Mama Carolla’s

Mama Carolla's is a small Italian independent restaurant focused on quality food at a great price. Mama has turned an old stucco house into a quaint restaurant, in which bedrooms have been turned into dining rooms and it's completed with a patio filled with roses.

1031 E 54th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

(317) 259-9412

Tuesday Through Thursday

Friday and Saturday
5:00pm- 9.30pm

Additional Menu Options: Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free

Mama Carolla’s

Dinner For Two!!!!

$35.00 includes  Antipasti, Two Salads and Two Entrees!!

(V) Vegetarian


Fried Ravioli  (V)

Eight fried cheese ravioli with marinara sauce for dipping

Fried Calamari

Seasoned Fresh rings served with pesto aioli for dipping

Bruschetta for 2  (V)

Italian bread grilled and topped with a marinated tomato relish and smoked mozzarella cheese

Shrimp Cocktail

Spicy horseradish cocktail sauce. The good spicy, not the too spicy

Spicy Meatballs

(Back By Popular Demand)

100% ground beef mini meatballs mixed with a variety of dried and fresh peppers in a spicy marinara  served over a creme fraiche.



 Balsamic Vinaigrette or Creamy Italian

              Served over mixed greens with tomato, mozzarella and carrots



Chicken Piccata

Boneless breasts of chicken marinated in lemon, olive oil, garlic and sauced with capers and fresh herbs

Shrimp Scampi 

Large shrimp sizzled in lemon, butter, garlic and fresh Italian parsley

Pomodora  (V)

Fresh plum tomatoes, oil, garlic and basil

Spaghetti alla Bolognese

Ground beef cooked with red wine, garlic and herbs served in tomato cream sauce over spaghetti pasta

Chicken Rigatoni

Sautéed chicken strips with pancetta, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper and Romano cheese in a spicy white wine sauce

Alfredo  (V)

Fettuccine with sweet cream, parmesan cheese and parsley

Goat Cheese Ravioli  (V)

Simply delicious squares of fresh pasta filled with seasoned goat cheese, covered with a vodka tomato cream sauce

Mediterranean Pasta  (Available vegetarian)

Rigatoni with chicken, sundried tomatoes, black olives, pine nuts spinach and feta cheese in a garlic oil sauce

Sangria (Red or White)

Chianti or Pinot Grigio, Brandy, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup & Muddled Oranges, limes and lemons


Templeton Rye, Bitters, Pernod, Simple Syrup & a Lemon Twist

The Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Dark Marple Syrup, Rosemary Sprig

Aperol Spritz

Aperol, Prosecco, Soda, Orange Wheel

Italian Margarita

Grand Marnier, Luxardo Amaretto, Sour Mix & a Sugar Rim

Perfect Storm

Grand Marnier, Ginger Beer, Peychaud’s bitters, Lime Juic, Orange twist, Pinch of Cayenne

Papa’s Honey Hooch

Hot Apple Cider, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Honey, Cinnamon Stick

The International

Courvoisier Cognac, Templeton Rye Whiskey, Italian vermouth, Benedictine, Orange Bitters

The Witty Comeback

Templeton Rye, Averna Amaro, Lemon Juice, house made Ginger Syrup, Orange Twist

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple Whiskey, Cinnamon, Simple Syrup, Whipped Cream

Blood Orange Spritz

Blood Orange Limoncello, Aperol, Prosecco float