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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Authentic (34)
Worth the Drive (31)
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Comfort Food (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (23)
Kid-friendly (17)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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food5
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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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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent as usual.....great service, wonderful waitress, great food, decent prices.....We just don't feel like any place else in this area comes near Iaria's....

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Average food Not as good as the olive garden. Maybe expectation of authentic Italian food was the mistake. It was busy and felt rushed. Was not a very relaxing place to enjoy dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun, great food and service was awesome. We have come here the past two years for the Marathon and have not been disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have been going to Iaria’s now for 7 years ... every time we’re in Indy for the monumental marathon, this is where we come for dinner. It is a gem! Family owned and unique! So much better than some chain restaurant. Food is great, a lot for the price that includes bread, salad or soup, pasta with protein. Don’t have to buy everything a la carte! Service is awesome! Sandy has been our waitress many times and never have any complaints!! Everything is quick and delicious!! So happy we found this spot!!!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The server, food, and surroundings were great. It all makes for one great experience.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The chicken piccata was very good. Cannoli was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best family owned and operated Italian restaurant in Indianapolis.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Barry was great!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Outstanding overall experience. Appetizers, main course, and drinks all excellent. And convenient parking. We will definitely return to Iaria's for future dinner meetings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and friendly service. Iaria's is perfect for a special occasion or just grabbing a bite. The grouper piccata and fettuccine with clam sauce are my go-to favorites, but I'm never disappointed by trying something new. The spicy vodka sauce with tortellini was delicious tonight. Generous portions almost always ensure left-overs to enjoy later. You can't go wrong starting-off with the calamari and I love their home-made bleu cheese salad dressing. So many yummy desserts to end your evening. There's always room for cannoli! The best part of dinning here is feeling like one of the family for the night.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

the best Italian food in Indianapolis.....service was awesome!!!! always a pleasure to eat there!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was easy to take an uber there from downtown and it was perfect for the casual nice out after two nights of heavy dinners in downtown steak houses. Service and vibe were great. Well priced and large portions for the value.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is the best Italian in Indianapolis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was very poor slow, forgot much of what we ordered

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

With Friends.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Never fails to disappoint. Everything is sooo delicious and the service is just right.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was amazing! First time eating there and our waitress, Rose I believe, was so accommodating and helpful. The wait staff really tries to get to know their guests. We sat in the bar which was quieter than the main dining area. Can't wait to go back and dine!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner for 2. Great soup to start followed by great lasagna and cheese stuffed pasta with sausage. Homey atmosphere, relaxed pace, coffee afterwards. Loved everything about it.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The best and most authentic Italian in Indianapolis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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