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214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
574 280-4824
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. Food was great as always and our waiter Tom really made the evening fun. Can't wait to go back soon!

1 Thank John H
Goshen, Indiana
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come back here from time to time for reliably good food. It's a nice spot for a date night. Good value, good service. We had the cesura salad, seafood far diavolo, and turtle cheesecake.

1 Thank Bryan H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 8 had such a fun and delicious evening with Tom as our waiter. The food was delicious and he gave us great recommendations. He accommodated our variant requests (I had the chicken piccata), kept the drinks coming even though the restaurant was very busy. Most important, Tom was so much fun. We joked with him the whole... More 

1 Thank Bill B
Omaha, Nebraska
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the lasagna, it was, $19 for a medium sized piece of lasagna and salad. Salad dressing was not very good. No one in my party of 4 cared for it. Lasagna was bland and marinara sauce was sweet. No kids menu - they do have a small side of spaghetti. The kids did not like that either. Very... More 

Thank Bonesandhisgirls
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

For our group of fourteen, Carmela's truly pulled out all the stops: a big banquet table in the center of their elegantly-appointed dining room, stellar service and a solid menu selection--including some great red wines. Bread is provided with the traditional dipping oil w/herbs. The food overall is delicious (I got one of the seafood dishes), and to top it... More 

Thank TonyRo333
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269 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Fine Italian food in South Bend. Portions were generous...lots of good chicken options..in addition to very tasty salmon. Salads were also very good...loved the dessert options. Very good for large groups...found the staff to be both friendly and efficient.. would go back

Thank eyeu
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Pleasant dining experience and staff is really friendly. Restaurant is big and perfect for accommodating large groups. Menu offers a variety of choices, including specials, which was great. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food we ordered from calamari, eggplant parmesan, lasagna, seafood and more. Service was a bit slow but all in all a wonderful treat and we will... More 

Thank CindyW2010
Osceola, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

This restaurant s typical Southern Italian American Food. The sauces are fresh and tasty. The service is outstanding.

Thank insignante
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Definitely not home made food, it's OK at best. The portions are not even very big and for pasta and tomato sauce, the prices were unacceptable. It also took 20 minutes (at least) to get the checks AFTER we were clearly done eating...basically a hostage situation there. Very dissatisfied with the overall experience and the waitress did not deserve the... More 

Thank mmk16
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with homemade Italian food. Excellent service on a very crowded evening. We had a party if 8 and all the dishes we ordered were outstanding. We will be back!

Thank LAD55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574 280-4824

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