Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.7
906 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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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Iaria’s since I was a kid. The grouper piccata was delicious! Great place to gather with friends and family. I highly recommend dining here! You will be back, I can guarantee that!

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service! Not much else to say!

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DD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service by Mark and great food!

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DJ
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nicky is the best! She always makes us feel like family.

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S
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is truly the very best in every way. Our go to for comfort

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent patron and always the best service and food

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was bland no spice and presentation was like food was just thrown in the bowl.

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M
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Was in Indy on business, wanted to find a local place with good food. Found it! They have great service, a large menu and large portions. This is your classic old school Italian joint you would find in NYC. Nothing fancy, just a good place for good food.

Had pizza as an appetizer(we were hungry) it was very good. Main dishes come with salad and pasta, so you won’t leave hungry! All the dishes were very good, and they have a liquor license. It was a short ride from downtown so it is a great alternative from the higher priced restaurants. Will definitely return here my next trip to Indy.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Great history

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Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here when we need our fix of yummy, simple Italian food, which is quite often. Love, love the meatballs!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iaria’s never disappoints!!
We frequently make this our destination for special meals, such as birthdays and Valentines Day.
Actually, I can’t remember the place looking so impeccable, and the service being so good.
The food presentation was even more attractive than ever.
Keep slugging it out of the park! WELL DONE!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal and our server was wonderful. Minestrone soup seems thicker than in the past and delicious. Sitting in var by bathroom, not so good. Will be returning soon.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food every time we go. The espresso machine took a while but we got a free cannoli for waiting.

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JJ
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been eating with Iaria’s for about 57 years - always great - never had a bad meal. Courteous, friendly servers and patrons!!! One of Indy’s “go to” restaurants! (First time we’ve ever had a reservation!!!)

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LW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, as always. The service was amazing. Iaria's is my favorite restaurant by far.

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Indiana
70 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoy going to Iaria's on Thursday for lunch. Half price wine is Thursday and we can have a glass and take the rest home. I had Chicken Marsala and my wife had Grouper Piccata. The Chicken Marsala was
a little too sweet but good. Our server Nikki was excellent as usual.

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v
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fantastic restaurant. great food. great service. great value. highly recommended!

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CF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Iaria’s! My Favorite Italian dining and love the people!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Iaria's is one of my favorite restaurants in Indianapolis. My wife and I will for sure be coming back time and time again.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Loved it and we’ll be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious (mostly homemade) italian food. Everything is made in house except for the bread and pasta. Nice beer and wine selections as well. This place has been a a staple in indianapolis for several decades.
Already thinking about when I can go back.

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Other than the 25 minute wait with reservations, the food and service was excellent.

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j
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food nd service. Valentine’s Day and we were Arouca in traffic. Place was packed and they still held our table. Thanks

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was excellent. Tell Matthew & Nick I said Hi. Mike Shaffer

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CN
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Can’t wait for return visit.

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NK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iaria's is a great Italian restaurant that hasn't changed in decades. It still has the same feel from when Mama Iaria still worked in the kitchen!

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KA
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been going to Indy for years on business and never had tried this place until now. It is a great local gem that I will be returning to upon my next trip to the Circle City. I had one of the specials for an appetizer, a fried tortellini that was great along with the Lasagna. Everything was reasonably priced as well. Really enjoyed myself.

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JS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food very good, server very friendly.

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GI
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip. I grew up in Columbus, IN and I've lived in Indy for 10 years without knowing about this place which I now count among my favorites.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love eating at Iarias! It’s truly one of the best Italian restaurants in the city!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy, welcoming, exceptional marinara and Bolognese sauce!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Been coming here over 30 years and the food has been consistently great the entire time.

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PM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place! The food is delicious, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is like being with family.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to eat!! Service was impeccable! Will always go back!!

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service!
I always enjoy Iaria’s food, and it’s a friendly, warm atmosphere.

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EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Staff is wonderful. Great food. My only complaint is how loud it is when the place is full. Great place to go.

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SW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a must especially if you’ve never been! Amazing Italian food for a great price!

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c
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinners at Iaria's - the ambiance, the food and the crowds are so amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Indy!

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LM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our visit was during Devour Downtown, so the restaurant was very crowded and we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time for our table. To compensate, the restaurant comped us a couple of appetizers. We understand that the wait staff was swamped, but our waiter wasn’t very attentive. He took forever to bring us some bread and we had to get our own seasoned oil by ourselves.

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