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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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

It's probably the best in town but if you're there by yourself or with one other person then you don't have the opportunity to try their signature pie. the thin is good and there's 2 styles of pan. their signature pie is prepared 2 different ways. it's 16 pounds of meats, veggies and cheeses, but when you come by yourself... More 

Thank wanderer34230
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 24 January 2013

There are lots of pizza places in our city. This has to be one of the best. The pasta dishes are also wonderful. The serving sizes are MASSIVE. Besides the awesome pizza our favorites are the calzones and ravioli in vodka sauce. Wait staff is friendly and folksy. Service is attentive and fast...especially at lunch.

Thank Ken L
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

The food at Polito's is quite good, just expect to pay a little more than an average pizza restaurant. One of our favorite local pizza places.

Thank 3APA3
South Bend, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

This is the closest pizza to NY style you’re going to get in this area. The garlic pizza with added ricotta cheese is our favorite. Their Stromboli is packed with ingredients and their red sauce is full of garlic and chunky tomatoes. We’ve been going to this place since they were over on Grape Road and it’s very consistent. I’m... More 

Thank RachelSch
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 24 November 2012

Great pizza and wonderful Italian dishes. The portions are enormous and most can easily be shared. Their pizza by the slice is gigantic. Get that and the salad bar and you're stuffed. Friendly, fun wait staff.

Thank Ken L
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

The food is terrible- and the crowd is a bunch of yelling, drunk sports idiots- not at all family friendly.

Thank NewsHound2000
Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

I don't like this place! I ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and the cooked just dumped some grey hamburger on top of my spaghetti!!! It wasn't even mixed-in with the sauce- he just dumped it on top! The waitress was rude too! Stay away.

Thank Tom L
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We ate at Polito's after going to a Notre Dame home football game. I was with my wife and 2 teenage sons who are big eaters. After getting the opion of are very helpful waitress we ordered the stuff pizza. It was a 45 minute wait for the pizza to be cooked but it was well worth the wait. If... More 

Thank LuckyLeoNJ
Mishawaka, Indiana
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We ordered the Chicago deep dish for carry out (best to call ahead because it takes 40 mins to cook this beast). We ordered our pie with pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, and onion...... it was/is awesome! I was absolutely full after eating one piece of this six piece, three inch deep pie. I highly recommend!!!! Great pizza for the price... More 

Thank loveandluck_39
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

We love Polito's! GREAT food and so much of it! Friendly service and quiet family atmosphere.

Thank CJF508

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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, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?