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401 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, IN 46615
+1 574-243-5385
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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
Melbourne, Florida
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and decided to stop in for dinner. A Thursday night and there were quite a few customers---always a good sign. Good special--buy one pasta dish, get the other half off. A tempting special as they had many good pasta dishes to choose from, but we were set on eating pizza. We tried the cheese/garlic bread... More 

Thank dvstar40
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The portions were huge and allowed us to bring home left overs. The calzone with ricotta and mozzarella cheese reminded me of NYC. We enjoyed the fettuccine, baked ziti, and cheese ravioli. They were all perfect for our family. One of our favorites: the zeppoles. Our server was all smiles and gave us a great customer service experience.

1 Thank Frank L
Laurel, Maryland
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461 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Ate here with a friend tonight. She's a local that loves this place. I followed her lead and got the salad bar and we went halfsies on a pizza. Loved the salad bar and the semi-moist and flavorful croutons. Not a fancy salad bar but a good one that had two kinds of lettuce - iceberg and another, darker leaf.... More 

Thank RandomTraveler76
South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I called to get food to go on a Sunday & who ever answered the phone probably needs to be taught how to talk to customers. I will not be back till I get some polite phone edict. It was a woman I don't know if that narrows the search

Thank Jo B
South Bend, Indiana
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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Love their delicious pizza. Also have a couple Stromboli favorites: vege and meat lovers. They're HUGE. Friendly wait staff. Salad bar. Great food, most items seem to be sized for sharing unless you're an NFL lineman. We don't have kids but almost always see families there with kids. Take your kids. I think they'll enjoy it.

Thank Ken L
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

My daughter noticed the NY Football Giants poster. I missed it because I was fixed on the New Jersey style Stromboli on the menu. "Full belly" italian with huge serving sizes.

Thank FamilyTravelers155
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Every time I go, the title of this is what I order. Then, I compare others' dish to Polito's. I LOVE Italian food (but really who doesn't). Their helpings are plentiful and almost match the cost. They offer a salad bar and pretty large pizzas. So, this place is good for families and groups. Overall: Yum!

Thank Jess P

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, IN 46615
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-243-5385

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