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8100 E US Hwy 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
(317) 272-6501
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Italian Family Food

Located in strip-mall, this delightful casual restaurant has very good menu choices of Italian dishes at reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2014
Wallace S
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Northbrook, Illinois
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Plainfield, Indiana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Normally fairly crowded, I have never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes for a table. Food is top notch and price point is good. Service is very good and waiter/waitress interaction. They are 'Johnny on the spot' to refill drinks and make sure that everything is OK. Seating is a little cramped but the place is clean and the... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love eating here. Great atmosphere! Piano player there doing his thing, excellent food, very reasonably priced! I haven't eaten anything I didn't love yet. Lasagna better than mom's!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in strip-mall, this delightful casual restaurant has very good menu choices of Italian dishes at reasonable price.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've ate here since the late 1980's. My parents still live nearby so when I visited them today we decided to go to Papa Joe. My parents said there was new ownership, but the only change I could discern was the fact the heavy curtains over the windows were now gone and you could see outside. We were escorted to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I see the remarks about the new ownership of this restaurant and have to say there was a brief time I would have agreed with them. But the last 3-4 times I have eaten here, it has been back to the previous high standards. In fact, the wonderful spaghetti sauce they have always had seemed even better and when I... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and more recently we have ordered carry out. Very recently we decided to order carry out once again and discovered that this restaurant was under new ownership and management. We ordered the exact same dinners that we had ordered previously, but our new young order taker didn’t appear to be very familiar... More 

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Brownsburg, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The "new" owners have made changes and they are not for the good of patrons. The calzones are crispy on the edges, almost burnt, and the portion size of the 1/2 order of lasagna does not even fill the serving dish as it used to do. Cheesesticks and bread have been changed and not for the better. One plus, the... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The service is great. I go here every time I'm visiting the Indy area. Lasagna is to die for, bread is beyond words and their portions are huge.

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Indianapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I recently had dinner on a Sunday afternoon and ate in the bar. It is nice and quiet with great décor. The salads and lasagna were wonderful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I used to enjoy the piano music on the weekends a few years ago, and the food and service was always great! However, we went tonight, and the service was awful!!! We received our appetizer and salads (which are not NEAR as good as before, miss the mozzarella cubes on the salad) before our bread, which I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8100 E US Hwy 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: (317) 272-6501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?