Italian cuisine has become a staple in any major city across the United States, and it’s no different in Indianapolis, Indiana. The rich, creamy foods that have won the hearts and awards of many can be found here. Even better is that Indianapolis restaurants put a unique twist on their menus while still offering popular favorites. A number of establishments are known for taking the foods we love and making delicious adjustments to them. Whether visitors are looking for a laid-back pizzeria or a high-end fine dining Italian experience, Indiana has it all. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Ambrosia

Ambrosia
© Ambrosia

The Pizzi family kitchen in Liguria, Italy was always filled with love, laughter, and delicious food made using recipes and techniques that have been passed down for generations. In 1979, the family opened Ambrosia so that they could share their delicious delicacies with the people of Indianapolis. Focusing on freshness, quality, and innovation, Ambrosia offers impeccably flavored and artistically presented dishes. Choices of antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, entrees, and sides are offered. Popular choices include a traditional Ligurian seafood stew, fettuccine alfredo with shrimp, chicken parmesan, and ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese tossed with a pesto cream sauce.

5903 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220, Phone: 317-255-3096

Fun day trip ideas close to me, things to do this weekend, small towns, best weekend getaways: Getaways in California, East Coast beaches, NC quick trip, Romantic weekend getaways


2.Brozinni Pizzeria

Brozinni Pizzeria
© Brozinni Pizzeria


Established in 2008, the Brozinni Pizzeria offers delicious Italian dine-in and takeout options. The menu features some of the most delicious appetizers such as garlic knuckles made with fresh homemade dough and drizzled in garlic butter and parmesan cheese, pepperoni breadsticks, fried ravioli, and fried mushrooms served with homemade ranch or marinara. The restaurant is a great, friendly place for families and friends to get together and enjoy calzones, sandwiches, pizza, and pasta. The dessert menu has a special Brooklyn Bridge Brownie that is a perfect way to end a meal at Brozinni’s.

8810 S Emerson Ave Indianapolis, IN 46237, Phone: 317-865-0911

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top

Things to do near me today, beaches with kids, romantic parks, unique places to visit in USA right now, hotels, tourist attractions: Weekend Getaways from Seattle, NC day trips, FL, Near Atlanta, AL


3.Capri Restaurant

Capri Restaurant
© Capri Restaurant

The Capri Restaurant has been around since 1950; two brothers owned it before the current owners who dreamed of serving traditional Italian cuisine with lots of flavor and reasonable prices bought it. Visitors can start their night with an antipasto misto for two that is filled with assorted cold cuts and marinated vegetables. Entree options include the ricotta and spinach ravioli, scallops sautéed in wine, homemade gnocchi, and a number of other dishes. Some of the chef’s specialties are bell peppers stuffed with chicken, pine nuts, and ricotta cheese, the calamari fritti, and the eggplant parmesan.

2602 Ruth Drive, Indianapolis IN 46240, Phone: 317-259-4122

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top

Long weekend getaways with friends near you, weather, best small towns, what should I do in for couples, cheap, with friends, nearby beach, fun things to do near me today: CO, From San Diego, VA, OH, WI, MI, IL, IL, VA, San Diego, TX



4.Fresco Italian Cafe on the Canal

Fresco Italian Cafe on the Canal
© Fresco Italian Cafe on the Canal


Offering a casual al fresco waterside dining experience, Fresco Italian Cafe on the Canal presents a delicious range of homemade sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, soups, salads, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and Italian ice. The cafe is closed during the winter season and reopens in March. Visitors who are in Indianapolis at the time can try neighborhood favorites such as the mini meatball starters, the Stromboli sandwich, and the Tuscany flatbread pizza topped with green olives and pesto or the roasted red peppers with feta dip. Visitors with a sweet tooth can try an Italian or American s’more or a deliciously refreshing Italian ice made with fresh fruits and sugarcane.

