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Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1034 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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Menu

Desserts

  • Spumoni Italian Ice Cream$3.00

    • Cheese Cake$4.50

      with choice of topping: raspberry, chocolate, caramel, or white chocolate

      • Cannoli$3.50

        • Homemade Tiramisu $4.99

          • Lemon Or Orange Sorbet$4.50

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            What 1,034 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

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

            NoiseModerate

            94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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            1. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Cleveland

              93 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              93 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

              76 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              76 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

              14 reviews

              4.0

              14 reviews

              Dined on September 21, 2019

              overall4food5service4ambience3

              Birthday dinner. Was delicious.

            5. g

              goodfoodlover

              Indiana

              7 reviews

              3.0

              7 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

              9 reviews

              4.0

              9 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

              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. J

              Judy

              Indiana

              19 reviews

              5.0

              19 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

              15 reviews

              5.0

              15 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

              54 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              54 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

              36 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              36 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

              17 reviews

              vip
              2.0

              17 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

              3 reviews

              1.0

              3 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

              5 reviews

              4.0

              5 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.

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