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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before they opening time they started letting people in. We decided to go in and put our name on the list since we had a large group. We were the third group on the list. At 5 they started seating people and they were calling...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian food. The only thing missing was an Italian mother barking orders at the kitchen staff. We had 8 guys, on a Saturday night. Got seated within 15 minutes, even though they don't take reservations. Small room upstairs, watch your head on the way...More

1  Thank hollywoodn60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time we have eaten at the Mama Carolla’s and it was fantastic ! The atmosphere was very unique. The food was just amazing ! I had the salmon with dill sauce and it was probably the best salmon I have ever...More

1  Thank melanie37467
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian I ever had! The homemade bread was a tasty start. I had the chicken Parmesan and my husband had the Rosemary Chicken Lasagna, both were delicious! My meal was enough for two, so I brought half home for lunch tomorrow! Finished off our...More

Thank vickijeanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minus one point for not being able to place reservations. This makes it inconvenient to go there. Parking can also be a problem as the lot behind the restaurant fills quickly. The food is authentic Italian without attempting to be artsy or creative - you'll...More

Thank A Z
Reviewed 17 April 2018

great food, great customer service, not bad on the pricing. Value. great for family dining. try a verity of food

Thank PRunion
Reviewed 3 April 2018

After a long hard debate between three different Italian restaurants, my bf (who is Italian btw) and I decided on Mama Carolla's, and she did not disappoint! It is a very romantic dinner date spot for two and the food was delicious! We got an...More

1  Thank Carissa D
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Everything was absolutely perfect. Excellent service, quality food, huge wine list, warm atmosphere, and did I mention AMAZING food. My best friend and I both left feeling like it was one of the best meals we had ever had. Our server was attentive and very...More

1  Thank Mikey A
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Found it on here and the ratings are true. Great meal and great service. Both kids ate all their meals. That says a lot. Highly recommend.

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 6 March 2018

It is a bit of a drive from the Indianapolis race track but it is well worth it. The food is excellent, service is excellent, and atmosphere was perfect. We ate outside in the garden. Definitely check this place out.

Thank Alda H
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8 February 2018|
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Response from Nerophiliac | Reviewed this property |
There's handicap parking in the rear parking lot, and easy entrance through the back to patio seating or into the restaurant.
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?
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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