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Iaria's Italian Restaurant
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Today 4:30–10PM
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317 S College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46202
317 South College AvenueUSIndianaIndianapolis46202
$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Today 4:30–10PM
Saturday 4:30–10PMSunday ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday 11AM–1:30PM, 5–9:30PMWednesday 11AM–1:30PM, 5–9:30PMThursday 11AM–1:30PM, 5–9:30PMFriday 11AM–1:30PM, 5–10PM
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Open since 1933, this extra-homey, family-run institution dishes up classic pasta dinners & pizzas.- Google
"The food, service, and prices is awesome."
"It tasted OK, but some of my pasta was a bit undercooked."
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Curtis Murphy
a month ago
First time there for lunch. Service was extremely slow. Took forever to take our order then it took over an hour for our food to come out. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. It tasted OK, but some of my pasta was a bit undercooked. Not a great experience.
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Alan Hosch
a month ago
Excellent traditional Italian joint. Open since 1933. Reasonable prices. Excellent service. The antipasto ("antipasta salad") is essentially a Nicoise with iceberg. It's one of the best salads I've ever eaten anywhere. The Roquefort cheese dressing is house made. You'll thank me later.
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Joel Fedell
3 months ago
Instead of heading a few blocks over and attending the Italian Fest - we decided to give Iaria's a go instead. The building itself is nothing to write home about. In fact if it wasn't for the sign I would never guess that its an Italian Restaurant. There is a parking lot off to the side, or you can park out on the street. The entrance is in the middle of the side and marked with neon signs. When you walk in, you have the option to go to the right or the left. The right side is the bar area - the left is the dinning room. Being that I had no idea what I was doing I went to the right. The girl was very nice at the hostess stand and told me that my reservation was over in the dinning room. We were immediately seated (once I got over to the right side) and told that our server would be right over. Well it did take him a little bit of time to get over to us. Once he did, however, he was attentive and upbeat. When he returned with our drink order we put in an appetizer for the fried ravioli. A short time later the appetizer came out. In the mean time, we placed our main entree order. I went with the Chicken Piccata. The fried ravioli was really good. I was happy with it, but yet felt that we should have gotten more than 4 for the $8 price tag. But they were good, and I would recommend them if you have a party of 2. More than that and you might want to order a second one. In the mean time our server checked on us once or twice making sure that our drinks were full and we had what we needed. When our main course came out I was surprised at how small the chicken was. I mean I am used to places like Olive Garden and Carino's that bring out quite a bit of food. The Piccata came with a side of spaghetti. The spaghetti was good. I enjoyed their home made sauce. It was chunky, but not too chunky. It was just right. And honestly the Piccata was good as well. For the first time having it, it was good. I don't think I would get it again just because for me it had a little too much lemon but I hear that is how its supposed to be. Also the table next to us ordered the Lasagna and it looked epic. The inside looks like the outside. It doesn't scream to me Italian Restaurant. The back wall is all mirrors to give the appearance of a large dinning area. The decor on the wall is mostly family photos throughout the years. What I appreciate is that this place is family owned. Its still in the family after opening back in 1933. To me that is awesome - and it shows that the family has kept it looking the same all these years. Normally I'd say that its outdated and needs a full overhaul - but I think for Iaria's that would take away some of its charm and uniqueness. I would definitely be back again - after all that Lasagna isn't going to eat itself.
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Andy Howard
2 months ago
Italian tends to be one of my wife's least favorite foods so you know a place is extra special when she raves about it. This place has a nice vintage feel to it. The marinara is fantastic and I recommend getting some plain garlic bread to dip in it so you can have a full appreciation of the quality.
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Laura Ruplinger-Skaggs
a month ago
My friend and I stopped for dinner here on 7/16/16 while traveling through. We wanted Italian food and found good reviews on google. The food was great. The Chicken Picata was the best I have ever had. We had to wait awhile for the food because it obviously takes a long time to make homemade, so that was no problem. The service was great. The owner or manager came out and talked to us while we waited. It is a small local, somewhat loud place, so if you are looking for fancy or formal go somewhere else. If you like down home friendly it is a great place to stop.
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ethan strange
2 months ago
Lasagna was AWESOME. Best I've had in a long time. Great service too and reasonable prices.
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Jim Podwika
3 months ago
Great service good food!!! We are from buffalo where u can get authentic Italian at several places that are all great.!! and Iarias is some of indys best that I've found
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Jeff Lovelace
5 months ago
Iaria's was overall a good experience. The highlights being the food and the drinks, but a few thing kept it from being 5 stars for me. The positives 1. The homemade Italian salad dressing was excellent. 2. The cheese stuffed pasta (the small knot pasta the name escapes me right now) was tasty and the sauce tasted like they just made it in the kitchen. 3. The service was very attentive. The negatives 1. We got the fried raviolis as an app. It came with 5 tiny little pieces. The sauce with it was oddly sweet. 2. We came in the spur of the moment, no reservations, and even though we saw other open tables, we were sat directly in front of the bathrooms. Touching distance close. Seriously,I could have turned around and high fived anyone who had to relieve themself. 3. The bread was in a warmer. No tongs? Just reach right in and grab that bread bare handed. That's fine. I am not saying in will not be back. The food was good and law of averages says I most likely won't get the upfront brow of the watercloset again. Just can't give it five stars.
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