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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
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Authentic Italian Cuisine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Elm Grove, WI
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Elm Grove, WI
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

On a diet and love their Veggie wrap with sauce on the side, side salad with dressing on the side. Great Price, good food, highly recommend this spot!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was our second time here, but the first was over 4 years ago. We were there with a large group (22 people), so they split us up onto two tables. The service was excellent, servers were very knowledgable, particularly about their extensive wine list. We also split the check(s) up several ways, but everybody;s bill was correct, and they... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful family date night dinner there before attending a show at the SB Civic Theatre. The waiter was very polite and brought out a "split" entrée on 2 different plates without being asked (love that!) Interior was clean, uncluttered and charming. Enjoyed our meal all the way through dessert. The very full bread basket was a hit... 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

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?