Matteo's Ristorante Italiano - 86th Street

4.4
166 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Matteo's premier Italian experience now has a second location in the Midwest! An authentic Italian restaurant famous for its homemade cuisine. Matteo's is perfect for business and family gatherings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Home cooking
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm; Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 215-7900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
In addition to hosting large groups, we also provide carry out meals for large groups. Arrangements can be made with our Events department at 317-764-7826.
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Cross street
Ditch Road
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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KF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Dined with two friends and we received our bread with our meals, not while waiting for our food as other diners did. I had a gift card and the waiter applied it to my girlfriend’s balance instead of mine. So he took the bills from the two of us to correct and told my other friend to give him her credit card and he hadn’t even shown her the bill first. Among so many other things.
We did get a laugh out of it but probably won’t go back to this location.
Dined-at Noblesville location and it was fine.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The 4 of us really enjoyed our time at Matteos. Love everything. Keep up the good work.

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C
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We arrived at 5:30pm for dinner. We left the restaurant at almost 8 p.m. The check arrived at the table about 7:45. This wasn't ALL due to us sitting and chatting with our friends (table of four,) it was due to the extremely slow service. There were other tables that turned over much faster, but ours was very slow. I noticed that there was only one server for the entire dining room, with one person helping to bring out drinks (sometimes.) I also noticed the server stepping off to the side in the back to look at his cell phone.
The food was very good once it arrived at our table. It was hot and good portion sizes. Beef lasagna was very good. Bread is wonderful and served nice and warm. Caesar salad was very good also.
I honestly didn't know what to think about the experience. Did they know we were visiting and took their time to allow that? (it really isn't up to them, though.) Or was the service just extremely slow.
The restaurant was NOT crowded at any time during that time period. This was a Sunday evening also.

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IF
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is authentic and delicious! We brought the family to celebrate and every dish was outstanding.

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LM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Very nice experience!

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JD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always we had a wonderful evening. It was Valentines Day so service was a little slow but we enjoyed every minute. I proposed to my wife at Amalfi and have had every anniversary, and holiday at Amalfi and now Matteo's. We have recommended your restaurant to dozens of people and will continue to do so.
Thank you for the best dining experience we've ever had. Best, John and Carolyn Doyel

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LV
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We applaud your restaurant in every regard, excellent, menu choices, ambiance and service. Your wait staff is friendly and we share the love of food, especially Italian when making our choices!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Have had several different dishes and all have been delicious.

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MH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patricia was an outstanding server. She really took care if our table. And the manager on duty checked in to make sure everyone had a great experience. Food was great as well. Awesome experience for an early valentine day dinner

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F
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the mostaccioli and my wife ordered the ravioli. Neither one of us liked the sauce that came with our entrees.

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DP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is really good here. The tomato sauce is excellent. Eggplant parmesan is not on the menu, but they will make it for you, if eggplant is available. The atmosphere is cozy, but does not feel crowded. It is not loud, which is a quality found at fewer and fewer restaurants. Ishmael has been our server a few times and is top notch. The only reason I am not giving it five stars is that an occasional dish is not quite deserving of that rating. We will continue to be repeat customers here and thoroughly enjoy it every time.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit, and just like the first it was first rate. The service was perfect, attention to detail and friendly server was a delight. From the Portobello appetizer to the filet to the cannoli and creme brûlée, it could not have been better quality food. Everything from walking in the door to our departure was a delightful experience. We will definitely return.

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B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would love to know this restaurant’s story. It was hard to find; hidden behind other retailers. It confused the heck out of Google Maps. It was just the type of locally owned, comfortable atmosphere, full service, AND DELICIOUS, restaurant we’ve been looking for since moving to the Indianapolis area. Great Italian food. Gluten free bread and pasta offered, which is such a surprise! A hidden gem on Indy’s north west side.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Go!! You won’t be sorry!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was just wonderful even though she was being pulled between the dining room and another room with a huge party but she handled it so well. The food was amazing and we took our dessert home because we were so full.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd wanted to eat at Matteo's since I'd noticed the sign. We made an online reservation, drove the short distance and ended up having a very nice dining experience.
We were seated promptly and our waitress (sorry, I'm old fashioned...she's more than a server) told us the specials. We ordered our drinks and food, then waited a very short time for the goodies to arrive. I loved my shrimp cocktail(the cocktail sauce had a nice kick to it). The main course arrived shortly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. I ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert and was not disappointed...it was terrific...the perfect ending to a great experience.
We WILL return!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Traveling through town and looked to Open Table for a suggestion. The food is fresh and home made. I started with a Caprese Salad that was good and it was fresh followed by the OsoBuco that was fabulous. Great find that I will be sure to go to the next time I am in town.

