Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Noble Roman’s Take-n-Bake P’za ($30 Value)

Noble Roman’s Take-n-Bake P’za

College Park

$10 $5

Sicilian–style deep-dish pizzas and traditional or wafer-thin cracker crusts; sides such as breadsticks and cinnamon rounds

$12 for $20 Worth of Carry-Out Pizza from Cugino's Pizza

Cugino's Pizza

Lawrence

$20 $12

House-made sauce sits atop hand-stretched dough topped with cheese and toppings; other eats include oven-baked sandwiches and fried chicken

$17 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Italian Cuisine at Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders ($30 Value)

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders

Carmel

$15 $8.50

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Chefs bake fresh bread and dough each day before topping pizzas and grinders with meat, cheese, and veggies

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Sandwiches at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza

Clay Terrace Mall

$20 $12

Pennsylvania coal–powered ovens bake Naples-inspired pizzas in as little as four minutes, toast flatbread, and roast chicken wings

Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Mama Nita's Pizza in New Palestine (Up to 45% Off)

Mama Nita's Pizza

New Palestine

$23.48 $13

Pie prodigies hand-toss dough for thin-crust pizzas and top each creation with choice of more than one dozen toppings

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Pie slingers craft freshly tossed dough into masterpizzas with toppings to suit every taste

Two or Four Pasta Entrees or Signature Italian Dishes at Kinsey's Italian Cafe (Up to 44% Off)

Kinsey's Italian Cafe

McCordsville

$31.90 $18

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Homemade lasagna, Cajun shrimp alfredo, and baked ziti with three cheeses

Italian and Louisianan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at DeAngelos (40% Off). Two Options Available.

DeAngelos

Bloomington

$20 $12

Crispy New York–style pizzas share menu space with other Italian classics and Louisianan specialties including homemade meat lasagna

$12 for $20 Worth of Hand-Tossed Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Red Star Pizza Company

The Red Star Pizza Company

Seymour

$20 $12

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Hand-tossed specialty pizzas highlight a menu of hot sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and more

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Noble Romans Take N' Bake Pizza ($20 Value)

Noble Romans Take N' Bake Pizza

West Lafayette

$10 $6

Take-and-bake pizzas in deep-dish, traditional, or wafer-thin cracker crusts; sides such as breadsticks and wings

Pizzas, Breadsticks, and Soft Drinks at PJ's Paesan's Pizza (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

PJ's Paesan's Pizza

Huntington

$19.95 $11

16-inch pizzas are supplemented by crisp breadsticks and sub stuffed with ham, salami, or meatballs

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield

$20 $11

Baked ziti and ravioli accompany signature pizzas such as the Deluxe, with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and mushrooms

Select Local Merchants

Born in Calabria, Italy, in 1888, Santora “Fred” Iozzo immigrated to New York City at the age of 17, hoping to create a new life for himself and the family he planned to build. After working on railroad lines in Massachusetts and Ohio, Fred landed in Indianapolis and quickly established an empire of grocery stores throughout the city. The economic onslaught of the Great Depression proved to be too much for this empire, though, and shop after shop began to close. Fred decided to begin anew yet again, founding a restaurant in 1930, naming it Iozzo’s Garden of Italy, and heading up operations until its unfortunate closure in 1940.

Along with her husband, Greg, Katie Harris decided to honor the memory of her great-grandfather Fred by reopening the restaurant in 2009. The reimagined establishment incorporates a few modern touches, but it mainly draws inspiration from traditional Italian culture. The chefs form meatballs by hand and make everything from alfredo to bolognese sauces in-house. At the same time, they embrace a slightly more modern approach by offering whole-wheat and gluten-free pastas, throwing in menu curveballs such as maple-bourbon pork, and serving holographic chicken piccata. Their culinary diligence earned them a Best of Metromix award in 2011.

With its rustic brickwork, wooden floorboards, and Tuscan-yellow walls, the eatery’s dining room exudes a rustic charm, and the pendant lamps and linen-draped tables add small touches of contemporary refinement. Outdoors, the courtyard area echoes the Old-World ambiance, recreating the feel of an Italian alleyway complete with a faux street lamp and cobblestone walkway.

