Iaria's Italian Restaurant

4.7
945 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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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for Mother’s Day. Place was packed, but service and food were great, as always. We had 2 small kids with us, and they were thoughtful enough to get the kids’ food out ASAP, without us even asking. We will always go back there several times a year.

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old school Italian restaurant. Great service and food. I would highly recommend. Beware of the potholes on street going into parking and also the parking lot.

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C
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best red sauce in town! I do miss the manicotti-it’s been off the menu for years and I still crave it!

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TF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the microwaved meatballs... overcooked and not edible.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I hate writing less than stellar reviews but this time I must. My friends and I have been coming to Iaria’s the night before the Mini Marathon since 2008. Last year our food but questionable but I shrugged it off to a busy night in the kitchen. However, this year the owners and operators of the restaurant need to know. Three out of the four entrees were cold upon delivery. Three out of the four dinners were described as fair at best. I ordered the Eggplant Parmesan. I order the eggplant every year, I used to love it. While it was cold, there was big globs of nothing but the breading. There was little to know cheese on top and it looked as if it had been “plopped” on the serving dish. My vegetables were cold, mushy and literally floating in grease. I was so embarrassed as I am the unofficial host for the weekend. Luckily they are wonderful good friends that will not hold me accountable for the poor meal. Now what on earth do we do next year? I hate breaking tradition.

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ST
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been coming to Iaria's for 40 years. Yes 40! It's a solid experience every time. I've never had a bad meal. If you're looking for old school italian in an old school atmosphere, Iaria's is the place for you. Try the anti-pasta and the blue cheese dressing! YUM!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grouper picatta was outstanding and gold rush cocktail was awesome, great service from Joe

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L
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Your service was extremely terrible. We waited 30 minutes for 1 bowl of fettuccini Alfredo. Your seating hostess was rude and not helpful and your tables were way too close.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Italian joint! Good food, great service !

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JW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow but a great old world Italian dining experience

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JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t amazing, but acceptable. Noice level was high in the bar area, I would sit on the other side for a more intimate setting next time. I couldn’t even hear my date across from me.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Waitress was pleasant as she could be but slow and multiple mistakes. Felt like we were outsiders. Be long time before i think about return. Chicken marsala excellent

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LW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, love the old school ambiance--not a fancy place but a great Red Sauce Joint and you will leave HAPPY!

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BK
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Waitress was excellent. Everything was OK.

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BJ
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been going here for years. I always get the lasagna which doesn’t disappoint, but this time got the chicken parmigiana and it was horrible. The chicken was over cooked, flat, chewy, and tasteless. Didn’t comment to the staff because we were on our way to a show, but definitely disappointed.

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W
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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TM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It never loses its charm. Transports me back to the neighborhood family dining

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rose provided exceptional service and the food was PHENOMENAL!!! I’ll be back again and again and again!!! 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟❤️🍝🥫🍕❤️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sent my prom kids there - wonderful time had by all....

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! The only negative was the noise level in the dinner, I felt like we had to talk really loud to hear our family across the table. However it won’t deter us from eating there again.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Second time eating here, the restaurant has not been redecorated in many years and is exactly what it should be. Very clean, it is a bit noisy when busy. The staff is friendly and attentive. Food is very good, this trip there were three of us eating a pretty wide variety of what the menu offers and everything was delicious. Value for dollar excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was prompt and very friendly! They have a lot to offer on the menu, while I was leaving I was thinking about what I was going to order on my next visit!

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was plentiful. Bread was eh. Margarine? Really??? Over cooked shrimp, clams and mussels. Sauces were excellent. Salad was ok. Service was ok. Loud but it’s a family joint. To be expected.

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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I loved my entree (Grouper piccata). The fish was wonderful and done perfectly. My companions were not quite as enthusiastic as I, which was why I rated the food as good but not great or exceptional. My main complaint was that the service was very slow.

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

I love this place!!!

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F
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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GH
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the pizza this visit. It was very delicious! Joe provided us with great service.

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OT
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended Iaria’s and we were not disappointed! Great atmosphere, great staff and great food!

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Lively place, so if you’re looking for quiet high class dining, you may look other places. I was very impressed with everything!

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C
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was ok, I have had better Italian food. The atmosphere was more like a diner than a Italian restaurant. The staff was very welcoming and the service was great.

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DW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Iaria's! Service is provided by folks that treat you like family. The crowd is alive and happy, yet not overly loud or boisterous. Food is excellent. Our 8 year old grandson even loves it!

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GH
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as we expected, the food and service were great!

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch specials and friendly wait staff. Terrific!

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S
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iaria's cuisine is excellent and ample portions. Great wait-staff.

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OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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W
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I love Iarias. What it lacks in decor is more than made up for by a great wait staff, food that is well cooked, and plentiful and hits all the right taste bud spots. The menu is not overly filled but the choices there are what everyone will enjoy. Fresh ingredients and warm, tasty bread are an easy way to get people in the doors and they do it just right.

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CN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere food and service at a great value!!

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If the food weren’t amazing enough to give this place 5 stars (and it was!) the staff (huge shout out to Dominique), the ambience, and the vibe would be. This place was recommended by a local over every other Italian place in the city and I’m so glad we came through town again to visit. We sat in the bar area, LOVED IT. And the shrimp cocktail trumps that of St Elmo’s “famous” dish. Can’t waitto be back in Indianapolis!

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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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