340 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Phone: 317-797-9185

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis this Weekend with Friends" Back to Top or More places to see near me today, what to do, weekend trips

Nearest romantic getaways today at night, places near me, local wedding venues, best small beach town, restaurants, outside, things to do with kids near me, staycation, beaches, resorts near me, how do I plan: NC beaches, Ft Lauderdale, Day trips from NYC, From Chicago, PA, CT, CA, Hilton Head, Castles in Texas, GA beaches


5.Iaria's Italian Restaurant

Iaria's Italian Restaurant
© Iaria's Italian Restaurant


Iaria’s Italian Restaurant is a diner and bar that neighborhood locals flock to for a drink after work or a freshly prepared meal with their family. The laid-back, friendly environment allows guests to live and laugh loudly – just how it should be when eating Italian cuisine. The restaurant has all of the Italian favorites people know and love, including traditionally seasoned baked penne, ravioli, spaghetti, cheese tortellini, meatball parmesan, lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, and chicken marsala. The range of thin crust pizzas are baked to perfection and have toppings that range from cheese and vegetarian to salami, sausage, pepperoni, pepperoncini, grilled chicken, bacon, mushrooms, and much more. Things to Do in Indianapolis

317 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, Phone: 317-638-7706

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis this Weekend" Back to Top or Restaurants near me, stuff to do near me

Where should I go this weekend for fun, adventurous places to visit near me today, famous for, kid friendly, hotels open near me, what can you do in for free, beaches, resorts near me, time zone, best restaurants near me, natural wonders: FL, CA, Myrtle Beach, OR, New England weekend, Charlotte, Williamsburg, LA, PA


6.Iozzo's Garden of Italy

Iozzo's Garden of Italy
© Iozzo's Garden of Italy


Iozzo’s Garden of Italy has a historic past that started with Fred Iozzo traveling to the United States from Calabria, Italy in 1888. After working on the Boston and Ohio Railroad and building a grocery store empire, he opened Indianapolis’ first full-service Italian restaurant. His sons soon joined the family business, but it sadly closed in 1940. Though the restaurant remained closed for nearly seventy years, the family’s secret recipes and techniques have been passed down throughout the generations. With this knowledge and with the help of family and friends, the restaurant reopened to serve the Indianapolis area in 2009. Restaurant diners can indulge in delicious Italian cuisine such as an antipasti plate, brick oven pizzas, Italian wedding soup, and spaghetti, lasagnas, and baked penne.

946 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225, Phone: 317-974-1100

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or More must do for couples, what to do near me, places to visit this weekend

Where can I go for top-rated things to see near me, fun things to do today, hotels near me, with toddler, social distancing, places near me, list of, stuff to do near me, rentals, beach and last minute resort ideas for couples, places to hike near me: Southwest, New England, TN, KS, NY, From Houston, From Palm Springs, From Chattanooga, From Detroit, NJ


7.Mama Carolla's

Mama Carolla's
© Mama Carolla's

Mama Carolla’s was established at a time when restaurants were tables placed around the home for visitors to get a decent home cooked meal. With the aim of cooking for her customers just as she would cook for her family, the owner reopened the restaurant in 1997. Since then, the restaurant has been awarded one of the Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants by USA Today. Antipasti favorites include the Portobello mushrooms stuffed with crab meat and cheese, fried ravioli, and bruschetta topped with freshly smoked mozzarella. Entrees such as clam linguine, Mediterranean rigatoni, and sautéed chicken and shrimp penne pasta have become local favorites.

1031 E 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220, Phone: 317-259-9412

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or More tourism, attractions for couples, food, things to see near me today

Top things to see near me, beaches, cruises, parks near me, underrated tourist attractions downtown, travel blog, attractions, places near me right now, things to do near me, vacations, resorts near me, family weekend breaks, mountains, open now, tonight, breakfast near me, affordable rental, kids activities near me, campgrounds near me: OK, Small Town, AL, MI, FL, From Nashville, ND


8.Indian Restaurants Near Me: Napolese

Indian Restaurants Near Me: Napolese
© Napolese

Napolese offers a world class pizza experience; rightly so, as the dishes are artfully created with carefully sourced cheese, meats, and local farm produce that is grown specifically for the restaurant. Guests can choose from a number of starters, soups, salads, and sandwiches. The artisanal pizza is made with hand-formed dough and homemade tomato sauce, and diners can also request a gluten-free crust as one of the many options. The Napolese Broken Yolk which is a margherita pizza with quail eggs, the Meridian Kessler topped with Italian sausage, provolone, and mushroom, and the BLT (which has handfuls of smoking goose jowl bacon and leeks) are some of the most popular.

