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/

Entertainment:
Live Music in Our Courtyard on the Following Dates in 2017
Wednesday October 11th Chad Mills 6:00-8:30pm
Wednesday October 18th Zack Salaz 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday October 25th J. Elliott 6:00-9:00pm

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:
Live music in the courtyard every Wednesday evening.

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (83)
Authentic (76)
Special Occasion (75)
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Good for Anniversaries (68)
Cozy (66)
Worth the Drive (65)
Romantic (61)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Notable Wine List (45)
Casual (42)
Business Meals (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Fun (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Seasonal (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great Beer (8)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Music (5)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service. Took friends who had not been there before. They liked it as well.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, excellent and friendly service. Our favorite restaurant in the city. Half price wine by the glass on Wednesdays a real treat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Me and my friends meet here at least every three or four months. We have been coming since the restaurant opened. The food, the service, the ambiance is just great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love Iozzos and our server was great! Food is always fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, great service. Definitely will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was very good. They were busy, but very attentive to our needs. Food was good, generous portions. House red wine was quite good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Special place that many many don't know about. Food and service is always outstanding

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Gotta get their house red. Unless you're some ultra wine snob, don't even look at the menu. The house has got it.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent place! Love going here. Great place to take business associates. Staff is top notch and treat you like family. Dishes have a great homemade feel.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service is excellent and food is beautiful.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We’ve dined at Iozzo’s on several occasions and always had a wonderful experience from atmosphere to service to delicious meals. Unfortunately our service was a disappointment that we had never experienced at Iozzo’s in the past. Our server was slow to service, lacking an acceptable knowledge of the wine menu and brought our dinner order out incorrectly and the food was not hot.
We plan to return later in December for a family Christmas dinner and are hoping for a much better experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not that great. I will not go out of my way for a return visit.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of my favorite Indy restaurants. Always a wonderful experience. Wait staff is very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. This is a go to place for me

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The 4 cheese ravioli was incredible and the sauce perfect. I had the chicken diavolo and the chicken was very tender but the pasta and sauce were slightly dry. Perfect amount of spice though! The salads and the bread were exquisite. The ambiance is also perfect for a date, an evening away from the kids, or a special get-together. Would go back!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had a business lunch here for four. It was all around excellent. I will return soon for dinner with my wife.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’ve been here several times over the years and it’s always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had a loud group of men there when we were there for a quiet Anniversary dinner. After they left, I discovered there was soft music playing which was nice and relaxing. Should invest in trying to cover brick walls with sound absorbing material. Great food. Wonderful waitress. Thank you for complimentary Champagne, very unexpected and wonderful. Will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Iozzo's garden of Italy. The staff are very friendly & treat us like family.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The desserts I didn’t think were very good. Peach sorbet looked and tasted old. Not very peachy. The chocolate cake/biscuit was very dry and had a burnt taste. Veal was so so. We came for our family Thanksgiving. But our waiter was very nice .

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant was astounding. I was a little skeptical of the location that the restaurant was placed due to how dark the surrounding area was and the shabby look of the buildings near by but once I walked inside I was pleasantly surprised by how gorgeous the venue was. The lighting was low and romantic and the interior was beautifully decorated. My significant other and I both ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and I’ve never had better tasting spaghetti. I’m usually picky on marinara sauce but their sauce was extremely rich and enjoyable. The only thing that wasn’t up to par was our waitress, she seemed very detached from us and wasn’t very engaging but to be fair it was a fairly busy night. I would 100% recommend this restaurant and I know I will definitely be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Awesome as always!!! Great serrvice and food was awesome!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We took friends here for their first Iozzo's dinner. The delightful atmosphere, great service, wonderful wine and terrific food were a huge success. Our friends said they would definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I made reservations for six and eight people showed up and Iozzo's was very accommodating in adding two more seats to our table. Our server Kendra was great!! She was very attentive to our needs. The only complaint we had was when our food arrived some of the dishes were cold. I had the Pork Osso Buco and although the potatoes were hot the pork was lukewarm.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome restaurant and outstanding customer service. Definitely will be back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of my favorites in downtown Indy. Very accommodating. Very cozy atmosphere. Great food and drinks, and an excellent wait staff. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have only been to Iozzo’s 4-5 times, but is a favorite of ours. Always warming and consistent. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable pricing.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

1. Food was GREAT
2. Staff was exceptional + friendly
3. We didn't partake but the wine selection looked great
4. One of the few italian joints that feel authentic in Indianapolis

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was GREAT, always a great experience. The Old Fashion cocktail was outstanding, the pan crusted Pork Chop was to die for. Thanks bartender, u r the best

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The atmosphere was energetic and vibrant. Our server was great, very cordial, detailed and unobtrusive. The food : Very good, but not the best I've ever had. I would say a tad overpriced for what we got. Portions were big, plenty of food, but depth of flavor was a little lacking. Kind of ordinary. Certainly nothing bad or wrong, just a bit unimpressive, but filling. Still, an overall good experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I met with three friends before a matinee at IRT. Our food was wonderful, the service was exceptional, and of course, the atmosphere is lovely. We have been back time after time, have never had a complaint. Will continue to return again and again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great meal and service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience. The restaurant is beautiful and service wonderful. Quaint and intimate dining area made for an even more enjoyable experience. Thank you to the wonderful team! Amazing authentic Italian cuisine. And the blackberrycello was outstanding!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was very good as always. We had a new waitress, I can t remember her name but she did a great job. Cant wait till next time.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great as always, staff is friendly and food was superb!! Make a reservation as the seating are is small and always full.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Love this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always a great place to eat. The seasonal menu Bison Meatloaf was incredible....

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing ambiance, food, service, etc! The cannolis were to die for. Highly recommend the calamari as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have always been impressed with Iozzo's. Great staff and authentic Italian food. The ambiance is romantic, yet vibrant for groups as well. The vegetable appetizer is a must, along with every one of their desserts!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always excellent, never disappoints. Menu changes often, but the tried and true staples are always there for you. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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