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Rocco's

537 N. Saint Louis Blvd., South Bend, IN 46617
574 233-2464
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Ranked #18 of 255 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I like their food a lot. Visit quite often for just a good home cooked meal. staff is nice and meals are quick and inexpensive

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Chagrin Falls
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife, two teens, and I ate here over Easter weekend. We were visiting the area from out of town. We were looking for a local Italian restaurant that was not a chain because we like to find mom and pop places that have their own taste and flare. If this is the best Italian food that South Bend has... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our daughter recommended Rocco's which is considered to be a local institution. Definitely reminded us of an old fashioned neighborhood eatery with black and white framed photos on most of the walls, a large hand painted mural on another, and lots of tables filled with families, school kids, and couples. Very friendly waitress who sat us down and got our... More

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Northern Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We have eaten here for more than 40 years. When Rocco gave it up, his daughter and SIL took it over and nothing thankfully changed. A wonderful friendly family who are always there. Very popular with Notre Dame folks. Forget it on football weekends. Food is all homemade and is excellent. Pretty much all Italian. Try it when in town.

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New Carlisle, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The food at Rocco's is outstanding...it is a timeless icon across from ND and St Joe HS. Pizza, pasta, lasagna...outstanding!

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Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a well known local casual restaurant known for its pizza. Very family friendly. If you go early, it will be swarming with kids. If you want a more adult (read: quiet) dinner, aim for a later meal time. Unfortunately, they don't take reservations. Garlic cheesy bread is a do-not-pass-up appetizer. All portions are generous.

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Grand Rapids
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I rarely order spaghetti from a restaurant but after Rocco's spaghetti I may change my ways. Not sure anyone could compare! Meatballs were very good as well. Very attentive service. Had a few local craft brews available. Recently updated decor with painted murals, still has the nice touch of family pictures.

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We experienced Rocco's a couple hours after the ND game. Saw the reviews and figured this was a fan favorite for sure. We arrived about 8:45pm to a packed restaurant. We inquired about the wait time and were told 30 minutes but we were not seated until after 9:30pm. We asked about getting a beer while we wait but the... More

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Belleville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We dined late at Rocco's, but that did not affect the quality of the food.. Our pizza was delicious; prices are reasonable, and the service was great. We loved the old fashioned atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Kansas City
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9 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went here the night before a Notre Dame game - such a fun atmosphere. Had to wait about 30 minutes for a table but was fun to be part of an electric ND crowd! Loved the restaurant - lots of ND memorabilia and family/celebrity pictures. Very fun spot and reasonable. Loved the combo pizza - vegetables were awesome on it!

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