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Milano Inn, Indianapolis

jeynon Sep 3, 2009 06:49 PM

I am traveling through to Indianapolis and have heard mix reviews about the Milano Inn restaurant. Can anyone give me any recommendations for good Italian food downtown IF they don't like Milano? Thanks!

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    TThomas RE: jeynon Sep 4, 2009 12:09 PM

    Mixed reviews is about all you'll get for Italian restaurants in downtown Indy. Some people like Iaria's, but I'm not a fan. I've had good meals at Agio, but they're more Mediterranean than Italian and can be inconsistent. Mama Corolla's get's mixed reviews too, and they're not really downtown. Amalfi is good, but they're definitely not downtown.

    There are a few Italian chains downtown of course. Buca di Beppo is downtown, as is The Old Spaghetti Factory. But unless I'm forgetting something, there's really not much to choose from downtown.

    Good luck,


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      Cookiefiend RE: TThomas Sep 4, 2009 12:40 PM

      The only one I could add is Amici's on New York Street...


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        edelase RE: Cookiefiend Sep 7, 2009 02:17 PM

        I agree, Amici's is owner operated, and can be very good. Avoid the Friday Saturday rush. But this will be the best you can do downtown. Capri and Amalfi are going to be 7 to 8 miles north, but will be better Italian meals. There is a new Italian place 900 south meridian, but I have not tried it yet.

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      napolean RE: jeynon Sep 5, 2009 07:53 AM

      I would just go to Iaria's for safe and simple food in a comfortable, throwback style setting. Everywhere you go for Italian in Indy--for the most part--will be underwhelming for the price.

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        jeynon RE: napolean Sep 10, 2009 08:55 AM

        I did find my way to the Milano Inn and loved it! Great stuffed mushrooms and the service was exceptional! www.milanoinn.com

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