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Italian

Iozzo's has quite the storied history: the restaurant first opened in 1930 by the Iozzo family, whose patriarch had emigrated to Indy in the 1910s and built a grocery empire that turned into a bustling restaurant with multiple banquet halls. The restaurant closed in 1940 in a drama that involved Al Capone and gunfire, and didn't reopen until 2009. The same family is behind the newer iteration -- albeit, the younger generation -- and the recipes are similar as well. Famous for its meatball martinis, barrel-aged Manhattans (grandma’s recipe), pesto scallops, and goat cheese appetizer, pork osso buco, Iozzo's above all has possibly the best origin story in town.

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Indianapolis

Iozzo's Garden Of Italy

Iozzo's

Iozzo's has quite the storied history: the restaurant first opened in 1930 by the Iozzo family, whose patriarch had emigrated to Indy in the 1910s and built a grocery empire that turned into a bustling restaurant with multiple banquet halls. The restaurant closed in 1940 in a drama that involved Al Capone and gunfire, and didn't reopen until 2009. The same family is behind the newer iteration -- albeit, the younger generation -- and the recipes are similar as well. Famous for its meatball martinis, barrel-aged Manhattans (grandma’s recipe), pesto scallops, and goat cheese appetizer, pork osso buco, Iozzo's above all has possibly the best origin story in town.