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DJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only item that wasn't a 10 was the infused oil served with hot bread at the beginning. The taste wasn't to my liking. My dinner companion had Ravioli Maria Rosa. Yummy with a fresh tomato flavor to the sauce. I had the Tortellini Matteo, Rich, Creamy, AMAZING! And, enough to take home a portion for lunch next day. Tiramisu for dessert was spot on. I will be returning.

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d
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, very cozy. Food excellent. Chicken Marsala. Caprese salad best in town. Service always friendly and competent. Italian margarita delicious. Too full for dessert...booo!

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great! We went for my birthday dinner and I had an awesome experience.

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t
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was as fantastic as the food. Thank you so much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent, fresh bread exceptional, wonderful service in a lovely dining room setting conducive to conversation and enjoyment. My favorite dining place tp celebrate.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner with friends and family

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G
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. The special of the night was chicken lasagna and it was delicious. The chicken parm was excellent. Nice wine and cocktail selection. We will definitely return!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For it to be my 3rd time visiting, it seems to never fail that the service at this location is great!! Our server Tami was excellent, efficient, and very attentive to us. Definitely would recommend to family and friends.

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R
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent experience. Was surprised that they had live music. Not too loud, it really provided a wonderful ambiance and added to the dining experience. We have always enjoyed dining here and need to return more often.

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LT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing as always. Service was spotty even when crowd died down. We waited for 15+ minutes for bread that came out cold.

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J
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful as always!

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CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had four different entrees at our table, and each of us were pleased with our dish. There were several interesting specials to choose from as well as the dishes on the menu. The service was excellent, friendly without being obtrusive. The dining room is tastefully decorated and the tables have linens, so I'd say it qualifies as a special occasion venue. However the prices are moderate, so it could also be a relaxing, every week spot for those who enjoy good Italian food.

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B
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matteo's specials are just that, special.
This Matteo's location is a beautifully laid out intimate restaurant with a delightful Italian menu, and the daily specials have always delighted us. We live nearby, and Matteo's is one of our top three NW Indy restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good time!

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CM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went there because of an email with half off the day after Thanksgiving. I have been to the Noblesville location many times and did not realize the location at 86th & Ditch was there! The food was just as good as Noblesville and this location is much closer to my house. I will definitly be going back!

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NA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome and well cared for. Our server, Patricia, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our dinners were absolutely delicious! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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R
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The four of us enjoyed our meals and time at Matteo's. The bread and dip were excellent.

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MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away, hidden from the hustle and bustle of 86th street, Matteo's authentic feel, provided the perfect backdrop for my wife and I to celebrate her father's retirement . Victor, our server was polite, knowledgeable and accommodating. Upon, ordering our appetizer, he suggested the appetizer special, portabella mushroom, with sausage and cheese, which was delicious! Ordering dinner, made for a hard decision, as all the menu choices sounded awesome, lucky Victor pointed me in the direction of one of the nights specials, fettuccine, with shrimp and crab, served with the house Matteo sauce. While everyone dinner looked (and tasted) incredible, I'm certain (imho) mine won, dinner choice of the night!

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g
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Pathetic service and average food... server was terrible

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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

make the stuffed peppers a regular menu item. We missed having them

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BK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are long time customers of the Noblesville restaurant but via email I got a 50% off any pasta dish offer for the 86th Street location. We had never been to the 86th Street Mateo's before so this was an opportunity and a good price to try. We were not disappointed although my wife and I prefer the more Old World ambience in Noblesville as opposed to the more modern décor at 86th Street. As is true in Noblesville, the people and service was excellent and the food-especially your home made bread-was great. We will be back many more times in the future.

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V
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended their one year anniversary and also for our anniversary within the past month. Both dinners were excellent, with excellent service. We are glad they are located in our neighborhood.

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