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“Wonderful lasagna”
Review of Carmela's

Carmela's
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Ranked #36 of 294 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Portage, Indiana
2 reviews
“Wonderful lasagna”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Today we had lunch at Carmela's. The lasagna was the best I have ever had. It was so light and
delicious. The salads were very good and the amounts of everything was just right. Lovely lunch and will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing spot for Lunch!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

On a diet and love their Veggie wrap with sauce on the side, side salad with dressing on the side. Great Price, good food, highly recommend this spot!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good, loved the food.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was our second time here, but the first was over 4 years ago. We were there with a large group (22 people), so they split us up onto two tables. The service was excellent, servers were very knowledgable, particularly about their extensive wine list. We also split the check(s) up several ways, but everybody;s bill was correct, and they handled it very well. The food was very good - homemade pasta, and since we had such a wide variety of people, I "sampled" many other dishes beside mine. All were very tasty, although the festtucini alfredo sauce was a little bland - otherwise very good sauces. Overall, a very pleasant evening!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Greg1952
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South Bend, Indiana
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful family date night dinner there before attending a show at the SB Civic Theatre. The waiter was very polite and brought out a "split" entrée on 2 different plates without being asked (love that!) Interior was clean, uncluttered and charming. Enjoyed our meal all the way through dessert. The very full bread basket was a hit and my daughter even enjoyed the dipping oil! I would recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Will never go back!!!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Lets just say, they fired our server while we were having dinner!!! She came and announced that she would no longer be working there after that evening. When we first walked in we had to wait, place had about 3 tables, they sat us next to the kitchen bathroom isle, I asked if we could be back in the corner as it was empty to be told no!! The next couple in, 2 minutes later were then sat there. It went down hill from there!! Food was bad, sauce tasted like it was canned, bread was stale. Just not good!!

  • Visited July 2012
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