Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian Kitchen and Bar

Known for Pastas, Flatbreads and various Italian style dishes

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Aless
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Disappointed in the food. Far too much garlic, hard to taste anything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere. Will absolutely come back. We had the gnocchi bolognese and lasagna, both were delicious.

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ValentineB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for devour. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Whipped ricotta bruschette was the best thing I've ever eaten.

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vipGastrodelight
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration, very nice evening. Waitress was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food/ drinks/ wine were all delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and great service!!

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VictoriaA
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I LOVE coming here! It's always a fantastic time. The food is amazing and a great value. Don't skip out on the artichokes or the bruschetta. The vodka sauce is phenomenal. This time I had the gebari. Also amazing. I love spicy food and this is perfect. Definitely check them out. Ask for Shane!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great corner table with quick cocktail service and appetizers came out to temp...one hot, one cold...yum!

Tomatoes slices “as big as your head” in the caprese salad.

Pork medallions in Marsala was wonderfully flavored, plenty of mushrooms, and so tender!

Our drinks and wine selection were cold and mixed oh-so yummy!

Thanks to Meagan, our server, and great hostess! We’ll be back again, this makes three times!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was super friendly!

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vipSteveR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been there 3 times. Each time has been excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and service was outstanding. This place is a gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and wonderful food! The service was the best part! Heather was a fantastic server.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic from start to finish. One of our favorite restaurants downtown.

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SaraG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place! The cocktails are inventive and the food is delicious! Great service every time!

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vipBill
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff who went above and beyond to create a clean and safe dining experience. It was out first time in and we were blown away by the food. Between the fantastic service and incredible food, we can not wait to come back.

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vipPapaBill
Indiana
68 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our first visit the past week but will certainly return soon. Everything was to notch-great service, delicious food, and a fun place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Maialina and we will definitely return. The food and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as usual. We’ve never had a bad experience here.

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LivB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic and the food was to die for!

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Hana
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great food and service. Will definitely come back again.

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LisaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food

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vipBobB
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian place in fountain square. Fresh ingredients and classic flavors

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ClareR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous meat at Maialina’s. Delicious marinara and meatballs. Highly recommend this Italian restaurant! Will definitely return soon. One suggestion, add a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio to your house wine list.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 21, 2020

Hey Clare! Thanks so much for taking the time to rate and review us! We really appreciate the support during these crazy times and hope to serve you again as soon as possible!

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First date with a new friend. The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing in both appearance and taste. Great value for the price.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 21, 2020

Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for rating and reviewing us! We appreciate you taking the time especially during these unfortunate shutdowns. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon and appreciate the support!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! We’ll be back.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us! We're happy to see you had a nice time and hope to serve you again very soon! We appreciate the support!

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Tyler
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar is an excellent addition to our neighborhood. After neglecting to make a reservation, the incredible staff found a way to fit me and my party in during a busy Saturday night service. The drinks and food were incredible. Don't sleep on the Tiramisu here! Can't wait for a return visit.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and great rating Tyler! We're so happy we were able to accommodate your group! We look forward to serving you again! Grazie!

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vipJulieO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy but lively. Fun for any occasion. It's a modern take on Italian that anyone could love.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us Julie! We appreciate the kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

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KarenW
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant! We've been here approx. 6-7 times now & not disappointed.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate and leave a review Karen! We really appreciate all of your support! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

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violete
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

waited for a long time for Maialina to open but was very disappointed. The facility is adorable and it's a nice atmosphere. But the food, while not particularly bad, was not especially good either. It honestly was more like bar food instead of what you'd expect at those prices. I supposed we were hopping for something like Milano's but this is not an adequate replacement for that. we were very disappointed and will not be returning.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Violet, Thanks for taking the time to leave some honest feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal or evening with us. We would love to try to make this right for you. Please send us an email at info@maialinaindy if you may be willing to give us another chance and would like to discuss this further, as I know we can do better. Best, Francesca

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foodie64
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening at Maialina. The food was delicious! The wait staff was great. I would highly recommend. We will be back!

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the rating and review! We appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again! Grazie!

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CarlM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UPDATE: We revisited the restaurant. I tried the lasagna this time. It was probably some of the best lasagna I’ve had. The portion was very generous and the wait staff was attentive. We also tried the garlic cheese bread. It was really good. The cheese was not mozzarella but, it had a very distinguished flavor. I’ll be back.

I would simply recommend Maialina for the atmosphere. The portions are kind of small for the upper end price. My Chicken Parmesan came out burnt - and the waitress (who was great) even admitted it after I tried eating it and couldn’t any more. She brought me another breast to go (I was kind of full at this point), once I got home I realized it was also burnt, though not near as bad as the first. The side of spaghetti was probably the highlight of my meal. My reservation asked for a standard seat, and we received a high top which want a huge deal. Overall, despite the cool atmosphere, I left undoubtedly disappointed.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Carl, Thanks for taking the time to leave some honest feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. The chicken parmesan is one of our most popular items, so it's unfortunate to hear it wasn't cooked properly for you that evening. We would love to try to make this right for you. Please send us an email at info@maialinaindy if you would like to discuss this further. Best, Francesca

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Zbri
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Maialina and were so impressed with the food and service.
The kale salad was amazingly tasty and perfectly seasoned with golden raisins and lemon vinagrette.
The lasagna was wonderfully seasoned and delightfully layered with a thick bechamel and a great red sauce.
Loved the wine!

