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401 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, IN 46615
574 243-5385
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A little piece of Jersey in South Bend

My daughter noticed the NY Football Giants poster. I missed it because I was fixed on the New Jersey style Stromboli on the menu. "Full belly" italian with huge serving sizes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My daughter noticed the NY Football Giants poster. I missed it because I was fixed on the New Jersey style Stromboli on the menu. "Full belly" italian with huge serving sizes.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Every time I go, the title of this is what I order. Then, I compare others' dish to Polito's. I LOVE Italian food (but really who doesn't). Their helpings are plentiful and almost match the cost. They offer a salad bar and pretty large pizzas. So, this place is good for families and groups. Overall: Yum!

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West Haven
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

First of all, I love pizza. However, there was not much about the pizza at this place that I liked...especially the crust. The pie crust was black on the bottom and the taste was not pleasant. If not for the crust, the pie would've been just passable but not even close to pizza which I would have described as "good".... More 

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Taverham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I called to place an order for a small cheese pizza and was told I couldn't order a small one medium was there smallest one, so I ordered that with a couple of toppings. The cost of it was $23! I was shocked that a cheese pizza could cost so much. It was an average pizza, not the best I've... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Coming from the northeast, finding good pizza when traveling is often a challenge. Polito's solved that problem for us.....twice! Had some Chicago style on our first visit, which although not quite as good as Lou Minalti's , was certainly tasty. We went back after the game on Saturday evening, and had a more traditional pizza, which was HUGE, and very... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

called in the order & it was hot & waiting when I got there. The original (thin) crust is the best. This is our second year for going there & both times were great experiences.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at Polito's on June 28,2014 with the grand kids. They loved the pizza but we found it hard to eat - the crust is thick and hard to cut. Don't make the mistake of putting spinach on your pizza - they use creamed spinach, yuck! All the portions are extremely large , the calzone would serve three people,... More 

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Michigan
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148 reviews 148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Yes, 16 lbs. We've enjoyed Polito's before but THIS was really special. They have a Supreme Pizza that actually weighs in at 16 lbs! It was my son's birthday and he chose this. I had my doubts as there was only 3 of us. Next time, I will order as we start out from home as it takes 40 minutes... More 

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Lowell, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We'd passed Polito's before but never stopped. We're glad we did. Adrian, our waiter, made excellent recommendations and even brought a sample for us. We ordered the large thin-crust supreme pizza, which was excellent. Adrian suggested a side of their specialty vodka cheese sauce for dipping the pizza. It was superb. We received plenty of good, well-prepared food for our... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Good stuff. If you want to load up on the carbs this is the spot for you. Stuffed pizza slices that weigh in at 2 pounds and strombollis that can feed two all for less than 10 bucks. The interior is nothing special just some wood benches and folding tables has kind of a college vibe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, IN 46615
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574 243-5385

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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