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214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
+1 574-280-4824
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a party of 6 on Saturday night before valentine day. With reservations we were seated right away. Everyone in our group thought the food was very good, not great food for the price. Positives: not very busy, good food, decent atmosphere. Cons: pricey, TV on in part of dinning room, cold draft when door opened.

Thank mlhuff
South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our "go to" restaurants when there's action downtown and everything there is booked. And it's our first choice when we're in the mode for Italian and too lazy too cook.

Thank petebauer
South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a lovely Anniversary dinner and it was delicious. We were one of the only people in the restaurant, but the staff still treated us like any other night. The specials were amazing, the wine was high quality, and the atmosphere was fantastic. I can't wait to visit again!

Thank Taylor C
Tampa, Florida
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314 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I flew home to see my family and they took me to their new favorite restaurant: Carmela's. Their hype was correct. The pasta was out of this world, the decor was fun and such a great atmosphere. I will definitely be going back.

Thank Pasoporaqui
South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I go to Carmella's a few times a year. But our last visit, makes me want to write...No garnishes on the plate..stark...too expensive and portions are smaller than in years past. I think they could and should do better. Also a person at our table had meat lasagna with very little meat in it.

Thank bjsb2014
Newtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Always a pleasure to come here. Great evening with friends and family over a leisurely meal. Never rushed, even though it was late at night. Appetizers with the fresh tomatoes were a welcomed treat at this time of year! Fabulous dinner and the best bread in South Bend. Can't wait until our next visit. We always bring friends here.

Thank melaland
Western Cape, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A lovely family style restaurant with a small but delicious menu. The wine list has a good selection. Had a calamari starter and pasta and chicken as a main course. Food was very tasty and authentically Italian. Excellent service by the staff.

Thank Rushton1990
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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 September 25, 2016 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

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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: +1 574-280-4824

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