Nesso Coastal Italia

4.7
224 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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j
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husbands 60th birthday

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FB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
29 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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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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B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu and wine list. Cunningham group does it again with a top tier restaraunt.

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

This place was a huge disappointment. The food had absolutely no flavor- had to ask for salt which I've never done in a nice restaurant.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s birthday. We had 8 in our party and had a wonderful experience. Great service and food and our daughter got a free dessert, with a Happy Birthday message on the plate. We loved it and will be back!

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K
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentine’s day, and it was a perfect date night restaurant. We split a few small dishes and then had our own entrees. Most of the food was very good, though there was one appetizer we didn’t love. We also were recommended a bottle of wine that was exactly our taste. The service was great, too.

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very relaxed meal and were provided excellent service from Anthony. He made several good suggestions. Wine service was great as well. We will be back. Thank you.

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LH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Valentine’s day! The food was delicious and our server, Jared, was really friendly and helpful.

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R
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu snd deliciod food. Anxious to return and try other options . Delicious doughnuts for dessert!

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CV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with the drinks the bartenders were knowledgeable of the liquor selection and the menu making our choices easier and well matched.
The food was delicious. The Carpaccio was tender and tasty, the Polenta was smooth as butter, the Spaghettini was perfectly prepared and had a wonderful lemon flavor without being overpowering and was a great match with the Pollo.
It's not your typical red-sauce Italian restaurant but by my estimation it is now the best Italian restaurant in town.

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OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Another Cunningham hit out of the park. Get the lobster tortellini!

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

The best meal I’ve had in Indy. And I’ve tried everywhere. My wife and I were blown away by the food, the drinks, and the staff. Our waitress, Beatrice, was BEYOND exceptional. She was knowledgeable and fun, but didn’t hover. Great night.

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P
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian first class event!
From the amazing menu to the superb Italian-rich wine list!

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