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Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine

2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
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Ranked #28 of 257 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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Wonderful Boulder Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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cleveland, ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were driving on 90 and wanted something better than fast food. The reviews were good on Google so we tried it. It is about 10 minutes off the highway. It was very good. We had gyros. All was fresh and nicely prepared. The place was spotless. The waiter was nice. It was a lovely diversion. The speedway next door... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First visit - friendly, attentive waitress, Katy, and food was fresh and good. Will definitely return

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Adrian, Michigan
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637 restaurant reviews
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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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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