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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine

Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine
2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
574.277.7239
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Ranked #20 of 241 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Elia's food is fresh, reasonably priced and delicious. There is something for everyone, even if they do not prefer the more unusual dishes. Their garlic paste and hummous are awesome, as well as everything I have tried on the menu since they have been in business (10 years maybe?). Sweet treats too. Great for vegetarian options. Service very efficient. The owner is very on top of things.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Date Night Mediterranean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It has a nice little ambience to it with a menu that is neither pricey or cheap. You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your meal. They have small desserts to enjoy after your meal (I don't believe they are made in house, however) Service is casual and reliable. Food is consistently good (although they could make a better salad).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My wife's birthday was yesterday, March 20th and I decided to take her to Elia's. We like to try different foods, and I knew she always wanted to go there. I tell you the truth, the food was excellent, and the service was Awesome. We will defiantly be going back often. If you never tasted Mediterranean food before, and always wanted to try it Elia's will be a great place to start. My hat is off to the cook, who is the owner, and also to the awesome service, thank you so much for making my wife's birthday so awesome.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Not the best. Not going back.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

There are other much better Mediterranean restaurants in the area. We are garlic fans BUT, the amount they use here is way over the top. It was so potent that it was not edible. We politely questioned the dish but no attempt was made to accommodate. "That's just the way it's made." Well, no it's not. We've had it several places around the Mediterranean. Service was haughty and slow. Waitress actually sat down with a table of what appeared to be "regulars" and pretty much ignored the rest of the patrons. I'm pretty sure we'll bypass Elia's on the way to other options.

Visited January 2013
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We started going here when it was in its old location , the only difference seems to be the ambience .Its still great not the cheapest but the best

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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