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514 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408 (Formerly Trulli Flatbread)
812-333-2700
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
one of better ones in bloomington

nice menu (pizza, pasta, fish, steak, shrimp) - it won't be the best meal you ever had. Server was good, not a great. nice casual place. Your college kid will appreciate a good meal. jean, slacks, polo, nice dress shorts are all ok. Make a reservation. We were seated right away. if you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
abmilw
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight of us (five university students) had a very nice meal at Finch's. I booked the reservation very late (Saturday morning of the reservation) but the staff was very helpful in finding us a table. We arrived on time and were seated right away. The Restaurant was full, but didn't feel too crowded. The beer list was well thought out,... More 

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1 Thank rpenczek
Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Look, I worked in the restaurant industry in Bloomington for 8 years and there's no place better than Finch's. You will get the best steak, mussels, rotating freshly caught fish, pizza, beer, salads, desserts... you get the drift. Oh did I mention the pizza and beer? With an always rotating draft selection and the 2nd best selection of bottles (only... More 

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Thank ManBearP1G
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Visiting for the first time. Read about it in Bloomington tourism magazine. Sounded good. But received poor service by waitress and too long of a wait time for dinner to arrive. Food tasted ok after we finally got it. But Nothing special. Plus $28 for roasted chicken does not mean a single chicken breast. I do no care if you... More 

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Thank Amy K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

nice menu (pizza, pasta, fish, steak, shrimp) - it won't be the best meal you ever had. Server was good, not a great. nice casual place. Your college kid will appreciate a good meal. jean, slacks, polo, nice dress shorts are all ok. Make a reservation. We were seated right away. if you have kids under 21 in your party,... More 

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1 Thank abmilw
Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great service, great atmosphere. All around great experience. I would highly recommend going here. Very nice menu as well.

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Thank jfrieser
Glasgow
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great selection of beers - local and further afield. Pizzas were outstanding and there are a lot of choices on the menu. They even do gluten free pizza (and beer too!). Kids love it too.

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Thank Ieatwithgusto
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant was so good!! The hanger steak was so tender and the focaccia bread was great! BUT... what really made a difference was our waiter JOSH!! If you go to this restaurant, do yourself a favor and ask for Josh's section! He was very professional and he knew everything about the place and the food! He was efficient and... More 

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Thank kathy r
Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My choice for my birthday dinner proved to be excellent but it was chosen with past experience in mind. The food and service have always been fine and last night was no exception. Our waitress, Ashley, was clearly concerned with our satisfaction and made helpful suggestions. But we did choose to dine early and when IU is not in session... More 

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Thank Carol W
Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I went to dinner to celebrate the end of the school year over graduation weekend. We found that the menu had been limited for graduation in an obvious effort to make service more efficient and turn tables faster. While I understand this, many of the best looking dishes on the regular menu had been removed. Our salads... More 

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Thank Davis1171
Bloomington, Indiana
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Finch's is a good restaurant near the IU Campus. It is often crowded and noisy however, so it may not be the best choice for meetings. I particularly like their pub lunches. We often order the lamb there. The food is always fresh and freshly cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408 (Formerly Trulli Flatbread)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?