Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.6
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1032 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

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...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 638-7706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Matthew or Carla: (317) 638-7706
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fletcher Avenue
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Parking details
Iaria's offers free parking and the lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cleveland
90 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.

PB
Chicago
61 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.

CW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

b
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday dinner. Was delicious.

g
Indiana
4 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and a lot of it for the price.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. We really enjoyed everything about the place.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 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.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ambiance was nice and the service was great.

S
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!

EB
Indiana
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.

l
Indiana
4 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.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 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.

VT
Indiana
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.....

R
Indiana
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

MM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KR
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.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rose was amazing! Top notch service and she was a lot of fun!

J
Indiana
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.

AR
Louisville
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!

ME
Indiana
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

DA
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. We loved it!

m
Indiana
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.

A
Indiana
49 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.

IR
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

KD
New York Area
2 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.

TB
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 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.

ME
Indiana
1 review
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.

S
Indiana
1 review
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!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and a must stop when we are in Indy

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EY
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

LF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SD
Indiana
7 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.

PH
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.

RH
Indiana
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good experience. The food was great, service was great, and we didn’t have to wait a long time for food or drinks. It’s been that way every time we go. We appreciate having Iaria’s close by. It’s perfect if you want an authentic, old school Italian restaurant experience.