Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.8
856 reviews
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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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DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is by far my favorite in Indy for Italian food. We were there at 730 on a Friday night and it was hopping. But regardless of how full the place was, and it was packed, every table full, the staff was awesome and friendly. I had a great meal, starting off with a drink, cheesy garlic bread, salad, spaghetti and cheesecake for dessert.

I highly recommend this place, but if you're going in the evening, Reservations are a MUST.

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S
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Indy

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OW
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian Restruant, the red sauce is fantastic!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL!!!! The food and service is amazing.

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TS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iaria’s is that neighborhood Italian restaurant that everybody loves, and has a nice family atmosphere. Great spaghetti and reasonably priced.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been visiting for many years and the food is always delicious. The atmosphere is warming and friendly.

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Italian food and excellent, affordable prices. Our server may have been new, he was a bit slow in bringing out bread and appetizers and seemed to forget our order as well as the table behind us. Overall though this is an excellent restaurant.

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c
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to go here with friends!

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My drogato sauce was so salty I couldn’t eat it, which was uncharacteristic of the food quality. Usually it is spot on.

We also had to wait 20 min for a table which we had a eeservation for. Ordinarily it wouldn’t have been a big deal and we would have had a drink at the bar, but we had a two year old in our party, and it would have made things easier if we could have been seated right away.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome. Service was a little bit pushy as in they were hurrying you up.

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PD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 32nd year anniversary was celebrated at Iaria’s. This was our first visit and we were most impressed. The cuisine was remarkable and the service was friendly and attentive. We will certainly return.

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H
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a favorite for the whole family! Kids arrived in from Montana, and this is where we went!

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LP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very excellent along with the service and atmosphere. They were extremely busy and our waitress was very attentive and provided excellent service

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S
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Indianapolis

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here since Nick and Kathleen took over. One of the top 5 restaurants in America.

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GG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our food was not hot when we received it, it was warm at best. Service was excellent. And the food did not have a lot of flavor that you would expect from Italian food. Not much garlic, or Italian seasoning..

Casual atmosphere but cold. We complained about the cold temp inside and as we were leaving realized they had just turned on the furnace. I would not make the 60+ mile drive again but if I am in the neighborhood and wanted Italian i would go back and try it again. 100 years in business they can be off their game once in a while.

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C
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch of chicken parm sandwiches with my son. We sat in the bar area and it was a little louder than I’d prefer, but the food is worth the noise!

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time there. The service and food never seems to disappoint us.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Our servers were very attentive and the environment is unique and fun. Definitely recommend!

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I probably cannot complete this very well. We had a delicious dinner and enjoyed dining with our friends. The only thing that was a little bother some was we were close to the door and it was very cold each time it was opened.

Everything else was great!!

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C
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

nice and simple italian restaurant, the food is good and the prices too.
service was attentive and fast,
presentation of the food is simple, with basic flavors, nothing unexpected.

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EP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Overall it was ok. I had heard a lot of great things and just didn’t have that experience. The food was bland and not what I expected.

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p
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top quality authentic Italian food.

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d
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good as usual. Best meatballs ever.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian Food as Always...love the bar and the cheese garlic bread

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sandy is wonderful. Always greets us like the friends we are

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience and very good food. Our waitress (Wood High School grad) made terrific recommendations. Thank you!

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Iaria's before the tree lighting is our new family tradition. We receive fantastic service and the meal is always delicious.

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SS
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Always love the food, and it's really a great restaurant. Have had the same waiter a handful of times that has a problem of ignoring small tables in favor of large ones. Waited 20 minutes for a beer, couldn't even make eye contact with him to see when it was coming. Every other server is great, but it's the last time I'll sit in his section.

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SM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy weekend evening, every table was packed full. Definitely make a reservation for this one - its popular!

Food was well prepared and an excellent value. Service was stellar.

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RH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had four in our party. The restaurant was quite loud. The spaghetti and meatballs was the best tasting meal. The seafood pasta was not as good as at other Italian restaurants. The service was great.

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KJ
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out of town customers, who wanted Italian. Iarias was perfect, old Italian atmosphere. Food & service were great. Going back soon with my wife

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday dinner for my Hubs. They very attentive and kind waiter brought him a dish of spumone on the house for his bday. Great food, great vibe and great location with free parking!

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MW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff and outstanding food. Relaxed atmosphere, including a party of about 15 celebrating a birthday. I definitely plan to return, and I would recommend Iaria's to others, especially for authentic Italian cuisine.

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ID
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of girlfriends and I got together for dinner at Iaria's. The food was delicious. The server was friendly and helpful. This is a casual restaurant - not fancy. We like to come here a few times a year for the delicious food. This time we had eggplant parmesan, lasagna, Margarita pizza, and spaghetti and meat balls.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent!!! I'm from Chicago and their pizza is as good as ours! We were lead into this restaurant from the great smells outside a few months ago and planned our girls weekend in Indy based on going to this restaurant again. We will definitely be back

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M
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner out with friends

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PM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wife & I had a tremendous meal. We did have to send a couple of items back as they were over cooked but the replacement dishes were excellent! The waitress was outstanding, service was excellent & we will return! The only issue was that it was very loud in the bar on Saturday night.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s an awesome Italian restaurant. Joe was amazing. Try the French dressing with blue cheese dressing for your salad.
Everything we ate was spot on delicious

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