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Iaria's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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317 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202-4029 (Fletcher Avenue)
+1 317-638-7706
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great Italian place in Indianapolis. Family owned since the beginning. Very simple in appearance but the food is always so good.

Thank Chloe F
Greenwood, Indiana
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257 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an old school Italian restaurant where the red sauce is KING....look no further. Iaria's is your place. The sauce goes on just about everything. It has great consistency, a little sweet with a small kick....delicious! The meatballs are baseball sized but moist and super tasty. The place has been there since the 30's but the... More 

Thank IndyOmahaCincyKid
Silver Spring, MD
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opened and owned by same family since the 30's. Staff was all family. Very friendly and helpful. Not a trendy place, just the good old Italian-American dishes everyone remembers from childhood. Nice wine selection, ok for anywhere, especially for Indiana. Interesting building, bar/restaurant from the 30's complete with glass brick windows. Lots of free parking in its own lot. Only... More 

Thank Timothy W
Speedway, Indiana
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stopped in for lunch a little after 1:00 PM and the place was still buzzing. My wife had the Grouper Picatta and I had Chicken Marsala. Both were excellent. Our server Nicky is absolutely fantastic. She know the menu and suggested an excellent bottle of wine. The Roquefort dressing is the best I have eaten. Really the best

Thank jbr4914
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Was visiting friends who work in Indiana and they chose this place. Old school family establishment...I think it has been around since 1913. Had lunch there and ordered Chicken piccata off of their lunch special menu. Special came with choice of soup or salad and I had the sausage soup. Both soup and chicken were good and price was $8.95.... More 

Thank hubbyfamily
Elkhart, Indiana
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Iaria's for our anniversary. It's been 20 years since my last visit, and it was like going home. The service is outstanding and the food was fresh made. I had the Spinach Lasagna and my wife had the Chicken Masala. Both were magnificent and the meatballs are to die for. I won't wait so... More 

Thank Michael D
Gorham, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Celebrating with friends, we wanted true, local Italian cuisine. This location is off the beaten path, and perhaps a step into the middle 1960's. Decor is simple, but the meal is anything but. Fabulous taste and a great variety of foods and wines to select from. We made reservations and were glad we did. We visited on a Wednesday evening... More 

Thank J H
East Greenbush
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was a New York transplant who lived outside of Indianapolis for 6 years. I still go back on business and recently made a return trip to Laria's. Being from New York (an area blessed with many GREAT Italian eateries) I have high standards for my red gravy. Immediately you can see that Laria's has been around for a long... More 

Thank Kevin B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Iaria's is a long-time Indy favorite Italian restaurant located just south of downtown Indy. The dining room was crowded and a fun atmosphere, humming with many different conversations. The staff constantly moved around the room and were alert for any and every way to take care of their customers. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. The servings were... More 

Thank bgoIndianapolis
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have a lot of favorite restaurants in Indy but iaria's is the place I always go the first night meal. I am a swimming coach and found this place in early 80's and always carb up my swimmers here during competitions but I come here by myself too when recruiting. The clams sauce is best I have ever had... More 

Thank Daniel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202-4029
    (Fletcher Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-638-7706

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Mooresville, Indiana, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?