly of family and celebrity pictures. The Food: sauces, meatballs, sausage, pizzas are made in house and weekly specials are offered. The Bar: cocktails, extensive wine list and craft beer are all available. It is a popular spot for locals and celebrities. It is a great location for a small get together, business luncheon, holiday party or just a night out. The Iaria family looks forward to seeing you soon...

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 638-7706

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Iaria's will cater your event to meet your specific needs. We offer full service catering with all set up included to delivery of groups of just 15 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Guests have limited options for private dining during our regular business hours. On Sundays or Mondays, the entire restaurant can be reserved. Please call us directly to get your specific needs met.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew or Carla: (317) 638-7706

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    Fletcher Avenue

  • Parking details

    Iaria's offers free parking and the lot is adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service were very good. Portion sizes seemed smaller than previous visits. We had a rough crowd sitting next to us that made us slightly uncomfortable.
  2. PB

    PapaBill

    Indiana

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as usual. Food is exceptional as is the service in the bar room thanks to Dom. We love going there knowing it will be great again.
  3. CW

    CorrineW

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service is always great! It does get loud in the restaurant since it is small.
  4. b

    brandyr

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Birthday dinner. Was delicious.
  5. g

    goodfoodlover

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. The risotto appetizer balls were bland; the homemade Italian dressing was nothing special as was the minestrone soup; the sauce on the lasagna was off putting; and the Marsala sauce was too sweet. When you compare prices, the Italian food at Carrabbas, a chain restaurant, is superior and you don’t have to pay for your bread there. The service was excellent, though. Glasses were kept filled and dirty dishes were removed promptly. While the servers were friendly, this is not enough reason for us to return for another meal.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Other Italian restaurants cannot compare. This was our first time here and the experience was amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food and a lot of it for the price.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. We really enjoyed everything about the place.
  9. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is classic American Italian food and vibe. Mom and pop. Nothing more, nothing less. Perfect! It's a casual, family friendly establiment. It's the basic white tee of restaurants.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The ambiance was nice and the service was great.
  11. S

    Stefan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a reservation at 6 p.m. and were seated immediately when we arrived. Service was a little slow initially to get our drink orders but the restaurant was busy. The portions were large and great value for the price you paid. Our waitress got a part of our order incorrect but fixed the issue within 3 minutes and the right dinner was brought out to us. On top of that, the waitress surprised us with free dessert due to the mix up. Overall great experience and will be back!
  12. EB

    ElizabethB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Food was disappointing. Bread had no flavor and marinara lacked desirable seasoning. Too much dressing on the Caesar salad. Wine was good.
  13. l

    lrgirl

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had family in town and wanted to try Iaria’s. We had made a reservation and they were ready for us as soon as we walked in. Our server was very attentive and made good suggestions. The food was above average to excellent. Overall a great experience.
  14. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food, plan to return in near future. Noise level was high due to many customers. Low level lighting in front area. Waitress was great and helpful with items on menu.
  15. VT

    VaughnT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat....the eggplant and the veal, plus the blue cheese dressing for the salad as I remember from the last 30 years......so we go at least 6 times a year when we are in town.....
  16. R

    Ronfoodie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great … parking was a little tight … service was outstanding … try the pork piccata or the manicotti .. both outstanding
  17. MM

    MattM

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone loved the experience and food! We brought my mother in law here to celebrate her birthday.
  18. KR

    KennethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was the first time my wife and I ate at this restaurant. The service was exceptional and the food was superb! We will definitely be coming back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  20. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rose was amazing! Top notch service and she was a lot of fun!
  21. H

    Heidi

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best if EVERYTHING, They are like my Family for over 45 years. Excellent service, exquisite food, great prices. Just LOVE it there! My first choice.
  22. AR

    AnnR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening at Iaria’s Restaurant was delightful. Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed my family and the great food prepared by the hardworking chefs and cooks in the back, then served by knowledgeable and attentive servers. Everything was great. Please let the people behind the scenes know there efforts are appreciated!
  23. ME

    MartiE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Service was good and prompt but seemed a little overkill. Someone came to our table seemed like every 5 minutes and I was trying to have a conversation and enjoy wine
  24. DA

    DANNYP

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent. We loved it!
  25. m

    mary

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service fine. Noise level was so high that couldn't hear our own conversation at the table. Same at a previous visit.
  26. A

    Alex

    Indiana

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I love Iaria’s. Have been there for lunch many times but this was my first time for dinner. As usual, the food was excellent and service was good.
  27. IR

    IndyRoy

    Indiana

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoy the Devour Indy. excellent way to sample new menu items. The red sauce is great.
  28. KD

    KathyD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happened to be there during Devour Indy and really enjoyed the special menu options. Coming into the dining room is like being in Gramma’s kitchen where the smells are wonderful.
  29. TB

    TommyB

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Poor food. Chicken parm wasn’t cooked all the way. Good bread.
  30. T

    Thinktink09

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Tortellini I have ever had! If I didnt live 2.5 hours away I'd come back as often as I could! Great atmosphere and great prices.
  31. ME

    MEG11

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    we were seated at 5:40 our server welcomed us took our drink orders. A Family came in and sat down at table next to us the server gave them 100% of herself, took there food order brought them there soup and salad and never came back to our table to take our order or bring our drinks. At 6:00 we got up and left after letting the host know why.
  32. TS

    TerryS

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    quaint little place wasn't what we expected but wasn't disappointed. Food was good, very authentic. A little loud but tolerable
  33. S

    Sams

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food as always, I moved out of town and haven’t been back in a couple years. Four of us had different items from the menu and everything was awesome!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service and a must stop when we are in Indy
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Italian restaurant. Sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. Great pizza, great service
  36. EY

    ErnieY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very, very good food! Greet service & a fair value for the meal provided.
  37. FS

    FSIndy1968

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was out quickly and tasted very authentic Italian. Salads are amazing as well as great pasta dishes!
  38. SD

    ShellandDave

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was “MEH” neither good nor bad. The food was good but the cheese inside my tortellini was cold so I didn’t enjoy it. The bread was mediocre and the olive oil served with it was tasteless. The service was terrific. The cannoli was excellent. I also enjoyed the spicy risotto balls served as an appetizer. The atmosphere was basic. I just didn’t find a need to return.
  39. PH

    PamelaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been back for about 13 years. Was worth going back. Fantastic. Good old fashion Italian family food.
  40. RH

    RobertH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every time my wife and I decide to have a date night downtown we choose Iaria’s. It’s great authentic Italian food, excellent atmosphere, and reasonable service. I personally always got the baked lasagna while my wife prefers the Ricotta stuffed tortellini in their creamy red sauce with two meatballs. I’m really glad we found this place and the fact that the business has been around close to 80 years speaks to the quality of experience you get at Iaria’s.

FAQs

Iaria's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 638-7706.

Iaria's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1006 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fletcher Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Iaria's offers free parking and the lot is adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 638-7706

  • Catering

    Iaria's will cater your event to meet your specific needs. We offer full service catering with all set up included to delivery of groups of just 15 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Guests have limited options for private dining during our regular business hours. On Sundays or Mondays, the entire restaurant can be reserved. Please call us directly to get your specific needs met.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew or Carla: (317) 638-7706

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