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New and coming-soon restaurants in Indy

Dining in Indy is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.

A dish of squid ink pasta

You can grab this squid ink pasta for lunch at newly opened Vicino on Mass Avenue.

Photo by INDYtoday team

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The below list of new businesses has been updated as of October 18, 2023.

Some people make to-do lists — we make to-dine lists. Many hot new Indy restaurants have opened over the past several months, from Italian to Japanese.

To satisfy those who are really hungry for fresh dining options, we’ve got details on several more Circle City restaurants coming soon, too. Grab your forks as we dig right in.

Newly open

Gather 22, 22 E. 22nd St. | American | Reservations: Unknown
This new spot to gather for food and drinks is now open in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood. The new concept — by those behind Byrne’s Frilled Pizza — is serving up coffee, sandwiches, shareables, and cocktails.

Julieta Taco Shop, 1060 N. Capitol Ave. | Mexican | Reservations: No
This hole-in-the-wall spot at The Stutz opened in late July + pays homage to the owners’ ancestors with heartier blue corn tortillas. While you’re there, grab a drink from Turner’s Bar next door.

Vicino, 350 Mass Ave., Ste. 150 | Italian | Reservations: Yes
Taking over the former Hedge Row spot, this is Mass Ave.’s first full-service Italian restaurant in over a decade by the owners of The Oakmont around the corner. Last time City Editor Nicole was there, she ordered the classic Spaghetti and Melon Prosciutto.

Nando’s, 834 E. 64th St. | Mexican & Brazilian | Reservations: No
A unique blend of Mexican and Brazilian heritage is on the menu at this new Broad Ripple restaurant. It was even featured on Indianapolis Monthly’s list of “Best Restaurants of Indianapolis 2023.”

Burgeezy, 335 W. 9th St., Ste. D | Vegan American | Reservations: No
This popular local burger joint offers a fully plant-based menu that is dairy free, meat free, and egg free. Pro tip: This is a casual, counter service restaurant providing both dine-in and takeout.

Pig Pen BBQ ribs and sides displayed on table

Which would you take a bite of first? We’re eyeing those juicy ribs.

Pig Pen BBQ, 906 Carrollton Ave. | Southern BBQ | Reservations: No
The Garage Food Hall’s newest tenant is now open — serving up slow-smoked meats + classic barbecue dishes, like pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and mouthwatering sides. It’s open seven days a week.

Hasuno, 435 Virginia Ave. | Japanese | Reservations: Unknown
This family-run Japanese restaurant features a full bar with the best Japanese whiskeys and specialty drinks. Pro tip: There’s indoor and outdoor seating.

Gaucho’s Fire, 3746 E. 82nd St. | Brazilian | Reservations: No
You may recognize this restaurant for its spot in The Garage Food Hall. It opened a Castleton location to continue serving up its sandwiches, loaded fries, and salads across Indianapolis.

Los Arroyos, 137 E. New York St. | Mexican | Reservations: Yes
This restaurant recently opened a new location in the Ardmore building downtown. It serves traditional fare such as sopes, tamales, and fresh corn tortillas homemade daily, plus modern cuisine including ceviche with fresh fish, lobster quesadillas, and a variety of tacos and burritos.

Plate of pasta with red sauce and grated cheese

Theo’s Italian offers a variety of pinsa, pasta, and more.

Photo by @theositalian

Theo’s Italian, 2498 Perry Crossing Way, Ste. 105, Plainfield | Italian | Reservations: Yes
The Cunningham Restaurant Group’s latest concept is a pizza + pasta restaurant offering dining for all ages. It’s open seven days a week.

Nyla’s, 211 Park St., Westfield | American | Reservations: Yes
Meaning “the best between New York and LA,” Nyla’s is bringing chef-inspired Americana back to the heart of Indianapolis. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday and offers intimate seating and two cocktail bars.

Interior rendering of the restaurant

This is what the restaurant portion of the complex might look like.

Rendering via RATIO Design

Coming soon

Commission Row, 110 S. Delaware St. | International-inspired cuisine | Projected opening: February 2024
Cunningham Restaurant Group is bringing a three-level dining and entertainment experience to Bicentennial Unity Plaza — with a street-level chophouse and seafood restaurant, a private event space above, and a vintage-style speakeasy below.

Borage, 1609 N. Lynhurst Dr. | Farm-to-table concept | Projected opening: November 2023
This locally-focused bakery, cafe, and market is getting ready to open in Speedway later this fall. It’s expected to be a “one-stop shop for all things casually gourmet.” It’s still hiring for several positions.

BuffaLouie’s, 43 W Main St. | American | Projected opening: By the end of 2023
The Bloomington favorite is getting ready to expand to the north side with a new location opening on the corner of Main Street and Veterans Way in Carmel. The counter-service restaurant will be serving up chicken wings and other classic American fare.

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