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214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
574 280-4824
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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256 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Osceola, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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
North Liberty, Indiana
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had lunch with a colleague recently. We both had the blackened salmon BLT on a croissant and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waitress was very attentive and did an excellent job. Take time to browse around the bakery and deli on your way out and pick up some cookies or pastries to go. Really nice atmosphere.

Thank dillnbee
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The soup was not hot, and was boring. The salad was cafeteria style, with some wilted leaves and a poorly balanced dressing. So it was somewhat like a home prepared meal when mom is in a rush.

Thank leptopsylla
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We had an early dinner before the Tony Bennett show at the Morris Theater. The restaurant is very nice with a garden feel inside and lots of windows. The staff was busy but attentive and friendly. We had brushetta, Veal parm and a seafood pasta dish. All were outstanding and the wine was great with a better price. All in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?