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ciao's

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Contemporary, Italian
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119 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
+1 574-289-2426
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    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 in town

We were the only patrons the night we went. The staff was very attentive. The pasta dishes were very light and wonderful. I had a spinach salad with shrimp, nice! One in our party had cocktail, spinach salad with salmon, and dessert which was under $20. Great deals again. Oh and they do individual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Granger, Indiana
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Since I am Italian, I am often asked which is the best Italian restaurant in the area. There are several good ones (Rocco, Little Italy,...), but my answer is always "Ciao, when Adele is cooking". Now I can also add that the location is very good, the atmosphere and decor elegant, pleasant and welcoming,the service generally attentive and warm. MOLTO... More 

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RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were the only patrons the night we went. The staff was very attentive. The pasta dishes were very light and wonderful. I had a spinach salad with shrimp, nice! One in our party had cocktail, spinach salad with salmon, and dessert which was under $20. Great deals again. Oh and they do individual checks for each person.

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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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?