About Iozzo's Garden of Italy
Originally established in 1930 Iozzo's Garden of Italy is the Newest Oldest Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis. The high quality menu features a mix of traditional Iozzo Family Italian fare along with a modern twist on Italian dishes.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm- 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music in Our Courtyard on the Following Dates in 2013
Wednesday June 5, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
Wednesday July 3, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
Saturday July 13, 2013 - Indy Nile
Wednesday August 7, 2013 - The Tides
Saturday August 17, 2013 - Indy Nile
Wednesday Septemper 4, 2013 - Jaden Street Jazz
Free street parking is available on the East and West sides of Meridian Street.
Private Party Contact:
Kathy Jones: 317-974-1100
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Courtyard Opening Party Thursday May 16, 2013
Iozzo's Garden of Italy Ratings and Reviews
Food and atmosphere was great, however w ...
Food and atmosphere was great, however we had to wait 15 minutes even with a reservation. Then after waiting we were sat in the back at a small table at the end of a hallway. The server came by to do the minimum. Food was great. I would go back again, but never again if I dont get sat at a decent table with a reservation.
Very very nice. Each time I visit I do b ...
Very very nice. Each time I visit I do believe the experience gets better and better. Service was excellent, food was delicious. and the drinks just perfect. Seating was good with plenty of room to move around and be more than comfortable. I would highly recommend dining here whenever possible. I may just go back again tonight. Bravo! Salute!
We chose Iozzo's for our anniversary din ...
We chose Iozzo's for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing, everything we ordered was fantastic. Maybe even better than the food though was Brian, our server. He was fantastic! He gave good advice, answered all our questions with a smile, and made our meal that much better. The only thing I wish was different was the atmosphere. It is pretty noisy and chaotic in the main dining area. If you are looking for some ambience to accompany your meal, this might not be the place.
It was my wife 's birthday as well as fi ...
It was my wife 's birthday as well as five other people, which made it a wonderful experience. The customer device was truly exceptional!!! Anthony our guest ambassador went above and beyond, as well as the bartender!
While we have had dinner here several ti ...
While we have had dinner here several times, we always look forward to the next opportunity.This particular evening we attended a wine and food pairing dinner. In a word...Incredible. Wine, food, service presentation were excellent. We joined two other couples (friends we hadn't met yet) and quickly got to know each other in this most pleasant surrounding. We took a case of wine home with us and can't wait for our next visit.
The food was wonderful. This is the fir ...
The food was wonderful. This is the first time in 7 years in Indiana that we ate what we - as East Coast Italians - consider real Italian sausage. Once we were seated, the service was great.
However, being seated was difficult. We arrived at 7:15 p.m and were told there were no open tables in the main dining area, the patio was available and it would be 10 minutes. That waitress never told the hostess that we were waiting to be seated. 15 minutes later, a couple walked in, said that they did not have reservations and were seated inside while we were still waiting. I quickly went online, made a reservation for 7:45 p.m., then walked up to the hostess and explained that we had 7:45 p.m. reservations and were seated - inside - immediately.
Food was amazing. Best garlic bread we ...
Food was amazing. Best garlic bread we have ever had. Enjoyed the atmosphere and loved that the musical guest was a local, Zack Salaz. The entire staff was fun and inviting, all commenting on our 8.5 month old daughter and engaging with her as they passed by. Can't wait to return
Iozzo's Garden of Italy is our go-to whe ...
Iozzo's Garden of Italy is our go-to when we have family in town that likes Italian food. The menu has something for everyone with pizzas, pasta, sampler platters, steaks, and seafood. The wine list has some great Italian blend options at really good prices. By far, the best part of the Iozzo's experience is the back patio area. It's cozy, with comfortable lighting, nice greenery, and an ambiance that makes you forget you aren't on vacation! Live music takes this experience to the next level so you can linger a little, sip on some Limoncello, and sing along to Billy Joel covers. Amazing.
My boyfriend and I decided to go to dinn ...
