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O - Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar, Indianapolis, IN

Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar

4.7
4.7
388 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian Kitchen and Bar

Known for Pastas, Flatbreads and various Italian style dishes

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 982-7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 388 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Italian

  • Indianapolis

    Best Value

  • Indianapolis

    Healthy

  • Indianapolis

    Italian

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  1. KM

    KevinM

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner…old school Italian!
  2. MJ

    MarshaJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service
  3. GE

    GloriaE

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. I recommend this restaurant.
  4. LD

    LeslieD

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday at Maialina and enjoyed it very much. The service was absolutely excellent! The food was great. Enjoyed the pasta especially.
  5. MS

    MichelleS

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maialina never disappoints. This is our 4th birthday dinner there this year! The Vodka Pasta is a big hit with my family.
  6. SC

    SteveC

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal with spectacular house made pastas. The ravioli in pesto cream sauce and the gnocchi bolognese were the hits at our table. Very well curated wine list, with many uncommon Italian varietals by the glass. Made pairing wine with each course fun for everyone at the table. Courses and drinks were well paced and the server attentive throughout the meal. We will definitely be back!
  7. SR

    SallyR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    For Italian, I don’t think they used ANY garlic. Very disappointed in the food quality. Service was mediocre, perhaps due to inexperience level.
  8. TE

    TaraE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My all time favorite Italian restaurant in Indy. Food is amazing and so is the service!
  9. g

    goodgrub

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was amazing! Definitely would recommend for any event , special occasion, or a romantic evening for two.
  10. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress, delicious food, gluten free selections for two celiac guests.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue out of the downtown fray. Great neighborhood vibe. Great service from Jordon.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Asked the waitress for bread..response was “well, we COULD put some in for you…like it was a chore she did not want to do…we said nevermind then..
  13. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing restaurant! Cool vibe! The food was super fresh, delicious, and piping hot. Our server was one of the best ever; she knew when to get our new set of cocktails. Highly recommended.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! I loved the gnocchi bolognese! It has a very slight spice that enhanced the flavor. The meatballs were delicious and fresh tasting as well.
  15. TS

    TiffanieS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Wine selection was not huge but the wine we chose was superb!! Appetizer of mushroom truffle flatbread was a flavor bomb! Pasta was delicious. Lemon torte with blueberry compote paired perfectly with a shot of hotel tango limoncello! The overall experience was on point and price was right. Service was attentive and friendly. Must go again and try all the menu items.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return visit We enjoy the area and food is delicious
  18. TM

    TrentM

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food choices were great. The meals were very satisfying. The Tiramisu was fantastic! Our server, Allison, did a wonderful job.
  19. AS

    AmySC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service was slow and food was ok. The appetizers were amazing and we had high hopes for the rest of dinner and we were disappointed. Pasta was gummy, and dessert was average. For $100+ for 2, I expected better.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Flatbread was amazing and excellent chicken Parmesan.
  21. SG

    SamGy

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC ITALIAN FOOD. Yes, every entree is over $15 but that is why the food is good! Atmosphere is excellent and service is appropriate. Whoever is the head chef at this restaurant is going places!!!
  22. SV

    ScottV

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food and wine list were great. The house reds were an exceptional value and very, very good. The rest of the experience was fair at best. When we walked in the hostess could have been less interested. She didn’t even get up out of her chair and it was 7 pm on a Sunday night. The gentlemen that seated us wasn’t rude, but barely said a word. No friendly conversation or suggestions or small talk. It was almost like they were put out that we were there. The worst part was the table was sticky to the point that our utensils, wine glasses and napkins stuck to the table. We asked them to clean it, but it didn’t make a difference. I can appreciate cleaning the tables frequently to prevent the spread of germs, etc., but this was the most uncomfortable dining experience I’ve ever had as a 50-something year old who has lived and traveled all over the country. They have some work to do, but it’s a cool place with good food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was an overall decent experience, marred perhaps by a few things out of control by the staff. We were near a window, which unfortunately was where a number of people from a neighboring business chose to smoke and drink. Most of the meal was great; my partner had a very good meal. But my main course didn’t sit right with me, and I’m afraid it was the way it was prepared. I had such high hopes for this special occasion and it didn’t live up to that.
  24. d

    dlhoon

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this spot! Food was delicious, we really enjoyed everything we had. Shrimp fondue was a highlight. Also the ricotta bruschetta. Wine selection was great. Highly recommend!
  25. n

    nancyh

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service exceptional. We’ve been excited to eat here and the experience lived up to the hype!!! Best Negroni too!
  26. H

    Hrd2eatout

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing and the server was very knowledgeable, she simply seemed like she didn't want to be there or to be taking care of us. It was also very hot in there. I know they have shared bathrooms with the building and they have no control over them. With that said the bathrooms were disgustingly dirty and run down which was a little jarring going from the nice ambiance of the restaurant to the bathroom and back.
  27. BK

    BoilerKarl

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service! Just what you would want in an Italian restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good! We can’t wait to come back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was delicious. The arugula and caprese salads were good. The cacio e pepe was smooth and creamy and the rotini rustica was filling and complex. The waitress was very kind, although not terribly attentive. The la romanza cocktail was amazing!
  30. d

    darrylg

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and it won’t be our last. Different feel from previous Italian restaurants but wonderful service and food. Love the quaintness of the area and restaurant. We’ll be back. Had another couple with us and they were equally impressed. Thanks for all you do.
  31. JW

    JeffW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere! Everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely be back try more of the menu.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant in Indy
  33. B

    Bill

    Indiana

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service, and location. One suggestion—since there is a full bar and beer on draft, give seated guests something more than a wine list so they have a better idea what their other choices are.
  34. FM

    FrancesMary

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    4 of us dined at Maialina on Thursday night. The restaurant was small and intimate with a good sized menu. The service and wine were good, but the quality of food (at least for me) fell short. The pasta was not al dente, but undercooked. The dishes everyone else had looked great though. Hoping it was just an off day. Be aware that the only option for parking is free street parking. It took forever to find a space, so if you plan on parking, give a little extra time.
  35. TL

    TomL

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling through frequently between KC and PIT, and went tonight with my family of 4. We all loved it. Great martini, shrimp fondue, scampi, gnocchi Bolonese, clam sauce and sausage pasta. Great service, prices and portions!
  36. BG

    BrianG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time at Maialina. Great service and food as on previous visits. Authentic Italian with many appetizers and entrees not available at other restaurants.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All three entrees were so delicious as well as the arugula salad. Yum!
  38. GD

    GrannyD

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was OK…… Little things like Parmesan in little plastic containers rather than freshly grated over food would make a huge difference. Our waitress was excellent, prices reasonable.
  39. M

    Martin

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a MUST visit for those who frequent Fountain Square or the downtown Indy Metro area. High end Italian at low end cost. The food is always excellent - with amazing daily specials. The staff is always friendly and energetic and the ambiance is great. Great food, good drinks & stellar staff. Again, did I mention that the prices are reasonable? SO GOOD.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner great food perfect service

FAQs

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 388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar

1103 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1936

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shelby and Prospect

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Delivery, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (317) 982-7676

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