Mama Carolla Old Italian Restaurant Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

1031 E. 54th St. (College Ave.)
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Cuisine: Italian
Experience a touch of Italy with classic dishes served in a charming stucco cottage.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Sat.

Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant Restaurant Review:

The outdoor patio vibrant with fresh herbs and flowing vines belies the fact that downtown Indianapolis is only 10 minutes away and a busy rail trail is nearby. Inside, intimate dining rooms offer guests a chance to eat in semi privacy while enjoying the furnishings of this lovely former home. Sicilian-style asparagus patties can whet the appetite for the signature misto mare, with its abundance of shrimp, mussels, scallops and crab simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and set atop tender linguine. Angel hair pasta is ideal for soaking up the lemon and caper sauce served with chicken piccata. Consider, too, the tender ravioli. While the wine selection is limited, there is a decent array. For dessert, try the ricotta-filled cannoli.