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ciao's

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119 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
+1 574-289-2426
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The premier Italian Restaurant and Lounge in Indiana, offering unique and...
The premier Italian Restaurant and Lounge in Indiana, offering unique and authentic Italian cuisine, enjoyable drinks and amazing dessert!
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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Food was wondering, service was great but the drinks where like drinking water no taste of tonic or vodka!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Rita V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was wondering, service was great but the drinks where like drinking water no taste of tonic or vodka!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting Ciao's for YEARS! I have ALWAYS entered a very clean and beautiful restaurant and been greeted warmly. My husband and I are always attended to very promptly, and our servers are very knowledgeable. Whenever we ask about a dish, our server has actually tasted it, and gives very clear descriptions. We have ALWAYS received EXCELLENT food,and... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I came with family to celebrate an award I received. The music was so loud and it took a while for them to turn it down. We were the only ones in the room and we couldn't hear each other. My sister and I ordered the spaghetti a la carbonara, which we usually love. However, it did not have a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's just okay. Our first casual observation was that this looked nice, and would serve as an upscale Italian dining experience. The interiors appeared nice and contemporary, but upon a little more observation, you will quickly notice that it's only lipstick. We were actually sitting at a folding table in the main dining room. The bowl for our olive oil... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Superb Italian food in a very pleasant atmosphere, lovingly prepared by Mrs. Ciao. Service sometimes a bit less than it could be, but more than compensated by the quality of the food. I think that, all things considered, it is the best place to eat in South Bend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful meal! Service was great and the food was fantastic! I highly recommend.

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North Liberty, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you haven't tasted Chef Adele DeRose Ciao's magnificent cucina then you haven't lived. From her freshly made bread and soups, salads, main courses and incredible Italian desserts, everything is fabulous. Have a drink and a casual meal in Ciao's Lounge at the front of the building or experience the more romantic setting in the rear dining room. We had... More 

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Augusta, GA
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248 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went here because the Asian bistro we wanted to try was closed on Monday. We were anticipating your basic Italian food, but it was far from it. My husband ordered the most basic dish they had--lasagna. It was very good. I had a pheasant tortelli with a creamy mushroom sauce that was good but there was way too much... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not a big fan of Italian food, but I do like some. Ciao's had some pretty attractive offerings (at two entrees for $33) during South Bend's Restaurant week and my wife does like Italian a lot. The lobster linguine sounded pretty good to me so I thought, what the heck? It was very good. My wife liked her meal... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Everything was perfect. Great wine - esp. the Aglianco. Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes created a tasty start. The dipping oil (for the bread made in house) had basil, oregano, roasted garlic and really good olive oil. The house salad was artfully arranged with interesting greens and vegetables. We had the house-made ravioli stuffed with salmon with shrimp with tomato/cream sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-289-2426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 48
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The premier Italian Restaurant and Lounge in Indiana, offering unique and authentic Italian cuisine, enjoyable drinks and amazing dessert!
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?