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Carmela's

214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
+1 574-280-4824
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lasagna” (10 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“cannoli” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Carmela prepares fantastic dishes...from Mahi Mahi to chicken parmigiana to lasagna, all were perfect. The salad was great with a very nice, not overwhelming, dressing. Even the herbs and spices added to the olive oil for our tasty bread enhanced our experience. Service was first...More

Thank NicholasW838
Reviewed March 31, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Carmela's when we dined there. My husband and I were in South Bend for the night because of his visiting the Purdue faculty there. It was also our wedding anniversary and it will stand out in...More

Thank kburbank7
Reviewed February 2, 2018

We had about 8 people for a company dinner last Tuesday and first off, it wasn't busy at all which was nice. Makes me wonder if people don't know about this great place. Service was great. Food was very good and could tell it was...More

Thank KAREN S
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Carmela is a fabulous cook. There are so many things there I just love. Rotolo, steak, lasagna and just plain spaghetti. Her marinara sauce is remarkably fresh tasting even in the winter. The restaurant is conveniently located within walking distance from downtown South Bend and...More

Thank Maggie K
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is a great, family owned restaurant. Nice menu selection, plenty of options for every one. Arancini appetizer is fabulous! Pasta is fresh and homemade - so good! I love their house salad dressing. Very close to downtown - also on Open Table so easy...More

Thank cheryl a
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I was invited to Carmella's for a business dinner. We arrived before the Notre Dame after game crowd. We were given a cozy corner to enjoy our meal and conduct some business. The service was fast and friendly, and we were never rushed even though...More

Thank Brenda M
Adriana M, Owner at Carmela's, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Brenda, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Carmela's. Thank you for your review. We are looking forward to seeing you again! -The Macri Family & Staff

Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Every experience that I have had with this establishment & Carmela has been wonderful! There isn't a better wedding cake to be had in the area and the cannoli is "the real deal"!

Thank KristaNJay
Adriana M, Owner at Carmela's, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for your review and for choosing Carmela's! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 16 in town for the game. Had dinner Friday night. The service and the food could not have been better. Great ambiance. Attentive in every way. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank irish7000009
Adriana M, Owner at Carmela's, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Carmela's! We cannot wait to have you back for another great meal. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Visited before a concert. Nice atmosphere, quiet enough to visit with friends and eat a great meal. Food was excellent and so was the wait staff. Would recommend.

1  Thank Edward P
Adriana M, Owner at Carmela's, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Admittedly, I'm not hard to please when it comes to Italian food since I love it so much. But I have to say, this place was on point. I had the special - seafood pasta and it was perfection. My server was outstanding and really...More

Thank jennifers1980
Adriana M, Owner at Carmela's, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for your review and for dining with us! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $30
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-280-4824
  • E-mail
Description
Carmela's is one of South Bend's most beloved fine dining establishments. Known for its Italian-influenced cuisine, Carmela’s came to be when George Jr. Macri became intent on sharing his wife’s phenomenal cooking with the public. Named after George’s wife, Carmela, the restaurant’s menu is a true reflection of the dishes the Macri family makes for their own special occasions. All of the recipes and cooking comes from Carmela herself, ensuring that every customer gets a real taste of Italy in every bite. Designed to be relaxing yet romantic, Carmela's is a true reflection of dining in southern Italy with arched walls, a sky-painted ceiling, a fountain centerpiece, and Tuscany-inspired ambience.
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