Italian Gardens Restaurant

★★★★★

About Italian Gardens Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 10pm;Sat. 24 Hours;Sun. 11am - 9pm

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I stopped in last weekend and WOW, its a great restaurant now. The original family has returned to ownership and completely refurbished the building and menu. Great food and atmosphere, highly recommend coming for dinner.

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I stopped in last weekend and WOW, its a great restaurant now. The original family has returned to ownership and completely refurbished the building and menu. Great food and atmosphere, highly recommend coming for dinner.

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On Friday we stopped to find that it was an expensive mistake. The entry way had a walmart candle burning to get rid of the old, musty and mold smell.

We were seated in a booth with ripped cushions and what appeared to be sauce on the

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On Friday we stopped to find that it was an expensive mistake. The entry way had a walmart candle burning to get rid of the old, musty and mold smell.

We were seated in a booth with ripped cushions and what appeared to be sauce on the

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The food is absolutely EXCELLENT here! The look it has reminds you of an old mom and pops vintage resturant.Its rustic look adds to the great food.The service is excellent and the price is not too high either. Absoolutely would recommend to others =)

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★★★★★

The food is absolutely EXCELLENT here! The look it has reminds you of an old mom and pops vintage resturant.Its rustic look adds to the great food.The service is excellent and the price is not too high either. Absoolutely would recommend to others =)

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I am a huge fan of italian restaurants and i had fond memories of this restaurant as a very young child some 20 years ago. I went there today for dinner with my girlfriend. Upon entering the restaurant we noticed it smelled quite a bit

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I am a huge fan of italian restaurants and i had fond memories of this restaurant as a very young child some 20 years ago. I went there today for dinner with my girlfriend. Upon entering the restaurant we noticed it smelled quite a bit

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My family has been coming to this restaurant for a long time and we love it. They have lots of different options so I don't mind being brave (whereas at many restaurants I always order the same thing because it's easier and safer). I'm never disappointed. I love that it is locally owned and that the owner still cooks there and tries new things. They started making huge garlic bread knots and they are homemade and tasty (although I think a crescent roll dough might work a little better texture-wise). The servers are friendly and quick. The only thing I could comment negatively about would be some areas of the restaurant could use some repair (i.e. tile floors, bathroom paint). I'm sure that's much easier said than done, with how expensive and time-consuming it is to run a restaurant. Overall the atmosphere is cozy, fun and authentic. I have had many dishes and all of them were delicious.

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My family has been coming to this restaurant for a long time and we love it. They have lots of different options so I don't mind being brave (whereas at many restaurants I always order the same thing because it's easier and safer). I'm never disappointed. I love that it is locally owned and that the owner still cooks there and tries new things. They started making huge garlic bread knots and they are homemade and tasty (although I think a crescent roll dough might work a little better texture-wise). The servers are friendly and quick. The only thing I could comment negatively about would be some areas of the restaurant could use some repair (i.e. tile floors, bathroom paint). I'm sure that's much easier said than done, with how expensive and time-consuming it is to run a restaurant. Overall the atmosphere is cozy, fun and authentic. I have had many dishes and all of them were delicious.

Pros: Homemade food, friendly atmosphere

Cons: Some areas could use sprucing up

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The food was mediocre at best. it is uncertain how this restaurant received an 8.6 overall rating. We sampled Chicken Marsala, chicken proscuitto, Italian sausage and peppers, and pepperoni spaghetti.

The chicken marsala was lackluster...fried as though it were chicken parmesan and lacked any discernable characteristics of the typical mushroom/white wine sauce expected from this dish. The egg noodles distracted from this even being considered an Italian dish.

The chicken proscuitto was not all that great either. the red sauce was bland, and there was no real flavor to it (no herbs, no garlic, etc). the proscuitto was not salty enough...tasted like regular old Christmas ham.

The peppers in the sausage/pepper dish were slightly overcooked....lacking flavor and crispness. Again, the red sauce was fairly bland with bland linguine. we had expected larger sausages in the dish as there were only a few small pieces to be found.

The pepperoni spaghetti was also bland and lacked the necessary red sauce. it was baked with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese over spaghetti. Bland all the way around.

For the price, we were not satisfied with the overall quality of the food. It took a long time to get the salads, and the food came out shortly after that. Service was okay, but left much to be desired. The decor reminded us of the little Italian diners we have been to in other cites. It was a little hot and must in the restaurant as well.

We recommend Enrico's or Mama Carrolla's (both in Broad Ripple/north side of Indy). For the same price or a little more, the quality of food and service are significantly better.

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The food was mediocre at best. it is uncertain how this restaurant received an 8.6 overall rating. We sampled Chicken Marsala, chicken proscuitto, Italian sausage and peppers, and pepperoni spaghetti.

The chicken marsala was lackluster...fried as though it were chicken parmesan and lacked any discernable characteristics of the typical mushroom/white wine sauce expected from this dish. The egg noodles distracted from this even being considered an Italian dish.

The chicken proscuitto was not all that great either. the red sauce was bland, and there was no real flavor to it (no herbs, no garlic, etc). the proscuitto was not salty enough...tasted like regular old Christmas ham.

The peppers in the sausage/pepper dish were slightly overcooked....lacking flavor and crispness. Again, the red sauce was fairly bland with bland linguine. we had expected larger sausages in the dish as there were only a few small pieces to be found.

The pepperoni spaghetti was also bland and lacked the necessary red sauce. it was baked with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese over spaghetti. Bland all the way around.

For the price, we were not satisfied with the overall quality of the food. It took a long time to get the salads, and the food came out shortly after that. Service was okay, but left much to be desired. The decor reminded us of the little Italian diners we have been to in other cites. It was a little hot and must in the restaurant as well.

We recommend Enrico's or Mama Carrolla's (both in Broad Ripple/north side of Indy). For the same price or a little more, the quality of food and service are significantly better.

Pros: Drinks were kept full. Did not order alcohol, so i cannot speak to the value here.

Cons: See review....too many to really list here.

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Very exquisite food and service. I spent three years in Italy and Italian Gardens is the closest I have come to the same great food and atmosphere as in Italy. My youngest daughter, who was born in Italy, and I eat there monthly. We will always call Italian Gardens our second home.

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Very exquisite food and service. I spent three years in Italy and Italian Gardens is the closest I have come to the same great food and atmosphere as in Italy. My youngest daughter, who was born in Italy, and I eat there monthly. We will always call Italian Gardens our second home.

Pros: Pleasant Atmosphere, Good Music {Italian}, Excellent decore

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Love the parmesian meatballs! A nice quaint authentic restuarant. Great food and service all around.

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Love the parmesian meatballs! A nice quaint authentic restuarant. Great food and service all around.

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The neighborhood may be run down but well worth a visit. An authentic menu with reasonable prices. You will hesitate to go back to chain resteraunts with local establisments like this still in business.

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★★★★★

The neighborhood may be run down but well worth a visit. An authentic menu with reasonable prices. You will hesitate to go back to chain resteraunts with local establisments like this still in business.

 

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