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Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
+1 317-259-9412
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been here a number of times over the years but this was the first in quite a while. I chose one of the basic dinners - lasagna. This one was great. A large serving with a very rich tomato sauce. Service was very good....More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Indy. We haven't been for awhile as we live about 40 min away. My dinner was well worth the wait! We decided on a later dinner as they don't take reservations on Friday or Saturdays. We...More

Thank Wssloman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited your restaurant for the first time last Thurs. evening. Delightful atmosphere, delicious Italian Wedding soup, excellent margaritas and service. Others in my party enjoyed the devour menu but I ordered my favorite, eggplant parmesan. I was so disappointed! The eggplant was difficult to...More

Thank karenkayshu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious! This reminds you of a converted home made into quaint dining areas. So even if you have people seated around you, it feels very intimate. Would be a great place for a special anniversary dinner-or proposing to the one you love! The front reminds...More

1  Thank Annette D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant doesn't take reservations, and opens at 5PM. Our party of 4 had no trouble being seated at 5:15. The restaurant is in a house, and the decor is charming. Our server was fast and friendly. The wine list is a bit limited, and...More

Thank Nerophiliac
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

There are a few quite good Italian restaurants in Indianapolis, but Mama Corolla's always comes through on top. The decor seems upscale at first, but then it sets in that it is simply quaint and relaxing. Done well. The service has been top notch every...More

Thank k y
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great family dinner with a good variety of food. They don't take reservations, so we grab drinks while we waited for our table. We sat on the patio which had ceiling fans to keep us cool. The antipasto platter was a great...More

1  Thank otz
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Really quaint outdoor and indoor seating areas. Great location close to the Monon. But after that disappointment sets in. Service is lackluster at best. Spend a lot of time smoking out back that wafts into the outdoor seating. No rhyme or reason to which table...More

Thank VM_Indy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I went there twice while I was in town. The food was amazing and the service was right there with it. Wish I had one back home

1  Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

To me a five star rating is a mixture of food, service, price and atmosphere. The higher the price the more that is expected. Our dinner at mama carolla's was great. Dory, our server was attentive, knew the menu and provided excellent service. The food...More

1  Thank Granville B
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2016|
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Response from Ronald N | Reviewed this property |
Since Mama Corolla's is not open for lunch you might consider the restaurants in the nearby section of Broad Ripple. There are numerous locations on the main drag that are open for lunch, have ample room for groups, and the... More
1 March 2016|
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Response from Justin L | Property representative |
Hello, We have room that will seat up to 24. If the 10 girls wanted to be at one table and the parents and others wanted to be in another room, we could do that. When were you looking for the reservation?
11 February 2016|
Response from gold-vintner | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you call the restaurant. Valentine's Day is special.........and a good choice to impress your lady !!!! Sorry I do know their daily operations. Good luck !!!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-259-9412
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