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537 N Saint Louis Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1925
574 233-2464
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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South Bend, Indiana
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most authentic Italian pizza in town! It's like eating in our Italian grandmother's kitchen. Very intimate- don't go if you don't like a family friendly atmosphere.

Thank TGiF01
San Jose, Costa Rica
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on a Friday night of a Notre Dame football weekend. The wait was very long, so you can tell what kind of legend this place has. The wait was made better by the service of beer and wine for the waiting line. The food is good, but not unforgettable. Typical good neighborhood Italian. Nice neighborhood ambience.

Thank AlumniDog84
South Bend, Indiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

their pizza is one of the best in the South Bend area. it is as authentic as any old school new york style pizza. it is a big Notre Dame draw so be prepared to wait for a short while

Thank bogie1951
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was great as reviews indicate here. I went based upon recommendations here. But I didn't read down far enough to see the discussion about noise. This place is full of families with kids, yelling kids and crying kids. Not a place to go to enjoy a quiet meal after a long stressful business day or to have a... More 

Thank Jim S
Houston, Texas
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352 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

What is better in this world: family owned and run through generations, good food, friendly service, reasonable prices, at home feeling, frequented by locals, students, tourists. There is a reason it is a local landmark. Nice beer list. Wine list is pretty pathetic - the only weak point in the place.

Thank cgny1fwd
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344 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Large tables and large portions. Rocco's is clearly a South Bend tradition. We enjoyed our large plates of pasta. The appetizers were also outstanding: we had Caprese salad and meatballs with meat sauce. The pricing is a very good value as well. This is a South Bend institution and has been around since 1951. Lots of photos on the wall.... More 

Thank FredTravelVa
Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is the place for Italian food, period! On your visit you might see celebreties like Bon Jovi or Joe Montana.

Thank Pirish66
Brossard, Canada
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is as popular as possible. Both locals and tourists are welcome by the owners. In business since 1957. Portions are generous and the food looks like country tradionnal. We had the pizza which was probably not the best choice unfortunately for us. A must nevertheless, but try their pasta dishes.

Thank Pierre L
South Bend, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Rocco's has been our favorite restaurant for 30 years. No visit to South Bend is complete without it. Roccos is where every special family occasion is celebrated. Julia's salad, cheesy garlic bread, pizza, and lasagna are our favorites ...but best of all are the owners and staff... Julia and Warren, Rocco's daughter and son in law, are amazing. They make... More 

Thank KathleenND
Chicago, IL
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Went here with about 30 people (baseball tournament - players and families). They were more then happy to accommodate all of us - we had a fun time and more than enough great food to eat.

Thank DellaM211

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 N Saint Louis Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574 233-2464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?