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Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
+1 317-259-9412
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped in for an early dinner a few days prior to Valentine's Day during Devour Indy. The restaurant is located in an old house and it has a lot of charm and character. Both the food and the service were excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank CDD56
Frankfort, Kentucky
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming atmosphere, and the food was amazing! We were in search of a good place to have dinner while in town for the evening, and we were very happy we found this restaurant. The fried buffalo mozzarella was delicious, bread and olive oil special not ordinary, great wine selection, and delicious entrees (Rosemary Chicken Lasagna was perfection)! The only drawback... More 

Thank mrsgarcia01
Westfield, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal, the service and the bar was great. I've been in Indy for 29 years and this was my 1st time there. I will be back soon.

Thank RugbyOldBoy
Fishers, Indiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

go early if you want a table. good parking for the neighborhood. old house converted. great ambience.

Thank booger69booger
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Mama Carolla's this past Saturday and were very disappointed. We were told that there would be an hour wait, which did not seem unreasonable based on the fact that "Devour Indy" was going on, whereby participating restaurants offered special menus. We proceeded to the bar area and ordered drinks. The bar staff was friendly and very efficient.... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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256 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to MC's with another couple for dinner. They had been there before and recommended we go there. Our first impression was very good. The food was well prepared. The service was attentive despite the restaurant being completely full. The only complaint we had was the close quarters as it occupies a small house and serves in the original... More 

Thank DMJA21
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mama's for a family birthday celebration. As always Mama Corolla's was great, this restaurant is one of the best Italian places in town. In the heart of Broad Ripple it's worth the ride from the far west suburbs to go and eat. The traditional lasagna is wonderful and the fettuccine alfredo IS the best in town, creamy... More 

Thank Eric S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night a group of about 30 people descended on this quaint Italian restaurant on Indy's north side, just south of Broad Ripple. The night didn't start out on the best foot, when they wouldn't seat us until we were all there. They did eventually seat us when most of us were there. We had an upstairs room and our... More 

Thank Janie M
Kirkwood, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Four of us had dinner at Mama Carolla's so we got to try four dishes and two appetizers. Friday and Saturday they do not take reservations and it was jammed. We drank a nice bottle of wine while waiting for a bit over 45 minutes. For appetizers we had the artichoke fritters and prosciutto and melon. The fritters were tasty... More 

Thank eroof01
Fishers, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is delicious! The staff is very friendly too! I had chicken Parmesan and it was very good! The chicken lasagna is also very good! The bread is super good too, everything is great 👍🏼

Thank rooskyroo21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?