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401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
574 243-5385
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the thick slice pizza it was amazing! What's even better is the fact that some of the waitresses actually beat you off under the table while you eat, it was a great experience just the way she caressed my cannoli was amazing! Only downfall is they shouldn't do it when your wife is at the table, other than... More 

Thank Stephen S
Michigan City, Indiana
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235 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I thought the place was pretty good. The salad bar is small but is good, and we ordered the Chicago cheese pizza. Spongy, buttery crust. Would come back if we lived closer

Thank Paul B
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I want to like this place because it's a family owned business, but their service is terrible. We frequently order a calzone for carry-out, ordering it 1-2 hours in advance of when we will pick it up. Twice now, I've gotten there at the time I said I would pick it up and it hasn't even been made yet!! The... More 

Thank SueBee46530
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

A family-run place that I think hits the mark as far as offering pizza, calzones, and stomboli's for dine-in families. It is the type of place we were looking for, but I can't help but thinking we would have been better off stopping at Bruno's instead (our other option). I don't think we would come back when in the Notre... More 

Thank Lee C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner at Politos last night. We live 30 mins away. Before we could make it home, we were both sick. Had to stop at a gas station. Both of us experienced severe cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. The only thing we ate in common was the salad bar. At the very least we recommend avoiding the... More 

1 Thank HungryHaneyman
Mishawaka, Indiana
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Only had it twice, it was good. Carryout both times. But it was pretty cold both times and I only live two blocks away. I would like to try something other than pizza, maybe sit in the restaurant. The parking lot is always packed! That's gotta be a good thing!

Thank Kris M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Family friendly, clean, great service, especially Tami. She is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Food is good and nice variety. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Carol561
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

One of the few sit down pizza places left. Service is friendly. Pizza is good. Prices are pretty good. Definitely a good place to take the family or a group.

1 Thank ajbmi
Mishawaka, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Politos is always good! Must try the calzones with BOTH types of cheese and of course the Vodka Rigatoni! They will also serve any of their pasta dishes with this great sauce. Even their chicken wings taste better than the norm. Also their Antipasto salad is one of my favorites. We've had events from family dinners to book group here... More 

1 Thank wopnurs1
South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't even decide where to start with how amazing Polito's is! The outside may not look like much, but the food will blow you away! The rigatoni in vodka is their specialty and by far my favorite food! The prices are low and the portions are large. It has a good salad bar and awesome beer specials. You won't... More 

1 Thank Chelsea A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574 243-5385

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