Nominated for: BEST Pizza
The original Bazbeaux opened in Broad Ripple on May 12, 1986 in an old decrepit house that had been the home of the gravedigger for the town cemetery. In the quaint village of Broad Ripple, Bazbeaux quickly became famous for fresh made, delectable pizzas served on the rickety decks next to the canal and the fire station. By the end of the first year the restaurant had earned its first in an unbroken 20-year string of "Best Pizza in Indianapolis" awards.
Many Bazbeaux customers have been loyal since day one. Bazbeaux is also fortunate to have many loyal employees, caring so much to uphold our high standards so many years. They help to make Bazbeaux known for what it is today -- the city's best pizza and an Indianapolis original!
In 1989 Bazbeaux ventured downtown to help establish the district now known as the Indianapolis downtown arts district. Massachusetts Avenue is now home to many unique and interesting retail shops, restaurants and music venues. The downtown location serves a quick lunch by the slice weekdays to many appreciative downtown workers and residents. They can choose to dine in our lovely sidewalk café, wine cellar or beautifully renovated dining rooms.
In May 2003, exactly 17 years since opening in Broad Ripple, Bazbeaux moved just a few steps away from its original location -- with more seating throughout the restaurant, beautiful surroundings and a larger kitchen that consistently turns out delicious, made-to-order pies.
As Bazbeaux entered its 20th year in May 2006, it opened a restaurant in Carmel. Located in the city's Arts District where Main Street and the Monon Trail intersect, it features ample indoor seating, a wine bar, a large trailside patio -- and the same great pizza that has long been Indy's best!