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214 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-2728
+1 574-280-4824
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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305 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I flew home to see my family and they took me to their new favorite restaurant: Carmela's. Their hype was correct. The pasta was out of this world, the decor was fun and such a great atmosphere. I will definitely be going back.

Thank Pasoporaqui
South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I go to Carmella's a few times a year. But our last visit, makes me want to write...No garnishes on the plate..stark...too expensive and portions are smaller than in years past. I think they could and should do better. Also a person at our table had meat lasagna with very little meat in it.

Thank bjsb2014
Newtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Always a pleasure to come here. Great evening with friends and family over a leisurely meal. Never rushed, even though it was late at night. Appetizers with the fresh tomatoes were a welcomed treat at this time of year! Fabulous dinner and the best bread in South Bend. Can't wait until our next visit. We always bring friends here.

Thank melaland
Western Cape, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely family style restaurant with a small but delicious menu. The wine list has a good selection. Had a calamari starter and pasta and chicken as a main course. Food was very tasty and authentically Italian. Excellent service by the staff.

Thank Rushton1990
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. Food was great as always and our waiter Tom really made the evening fun. Can't wait to go back soon!

1 Thank John H
Goshen, Indiana
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We come back here from time to time for reliably good food. It's a nice spot for a date night. Good value, good service. We had the cesura salad, seafood far diavolo, and turtle cheesecake.

1 Thank Bryan H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of 8 had such a fun and delicious evening with Tom as our waiter. The food was delicious and he gave us great recommendations. He accommodated our variant requests (I had the chicken piccata), kept the drinks coming even though the restaurant was very busy. Most important, Tom was so much fun. We joked with him the whole... More 

1 Thank Bill B
Omaha, Nebraska
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered the lasagna, it was, $19 for a medium sized piece of lasagna and salad. Salad dressing was not very good. No one in my party of 4 cared for it. Lasagna was bland and marinara sauce was sweet. No kids menu - they do have a small side of spaghetti. The kids did not like that either. Very... More 

Thank Bonesandhisgirls
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 food overall is delicious (I got one of the seafood dishes), and to top it... More 

Thank TonyRo333
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300 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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