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 1, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a rating and review! We're so happy you enjoyed your evening with us! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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vipKevinK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is just 1 1/2 miles out of downtown but it feels like a different world. The neighborhood is charming as is the restaurant. The food is very good and the wine list is strong and reasonably priced. Our service was very friendly and prompt. We were treated like we lived nearby. I highly recommend Maialina.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hey Kevin! Thanks so much for the great review! We're so happy to see you had a nice evening with us! If you enjoyed the wine list, we have half priced bottles on Tuesdays! We appreciate the support and hope to serve you again soon!

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vipDana
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, great ambiance!

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hey Dana! Thanks for taking the time to rate and review us! We're so happy to see you enjoyed your evening! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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vipjray915
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great go to for good Italian food and wine!

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us! We really appreciate all of your support! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

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Dustin
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. 4th time here. Always good food and great atmosphere. Looking forward to next time.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Dustin! Thanks so much for taking the time to rate and review us! We appreciate your continued support and can't wait to serve you again! Cheers!

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Clarky
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RECOMMENDATION ALERT!!! This was our first visit to Maialina and it was FABULOUS. In Fountain Square, this place has such a cool atmosphere & the authentic Italian food is spectacular. You have got to go. #tuscankalesalad may be my best ever salad of all time.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 2, 2020

Hi there!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review! The kale salad is my favorite as well! We really appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again! Grazie!! Francesca

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mariap
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We loved the Keanu- and since it was devour downtown, decided to splurge on the 4 courses. What they actually did was to minimize the plate to about 1/2 the size, and market for devour downtown. One member of our party ordered a meal from the menu and her plate was much bigger than our small bowl.
In the future, either increase your prices and maintain the sizes or just don’t participate in Devour Downtown. I felt that the value was very poor for what we obtained. I’m not even sure that I’ll want to go back, after feeling like we experienced a bait & switch.
We ordered wine glasses with dinner after the initial cocktails that had been ordered- but apparently pouring of a wine glass is too time consuming and we were reminded they were coming when we were 70%already complied with our main dish. So we cancelled the wine pairing and went without. The server apologized saying the bartender was very backed up- but how hard can it be to pour a few glasses of wine.
The ambiance and decor was lovely but not enough of a draw to bring us back.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 2, 2020

Hi Maria, I'm sorry to see you guys had a poor evening dining with us. On the night you mentioned, we were definitely a bit understaffed and not prepared for the crowd we had that evening. Our bartender ran out of wine glasses and was waiting on clean ones to come from the kitchen, causing a delay in your order. We have learned from this experience and will use your feedback to improve our operations. We hope to be able to serve you again to try to make things right. Best, Francesca

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Mtrue
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went for Devour Indy, and it started off well. Our table wasn’t ready for our reservation, but we were immediately seated at the bar. We got our first drink, and the bartender took our order pretty quickly. I ordered off the Devour menu. Appetizers arrived quickly and were fantastic: bruschetta and mussels. The Devour menu servings are 1/3 of a normal serving (although that is not indicated in the menu). The bruschetta is made with goat chase and honey- it was amazing!! The mussels and broth were also great. One criticism - bread does not come with the meal - you have to buy it separately, which is annoying, especially an Italian restaurant. We did order some and it was wonderful bread, but still.

This is where things started going downhill. Our entree arrived and mine was wrong - she apologized and immediately took it back. Good, but my new one didn’t get there until my husband had almost finished his. At this point beer and water were empty and we couldn’t get her attention to get refills. She gets him a new beer but doesn’t fill the empty water glass right next to it. We finally got some water and I was able to get a taste of one of the wines I was considering. It took a while for her to get back to me and provide a different wine. During this time, I was about to forget it because I was a most done with my entire. I finally got my wine, but I was still drinking it with dessert - I should have just not ordered it at that point. I got the strawberry tiramisu, and it was underwhelming. I was disappointed.

Now the good. The entrees were excellent, especially my gnocchi with bolognese sauce. And I received a full portion due to the earlier mistake. I also Peter. Priced I was not charged for my wine. It started so well, so maybe willing to try again. Atmosphere and people were nice.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 2, 2020

Hi there, I'm sorry to see you guys had a poor evening dining with us. On the night you mentioned, we were understaffed and not prepared for the crowd we had that evening. We have definitely learned from this experience and will use your feedback to improve our operations. We hope to be able to serve you again to try to make things right. Best, Francesca

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Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 982-7676.

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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