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Polito's

401 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, IN 46615
574 243-5385
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Ranked #22 of 250 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Nov 14, 2013
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Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Hobe Sound, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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South Bend, Indiana
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I love cheese pizza and this place has a pie that will rival even the best in the area. The thin crust is NY style and the sauce is tasty - and not sweet. Their vodka sauce is great as well - it's a bit thick for me and I usually don't indulge, but it has a great flavor. Their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of the best pizza/pasta places in the area. We went there the first time by accident due to every other restaurant was packed. But I am glad we did. The food never disappoints. Between the HUGE breadsticks and the awesome garlic bread. Along with the huge New York size slices of pizza and overflowing sauce that comes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

It's probably the best in town but if you're there by yourself or with one other person then you don't have the opportunity to try their signature pie. the thin is good and there's 2 styles of pan. their signature pie is prepared 2 different ways. it's 16 pounds of meats, veggies and cheeses, but when you come by yourself... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

There are lots of pizza places in our city. This has to be one of the best. The pasta dishes are also wonderful. The serving sizes are MASSIVE. Besides the awesome pizza our favorites are the calzones and ravioli in vodka sauce. Wait staff is friendly and folksy. Service is attentive and fast...especially at lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The food at Polito's is quite good, just expect to pay a little more than an average pizza restaurant. One of our favorite local pizza places.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is the closest pizza to NY style you’re going to get in this area. The garlic pizza with added ricotta cheese is our favorite. Their Stromboli is packed with ingredients and their red sauce is full of garlic and chunky tomatoes. We’ve been going to this place since they were over on Grape Road and it’s very consistent. I’m... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great pizza and wonderful Italian dishes. The portions are enormous and most can easily be shared. Their pizza by the slice is gigantic. Get that and the salad bar and you're stuffed. Friendly, fun wait staff.

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