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“Don't miss this great restaurant”

Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine
Ranked #37 of 295 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
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“Don't miss this great restaurant”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is as good as it gets for Mediterranean food in Indiana. Great portions, great service and nice atmosphere. I recommend it for all ages lunch or dinner! You won't be sorry.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank jroberso
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South Bend, Indiana
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16 reviews
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“A gem.”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Have been eating at Elia's since it was a hole in the wall. New attractive location now matches the excellent quality of the food. Great vegetarian options. Family owned. Never disappoints.

Visited January 2012
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South Bend, Indiana
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic, Delicious, and a great value.”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Elia's is a great place to get excellent Mediterranean Cuisine. Their Baba Ganoush is simply divine. My favortie is their Filet Mignon Kabob. It comes with delicious rice and some veggies, but the quality of the meat is top notch. You cannot touch the value of this dish at a shade over $10.
Overall, when we have been there, the service has been alittle hit and miss. Sometimes they have the right amount of people working to handle the rush, sometimes it seems like they were not expecting as many people as came for lunch. Overall, if you go for lunch, your going to get great food, but you might end up taking a 1.5 hour lunch between travel between work to and back plus the time it takes to eat. But, if you have alittle bit of a lazy day and want to spend a nice extra half-hour at lunch, this is a great place. Their Hummus is also delicious. Any sort of dipping, sauce, paste, etc is made there in house and is delicious. Its a great place to snack at as well.
I would not recommend this to someone who is always in a hurry for lunch. I would recommend this to anyone who loves good authentic Mediterranean food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Jon_n_Jess
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Oakdale, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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“A Must Do whenever we are in South Bend”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We love the Mediterranean food prepared at Elia's. Every time we visit Notre Dame we look forward to a family meal at Elia's. The food quality is always excellent and the quantity plentiful. No trip to South Bend for us is complete without a meal at Elia's! Too bad it is an airplane ride or 14 hour drive from Connecticut!

Visited February 2012
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“One of my all time favorites”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

The best tabbouleh I have ever tasted! Other offerings are also great, but the tabbouleh is a big draw for me. Latest dish to add to my favorites: Chicken Shawerma with Garlic Sauce. Ummm!

Thank Kathleen M
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