Iozzo's Garden of Italy

Italian Restaurant
946 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225 946 S Meridian St, Indianapolis Directions
Today 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Closed All Hours
+13179741100
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98% of 422 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | a day ago
We love it here!!! We enjoyed the outdoor patio seating tonight! Our waiter Shawn wS the best!!!
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Report | 3 days ago
Early is better due to limited parking but the food is worth the minjimal hassle.
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Report | 8 days ago
Parking is on the street :/
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Report | 10 days ago
Good food. Next time we go, it will be later in the evening so we can eat outside. Nice patio area. Special occasion restaurant.
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Report | 16 days ago
It's gotten a lot more popular. Reservations are a good idea.
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Report | 23 days ago
Have a flat rate to use the coupon on any item.
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Report | a month ago
Awesome staff and great food! Not your typical, traditional Italian. Super fun and outrageously wonderful drinks, too. You must try the Grandmother's Manhattan wih smoked ice and cherry!
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Report | a month ago
Order the fish of the day. You won't be disappointed!
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Report | a month ago
The place is small, has a family owned vibe, nice wait staff - seafood is amazing, along with variety of sauces for pasta - only downside is their bread - nothing special.
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Report | a month ago
Amazing food and Dana was an awesome waitress!
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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.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Thu
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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