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4705 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46237
+1 317-571-0077
11:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While everyone was very friendly, the food was disappointing. The fried chicken salad was served with cold fried chicken. When I questioned the server, he took it back to the kitchen. They microwaved it and returned it with less chicken than it originally had. The rest of the food was fine, but we probably won't be back as there are... More 

Thank Robin W
Kurt C, Owner at Arni's Restaurant, responded to this review

Robin, thank you so much for taking the time to post about your visit to Arni's on 96th St. I am very sorry to hear that you were so disappointed. I did some checking after reading the post, and to my dismay and embarrassment, your chicken was in fact microwaved to reheat it. This should never have been done and... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Arni's in Indy on a nostalgia tour 33 years after moving to DC area. It was STILL delicious, high quality, excellent service and amazing pizza and salads. Can't beat an Arni's Junior salad and a Deluxe pizza. Some things DO stay the same.

Thank Marsha M
Rockford, Michigan
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling to Indy for a college visit, got to our hotel late Sunday night - hungry. Found Arni's because of its many choices on menu. It was real good - our server DD was great!

Thank dondescough
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

the food was really good. My favorite has always been the BBq chicken pizza. I love their carrot cake with the glaze and their salads are quite large and very filling. It was a nice place for lunch with a group.

Thank impactgal
Carmel, Indiana
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good spot to meet friends or take the family--easy to hear conversation at your table because background noise/music is not over-loud. Long Island Iced Tea was really big-two from our group shared one glass mug full. Strawberry Mojito seemed a bit too sweet and the mint flavor not strong enough. BBQ Pizza and Thai Chicken Pizza were fabulous - about... More 

Thank mhdaisy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and the presentation was out of this world!! Flavorful Chicken and the Ranch Dressing was coated throughout. Great service and delicious dinner! I can't wait to come back and try more salads and the pasta. I've had their pizzas which are great but wanted to try something new....I was not disappointed!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Grew up eating Arni's. The Junior salad is perfectly balanced. The spiced pepperoni on their pizza is unique. Never had a bad meal in 48 years. It is our family tradition when I come back to Indiana.

Thank marc d
Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Looking for (relatively) fast sit-down, Italian-American, pub atmosphere with a neighborhood flavor (despite being just off a major east-west artery)? Try Arni's. The first challenge is simply making it through the entire menu (almost a dozen pages and relatively light on photos), but the good news is that they have something for just about everyone....esxpecially if you like/love pizza. Arni's... More 

Thank Seab67
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I placed a catering order to be picked up at 5:30 PM for 30 people and arrived at 6 o'clock to be told that the order has not been placed and I had 30 people from a funeral waiting for the food. The manager apologized and said it would take 20 minutes, however it took 35 minutes. I I suggest... More 

Thank peter z
Carmel, Indiana
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We dined at Arni's on east 96th Street yesterday with out family and enjoyed the wide selection of menu items available. I was considering the spicy wings, but selected the Meaty Lovers Pizza instead and it was very tasty. They offer wraps, wings, fries, burgers, pizza, salads, pasta, etc. etc. There is something here for everyone. Our 14-month-old granddaughter found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Italian, American, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46237
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-571-0077
Arni's has been serving the finest thin crust pizza in Indiana since 1965. The all-occasion menu also features shareable appetizers, bountiful salads, unique sandwiches, hearty pasta dishes and some of the best charbroiled burgers around. The Indy location features full bar service and a wonderful outdoor patio. Carryout and catering menus are also available. An Indiana tradition, good food and good times are always had at Arni's.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?