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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (30 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

Went here last night for the very first time... it was fantastic... they dont take reservations so we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table.... I had the pork chop with a glaze and two sides and a house salad for 20.00... the...More

Thank paul30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was decent- nothing to which I'd say "wow, this was great" but not terrible either. The squash soup was flavorful but too heavily peppered for me. Lasagna was good, as were both the chicken and veal Marsala. I like my Marsala more...More

Thank Peggy2317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mama Carolla's with another couple. The service was top notch. My water glass was never even near empty. The food came quickly. It was hot and wonderful. I had ravioli and the only negative was that it was a little small. (...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our bible study group met for dinner and had a wonderful evening. Had Bruschetta appetizer and had a little to much relish for me and cheese was cold on top, prefer melted. Shrimp scampi and and angel hair pasta was awesome. Angel hair pasta was...More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times over the years but this was the first in quite a while. I chose one of the basic dinners - lasagna. This one was great. A large serving with a very rich tomato sauce. Service was very good....More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Indy. We haven't been for awhile as we live about 40 min away. My dinner was well worth the wait! We decided on a later dinner as they don't take reservations on Friday or Saturdays. We...More

Thank Wssloman
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I visited your restaurant for the first time last Thurs. evening. Delightful atmosphere, delicious Italian Wedding soup, excellent margaritas and service. Others in my party enjoyed the devour menu but I ordered my favorite, eggplant parmesan. I was so disappointed! The eggplant was difficult to...More

Thank karenkayshu
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Delicious! This reminds you of a converted home made into quaint dining areas. So even if you have people seated around you, it feels very intimate. Would be a great place for a special anniversary dinner-or proposing to the one you love! The front reminds...More

1  Thank Annette D
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The restaurant doesn't take reservations, and opens at 5PM. Our party of 4 had no trouble being seated at 5:15. The restaurant is in a house, and the decor is charming. Our server was fast and friendly. The wine list is a bit limited, and...More

Thank Nerophiliac
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

There are a few quite good Italian restaurants in Indianapolis, but Mama Corolla's always comes through on top. The decor seems upscale at first, but then it sets in that it is simply quaint and relaxing. Done well. The service has been top notch every...More

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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