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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Venue for my son's rehearsal dinner

Let me start by saying I, nor the owner, George were expecting 106 attendees!!! That being said, George and his wait staff were very attentive and made the night extremely enjoyable. Appetizers and drinks were served before dinner. We had pre selected 3 entrees, Lasagna, a chicken dish and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Bob H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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Tampa FL
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238 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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South Bend, Indiana, USA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

"Good!" "Nice ambience, good food." "Second best Italian restaurant in So Bend." "The chicken parm is the very, very best!"

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Let me start by saying I, nor the owner, George were expecting 106 attendees!!! That being said, George and his wait staff were very attentive and made the night extremely enjoyable. Appetizers and drinks were served before dinner. We had pre selected 3 entrees, Lasagna, a chicken dish and a seafood dish. I can only speak for the Lasagna, which... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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
13 restaurant reviews
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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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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10 reviews
8 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?