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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (37)
Comfort Food (34)
Good for a Date (28)
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Casual (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fun (13)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Romantic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great Beer (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

The BEST Italian I've ever had. Iaria's red sauce is so so so good. I could drink it.
The antipasti salad is a delicious app and big enough to share. I've had the chicken parm, chicken marsala and spaghetti for my entree and never been disappointed.
If you live in Indy and haven't been to Iaria's - do yourself a favor and go.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had the WORST service in all the years we've been eating at this establishment. So bad, that no tip was left. I'll pay for the food, which was excellent, but I'm not paying for no service. All of our food was brought to us by bussers. We sat for 10 min. after being seated before I got up & asked if our waitress could stop by our table. I have a list of things that went wrong that night if interested, this is just a few...

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoy our dinner here every time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I made dinner reservations for a belated Valentines dinner. We arrived a few minutes late, but the staff was wonderful and accommodated us! Service was prompt, friendly, and quality. Dinner was delicious (it was my first time). I would highly recommend this as a good laid back date location. It’s not tremendously upscale, but has a charm that only comes from being around for nearly 100 years. Date night win!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Great blackened htoiper

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Family owned with excellent food; easily some of the best Italian food you can find in Indianapolis. Only drawbacks are that the place is small... so when it's busy and/or under staffed I can see that as a potential problem. I can clearly see that their waitstaff work hard though, so kudos to them. I made a special reservation including an accommodation and they tried to work with me, which I appreciated. If you like smaller family owned places on a regular day you really can't find much better for the price. As for big occasions this may not be the most romantic and/or quiet (although this view may be skewed as we were in the bar area). You can certainly tell they've earned their regulars.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentines Day and it was wonderful. Couldn’t have been more pleased.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love Iaria's. Best Italian in Indy. Local, family, authentic. The best.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is amazing. You have to try the alfredo. It is delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I was surprised on how popular this restaurant was as the Friday night we visited it was extremely busy. However, when the food came out it was amazing. I immediately understood why they get so much business. The owner even came out and greeted us , thanking us for visiting. A small gesture, but one that made us feel at home.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have visited Iaria's for the past 60 years and hope they never change their charming atmosphere. I will have to say my chicken was a little dry, but very flavorful. Others at our table were very pleased with their meal. The original Iaria's were godparents to my Aunt, so I feel a connection.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The value wasn't bad, and we enjoyed the half price wine bottles on Thursday. The food wasn't that great. I had the chicken parm, and the menu made it sound much more appetizing than it was. It was pretty rubbery. Not sure that I would go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Arrived for a 6:30 reservation and finally seated around 6:45pm. Had a group of 12 and they got us seated, server took drink orders, and then did not see him for food orders for another 15 minutes. Think they were overwhelmed by Devour Indy and how many people came in. Appetizer and main entree very good, and worth the wait.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love the atmosphere and service. Food was just so-so - nothing outstanding, though the chicken piccata was better than lasagna or spaghetti. We loved the tradition and the people there, and prices are great, but we have had better Italian food elsewhere, so not a return destination for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fried mozz app was yummy! We had pizza for dinner. The pizza was pretty good, but really salty. Worth trying again, but would probably get less meats on the pizza.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Iaria's is a family-owned Italian restaurant that has been around for years and never disappoints!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

we haven't visited in a few years and with the Devour Downtown we wanted to get re acquainted with one of the local restaurants downtown Indy. Excellent value and the meal was outstanding,

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This was one of the most pleasant dining experiences in a long time. Great food, great service, great ambiance, great history! Fantastic people! Had no idea this gem existed in Indianapolis. I will be making a return visit.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Your Devour Indy special was the best tasting and affordable we have eaten at any restaurant in Indy. One of the best Cesar Salads we have eaten, fantastic sampling of 3 entrees and best spumoni ice cream anywhere. Excellent service.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time here. Great food and fast seating with reservation. Staff were friendly for the most part but there were a few who seemed unhappy to be there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Portion sizes perfect and the service is the best in the city. By far our favorite place.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Another great experience at Iaria's! You'll love the food and the fun atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was my first time at Iaria's and I have to say that I am very disappointed I haven't gone sooner. We had an awesome time. Our server was polite and funny, and very timely. Our food was well prepared and huge portions! Will absolutely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Indiana)·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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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 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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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 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 26, 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 23, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Terrific as usual

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent and loved atmosphere.

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