About Iozzo's Garden of Italy

Originally established in 1930 Iozzo's Garden of Italy is the Newest Oldest Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis. The high quality menu features a mix of traditional Iozzo Family Italian fare along with a modern twist on Italian dishes.

946 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm- 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Ray Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 974-1100

Website:
http://www.iozzos.com/

Parking Details:
Free street parking is available on the East and West sides of Meridian Street.

Executive Chef:
Leroy Spells

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:


Special Tailgate Menu available Sundays during Colts' home games.
The menu is offered from 10:30am-1:00pm.

Iozzo's Garden of Italy Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Authentic (87)
Good for a Date (86)
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Good for Anniversaries (74)
Worth the Drive (73)
Cozy (72)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Romantic (63)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Casual (38)
Comfort Food (38)
Business Meals (38)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
Bar Seating (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Fun (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Great Beer (8)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My wife asked that we have her birthday dinner at your fine restaurant. Our party of four adults and a two year old very much enjoyed the excellent service. Our two year old grandson loved the interaction with our server, Joyce, and the photo of great-grandfather Santori on the wall. Thank you for the wonderful food and perfect desserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined 2 days ago

Well the portion size for the meal me and the wife had was very poor I had the lobster raviolis. Only received 6 to 8 tiny raviolis for 36.00. we will not be coming back. We will choose a different reastraunt that provides the real cost of a meal for example fogo gives everyone ample amount of food and you go home stuffed. My dinner was like an appetizer in my opinion.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The service at Iozzo's was exceptional. Arrived early for a reservation and was still accommodated. Waitress was energetic, knowledgeable, and consistent. Food was amazing, I had the parmesan crusted pork chop with spaghetti Iozzo. Best pork chop of my life! My date had the Orzo Portobello and it was tasty too. Atmosphere was very comfortable and romantic, perfect for a date! Would definitely recommend Iozzo's to others.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great. The service was wonderful. I highly recommend for date night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Once again I made an error in my reservation & the awesome staff @ Iozzo'z made sure we got a seat. I tried to make a reservation for saturday night & open tables system switched it to sunday. We showed up on Saturday & had to wait due to the error. Other than that everything was amazing. Sat @ the bar & had exec lent service from Dave & Phil. We shall return

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first-time dining at Iozzo's Garden of Italy. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere very inviting. I had the Osso Buco, and my date had the Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, both were great! We are looking forward to returning very soon. Special thanks to our server Blake, she was a delight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

We love Iozzo’s!!!!! Perfect place to come for Valentine’s dinner! One of our favorite places!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Iozzo's was recommended by a friend and he was correct. I will only mention the Halibut Oscar Style I had. It was delicious. Great Service Also.
Family of 4 were all happy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been wanting to dine at Iozzos for a while now and finally found a date on my calendar that worked. Although it started out not so good because it took them 30 minutes after the time of our reservation to seat us, I really cannot blame the staff for that. It reminds me that when there are obviously people waiting for a table, that is not the time to sit and have a post dinner conversation. When the bill is paid, get up and go to the bar for goodness sake.

Anyway, on to the meal. The staff felt badly for our wait and so gave us free appetizers. We had five teens and early 20 somethings, plus us. They brought us fried ravioli and caprese salad. We stopped thinking about the wait. The food was wonderful. There were a lot of options on the menu and we took advantage of most. This was Friday during Lent and the seafood options were plentiful. The fish of the day was Halibut and it was offered five different ways. Delicious. my son had the osso busco and he said it was the best he ever had (he loves the dish and has it a lot; he also trained to be a chef). The wine list was very good. We also had desert and I will attest that the creme brulee was exceptional and I was told so were the canolis.

We will definitely go again, but will likely avoid rush hour on a Friday night.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was especially good, and the food was well prepared and consistent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food and great service! Awesome atmosphere as well. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The lasagna is phenomenal. I never eat lasagna, usually a veal eater. Why do 3 out of 4 times there, do I get the lasagna! I can only eat half, as its so rich. Love it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife works Wednesday evening (Valentines Day) so we did a "pre-Valentines" day dinner Tuesday. We got there early for our 7:00 PM reservation and passed on the table available by the door. we headed to the bar where we grabbed a couple of glasses of wine and talked while we waited while snatching glimpses of the Winter Olympics on the TY.

