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Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
+1 317-259-9412
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
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Reviewed yesterday

I went there twice while I was in town. The food was amazing and the service was right there with it. Wish I had one back home

Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To me a five star rating is a mixture of food, service, price and atmosphere. The higher the price the more that is expected. Our dinner at mama carolla's was great. Dory, our server was attentive, knew the menu and provided excellent service. The food...More

Thank Granville B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this restuarant by chance and what a lucky chance. The food was delicious and the gluten free options were fantastic. Service was great and ambiance was great and relaxing.

Thank Jupitertrvl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Mama Corrollas for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant is in an old charming house with different rooms set up for dinning. There is even an outside patio. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the chefs special...More

Thank kathy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a wait but it is always worth it, never had a bad meal in over 15 years of eating here! Service is always great! Perfect for a couples night or the whole family!

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located south of Broad Ripple off 54th and College. Excellent mostly southern Italian food. The salad was great, served with oil-based or creamy Italian dressing and delicious warm bread. The spaghetti was terrific, came in large portions, either with the bolognese sauce and meat balls...More

Thank kidneymd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Mama Carolla's restaurant 4 times. Every time we travel to Indy we eat there. We decided to try another Italian place but on our way we changed our minds and went here. We Re happy we did. We went on a...More

Thank jharris57
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Simply put, it was one on the finest dining experiences I have ever had. The food, the service, the wine, the atmosphere......perfect 10's across the board! Every one that I dined with felt exactly the same.

Thank ohioyoungs
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We sat outside on the beautiful patio. The food was fantastic. The wine (recommended by the server) was OK. The ambiance was wonderful. However, the service, was substandard. Not because things weren't done in a timely manner. It was the manner in which they were...More

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a local treasure. Expect a wait any night of the week but especially on weekends. Don't worry, it is worth it. We eat here regularly and intend to visit 10 to 15 times a year.

Thank jasonmA5899QH
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31 July 2016|
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Response from Ronald N | Reviewed this property |
Since Mama Corolla's is not open for lunch you might consider the restaurants in the nearby section of Broad Ripple. There are numerous locations on the main drag that are open for lunch, have ample room for groups, and the... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Justin L | Property representative |
Hello, We have room that will seat up to 24. If the 10 girls wanted to be at one table and the parents and others wanted to be in another room, we could do that. When were you looking for the reservation?
11 February 2016|
Response from gold-vintner | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you call the restaurant. Valentine's Day is special.........and a good choice to impress your lady !!!! Sorry I do know their daily operations. Good luck !!!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-259-9412
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