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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” (31 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We tried Mama's for the first time tonight as part of the Devour Indy promotion. The place was packed but we only had to wait about 15 min tops. We sat in the heated enclosed porch which looks like it opens up in the warmer...More

Thank JudyBeth2020
Reviewed 2 February 2018

not sure what is so great about this place, food was ok not great, we had salmon and ravioli, service was good, restaurant was cute, prices were a little over the top

Thank twyleah
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Love the food and ambience! We went over the Devour Indy promotion and had the 2 for $30 menu! Amazing value!!!

Thank Jules723
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I am ashamed to admit that this is the first time we’ve eaten at this restaurant but I’m thrilled to have finally found it and can’t wait to go back! Lots of choices and every single thing was prepared perfectly with all 4 members of...More

Thank Christine T
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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