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Pizza Pete's Italian Gardens

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8336 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219-6818
+1 317-898-7333
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look forward to locally owned restaurants, especially Italian since it is my favorite food. The first thing I noticed was that the restaurant smelled of mildew and tablecloths and walls did not appear to be the cleanest. We ordered a carafe of wine and noticed the glassed were very spotted and appeared to be quickly rinsed rather than washed... More 

Thank Bryan P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

A couple of friends and I wanted to find a local restaurant one evening and came across Pizza Pete's. Although the restaurant was open until 9:00, when we arrived at 7:40 there were only a handful of diners. That's not always a bad sign, but still it seemed a bit unusual for the time of day. Although the server said... More 

Thank Steve B
Management response:

I'm sorry... but I have never in 35 years plus EVER turned off lights above somebody's table! I'm am very greatful to all our regular customers ! Please don't let a negative comment keep you from enjoying our true authentic Italian cuisine!!! Come see for yourself why we were voted #1 Italian! Thanks again! I More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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882 reviews
818 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Not the best Italian in Indy, but very good. Excellent Lasagna, good Chicken Piccata and salads at a fair price.

Thank BatGuano30
Noblesville, Indiana
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Date Night with the wife, meeting another couple for dinner. The men had the Baked peperoni spaghetti, Wives had Lasagna, and Angel hair pasta with marinara. All dinners were super. The baked spaghetti was extremely good. It may be my favorite for now. The ladies split a slice of their chocolate cake. Server are very friendly and make you feel... More 

Thank Rick M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is diffidently our favorite eastside Italian restaurant. We would go more often if we didn't eat so much when we do go. We have never had a bad or even a not so good meal there. Our favorites include white chicken lasagna, mushroom ravioli and chicken tetrazzini. Also excellent pizza and salads. Very friendly wait staff. Love it!

Thank shrngoss
Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to make of this restaurant. We had been invited to an anniversary celebration and the small party room was drab and lifeless I ordered sangria, (dont judge me as the other choices were of low end wine) I asked for a sample and was told in a gruff tone that she would not cut up fruit... More 

Thank YOropeza53
Indianapolis, Indiana
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Everything else unfortunately dragged down the rating. We were a group of 20 and the staff was overwhelmed. I got the wrong pizza. We were there 2.5 hours. Excuses for everything.

Thank Scuffy13
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

While traveling with friends, we like to try little mom & pop places vs going to chain restaurants. Found this while googling for Italian restaurants near our hotel on the east side Indianapolis. So went here on a Mon night & the four of us were the only ones in the restaurant between 5 & 7pm. Almost too quiet as... More 

1 Thank auntiekat
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

The food IS true, authentic Italian cuisine! I began with sweet tea, a salad and hot garlic bread... then thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Tuscany-- linguini with chicken, peppers, onions, and mushrooms smothered in a delicious homemade Italian cream sauce. Excellent service in a very relaxing atmosphere... I highly recommend Pizza Pete's Italian Gardens!

1 Thank EastIndySusan
Greenfield, Indiana
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

I actually thought they had closed down years ago! Quick and easy italian! Fresh ingredients! Great wait staff! Skip the Olive Garden across the street and visit a real italian restaurant...

Thank ShapopoJoe
Management response:

Thank you! Thanks for coming! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8336 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219-6818
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-898-7333

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