Nesso Coastal Italia

4.7
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Connection. From our city to your table.
Nesso connects you to the influences of coastal Italian right here in Indianapolis. Either by the farms we showcase or the wine we proudly source for a Midwest city, Indianapolis has all of the elements to bring together a beautiful experience of food, wine, and hospitality.
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L
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lived up to all its preopening hype. An enjoyable evening.

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OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Another Cunningham group success story!!!

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m
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 5, myself, my husband, my daughter and fiance, and a friend. I had to change the number of people in the reservation 3 times throughout the day and they were extremely accomodating throughout. We were seated on time graciously and well attended throughout the meal. Prices were average for a nicer place and food was delicious. My husband and I ordered the veal and were very happy. My daughter ordered the salmon and loved it. My friend ordered the lobster sausage stuffed pasta and everyone was pleased with their meal and not a crumb of food was left. Portions were on the small side and the drink menu was difficult to read due to the Italian names but all in all it was a great experience! I also had the coffee gelato to top it off and was forced into sharing by everyone at my table it was so tasty! Enjoy, I highly recommend!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place with food that is an experience all unto itself.

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CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent cocktails. The menu was unique without being overdone or too stuffy. Each course was beautifully presented. We will be back!

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KJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and beautiful presentation. A very extensive and impressive wine list for every food pairing.

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KC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea bass and the service were both phenomenal! Will be back again!

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H
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Excellent service tasty food and reasonably priced. I look forward returning when I’m in Indy next time. Gnocchi and prosciutto wrapped dates were awesome.

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MA
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nesso has become one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. Servers are all well trained in first class service and are very knowledgeable about the menu and suggesting wine pairings. Matt, the bartender, is such a pro !!! Really knows the art of making cocktail and finer points of "crafting" new and old favorites. Bar is also a great place to have dinner as well. I am often a single when dining and love a place where the bar is as good and more enjoyable than sitting at a table alone. Five stars from me !!

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h
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molly our waitress was outstanding and very personable. Greeting us by name and wishing my SO happy birthday when we first sat down was a very nice touch and made for a special, curated experience. She was also very knowledgeable on the menu. All other staff were also very personable and knowledgeable. The setting was lovely (we were there for the shades to be drawn) and the noise level was PERFECT (cannot emphasize this enough!). The food and drinks were also phenomenal and good serving sizes. We will be back again. Thank you for a great experience.

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j
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. The food, service and ambiance was perfect. Highly recommended!!!

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SG
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nesso was a nice experience with great food and ambiance and reasonably priced. Our server, Lee, was outstanding and made our evening more special.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husbands 60th birthday

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FB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptional and the ambiance was classy AND comfortable.

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LM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very unusual Italian dishes, but amazing flavors! The waitstaff was a bit slow when we were first seated, and the manager came out, apologized for the delay, and gave our table THREE appetizers on the house! After that, the waitstaff was very attentive and we had no problems whatsoever. The decor is beautiful, seating is great and not on top of each other, lighting is perfect, and noise level is just where it should be. Very pleasant experience, and again, amazing food! I would highly recommend, and we will return!

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R
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! This was our third visit. We will go again soon to sample their spring menu.

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MT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, attentive service, lovely space (we were in the front dining room).

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LP
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant in a great location. Beautiful ambiance, delicious food and good service. I loved the bruschetta and the gnocchi.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, very easy to share dishes, great wine with a nice variety of price points. My second time here. Does NOT disappoint
Love the atmosphere

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LB
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated our 15th anniversary here. Sommelier was outstanding and fun. Food excellent. Appreciate the appropriate size portions. Lovely celebration treat at the end. Thank you!!

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was awesome!!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four loved the experience at Nesso. Food was outstanding! It is expensive, but worth it for a special evening.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal, excellent service, staff from hostess to server all friendly & professional... Surprisingly no bread & oil served w/meal although their focus is on a traditional Italian experience. My Wife’s family is Italian and I’ve never had an Italian meal without bread & oil - Nesso should consider offering it... the rest down to coffee & dessert was excellent!

