317 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN | Directions 4620239.762051 -86.145726
Neighborhoods: Central Indianapolis, Fletcher Place
Great food and friendly atmosphere – This is hands down my favorite Italian restaurant in Indianapolis. The dining room is very casual and inviting, it's very unique (in a good way). The food is absolutely amazing. I get their spinach ravioli most often and my boyfriend has sampled most of the menu (he never has any complaints!). Their homemade tiramisu is divine. Their homemade blue cheese salad dressing is also delicious. The bread they bring out prior to the meal is surprisingly bad, as compared to rest of the menu, but it's no prediction of the things to come, don't worry!
One thing, don't come here if you're in a rush. The food generally takes a little while and you should reserve at least an hour and a half for your meal. The staff is friendly and provide wonderful service. I saw Larry Bird there once (and he was trashed!)
my wife and i love this place. the have awesome food and very nice portions. wonderfully friendly staff. you never would know by looking at the outside of the building.
Great food in abundance! – This was my first visit - although the inside ambiance was inviting, we chose to sit outside. The outside seating area is definitely nothing special, although there is a nice view of downtown. The full meals come with soup, salad, bread and the entree. You can also order the entree alone. My boyfriend loves this place because it is one of the few places in town where you can get meat ravioli. I ordered the tortellini, which I thought was excellent. Our server was friendly and efficient. We spent approx $35-40, and that was drinking water only so it is not a cheap place, but definitely worth it if you are wanting a non-chain experience.
Average price, Average place – Well..here is my first review!
I have heard some good things about this downtown Italian restaurant so I finally tried it out. Upon arrival, I was disappointed in the atmosphere...both inside and out. However, it did have more of an authentic italian feel than most restaurants, so if you appreciate that...this would be a great place for you. The service was very good and helpful throughout the entire night.
I got the baked penne with the bolognese sauce. It is a lot of food so you can definetely split with someone. It was pretty good but I would choose another sauce next time because I didn't care for all of the meat. The people I went with got the spinach ravioli and they loved it! Overall, it was a positive experience. The food was good but I don't think I will make the drive from the northside to eat at Iaria's Italian Restaurant again.
Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Authentic Italian cuisine is served at the family run restaurant that offers catering, weekly specials and pasta dinners.
Best Italian Food in Indianapolis – When I first visited Iaria's 17 years ago it was by accident. Thank goodness because I discovered the best Italian food in Indianapolis. This family owned restaurant has pictures upon entry of all of the celebrities/Indianapolis heros to visit the establishment. All menu items are phenominal and the Blue Cheese dressing is so thick a spoon will stay in the dish when turned upside down. If you are in Indianapolis, you will be missing out by not stopping by Iaria's.
I've been going to Iaria's for 25 years.... – When you get great food AND atmosphere, you just keep coming back, which is the key to Iaria's success. The regulars are always happy, and newbees are always glad to find a new place to get real Italian food. The BEST in Indy.
Uniquely leads the Appain Way ! – Yes, Iaria's is by what all others are compared to. As long as you have been fortunate enough to know of this old neighborhood best. A very comfortable place focussed on a few meals done very well. Not a big menu but you will still have trouble on what to order! Plenty of all that is ordered including the great service. Home spun flavor on old-world recipes honed by the wonderful kichen in this unassuming location. Find it, make the wrong turns 'cause it is just one more block to a great meal. GO, GOOOO!!!!
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