Nesso Coastal Italia

4.7
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328 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
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Phone number
(317) 643-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kawika Pieper
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet $$ Garage $ Street $
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 328 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EL
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3 of our 4 had great food. My wife’s pork tenderloin was too tough to cut. It was replaced by a different entree.
New server tried hard to accommodate, but needed more training and help.
Desserts were creative and good.

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Service and food was great.

BS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The simple ingredients are beautifully prepared resulting in complex flavors and another fantastic meal and experience. When you want to show off the Indianapolis food scene to out of town guests this is undoubtedly the place to start. Service is spectacular.

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and wine are outstanding as are the cocktails. Or server was knowledgeable, making good suggestions, and appropriately attentive. Loved it.

DD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there so we arrived early and decided to get a drink a the bar before dinner. The bartender was great, mixing great cocktails and good conversation, so we decided to stay at the bar to eat as well. Food was awesome, and the kitchen easily accommodated the food allergies in our party. Overall a great dinner and we will be back.

MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and inventive food.

EH
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration for me & my husband (54) and our daughter & son-in-law (20). Food was excellent & beautifully presented. Daughter & son-in-law go to Tuscany on wine buying trips and were very impressed with the wine choices and the food. Waiter particularly attentive & knowledgable but not intrusive. He brought us an anniversary dessert on the house.

i
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food and service was phenomenal. Only issue was it was really loud in the area we were seated. Large party celebrating a birthday made it very hard to converse with our group.

WD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was very friendly and accommodating, and really knew the menu and wine list very well. We will definitely go back to Nesso - the entire experience was on par with any other restaurant in town, and much better than most!

DS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good business dinner experience.

R
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nesso is the caliber of Spiaggia in Chicago! Hands down, Nesso is the very best Italian restaurant in Indianapolis. Brandon and Molly attended to us like we were the only diners. They are the best! We will be back again and again.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening to celebrate a coworkers send off to the Peace Corps!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The patio doors were open for the Negroni event & the restaurant was incredibly HUMID. Fortunately, the business meeting was among good colleagues, but had this been any other business meeting, it would have been very embarrassing. We were all trying to discretely mop the sweat from ourselves throughout the meal. (And none of us are old enough for this to have been hot flashes.) our guests were from Houston, and even they noted that they didn’t expect the Indianapolis weather to be as unpleasant as Houston’s.
Once we exited the restaurant at the end of our meal, we found that it was quite pleasant outside w a breeze. I’m disappointed that measures weren’t taken to make the temperature more comfortable. I have to believe offering to move us closer to the door with some breeze or closing the doors that made the interior of the restaurant stifling weren’t taken.

F
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had read reviews and looked at the menu. When I made our reservation, I asked for a quiet seating. We ordered the pear cocktail, shared the wrapped prunes and the beet appetizers. We both ordered seafood entree and shared the dark chocolate mousse for dessert. Everything was gorgeous, flavorful and interesting. Service was excellent. There seem to be 3-4 distinct seating choices, including large bar area & patio. We will return and try other menu items & seating. Nesso is our new favorite restaurant in Indianapolis.

CW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server, Rebecca, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Do not come expecting a lot of heavy, tomato based pasta. It is much lighter and there is more seafood (because-coastal!) I highly recommend the scallops and the carpaccio, but everything was great. You won't be disappointed.

S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Good service. Prosciutto wrapped prunes were great. Trout was excellent. Aperol spritz was a good summer cocktail.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fantastic

M
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Nesso. Beautiful space, great service. Burrata was fantastic as were my scallops. My fellow diners enjoyed their halibut and ravioli as well

S
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nesso has a very good interior design, and is much quieter than most restaurants, both of which attributes I appreciate. The food is very good. The portions were small, even by my standards (and I like smaller portions--quantity is NOT quality.) Service was very good also. It was a bit pricey for what we got, however. We will go back, but not as often as we might otherwise if the value was better.

MM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner for three on Thursday evening was wonderful. We split an asparagus salad that was perfectly prepared. I had salmon as my main course and it was excellent. What's more, I was very "complete" upon finishing this dish. Of course that didn't stop me from enjoying a healthy portion Tiramisu to cap the evening. Service was perfect and the ambiance was ideal for conversation. By all means go!!!!

SM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visiting Nesso. Big fans of CRG. We would rate Nesso as one of the top restaurants in the CRG group. We had a terrific server and other wait staff. Food was very good. The Pane’ was a nice starter. Salad was very fresh and dressing delicious. Very simple but really good. Carpaccio had some very interesting accompaniments. The entree was very good as well. Overall a great experience and we will return!

CD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Each course was delicious. A memorable meal. Thank you too for the Anniversary good wishes

We have recommended Nesso to friends and family.

m
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were spot on & service was great at the bar. The crispy polenta with the carpaccio was delicious!! We stopped in for apps & drinks before a party & will be back to try out the rest of the dinner menu soon.

TP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was one of the best we have ever had. Service was too notch

JO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience every time I'm there. The service and food are a treat and the atmosphere is stunning. I look forward to going again and again.

S
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the atmosphere was excellent. The food was outstanding.

f
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good excellent with sufficient portion sizes. Celebrated an anniversary, and received a small dessert.
A bit noisy being close to the group at the bar.
Will plan a return trip.

RZ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ! Delicious!

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KL
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Probably one of the best meals we have ever had.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great downtown venue for some very well prepared Italian-inspired food. The wine list is excellent. The service is also very good. This was my second visit and I will definitely keep this on my list of places to go regularly.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and beautiful!

h
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent - food presentation was very good the overall meal was good but for the price was expecting much more. Wine service and recommendations were also excellent

OT
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service/atmosphere. Cheers to a fabulous dining experience

F
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here in just over a month and everything has been equally as excellent each time. We love the decor, the service is amazing, and we wake up craving another meal here the next day. We go to all of the highly regarded restaurants in Indy and Nesso has easily jumped to the top of our list!

JC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Indy right now.

KL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything!!!

g
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another CRG masterpiece! Some of the best Italian influenced dining in the city. Our second visit topped the first. Tremendous Italian wine selection. Service is outstanding: Prompt, attentive and informed. Great bar and ambience. Fast becoming our favorite Indy dining spot. Move over Vida?

NB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at Nesso twice. They knocked it out of the park on both occasions. My new favorite restaurant in Indy.

I
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With out a doubt Nesso Coastal Italia is a wonderful dining experience and offers the best Italian food we have found in Indianapolis. The chef blends flavors superbly well and the menu high lights fresh food of the season. Last night we enjoyed the special pulled rabbit appetizer, the beet with labneh salad, a yummy cauliflower side dish, and mains of the seabass and ravioli with foie gras and leeks. Every dish was delicious and also beautiful to the eye. We highly recommend Nesso and will definitely be returning in the near future.