946 S Meridian St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

HotBox Pizza’s cooks adorn three varieties of hand-tossed dough canvases with six savory sauces, cheeses, and 26 toppings to create a menu of dine-in, takeout, and delivery pies. The signature HotBox combines double spicy pepperoni and banana peppers, and Big Al’s Fredo fights off pernicious poultry cravings with a combination of chicken, roma tomatoes, fresh spinach, and banana peppers. Aspiring pizza architects can blueprint their own pies by laying down traditional, thin, or multigrain foundations and selecting from six varieties of sauce-carpeting. Doughy disks simmer with mozzarella, ricotta, Wisconsin cheddar, or fontina cheeses to hold down up to four toppings such as pepperoni and artichoke hearts. Circle-eaters can also save room in their knapsacks or hollow shoe-heels for fresh salad and bundles of breadsticks that come with nacho-cheese, pizza, ranch, or garlic sauce, and wash down stubborn bites with refreshing slurps of soda.

923 Indiana Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

The cooks at Barlo's Pizza believe every pizza should be thoroughly delicious. That's why they offer a bold guarantee: if a customer orders a less-than-stellar pizza from any other area restaurant, Barlo's Pizza will replace the uneaten portion with slices of their own cheesy, savory pies.

Barlo's Pizza makes it easy to feed a group of any size. Diners can order gourmet pizzas in sizes that range from 10 to 29 inches, or opt for a high-value family-bundle meal. The spot's cooks cater to different dining preferences by crafting hand-tossed dough into Chicago-style deep-dish pies as well as gourmet flatbreads. Other specialties include saucy buffalo wings and sumptuous pasta dishes. Diners can enjoy a leisurely meal in a spacious dining room, or order take-and-bake menu items to go for when too many pizza dinners out have made your oven lonely. On Friday nights, local singers and acoustic bands entertain the crowd.

5051 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Stepping through Gallagher's II Family Restaurant's front door is like coming home. That's because the staff at this restaurant treats each and every customer like a member of the family. A just like a trip home, they feed you nearly the second you walk in the door. Their hand-tossed and New York?style pizzas fill stomachs with cheese, tomato sauce, and succulent toppings including Italian sausage and pineapple. For a less geometrically precise entree, they boast a grilled chicken-breast dinner and reuben sandwiches. And because no meal is complete without entertainment, Gallagher's hosts live music nights, karaoke, and trivia every week.

Not just a family to those inside the establishment, Gallagher's works to share its community spirit with everyone in the region. The restaurant has raised more than $200,000 for local schools and organizations, established a canned food drive for neighbors in need, and delivers pizza to nearby shelters during the winter holidays.

2310 W Southport Rd.
Indianapolis,
IN
US

This tavern feels like home for the staff of Gallagher's II Irish Pub, and these friends and family of the Himeses strive to share the welcome with their guests. The bright atmosphere invites patrons to stop by for a pint, a plate, and the game. A menu includes classic burgers, steaks, and shareable appetizers. Gourmet hand-tossed and New York–style pizzas serve up specialties such as the Sink, named for its plentiful toppings and antique faucet handles.

Slices and sips are shared on an outdoor patio or in spacious rooms with two full-service bars, plenty of flat-screen TVs, and a 9'x12' Jumbotron screening the biggest games. Free WiFi keeps guests in touch with both home and office, and three pool tables fuel friendly rivalries. The pub also boats a private loft space ready to host special events for up to 100 guests.

7021 Madison Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

For Chicago-style dining in Indianapolis, many locals favor South of Chicago; known for thin and deep-dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. South of Chicago can be found on Virginia Avenue, near the Fountain Square area. Housed in a two story, red-brick building, the facility is marked by a pair of bright green awnings that signify two separate sections. Within the north side’s dine-in area, patrons can’t help but notice a variety of Chicago-related sports memorabilia hung on the walls. In fact, the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks are well-represented through pictures, posters, banners and signs. Aside from pizza, other popular menu items include the meatball sandwich, hot ham and cheese sandwich and the lasagna.

619 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US