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Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine

2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
574.277.7239
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Ranked #30 of 254 restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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Adrian, Michigan
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1,076 reviews 1,076 reviews
565 restaurant reviews
415 helpful votes 415 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a spot to get some pretty decent Middle Eastern fare though it was rated a little more highly on TripAdvisor than my experience would suggest. When I arrived into South Bend by train from Chicago, this place caught my eye as I looked through TripAdvisor. Middle Eastern food sounded good and it looked as though the reviews were... 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 eat here a lot, primarily lunch. I'm a fussy eater (don't use menus unless necessary) and they put together what I want. I like the kafta, chicken, and lentils with a side of garlic paste or hummus. We really like the food and the service is very good. The place is authentic. Worth a visit.

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Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I'm not a huge Mediterranean food fan but there's little not to like about Elia's. They have good prices and good portions of food.

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Indiana
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Friday night dinner with the wife. Had read on TA that Elia's was the spot for Mediterranean cuisine in South Bend. Well the Hummus was good but the Pita was store bought and not the best pita that I have had from stores we shop at. Meat filled grape leaves were very good. From there the dinner went downhill. The... More

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South Bend, IN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We thought the food was pretty good, but quite expensive. Healthy choices. Authentic food. Parking rather limited.

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indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Nice place for eat in or take out. Quiet place for lunch and if you tell them you are pressed for time, they will work with you. I love the garlic paste and pita appetizer. The hoummus and kibbee ball are great too. I am always torn for the entrée - beef shawarma or Hashwi of kafta? They are all... More

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Chicago
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11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Whenever I eat out I'm always looking for places where I can easily eat vegan but where my non-vegan friends will also have plenty of options. This place was the perfect choice for lunch. The falafel and hummus were exactly what I wanted. Prices are reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Traveling across country we're always looking for FRESH vegan and vegetarian restaurants w/o the gluten fake meat stuff. This made the delish list! Had the mezzah sampler appetizer, vegetarian combo and grill combo. Would get it all again. Hummus, baba ghannouge, tabouli and dolmas fresh n perfect. Grill combo good but kebab was boring, chicken was best part- very moist.... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Elia's food is fresh, reasonably priced and delicious. There is something for everyone, even if they do not prefer the more unusual dishes. Their garlic paste and hummous are awesome, as well as everything I have tried on the menu since they have been in business (10 years maybe?). Sweet treats too. Great for vegetarian options. Service very efficient. The... More

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It has a nice little ambience to it with a menu that is neither pricey or cheap. You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your meal. They have small desserts to enjoy after your meal (I don't believe they are made in house, however) Service is casual and reliable. Food is consistently good (although they could make... More

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