Sangiovese at Ironworks

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$30 and under
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Italian
Sangiovese Ristorante was founded in 1994 bringing authentic Italian to Indianapolis' North Side. Chris Evans, Owner/Operator of Sangiovese, has maintained dedication to his loyal clientel by providing the highest quality ingredients and impeccable service. Sangiovese works toward letting guests sit back and enjoy a great bowl of pasta with a nice glass of Vino!
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Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, server was well versed in the menu and willing to make tweaks if required. Outstanding well prepared food. Pasta, fish and pork were ordered. All exceeded expectations. Interesting wine list, A little intimidating if not familiar with Italian wines. Pricey, $386.00 inclusive for four, no dessert. Will definitely return.
Note: Parking on a Friday night was a major hassle. Driver, drop your riders and plan on a hefty walk.

SS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place! Went in a date night with another couple we had great service and great food. Would highly recommend this place!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal was outstanding!

k
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and really good service. It is a bit noisy, but not a huge deal.

IP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality is second to none. With a “home cooked” quality, the dining experience is outstanding. Our waiter Zach was enthusiastic, entertaining & knowledgeable.

I’d recommend Sangiovese at Ironworks for dinner with friends, family or business associates. It fits all occasions.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not hot

HZ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy dining at Sangiovese when we’re in Indianapolis. It’s a quaint, intimate little restaurant with delicious Italian food. The Fettuccini Bolognese and Tortellini Alla Effie were delicious.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific! Loved it. Food and service outstanding. Will definitely be back again.

L
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I was told that this is a nicer/ higher end place to come and that business casual is the dress code, so this is why I choose this place. I wanted something different to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. BUT that was not the case at all. There were people there with sweatpants and hoodies. Kids, loud at the table behind us. Making this not the night that I had in mind or pictured at all. I would have left but I missed my back up reservations that I had made at Ruth Chris Steak house. I was also told when I called that I could have a more off to the side table since I wanted to have a special evening, but AGAIN NOT the case at all. We were seated in the open area, with the smallest table possible. I asked if we could move since it was another two person table near by and a little more quit but I was told no, that it was for someone else, when the table stayed open another hour before anyone came to sit at it. The waiter was not present/available the whole evening. It took 15 mins for someone to even talk to us. When our waiter finally came, she seemed rushed. This was our first time there, so of course we had questions about the food and what is recommenced. That seemed to bother her. We ordered drinks, but she only brought one. I had to remind her that we were still waiting for one and it still took her another 15 mins to bring it. The food was hot when it came out, which made waiting okay. He loved the food and I was just okay. I was more upset that it was not what I had expected and wanted the dinner night to be for my boyfriends birthday. NO a place to go if you are looking for a romantic evening. We spent 80 dollars, on 2 pasta bowls, one drink with alcohol and one coke, we had no salads, no appetizers. Place was too much for it NOT to be the higher end place that it comes across of being. Could have spent less at Olive Garden and had a better time and more food. NOT GOOD! I recommended Roche, where I work to change the holiday party, to NOT BE THERE!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from the beginning to the end… Great service, great food, great wine and delicious desserts as well. With the perfect evening. Zach took great care of us

LL
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner on Wednesday night. Sangiovese is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, the wine selection superb, and the ambiance lovely. Our waitress was delightful, helpful, and appropriately attentive. My only complaint this night was the noise level...the lounge of the music was a bit too loud, and there was a boisterous group at the bar which is open to the dining area. We had to talk a bit louder than usual to be heard. Otherwise, a good experience.

MB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Indianapolis. We’ve never had a bad meal or experience here. It’s consistently good, with great specials daily in addition to a wonderful menu.

C
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was not great. The waitress told us it was her third day, it was very evident. She lost a credit card, after it was found she walked away as if she didn’t care. No apologies. No thank you for dining after we finished our meal. Not a good look.

s
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta dishes. Small but intimate bar setting. Great service !

OT
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous services

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & lovely waitress. Can’t wait to return & try a different entree.

JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding experience for our early family dinner

J
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter described our meal Chicken penne with a cream sauce & it came with Diavlo sauce, when asked he had nothing to offer. I then just ordered soup which a lady served. I had lived Sangiovese for 15-20 years. I’m not going back. We were seated (stuck) in corner next to corner of bar. Waiters couldn’t get through, it was a total inconvenience constantly adjusting seats to let them through to serve others.

R
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience, service. Very intimate setting. I started with the Aperol Spritz-ish ‘You Got Me at Prosecco’ cocktail; I’d return for this alone. I fully expected to take home half of my Lasagna Alla Bolognese for next day’s lunch, but couldn’t stop. Very good. This is my first visit, and I will return. I highly recommend.

CT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Sangiovese in quite some time. We tended to find the restaurant too loud. So we went in very early before a movie and concluded we will put up with the noise as our food was absolutely delicious. We will return often.

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious, service very good and noise level low.

c
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good although not exceptional. I was not aware that I had ordered chicken parmesan until it arrived. A bit of a disappointment but it was still very, very good, probably some of the best chicken parmesan I have ever eaten. The chicken was extremely moist and tender. The Italian names on the menu are a bit deceiving but the service more than made up for it.

SY
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Linguini Di Mare and Mussels appetizers were excellent. Crusty bread was good. But the olive oil tasted cheap. Service was impeccable. Overall, we enjoyed the experience.

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoin returning to Sangiovese. It is always an enjoyable experience.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. Great celebration. Started off with Bruschetta and Fried Calamari as appetizers. Nice way to start the dinner. Everybody loved their entrees and the Shrimp Diavlo was good and spicy. Ended with the tiramisu which probably was the best I've ever had. And our server was impeccable and definitely enhanced the evening. Thanks for a great night - we will definitely be back!

LM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Depends on their situation; upon arrival I felt as if the atmosphere was geared towards couples and romance. However, I was thrown off by the big screen TV over the bar area. I definitely felt confused by the ambience. The only reason I was there was because I received a 20.00 gift card from Birthday Pak and so my sorority sister and I went to check it out. I definitely felt out of place because we aren't a couple lol.

D
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach is an an excellent server! Very sensitive to conversations and timing to interrupt.

MM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Open table reviews lead me to this restaurant. I am glad I committed and was not disappointed. Solid overall.

DE
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Yes, Sangiavese was fabulous. The seafood special and chicken parmesan dishes couldn't have been better.
Our waiter Nick was extraordinary, sharing menu suggestions, helping us find the perfect wine. And the restaurant offered a complimentary piece of tiramisu to help us celebrate Clint's birt.
I have already shared our experience with others.....will definitely return.

OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

When you make a reservation a day in advance, you shouldn’t be seated at the worst table in the restaurant.

OT
Indiana
89 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nothing special about the meal or salad.

e
Indiana
68 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were in the little back room on the south side of the restaurant - it was way too loud.

Also, I had the capellini pomodoro, which I've had many times. It was too salty Saturday night.

My husband had a veal dish, which he reported was fabulous.

W
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was good although the sauces had more salt and oil than our taste. Portions were adequate but not generous given the prices and how little pasta must cost them to prepare. Service was very friendly but a bit infrequent.

b
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite place for Sunday dinner.

c
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Service, Atmosphere!!! Without a doubt, our "New" Favorite!!!

NS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, but entrée portion was rather small

LM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always amazing- it was a busy Saturday night so it was a little loud but nothing that would stop us from coming back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and a great wine selection.

MW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service! Will return again soon.

t
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

good but pricey for what it was. nothing bad, just nothing that set it apart from other good Italian prices