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Carmela's

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214 North Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
574 280-4824
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Southern Italian Food

This restaurant s typical Southern Italian American Food. The sauces are fresh and tasty. The service is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Osceola, Indiana
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Osceola, Indiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant s typical Southern Italian American Food. The sauces are fresh and tasty. The service is outstanding.

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Thank insignante
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Definitely not home made food, it's OK at best. The portions are not even very big and for pasta and tomato sauce, the prices were unacceptable. It also took 20 minutes (at least) to get the checks AFTER we were clearly done eating...basically a hostage situation there. Very dissatisfied with the overall experience and the waitress did not deserve the... More 

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Thank mmk16
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with homemade Italian food. Excellent service on a very crowded evening. We had a party if 8 and all the dishes we ordered were outstanding. We will be back!

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Thank LAD55
North Liberty, Indiana
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had lunch with a colleague recently. We both had the blackened salmon BLT on a croissant and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waitress was very attentive and did an excellent job. Take time to browse around the bakery and deli on your way out and pick up some cookies or pastries to go. Really nice atmosphere.

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Thank dillnbee
indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The soup was not hot, and was boring. The salad was cafeteria style, with some wilted leaves and a poorly balanced dressing. So it was somewhat like a home prepared meal when mom is in a rush.

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Thank leptopsylla
Lexington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We had an early dinner before the Tony Bennett show at the Morris Theater. The restaurant is very nice with a garden feel inside and lots of windows. The staff was busy but attentive and friendly. We had brushetta, Veal parm and a seafood pasta dish. All were outstanding and the wine was great with a better price. All in... More 

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Thank W5693QOcharlesd
Horseshoe Bay
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We went with 4 couples on a Friday night. We chose to go early as the restaurant recommended the time since we had such a large group. I've eaten at LOTS of restaurants all over the world and Carmela's is one of the best. Really! I had smoked mozzarella ravioli and side salad. This did not disappoint! For desert I... More 

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Thank CRonemoremile
South Bend, Indiana
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite spots for Italian food. I love the gnocchi dish and we always get the homemade cheese sticks. The are amazing. They come with homemade marinara sauce...it's so delicious. There is also an Italian deli next door that serves up fabulous sweet treats.

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Thank Brock M
Granger, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We just had a wonderful dinner at Carmela's! Our server, Leigh Ann, was terrific. She was very attentive and had great recommendations for entrees and wine. Everything is made from scratch. All of our dinner entrees were delicious, as were the desserts! We will definitely be returning.

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Thank RSM_4_12
Tampa FL
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254 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ooooh, we loved this place! Had a lovely laid back lunch with an exceptional server, Leigh Anne who wisely advised us on what we would like best. The home made meatballs were exemplary and were worthy of moaning, loudly.We were graciously allowed to stay and yak while we slowly savored our meal, which was nice since they had closed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 North Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574 280-4824

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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