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214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
+1 574-280-4824
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (10 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“cannoli” (5 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

For our group of fourteen, Carmela's truly pulled out all the stops: a big banquet table in the center of their elegantly-appointed dining room, stellar service and a solid menu selection--including some great red wines. Bread is provided with the traditional dipping oil w/herbs. The...More

Thank TonyRo333
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Fine Italian food in South Bend. Portions were generous...lots of good chicken options..in addition to very tasty salmon. Salads were also very good...loved the dessert options. Very good for large groups...found the staff to be both friendly and efficient.. would go back

Thank eyeu
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Pleasant dining experience and staff is really friendly. Restaurant is big and perfect for accommodating large groups. Menu offers a variety of choices, including specials, which was great. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food we ordered from calamari, eggplant parmesan, lasagna, seafood and more....More

Thank CindyW2010
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This restaurant s typical Southern Italian American Food. The sauces are fresh and tasty. The service is outstanding.

Thank George M
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with homemade Italian food. Excellent service on a very crowded evening. We had a party if 8 and all the dishes we ordered were outstanding. We will be back!

Thank LAD55
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Had lunch with a colleague recently. We both had the blackened salmon BLT on a croissant and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waitress was very attentive and did an excellent job. Take time to browse around the bakery and deli on your way out and pick...More

Thank dillnbee
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The soup was not hot, and was boring. The salad was cafeteria style, with some wilted leaves and a poorly balanced dressing. So it was somewhat like a home prepared meal when mom is in a rush.

Thank leptopsylla
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We had an early dinner before the Tony Bennett show at the Morris Theater. The restaurant is very nice with a garden feel inside and lots of windows. The staff was busy but attentive and friendly. We had brushetta, Veal parm and a seafood pasta...More

Thank W5693QOcharlesd
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We went with 4 couples on a Friday night. We chose to go early as the restaurant recommended the time since we had such a large group. I've eaten at LOTS of restaurants all over the world and Carmela's is one of the best. Really!...More

Thank CRonemoremile
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is one of our favorite spots for Italian food. I love the gnocchi dish and we always get the homemade cheese sticks. The are amazing. They come with homemade marinara sauce...it's so delicious. There is also an Italian deli next door that serves up...More

Thank Catz2000
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Karla W
20 September 2018|
Response from AdrianaM6982 | Property representative |
Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, Indiana does not allow you to carry in any type of alcohol into a restaurant. This includes beer, wine, and hard liquor. Therefore we cannot allow you to bring in your own wine. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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