114 E 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205, Phone: 317-925-0765

"20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis for Locals & Tourists - Restaurants, Hotels" Back to Top or Beautiful places near me, what to do, restaurants for breakfast, travel guide, nearest beach

What to do near my location downtown at night in fall, winter, spring, spa near me, summer, places to go, wedding venues near me, beach, wedding venues, open parks, hotels near me, burger, nature park, nice restaurants near me: Spa, MD, Cabin Getaways, Small Town Weekend, Charlotte, Fort Worth, New Orleans, Raleigh, Spokane, NYC, NE, Saratoga Springs, Richmond, From Charleston, MT, VA, Sedona


9.Nicolino's Italian

Nicolino's Italian
© Nicolino's Italian

Nicolino’s Italian is one of the few Italian restaurants that have an extensive breakfast range alongside their lunch, dinner, and lounge menu. Nic’s breakfast has omelets, sandwiches, and specialties, with favorites including the Speedway omelet with eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, mushrooms, sausages, and toast. The broken yolk egg sandwiches are all the rage and have delicious add-ons such as avocado, apple wood smoked bacon, sautéed spinach, and herbed cheese. The dinner menu features a collection of Italian and American favorites that leaves visitors with the difficult choice between the seafood puttanesca and the succulent pork tenderloin among other dishes.

Wyndham Indianapolis West 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241, Phone: 317-381-6146

What is there to do near me this weekend, water park, menu, mountain, hill, waterfalls, cafe, eat, flights, California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, caves, pet travel, shore, casino, buffet, wineries, rental, charter, new restaurants, nature parks, best all inclusive resorts near me: Orange County, Rochester, Memphis, Milwaukee, From Boulder, PA, Sacramento, Tulsa, From Austin, Santa Fe, TN, Indianapolis, Long Island, Pittsburgh, WI, FL


10.Osteria Pronto

Osteria Pronto
© Osteria Pronto

Osterio Pronto is a hidden gem of a restaurant situated in the lobby of the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The restaurant serves authentic Northern Italian cuisine using fresh ingredients, authentic flavors, and delicate techniques to create the handmade pasta. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced, and restaurant diners can see how they’re put into use in the open kitchen that allows guests to sneak a peek at the details that go into each dish. Pizza is baked to perfection in the brick oven, and gnocchi is rolled fresh daily at the hands of the chef. Dishes to try are the Tuscan soup with Italian sausage, the cheese ravioli made with local ricotta, and the tortellini stuffed with smoked chicken and aged provolone fonduta.

10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-860-5800

"20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or Romantic Getaways, Wedding Ideas close to me this weekend, honeymoon, anniversary Ideas, fun places near me

Cool places to go near me in spring, couple, activity, what is, time, fine dining near me, fancy restaurant, activities near me, beach hotels, fishing, parks near me, campground, RV resorts, winery, what's near me, bay, attractions near me, list of, orchards, national parks: Day Trips From Athens, MS, IL, Knoxville, PA, Salt Lake, Scottsdale, IA, NC, Labor Day, San Antonio, ME


11.Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta

Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta
© Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta

With eleven locations spread across Indiana and Kentucky, Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizza and Pasta has been making award-winning pasta and pizza for years. The food is delicious; the pizzas are made with a homemade crust and simmering tomato sauce while the pastas are handmade fresh daily. Diners who have dietary restrictions need not fear, as Puccini’s has over 50 gluten-free items on the menu and numerous vegetarian options. They can also be customized to be dairy free. Everyone in the family can choose from the pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches, salads, soups, and appetizers available.

1508 W 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260, Phone: 317-358-6412

Free things to do near me known for tourists & historical must see attractions for adults in April, May, June, July, August 2020, January, February, March, restaurants that deliver, take-out, drive-thru, swimming, last minute day trips, coast, lake, reservoir, kayaking near me, glamping, diner, kitchen, suite, public parks, outdoor activities near me, places to get married: ME, IN, Midwest, Weekend Getaways, From Myrtle Beach, Family, New England, Albany, Omaha, MN, Zoos, NYC, Greenville


12.Sangiovese Ristorante

Sangiovese Ristorante
© Sangiovese Ristorante

Guests flock to Sangiovese Ristorante to enjoy a great bowl of pasta along with a perfectly-paired glass of wine. The restaurant, which is owned and operated by Chris Evans, has been serving the Indianapolis community with fine Italian cuisine since 1994. Using fresh ingredients and imported goods, the restaurant serves a myriad of dishes. Some of the favorites include the Cacciuco, which is a Tuscan seafood stew brimming with fish, shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari, and the Linguini Bosco Mare, a linguini tossed with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, and garlic. A Sangiovese favorite is the Lasagna Alla Bolognese, where handcrafted lasagna is layered with bechamel and marinara sauce.