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SN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish this is proof that Cunningham gets it and that Indy is really crushing it in terms of restaurant variety. The interior of Nesso is great - good lighting and nice modern feel - we got a small table but recommend requesting the larger couch seating for two- four. We started with the octopus and carpaccio and both were fabulous. We also did the Agnolotti pasta, Sea Bass and one additional pasta option. It was small plates of pasta but ample portions and delicious. We selected a wine as well and had the right attention paid to us in terms of re-pours as the bottle was left off the table. Our server was fun and easygoing and happy to chat with us. We had no idea Nesso existed since we are in Hamilton County and it was nothing short of a fantastic surprise.

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SL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu, excellent in every way. Best Old Fashion in town.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food, and service to match. Job well done!

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J
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and did a nice job describing dishes. Our table was a booth up front which was comfortable and roomy. Food was good but not outstanding. Gnocchi dish is not traditional gnocchi and it lacks punch. The veal was good and the Carbonara was nice.

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h
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

It was tasty, but portions are small. I cleaned my plate, even after also having an appetizer.

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TF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

If we come back, we’ll focus on getting just pastas, risotto and tiramisu, because those are the shining stars. This was our second time here and we compare it to Vida (our favorite) and Cerulean, the restaurant that used to be in this space. Both of those places are/were superior to Nesso in our opinion. The “bread” they claim is made fresh daily by a pastry chef was toasted, (inedible without being soaked in the dipping oil, which you don’t get enough of, and what do you get isn’t very flavorful) and the flavors and textures were all similar to each other and kind of boring. We like the bread at Vida so we hoped for better. The pastas (gnocchi, agnolotti and mezzaluna) are amazing, and the risotto with foie gras is outstanding. We will likely return for those things in future.

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VH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were meeting friends to dine at Nesso for the first time. We were early and decided to grab a drink in the bar. The bartender was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Once our friends arrived, we were seated and Anthony was our server. He was outstanding! He was very friendly and helpful with our food questions.
But the food.... WOW! It was delicious!
Can’t wait to go back!

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MG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group shared the bruscetta , the figs and the carbonara pasta. They were all fabulous. Then we had the scallops, salmon and veal. Everyone loved their entrees and suggested wine selections were perfect. Will go back

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was amazing we will definitely be back

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S
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helpful knowledgeable staff and good food

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J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our third time at Nesso. We have had outstanding meals all three times. Everything from cocktails to appetizers, to main courses to desserts are prepared to perfection and served in style. We will continue to frequent this restaurant. It is quickly becoming our favorite dining spot in Indy.

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l
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the greeting to departing, we were very impressed with the atmosphere, the kind and detailed menu explanations, the recommendations by waiter Lee, the presentation of the food, and the flavorful enjoyment of each item ordered! We did not feel rushed, while everything was served in a timely manner, and the recommendation of the Tiramasu was OUTSTANDING - it was all the tiramasus we have ever ordered consolidated into one "to die for" magnificent ending to a most enjoyable meal and experience. We have already recommended others to you, and we will be back, and bring friends!!!

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MA
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pork Shank was amazing. Nice atmosphere. Service not rushed. Great place for a business dinner.

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DF
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, Nesso has taken a downward turn since it first opened. Several menu items don’t have the same quality...while some new offerings were just clear misses. Hopefully they can get it together, as it used to be a favorite Cunningham Group restaurant for me.

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DG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday for our adult son and his family. We were disappointed that there was no children's menu but there was spaghetti so we thought that would be okay. It was covered in lemon oil and of course the kids wouldn't eat it. So many of the dishes were coated with lemon! Then the dessert selection wasn't very good. I understand having Italian desserts but you should ALWAYS offer chocolate cake or ice cream or cheesecake. We often come in and sit at the bar and love the staff but the food might keep us away.

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KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian. About as close as you can get to the real thing in Indy.

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CC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Servers need to not rush you

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