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Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
317-259-9412
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Ranked #20 of 2,007 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Indianapolis, IN
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

When in doubt, especially with guests, we go to Mama's. The chicken piccata is usually my choice, but their pork chop is exceptional. The salad is average, but their soups are wonderful. The atmosphere and garden dining would be wonderful for a romantic date, but retirees like us feel welcomed and special.

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Westfield, in
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The positives - lovely old house, love the little lights used for decoration. The service was first-rate, and pleasant. The negatives - the food was poor. We had bruschetta as an appetizer and the tomatoes were pale and flavorless, at a time in Indiana when the tomatoes are fabulous. My wife's pasta dish had two different pastas mixed in, clearly... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really love going and sitting outside at Mama Corollas. The chicken parmesan is my favorite. There is something special about the red sauce used. I love it.

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We took my mother to Mama Carolla's for her retirement dinner. We were a large party, so we had to wait for out table, but the food was excellent and it was a lot of food. The service was great and we really enjoyed out visit. The parking can be tricky if it is crowded, so be ready to look... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

4 of us went from work (from out of town) I had the Rosemary Chicken Lasagna. It was so wonderful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food selections. You get bread and a salad as well. What an awesome atmosphere. Would be a perfect spot for a date night. Outside seating is offered as well.

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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Another Broad Ripple favorite. In a converted house, the rooms are a bit noisy, but the food is terrific! There's usually a wait list on the weekends. Order the Steamed Mussels to start, excellently prepared with a most wonderful sauce for dipping. The entrees are mostly typical Italian; pasta, piccata, marsala, but try the Chicken Involtine; chicken breast, prosciutto, spinach,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been going to Mama's for over 11 yrs and it is still one of our favourite restaurants because of the friendly atmosphere, great staff, reasonable prices and great food. Dinner last Friday was a treat - a drink at the bar while we waited for a table in our favourite Rose Room - maybe 12 min - not... More

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Cleveland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had high hopes entering the restaurant - great gated outdoor courtyard, very nice interior with different rooms in which one can dine. Nice table settings. The food, however, didn't deliver. THE FOOD: We ordered calamari appetizer, side salad, wedding soup, a side of meatballs, eggplant puttanesca, chicken involtine and a glass of chardonnay. The calamari was the best part... More

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Los Angeles, California
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233 reviews 233 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Set in what was the model home for 1920's era Spanish style home development, this family owned independent restaurant is a bit off the baten path, but well worth the car trip. It is an especially lovely setting with courtyard tables, side outdoor tables, and inner room dining areas, both large and small. Would have loved to have sat outside... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Having been there a year ago the food here has gone downhill dramatically. Had the seafood pasta made up of chopped up tough clam small skate plugs for scallops and overdone mussels. Very poor dish. Waitstaff was fine and expands seating was alright as well. Sorry to see such a decline in quality

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Additional Information about Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

Address: 1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
Phone Number: 317-259-9412
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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