2727 East 86th Street, Suite 110, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, Phone: 317-757-5913

Top sights, 4 day road trip map, weather, 24 hour restaurants, 48 hours in, cheapest good restaurants for families with dogs, beaches near me, directions, events, spa resorts, elevation, summer, nice pools, healthy, romantic restaurants, forest, buffet, city, tree, dinner, rentals, tent, flight, upscale, under water, pools: Best Beach vacations, Montana Mountains, Romantic Honeymoon, OK weekend, Glens Falls, Murphy, NC Camping, Jupiter, Freehold, Romantic Restaurants, CO


13.Indian Restaurants Near Me: Some Guys

Indian Restaurants Near Me: Some Guys
© Some Guys

Some Guys Pizza, Pasta, & Grill have been serving Indianapolis with award-winning Italian food for over twenty-five years. The restaurant has two locations, both of which serve amazing thin crust pizza, rich pastas, hefty subs, and refreshing salads. The pizza dough is made from scratch and in-house daily using the secret family recipe. All of the pizzas start with a combination of fresh dough, sauce made from sweet roma California tomatoes, and a mix of mozzarella and fontina cheese. Diners can choose from vegetarian pizzas, wood oven pizzas, house specialty pizzas, or design their own. Some of the house specialties include the jerk chicken, house sausage, and the 5-meat pizza.

6235 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220, Phone: 317-257-1364

Places to eat near me, free points of interest, lakes near me, waterfalls, weekend getaways near me, 3-day foodie places to visit in September, October, November, December, RV, prettiest places, lodging, campground, hangout, where is, spas, holiday, museum, hiking near me, canoeing, hotels close to me, sushi, hikes, scenic spots: Fire Island NY, Italy beaches, Delaware beaches, Claremont, Pigeon Forge, Bluffton


14.Indian Restaurants Near Me: Vito Provolone's

Indian Restaurants Near Me: Vito Provolone's
© Vito Provolone's


Vito Provolone’s doesn’t just serve fine Italian cuisine; they also show diners the true aspects of Italian life: food, wine, culture, and people. The family-friendly atmosphere is just the place for friends and family to get together and enjoy themselves over a delicious spread of food. Starting with the stuffed mushrooms, diners can move on to an antipasti salad and then select from an array of fish, seafood, and chicken entrees. Some worth mentioning are the chicken pesto simmered with pine nuts and artichoke hearts, the seafood fettuccine, and the tilapia in a lemon-caper sauce.

8031 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46217, Phone: 317-888-1112

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or Amazing things to do around me & More pictures of fun cheap vacation spots

Day trips from, good restaurants near me, motel, spa hotels, southeast, northeast, southwest, northwest getaway ideas, couples only suites, public beach near me for sunsets, breakfast near me, local retreat, on a budget, takeout, most popular small town, things to do near me, drive in movie, tropical island, how to spend a day locally, state park, romantic getaways with pool: Plattsburgh, Washington islands, La Jolla, Connecticut resorts, Wisconsin, Beaches near Boston


15.Indian Restaurants Near Me: Bazbeaux Pizza

Indian Restaurants Near Me: Bazbeaux Pizza
© Bazbeaux Pizza


Bazbeaux Pizza diners wouldn’t be able to find better pizza in Italy itself. All of the delicious pizzas start with a base of homemade tomato sauce and a blend of provolone, mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano cheeses on a freshly made crust. Diners can choose from white crust, wheat crust, gluten-free crust, or gluten-free vegan crust. While the restaurant has the range of traditional toppings such as pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, jalapenos, and much more, there are also a handful of exotic toppings available. Adding sun-dried tomatoes, capers, eggplant, fresh goat cheese, or black bean dip onto a pizza can take it to a new level of flavor.

811 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, Phone: 317-255-5711

Weekend getaways, top 10 things to do, places to visit near me, East, West, North, South, cheap family vacation activities for birthday, hot tub, whirlpool, public transport by train, local bus, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, relaxing parks, coffee near me: Lake Placid, Barre, Berryville, Brenham, Flagler Beach, Cedar Rapids Iowa, South Carolina Wineries, Vero Beach


16.Enzo’s Pizza

Enzo’s Pizza
© Enzo’s Pizza


Creating delicious Italian cuisine with authentic recipes, farm fresh ingredients, and unique techniques, Enzo’s Pizza offers traditional Italian food in Indianapolis. Packed with flavor while maintaining nutritional value, the dishes include a range of pizza, breadsticks, salads, appetizers, calzones, subs, and pastas. Instead of the regular breadsticks, diners can opt for fluffy breadstick stuffed with pepperoni. Pizzas can be bought by slice or whole and guest favorites include the meat lovers, chicken ranch, and the meat stuffed pizza. Enzo’s also has many combo meals that are cost effective such as combining any pasta with a side salad, garlic bread, and drink.

