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214 North Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
574 280-4824
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Graduation dinner

We had a lovely meal after graduation. The owner decided to open on Sunday just for graduation and we enjoyed our visit. The ravioli's were wonderful - nice homemade pasta pillows in a delicious sauce. We enjoyed the lobster ravioli and the house salad was fresh and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lovely meal after graduation. The owner decided to open on Sunday just for graduation and we enjoyed our visit. The ravioli's were wonderful - nice homemade pasta pillows in a delicious sauce. We enjoyed the lobster ravioli and the house salad was fresh and delicious.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I had dinner and lunch here. We dined with family and friends. We ate lunch as a couple. I ordered the veal piccata for dinner. The meat was very tender and quite savory. It came with angel hair pasta, capers, and broccoli with red peppers that were crisply tender. For appetizers, I had the house salad with... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here after graduation with a group of 12. The staff seated us immediately, which was very impressive because it was so busy. We were happy with the wine selection, especially the chianti that the waitress suggested. The bread was delicious. The staff was caring enough to give us an extra salad because one person did not order a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is located a few blocks east from the core of other downtown restautants. It is connected to Macri's bakery; and if you park in back you walk through the bakery to enter the restaurant. The wonderful bakery smells stimulate the appitite for sure. The decor simulates a Tuscan villa. I had the italian beef sub. The beef was... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Carmela's offers a little more formal dining and is a great place to meet business colleagues for lunch. They always have specials and I'm particularly partial to their salads! Wait staff is very good.

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South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had a nice dinner here, osso bucco for my sweetheart & capellini with bolognese sauce & sausage for me. Decent selection of wines. Very accommodating place!

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South Bend, IN
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great Italian food with a good atmosphere. There were four of us and each of us liked our dish. Our service was good

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A cozy restaurant in a comfortable setting. A bit on the Hollywood Style with the pillars and alcoves...but no matter it was relaxing to sit there and enjoy the ambiance. Then came the food ...from the appetizer to the entree' it was all great. A good variety from the menu and I am sure you wont be disappointed no matter... More 

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Elm Grove, WI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had heard about Macri's Italian Deli & Bakery from our private ground transportation driver to our hotel. Little did we know based on his recommendation, this Italian deli had appropriately, an Italian cuisine restaurant attached to it's same building structure. And, with a separate entrance called Carmela's. I assumed it's owned by the same people. Anyway, the atmosphere's inviting... More 

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Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I don't want to be unfair, because I really wanted to like this place. But I was frankly disappointed. Ate with a larger group and we all loved the building. I thought as a physical restaurant, it presented a nice atmosphere, especially with the Christmas tree in the middle. I had a salad that could have been good, just was... 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?