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About Iaria's Italian Restaurant

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...

317 S College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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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

Cross Street:
Fletcher Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 638-7706

Website:
http://www.iariasrestaurant.com/

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.

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

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

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

Iaria's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (32)
Comfort Food (31)
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Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Mate's mozzarella was a great starter ! I had the grouper Piccata and the husband had the chicken marsala both dishes were fabulous, did not have room for dessert but it sure did sound good

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our son was home from deployment and we treated him to dinner at Iaria's restaurant. He loved the food and told us later that he would make Iaria's restaurant a regular stop whenever he returns to Indianapolis.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was good and the atmosphere was cool. Service was pretty good. I rated the noise level moderate simply cause there were a couple of big groups that made it noisy. The meatballs were slammin. The red sauce was good. The grouper was good except it was drowning in a pool of sauce which would have been better on the side as a dipping sauce. My wife had linguine Alfredo that was tasty. A real cannoli was great. I look forward to trying different dishes. Didn’t look much from the outside, but definitely my kind of place on the inside. Good place.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It’s always amazing in Iaria’s! No matter how busy there are, you always feel welcomed❤️

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food at this restaurant is always very good and hot when it is served. We enjoy coming with friends and family to enjoy a delicious authentic Italian meal. It is a fancy atmosphere but it is just good food. Our server was very attentive and we got our food in a timely fashion. It is located close to downtown and is very easy to get to off Fletcher Avenue exit.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been eating at Iaria's for 15 years and have never had a bad meal. The food is classic Italian-American. Dinner entrees are huge. I take home enough for another meal the next day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best family owned Italian restaurant in Indy!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Booked using opentable and we were served right on time. Food were great and the price was just about right!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great lasagna and salad. The best in town. Every time I eat there I say we need to come here more often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always the best place in Indy for Italian!!!!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The OpenTable reservation was perfect! We arrived and the booth was ready for my family of four. It is a cozy restaurant with authentic Italian food! I would recommend this place over the chain Italian restaurants.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food! Reasonably priced! Definitely going again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Terrific as usual

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great time. Our server, Rose, was great. The food was excellent. We will definitely return.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent and loved atmosphere.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was excellent! Service was quick, but we didn’t feel rushed. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff and service was exceptional! Indy Crash women's football was in on Friday night for coaches recruiting, and we really enjoyed it. The bartender was friendly and made sure we got a great seat in the bar, so we could watch the hockey game, too. Our server was fantastic--funny, friendly, fast and patient. Everyone was great! We will continue to have our coaches dinners here. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 13, 2017

LOVE LOVE Iaria's - best Italian in Indy! Most definitely a treasured, family tradition of ours!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Loved this place!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

ThiS is a pretty small restaurant, so I'd recommend reservations. We had early reservation and were surprised by the number of people in the parking lot waiting for the place to open.
The blue cheese and ranch dressings are delicious, salads were fresh. The lasagna is over-powered by the cheese. This might not be a bad thing for you, I prefer more meat, cheese and sauce complimenting each other. This is a family restaurant. If you want good comfort Italian food it's a place to try. If you want ambience and food presentation, seek out a higher end place. Overall. The dinner was enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place never changes, and I mean that in the best possible way. Delightfully preserved in time, friendly service, classic Italian food. Reservations are necessary on the weekend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great Beer, People Watching
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and great service—thanks Sandy!!! Highly recommend the Grouper Picatta and the Italian Salad and Pizza.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I haven't been there in 20 years prior to last weekend. It hasn't changed one bit. Food is still the best on the planet.
Keep up the good work. I love this restaurant. Other than family, it's what I miss most living out of state.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been taking my family to Iaria's for the last three years after the Yuletide Celebration to kick off the Holidays. We love it and have never been dissatisfied with the food or service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the nostalgic atmosphere of this mainstay. Food was very good. The chicken parmigiana was a little chewy. The food is good, a little expensive, but good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a great experience either with friends or a special date night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Iaria's is a long time visit and we are never disappointed. The service is terrific and the food is hard to beat. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My family and I drove from Bloomington IN (about an hour driving distance) to eat here. We were looking to find a good Italian restaurant. I saw ratings for Iarias on the internet, and we decided to give it a try. We were definitely not disappointed. We all had the Veal Parmesan, and all agreed it is the best veal we had ever eaten. We have had veal in various places,but this was by far my favorite, we will definitely be making another trip to eat at Iarias in the near future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and great service! It’s in Indianapolis institution! Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service and staff are great and I enjoyed the retro vibe. Food is edible but not great. Paid over $12.00 for a plate of over-sauced penne topped with ragu, 1 meatball, and 1 rather small sausage link and what I'm sure was shredded mozzarella. The whole thing was "baked" under a broiler. The whole dish tasted like something I could make at home with a jar of Prego, a bag of mozzarella, and some Italian sausage. My dining companion liked his dish which was the chicken Parmesan. Perhaps dishes which do not emphasize pasta are better. I've eaten here 3-4 other times with a similar experience. I doubt I'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our 2nd time there and we will definitely go back again. Had the meat ravioli and lasagna and both were again excellent. The owner is always super friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Moves the Indiana from NY 5 years ago and finally got to Iaria's. Best Italian I've found.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice, quaint Italian cuisine. Don’t order the calamari, though. Not good-very greasy & unsure exactly what it was posing as calamari.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Iaria's is always wonderful; great food, great service, and great atmosphere!!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Disabled Access, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Heard a lot about it ... it was very good . Service was ok but they had a very large party of 6 tables that came in after us.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our server, Joe Beeson, was very good. We had a group of 9 friends and he did an outstanding job. The food was excellent as well.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistently delicious food every time we dine here, reasonably priced and friendly service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My favorite restaurant! I haven't been here for a bit and I forgot how great it is. I've never had a bad meal, but the lasagna is unique and very, very good. Don't expect Foodie pretentiousness here, just a good, family owned restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not from Indy but make a point to go to this family owned gem everytime I am in town and bring others with me. We had a great time and an amazing meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion
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