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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 #31 of 2,036 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, Reservations
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Do your yourself a favor an swing by for dinner, You'll be very pleased. I've been all over the states and this rates right up there with great service, atmosphere and best of all -the food.

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Speedway, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Wow. A restaurant in an old house! Food is fantastic here!!!! Very nice place, with great bar area and patio seating. Reasonably priced. I absolutely love the Chicken Mushroom Lasagna. Alfredo sauce is fantastic. This is a great place for couples.

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carmel
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154 reviews 154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First the setting was really different. Classy and comfy. The service was amazing and prompt. The food was good from appetizers to salad to main dish. The salad was delicious. I had lasagna and it was amazing. I would eat here again anytime.

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Amelia, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were looking for a dinner for our weekend trip to Indy and decided on this place. It was a great decision the place was packed but our group of 6 was seated within 10 minutes. The place was a converted house with seating all over in different rooms. It had a nice atmosphere thou from the decor and music... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The food was excellent and tasted home-made rather than bulk store-bought. The Italian Wedding Soup was so unique with Angel Hair pasta, Basil leaves, and miniature herb and sausage meatballs,

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

How this place is considered to be good italian food is tragic. Terrible service, bad seating at a tiny table in a crowded little room with creepy old pictures. We thought this was bad enough until we got the food. Waitress brought the wrong dinner to my wife, so we never ate together. Additionally, she seemed to care less about... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is one of my favorite restaurant. Food, service and ambiance is just right. I like to sit outside in their beautiful garden in summer.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It has been so many years since I visited Mama Carolla's. I don't live quite as close these days is my only excuse. This restaurant is so quaint, unique and just amazing! There were five of us on a Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. There were a number of tables occupied, but we were seated right away in a small quiet... More 

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Justin L, Owner at Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Us for your gathering. I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and I hope we will see you again soon. More 

Marion, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was me and my husband's first visit to this restaurant. The hostesses weren't exactly friendly, but I didn't discount the review because of them. We had the filet with gorgonzola cheese and it was FABULOUS! We also tried the shrimp cocktail, I've had it at St. Elmos and this one unfortunately doesn't measure up. I will definitely be back... More 

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Justin L, Owner at Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Mama's. I am glad to hear that you had a nice time and hopefully you will come again soon. The shrimp cocktail is not as spicy as some other places, but we try and keep it a good mix between spicy and enjoyable. If you would like it a little more spicy... More 

Indianapolis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The title says it all. The food was very very good! Unlike another reviewer we found the bruschetta to be very good and fresh. My chicken rigatoni was excellent and my wife's linguine with clams was "very good". The old house is charming with a nice courtyard for extra dining space under the stars. They don't take reservations on the... More 

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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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