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Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine

Lebanese, Mediterranean
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2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
574.277.7239
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new...
We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice place

This is a pretty good place in the South Bend area...certainly a great value as the entrees are inexpensive. After a couple mediocre experiences at other South Bend restaurants, we decided to order something that wasn't too 'exotic', so we settled on gyros. We were pleasantly surprised. Next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Publicola76
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South Bend, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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South Bend, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty good place in the South Bend area...certainly a great value as the entrees are inexpensive. After a couple mediocre experiences at other South Bend restaurants, we decided to order something that wasn't too 'exotic', so we settled on gyros. We were pleasantly surprised. Next time we go, I'll try falafel or something more mediterranean. Our server... More 

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South Bend
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the food-portions were great, taste was amazing. The wait staff was so nice and answered all our questions we had about the food. We will now be regular's here!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

She does a great job at making fine food the atmosphere is good kinda small but elegant and has potential

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Nappanee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food is fresh and delicious. Pricing is affordable. While the menu changed from my prior visit, the shish tawouk was still featured and was tasty as ever. I went with a colleague for lunch to celebrate the holidays and the end of the calendar year. My favorite accompaniment is the garlic paste. It is a simple yet spectacular treat.

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South Bend, IN
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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went to Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine restaurant for the first time last evening. The décor is "modern" and pleasant. It seems very clean. Dimmed lights. I would say that the wait staff and the portions were adequate. The food was very good; nothing left to take home.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Fortunately, I live local and enjoy Elia's often. The authentic HOMEMADE food is so delicious that I actually crave it! My personal favorites are garlic paste, hoummos, baba ghannouge, vegetarian and meat grape leaf rolls, Greek salad, hashwi, and kafta. Portions are generous. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, and it is extremely clean. Friendly service, too.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Elia's is a hidden gem in the South Bend area. It is easy to get to, but most importantly, the food is fantastic! I am a vegetarian, so it can be challenging sometimes finding a good meal here in South Bend. But Elia's has a large number of options for vegetarians, and they all taste great! If you have never... More 

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South Bend
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was my first time here and my boyfriend and I took his mom there. We all loved it! Can't wait to go back

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Wonderful Boulder Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

While on a cross country trip made the pilgrimage to the surprisingly delectable Elia's. My young wife absolutely raved about the lamb chops and the two ravenous boys devoured their gyro and Mediterranean plates with gusto. Excellent, thoughtful and attentive service made the meal ever more special

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I live in Detroit and stopped at Elia's for carry out. Although I often visit South Bend for work, this was my first time visiting Elia's. The food tastes good, but the portions were smaller than I expected. I ordered Shish Tawook which comes with salad. I figured this would not be enough so I also ordered some spinach pie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574.277.7239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?