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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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, great customer service, not bad on the pricing. Value. great for family dining. try a verity of food

Thank PRunion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long hard debate between three different Italian restaurants, my bf (who is Italian btw) and I decided on Mama Carolla's, and she did not disappoint! It is a very romantic dinner date spot for two and the food was delicious! We got an...More

Thank Carissa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was absolutely perfect. Excellent service, quality food, huge wine list, warm atmosphere, and did I mention AMAZING food. My best friend and I both left feeling like it was one of the best meals we had ever had. Our server was attentive and very...More

Thank Mikey A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found it on here and the ratings are true. Great meal and great service. Both kids ate all their meals. That says a lot. Highly recommend.

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 7 March 2018

It is a bit of a drive from the Indianapolis race track but it is well worth it. The food is excellent, service is excellent, and atmosphere was perfect. We ate outside in the garden. Definitely check this place out.

Thank Alda H
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Saturday evening dinner. Opens at 5pm and we got there 5:07, parking lot was full and were lucky to get a table after a 15 minute wait. People must have been outside standing in line waiting. Glad we were not later or there would have...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It has been some time since we've made the trip to Indy and MC's. Everything was just as wonderful as always!! Salads, Italian Wedding soup and bread all fantastic. I could have taken a whole gallon of soup home. Haha. Clams Linguine was main dish....More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The food is fantastic. Real Italian in a quaint setting. Makes you feel like you are in someone's Villa.

Thank letstakearoadtrip
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Not bad, felt the place was run down. The food was okay. And the bread was not fully cut? Is this classic thing or a major oversight? 4 adults and 1 child sat at 4 top and we were not offered a bigger table but...More

Thank mrsheminger
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I LOVED this restaurant - wonderful food, generous portions, excellent service. A little hard to find - lots of parking in the back WORTH THE DRIVE if you're even near Indianapolis!!! Italian wedding soup was the best I've ever had. interesting dishes - ate with...More

Thank M H
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Questions & Answers
8 February 2018|
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Response from Nerophiliac | Reviewed this property |
There's handicap parking in the rear parking lot, and easy entrance through the back to patio seating or into the restaurant.
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?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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