My boyfriend and I decided to go to dinner for my 26th birthday. We had never been to Iozzo's before. I made a reservation for 2 at 7:00pm. We arrived a little early so we sat at the bar and had a drink while we waited. Shortly after (5-10min) we were seated in the middle of the restaurant so I thought it was curious we weren't even approached for 10-15min or so. By the time our server arrived we knew what we wanted and ordered. Everything we ordered came out at an incredibly slow pace. At one point I asked our server if she could maybe bring out our salads since we had been waiting so long. I honestly think it took 30-45 min to bring out our appetizer, which was the sweet potato cakes. They were burnt and tasted awful. Since we had waited so long the idea of sending it back was not one we were up for. At around 8:30 I asked a by standing server how long dinner usually took here? She tells me about an hour and a half for the whole experience. Finally our food arrives and the manager doesn't seem like he cares too much. Our server had brought us free wine tasters since we had been waiting so long. The manager assures us he will take them off the bill. I'm thinking, "those were free?" The server continues to bring out free wine, which we didn't even want. If anything I would have rather them take that appetizer off of our bill. The whole experience was unsatisfying and I wished we had picked somewhere else to eat dinner together for my birthday.
My wife ( whose bday it was), loved her ...
My wife ( whose bday it was), loved her bolognese dish. My wild boar pasta dish was bland and uninspired. Our server was very friendly but excruciatingly slow. We took leftovers home and she forgot the desert. Could have been short handed
We had a great time celebrating my wife' ...
We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday here. We got the sampler plate for two, so we enjoyed getting to try a variety of their delicious dishes. The lasagna was fantastic! We also enjoyed their chocolate and espresso martinis. There is a very nice outdoor dining area that is beautifully decorated. We will definitely be going back.
In a couple of words: nearly perfect. Ca ...
In a couple of words: nearly perfect. Can't remember our server's name, but she could write the book on customer service. She magically appeared at just the right time throughout the entire meal. Daughter's lasagna was a huge portion, which she described as "best ever" and she just returned from a visit to Italy. Spouse's ravioli was superb, and my Alfredo with mushrooms and a crab cake were splendid. The only very slight negative was the noise level, but with brick walls and hard floors that's probably no one's fault. We will return again, and again. And I just found out they have carry-out; the lobster Mac 'n cheese? Oh my, yes!
Took my 11-yr-old grandson here before t ...
Took my 11-yr-old grandson here before the Colts game. Food was excellent--he had a chicken and pasta dish and I had the halibut special. We were a little late, but our table was ready and waiting. Service was excellent! The server even put my grandson's leftovers in the frig for us to pick up after the game! Would like to go back sometime when we can relax and enjoy the outdoor patio!
I treated my grandson to a birthday dinn ...
I treated my grandson to a birthday dinner before going to a football game. Brian, our server, was very informative about the menu and specials of the day. I thought the food was very good. My grandson really enjoyed his meal which was a traditional Italian meal. I had the seafood special which was outstanding. I would recommend Iozzo for any occasion or just for a night out for a meal.
Wonderful food and an amazing server who ...
Wonderful food and an amazing server who offered suggestions, was very attentive, and just fun to have stop by the table! The Taste for Two menu option is an incredible value, and we enjoyed hearing about all of the specials that are offered throughout the week. We'll definitely be coming back, for a weeknight cocktail, date nights, and special occasions :)
My husband and I have dined at Iozzo's a ...
My husband and I have dined at Iozzo's a couple times after trying them out during Devour Downtown. Every time the service and food as been FANTASTIC! The great-grandchildren have really revitalized the restaurant while still incorporating the original heritage of their family and restaurant history. Last week, we brought our friends and they all loved it- especially the mushroom risotto, lobster ravioli, and creme brulee. One person had to be gluten free and they were so accommodating and informative about what options she had. We will definently be back!
I love this place. I can't seem to get ...
I love this place. I can't seem to get beyond ordering the Chicken Marsala, but I also enjoy the side spaghetti and fresh vegetables on the side. The house salad is delicious also. My friends usually get pasta and they love it also. The waiters and waitresses are wonderful.
Had been there on two previous occasions ...
Had been there on two previous occasions and everything was very good. This visit not so much. The place was totally empty when we arrived and they put us in the very back table against a wall with little room to spread out for 4 of us. We had to stand up and move our chairs if anyone needed to get out to go to the restroom.
The food was only "ok" at best this trip. I ordered Lasagna, and it had WAY too much Ricotta in it and very little tomato sauce, which is one of the best attributes of the restaurant. I left half of it on the plate. It was very disappointing. Our other 3 guests each had different items and they all indicated it was "good" to just "ok".
I will not let this one event keep me from going back, as our other two visits were exceptional. However, this visit was a major disappointment and we took friends for their first visit and they likely will never go back again. I'm sure I won't order lasagna again unless the recipe is changed. Maybe it's my own fault. I should have asked for extra tomato sauce.
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