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ciao's - CLOSED

119 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1603
+1 574-289-2426
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
9 Jul 2015
“The best of Italy”
28 Jun 2015
“Dinner in town”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
119 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1603
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11 - 20 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2014

I'm not a big fan of Italian food, but I do like some. Ciao's had some pretty attractive offerings (at two entrees for $33) during South Bend's Restaurant week and my wife does like Italian a lot. The lobster linguine sounded pretty good to me...More

Thank DonVila
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Everything was perfect. Great wine - esp. the Aglianco. Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes created a tasty start. The dipping oil (for the bread made in house) had basil, oregano, roasted garlic and really good olive oil. The house salad was artfully arranged with interesting greens...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here and had a pleasant meal. Started with the spicy mussels appetizer, which was just-right spicy and perfectly cooked. I had a very hearty chicken vegetable soup and husband had caesar salad for accompaniments, both also very good. On our server's...More

Thank FontanaBananas
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We have been patrons of Ciao's for the past ten or so years. Adele is an excellent chef and, when she can get out of the kitchen, is a charming hostess. I love to cook and Italian is my favorite. On a recent visit we...More

Thank Billwtz
Reviewed 25 November 2013

On 11-22-2013 I made a reservation for 10 in the lounge. We were sat at a round table that was probably made to seat no more than 8 so our evening began very crowded. We had three different waitresses but could never find one when...More

1  Thank keokee25
Reviewed 23 August 2013

When we have traveled to italy, I like to play a game with myself. I pit the dishes I order in fine restaurants there against Adele Ciao's versions. Adele always comes out on top. Many chefs have the same Master Chef training, but lack the...More

1  Thank Lora R
Reviewed 18 August 2013

While staying in South Bend, Indiana in the downtown area (at the DoubleTree Hotel) we were pleasantly surprised at several restaurants within walking distance that were supposedly quite good, based upon the hotel's employees' suggestions. One evening we arrived at the "Ciao and Lounge" at...More

3  Thank BarbaraandThoma... S
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Imaginative recipes and excellent ingredients. The chef sometimes stops by. The desserts and cookies are European quality and style. I was surprised such a restaurant exists in a small town like South Bend. South Bend has proven a surprising city.

Thank Musicandartstraveler
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My husband and I had the best dinner experience recently at Ciao's Lounge. Our meals were absolutely delicious. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. And the atmosphere was excellent - complete with a piano player. I highly recommend!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

We came in to town just for a couple days and checked this place out based on the recommendations from Tripvisor. I have to say this place is simply amazing and worth every single penny.

Thank RjBass
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$48
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-289-2426
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The premier Italian Restaurant and Lounge in Indiana, offering unique and authentic Italian cuisine, enjoyable drinks and amazing dessert!
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