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Carmela's at Macri's
Carmela's at Macri's

Carmela's at Macri's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macrifamily.com/
  • Phone: (574) 280-4824
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00pm
    Sunday closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carmela Macri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lot.
A word from Carmela's at Macri's
Our authentic Italian bistro is full of Italian classics. Enjoy rich Italian favorites like homemade lasagna, chicken marsala and pan seared talapia. Relax over a hearty meal of spaghetti and arancini or enjoy osso buco di maiale, one of our old world selections. We also offer American Classics such as Blackened Chicken Club and BLT sandwiches. Or opt for a fresh, lighter fare with our Portabello Mushroom sandwich and our minestrone soup with a side salad of fresh mixed greens. Join us and see why Carmela’s flavorful fare is the taste of Italy.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very disappointed to have large reservation for family flying into South Bend canceled while traveling due to double-booking of events"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Loved it!! Ate here before our marathon, everything from the bread, salads and entrées..perfect! Next time we want to save room for dessert!. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We discovered Carmela's at Macri's on our last trip to South Bend and are thrilled that we did. Loved the cheerful server, fun atmosphere and delicious food. Don't miss dessert!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Took a couple of young lacrosse players here after a couple of games. Our server was engaging and responsive. We'll be back next year for Rip the Duck and to visit Caemela's"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had not been to the restaurant before. Casual ambience. Diverse menu of Italian selections. Bruschetta was superb, as were the pasta dishes that everyone ordered. The server was awful. He did not seem to know about or have any interest in the menu items. Ordered a glass of Cabernet, he brought Chardonnay. He never checked back on us. When we asked about dessert, he set a dessert menu on the table and did not seem to want to answer any of our dessert questions. Only after, did we see other servers bring the dessert tray to guests to select from. Server was not interested in helping his customers, odd in light of the fact that the restaurant was only about 20% full on a Friday night. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The progress South Bend has made on the dining front is well-represented in this place. It is an enjoyable setting to take any guests. I can bring friends from the east coast who have been to Italian restaurants there and they enjoy it. It even has a decent wine selection."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at Carmella's and we will definitely return. Food and service were excellent, and dessert from the adjacent bakery was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Another wonderful meal at Carmela's! Fabulous food and service always!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I used to love eating at Carmela's—the service was friendly, quick, and the food is delicious. It had been a while since we last ate there, and we were really disappointed in our Valentine's evening with them. After being seated and talking a bit, we noticed that we had been sitting for 30 minutes without so much as a drink order. We waited well over an hour before we finally gave up and left (after asking three times for a server and having one negative interaction with a curt man who to came to our table and hollered, "what do you want!?!"). Other couples were being served all around us, leaving us to wonder what we were doing wrong. We were quite disappointed with the way Carmela's handled the holiday crowd."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food as always, but they crammed way too many people into the restaurant. It was Valentine's Day and it felt like we were having dinner with 3 other couples. It made for a very awkward experience for all. Waitress was excellent and handled the cramped situation very well. Will not be back for a romantic dinner :("
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Slow Friday night after the week's snow storms, but food and service are great. Nice menue and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food was great, and so was the service, but the overall experience was a little awkward because at 6:30 on a Friday night, we were one of three tables of people.... Very surprised to see how empty the place was.... Felt like our conversation was for the whole room to hear."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Carmella's has been a longtime favorite of mine. It's beautiful setting and great food make it a wonderful place for a special occasion or a romantic evening with that special person. The food is terrific and the staff is always kind, welcoming, and helpful. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" and/or want to get away from the chaos of Grape Road, Carmella's is the place to go!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Carmela's has a phenomenal atmosphere as it is decorated to resemble an outdoor Italian cafe. The starter salads and bread were both good, the entrees were very good (we had the chicken parmigiana and ravioli), and the dessert was excellent. Our waitress was pleasant and stopped by our table a reasonable amount of times throughout the meal. Definitely a place we will visit again in the near future."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Arrived and promptly seated despite being 20 minutes early. Staff very pleasant. Limited but nice entree selections. All in party enjoyed their entrees , portion sizes were perfect. No room for dessert. Priced a little on high side but worth it. Will visit again next time we are in town."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We went here for dinner for my husband's birthday while we were visiting South Bend for the first time. We had a great experience here. The bruschette alla Calabrese appetizer was fresh and yummy. My husband had a spinach salad, which he enjoyed. I had a dinner salad with the white balsamic vinaigrette, which I loved. I'm going to experiment and try to re-create that dressing! Hubby had the veal marsala and I had a gnocchi dish with a creamy pesto sauce. We enjoyed it all. The wait staff were all friendly and attentive. It was a busy place, obviously popular, and they seemed to handle the crowd well. We made the reservations well ahead of time, and I do recommend reservations, especially for larger groups."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We entertained an old friend Saturday night who is leaving the area. Carmela's was the perfect setting. It's a beautiful and romantic feast of Italy for the eyes even before the first shred of fresh parmesan hit the plate. Our server, Heidi, was friendly and attentive to our every need. My friend and I each had the Cioppini which was an scrumptious menage of shrimp and scallops and mussels over a bed of linguini with marinara. There was a nice little spicy kick but not too hot, just right! We had a terrific time and loved our meals... twice (there was much left over)."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Manager not able nor willing to pull up reservation on Open table. Very rude, and unwilling to cooperate. Not sure if "Open Table" should continue to list restaurant on their site."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "This is a great place to stop for dinner after an ND home game. Reservations essential. The staff was friendly and prompt - really hustled. The menu features old-time Italian dishes, but the recipes are somewhat different than we see on the East Coast. Good choice of sauces. Good bread, served with spiced olive oil. Spinach salad was good, although the recommended raspberry vinaigrette dressing was unusual for this dish. Entrees were served HOT. Portions were good-sized but not over-sized. We didn't have room for dessert. Wine list is very limited. We would have appreciated the opportunity to purchase a Chianti Classico Reserva to go with our meal, but none was offered. The house Chianti was just "OK". We will return."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Food was excellent, service was slow, reservations didn't seem to make a difference."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "I have been to Carmela's on numerous occasions. I had the pork chop dinner and it was very good except the chop was a little overcooked for my taste."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Very nice ambiance and food. Service is great! Will be returning soon."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "One of the better Italian Restaurants in South Bend. Not earth shattering, but really good."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "We went for an early dinner before the theatre. Romantic table, excellent service and delicious food! This is my second time at Carmela's--once on a date and once with a large group of girlfriends--and both visits were fantastic. I would definitely recommend it. Prices are very reasonable too."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "The food was delicious. The service was not good until the owner's daughter began to serve us, and she was fantastic! Overall great Italian find in South Bend, I recommend the dessert!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "there was a cold draft blowing from the entrance door at our table. There was no vestibule. food was very good. servers seemed confused at times, it was very busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We went on a Saturday evening and I don't think there were six table filled. It was a nice quiet dinner with very good food."
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "We made the reservation for 9:45, not knowing the place closes at 10 (and 9:30 on a slow night, like it was). We were the only diners there, and yet we still received outstanding service; no body acted as if they were bummed we were there. The food was great as well!"
    Dined on 1/11/2013
  • "I found that the food arrived warm not necessarily hot. Otherwise, good service, good atmosphere and meal was tasty."
    Dined on 10/20/2012
  • "It has such potential! Lovely restaurant but the menu misses. Good ideas but the portions are small and the flavors are bland. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "The staff was overwhelmed and understaffed on the night we dined here. We waited half an hour to order drinks and an hour between the time we ordered food and when it arrived. The food was very good. The staff was very polite."
    Dined on 9/21/2012