We got to our table and were served by Anthony, who did a really good job for us. My wife ordered the Clams and Linguini and I the Basil Pesto with Pine Nuts on Fettuccini. Both were delicious and my Fettuccini was probably a bit overdone as it tended to clump together - a minor inconvenience as the flavor was wonderful. And the bread?? Delicious! Hard crust and soft chewy inside. Magnifico!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing place to grab a meal with a great wine selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Pre valentines dinner. Meal was very good and filling. Bottle of wine diner for two and one dessert $115. Wine was on sale .

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Iozzos is one of my favorites. I brought my Mom and Aunt and they loved it too.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for an early Valentines Dinner. It was a huge success with my wife. The food was excellent and authentic with a local flair. Definitely not your “chain store” Italian experience. We will certainly be going back for years to come.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was wonderful. The waiter was very pleasant, explained the specials and menu well. He did however forget the wine and had to be reminded. Tables had candles and flowers on them although our flower was almost dead. Ordered the tour for 2 and had enough leftover for next day. It's a small place so larger tables can get a bit noisy if you're looking for a quiet place. Overall excellent food and only minor downfalls. Would return and recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Another great meal at Iozzo's garden of Italy. Brian always does a great job taking care of us. I gotta remember to order the sampler platter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was great! We had a reservation and our table was ready as soon we got there. I had the lasagna and it was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a somewhat large group of adults and teenagers on a busy night, but Tony went out of his way to accommodate our extra diners. Our waiter explained the menu and history of the restaurant very well. No one at our table was disappointed because all of our meals were incredible. From the Alfredo and the Bolognese sauces to the Marsala and Diavola, everything was fantastic. Can't wait to dine at Iozzo's again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Another awesome meal served up by our favorite server, Brian.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had the devour menu and it was awesome! Lobster Ravioli and Veg Lasagna! Great service and lots of history shared
with us! We will definitely return:)

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service is always excellent and food prepared well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service. A little pricey but worth it. Comfortable feel.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing as always. Seated right away. Philip was our waiter. Great .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great but not steaming hot. Bartender was very knowledgeable.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Really enjoyed my visit & the food was GREAT!!! I would definitely go back...

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Iozzo’s is always great and the Devour Indy was an amazing deal! Sat in the bar and Phil took great care of us. We had the Italian wedding soup, short ribs and fish with tiramisu and cannolis for dessert.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great staff and meal. We have been there before and will return. Blake is grand. Thanks.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great meal, environment, and service. A very good spot to visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our 28th anniversary. We were given 2 glasses of Prosecco and told happy anniversary, enjoy!
The food was fantastic and the place is very neat.
Enjoyed it very much

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place for a true Italian meal. Our server gave us the history of the restaurant, the family and the recipes used. It is in a great location, not downtown but close enough. Had reservations (highly recommended) so we were seated right away. Again our server answered all our questions about the menu, went over the daily specials etc. Our meal was paced perfectly so we were not rushed to finish our appetizer for the salads etc. The GM stopped by and gave us some more history of the family, the original restaurant and the current location. It was a fantastic meal with fantastic service with a fantastic staff and a really great location/building! We will be heading back there sooner rather than later!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A few buddies & I got together for dinner & had a fantastic meal. David was our server & as always did a awesome job taking care of our group. We got in on the devour Indy menu & got a massive amount of food for a very reasonable price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great way to spend evening with your friends and family, food is awesome. Really fabulous.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just south of downtown Indy. This hidden jewel is a great place for a date night or casual night of Italian dining. Food and service excellent. Pricy for Italian food, but well within the norm of the downtown vibe. Go try it. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

YUMMO!! And our server was so attentive! loved the ambiance! Can’t wait to have my 50th birthday dinner in the court yard!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My friends and I went for Devour Indy and the food was phenomenal. They had plenty of options that fit out budget. Great service, very friendly. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fabulous as always! One of our favorite restaurants in town. Love the food, ambiance and staff!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always great food, great service, great value!

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