3940 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227, Phone: 317-808-2284

Romantic weekend getaways near me, spring break, places to live, what to do near me, coffee, breakfast restaurants, when you are bored, sea vacation, relaxing overnight trips, no-contact delivery, pickup, rainy day trips, cabin camping, best small beach towns to retire: Orange County Beaches, Fairbanks, Aberdeen, Providence, Lake George, Leesburg, Niagara Falls, Ann Arbor, Sausalito, Morrison, Athens GA


17.Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
© Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza


Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza offers much more than tasty specialty pizzas. However, the pizzas are a crowd pleaser and include the Slaughterhouse Five topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, sliced steak, ham, and bacon, and the Seoul Man which is a pizza topped with Korean barbecue sauce, kimchi, and a choice of sliced beef, pulled chicken, or pulled pork. Jockamo has many sandwiches on the menu too, with popular favorites being the Italian beef sandwich and the California roll stuffed with lump crab meat, avocado, and peppadew peppers. A unique addition to the extensive menu is the PBJ pie on the kid’s menu, which is a peanut butter and grape jelly pita pizza.

401 Market Plaza, Greenwood, IN 46142, Phone: 317-883-8993

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or Getting married, lunch near me, romantic things to do, places around me

Weekend trips, what is a great day trip destination, couples getaway, romantic hotels, unique places to stay, East, North, West, South, cheap getaways, staycation, must visit islands, botanical gardens, hamburgers, bbq, snowboarding, skiing, trailer parks near me, hot springs, quick trip: Best breakfast in Queens, NYC getaways for couples, Fire Island NY, NYC Hotels with Rooftop Pools, Romantic hotels in NYC


18.Indian Restaurant Near Me: Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub

Indian Restaurant Near Me: Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub
© Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub


Right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Pearl Street Pizzeria and Pub is a popular choice for friends and family looking for good food, great drinks, and an amazing atmosphere. The back-alley restaurant has a number of handmade specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and a selection of refreshing local microbrews on tap. All of the food uses only the best ingredients, and the dishes are made fresh. The menu has a lot of common favorites as well as some unique additions such as the blue cheese chicken melt sandwich and the pesto wrap. There is a daily lunch and drink special that combines popular options such as the meatball sub with local craft pints.

65 E Pearl Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-638-3110

You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis" Back to Top or More romantic weekend getaways, more places of interest in, wedding venues near me, time zone, what to do

Romantic resorts, dog friendly cabin, boutique inn, B&B, hostel, photos, maps, discounts, conference, couples retreat, shows, good food near me, things to do with kids near me, weather, airport, vegetarian, seafood, breakfast near me, indoor, outlet mall: Things to Do in Fort Worth, Fort Worth hotels, Things to Do in Indianapolis, Romantic hotels in Indianapolis, Indianapolis wedding venues, Best Things to Do in Charlotte NC, Romantic hotels in Charlotte NC


19.Indian Restaurants Near Me: Roselli's Pizza

Indian Restaurants Near Me: Roselli's Pizza
© Roselli's Pizza


Founded by a Chicagoan, Roselli’s Pizza bought the flavors and technique that the windy city is known for to the heart of Indianapolis. Offering thin crust, double crust, deep dish, and pan pizzas, Roselli’s also has a number of pastas, calzones, sandwiches, chicken entrees, barbecue ribs, salads, desserts, and drinks. The Italian sausage sandwich, fried ravioli, and the deep dish BBQ special pizza are not to be missed. Roselli’s offers one of the very few Italian lunch buffets in town. It is anything but skimpy and has a different variation of pizza, pasta, and appetizers daily.

4335 W 106th Street # 100, Carmel, IN 46032, Phone: 317-228-9090

Book your trip, outside & indoor activities, inexpensive things near me, kid friendly popular scenic places, vegan restaurants, breakfast places near me that are open, affordable biggest cities, getaway, what's near me, romantic getaways tomorrow, excursions, art, tours, towns: Wedding venues in Columbus, Columbus with Kids, Princeton weddings, Portsmouth weddings, Free in Indianapolis, Charlotte breakfast, Charlotte, NC with Kids



20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis



You are reading "20 Best Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis " Back to Top