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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Nice Italian spot!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Granger, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The family went to dinner at Carmela's last night. What a nice experience! We started with the Arancini served in a marinara sauce that was light, garlicky and fresh. For entrees we ordered the Mahi special, gnocchi, smoked mozzarella ravioli and the salmon. All were prepared perfectly. The kids had the bombe and strawberry gelato desserts. The strawberry won the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Often I will check out a restaurant's website to know what it is I'm going to order ahead of time. I did this with Carmela's. With my selection picked out and an idea of what I was going to order, I was surprised with the actual menu no longer including my selection, the Italian Combo. An additional surprise came when... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A cuisine of unending Italian delights–that’s Carmela’s at Macri’s, located conveniently on North Niles Avenue in downtown South Bend. Here you’ll find tasty Italian favorites where even standard fare like spaghetti and meatballs provides an unforgettable dining experience. A generous menu with Italian and other favorites, lots of Carmela’s homemade cooking, daily specials that will tempt your palate, a generous... More 

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La Crosse, WI
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157 reviews 157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A group of 7 men dined at 8 pm on a Friday night, and by 8:30 we were the only ones in the restaurant; maybe a reason? Server, Emily, is very capable and friendly, and the menu is interesting, with an Italian predominance. I shot high with veal stuffed with ricotta and sausage over a bed of pasta, expecting something... More 

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Portage, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Today we had lunch at Carmela's. The lasagna was the best I have ever had. It was so light and delicious. The salads were very good and the amounts of everything was just right. Lovely lunch and will definitely return.

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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

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