Sangiovese Ristorante to serve high-end Italian food at The Yard


By Heather Collins

Sangiovese Ristorante plans to open its second location at The Yard at Fishers District. The high-end Italian restaurant will add to the growing list of tenants filling up the $110 million property.

“It’s going to be a place that people want to pull into,” said Chris Evans, owner of Sangiovese. 


The Carmel native has owned Sangiovese in Ironworks at Keystone since 2007. Sangiovese has a modern, cozy atmosphere and focuses on the art of fine dining. 

“It’s not your grandmother’s Italian restaurant,” Evans said. 

Menu items include lasagna alla bolognese, linguini bosco mare (linguine with Gullf shrimp and shitake mushrooms and peeled tomatoes), penne alla emiliana (penne with sautéed Italian sausage, prosciutto and caramelized onions in a tomato and butter sauce), farfale con funghi (bowtie pasta with assorted wild mushrooms in an herb-infused olive oil) and Evans’ personal favorite, linguini con vongole (linguine with clams). 

He said service sets Sangiovese apart from other Italian restaurants. Sangiovese derives its name from the black wine grape used to create Chianti and other Italian red wines. 

“I fell in love with the relationships you build there,” he said. “I realized that you really have something special when you have a neighborhood place with good friends and good drinks. When you create that, it’s really special. All of those customers somewhat become an extension of your family.”

Sangiovese’s neighbors will include The HC Grill, Sun King Brewery, Havana Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, Copper Moon Coffee and RAWKin Juice and the Hyatt Hotel and apartments. 

“The more, the merrier,” Evans said. 

The Fishers location will open in the fall of 2019. The new space will seat 120-130 inside and include a large bar and outside seating. 

Evans lives in Carmel with his wife, Neelam, and their two children, Christian, 11, and Olivia, 8. 

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