Carmela's at Macri's

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429 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Our authentic Italian restaurant 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.
*Please call Restaurant for Lunch Reservations.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The service was very good and our food came so quickly. The menu provided many options! There are children options - just ask. Fettuccini Alfredo and spinach stuffed ravioli was excellent. Salmon cooked just right which is not always the case at restaurants...The egg plant Parmesan was also delicious and authentic - atmosphere felt old world Italian - fun place!

c
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place in South Bend. Staff very friendly; food good and a very enjoyable atmosphere.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience. The food was delicious and our server Adrianna was outstanding!!! We will definitely go back. Adrianna was so knowledgeable and personable.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food top notch. Our new favorite place.

MK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eversince our first visit, Carmela became our "treat yourself" dining. From food to service, it's 5-star rating. Will definitely comeback.

GP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding!! Thank you so much for a great experience! We WILL be back soon!

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ricotta ravioli in the vodka cream sauce was probably the best I’ve ever had. My husband really enjoyed his chicken parmigiana, and the salad, bread, and herbed olive oil appetizer was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and kind. Hope to come back!

DB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, LeAnn, took wonderful care of us! The food was delicious. We have, and will continue to recommend this restaurant to friends.

KC
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting son at college and went there with some of his friends. Our waitress, Lee Ann was superb and made some great recommendations and was attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

O
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Classic italian, with a themed interior of painted sky ceiling, columns and grape vines.

K
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was a birthday celebration. We enjoyed the food and wine. Lee Ann was our server, and she did a superb job of making sure we had a pleasant evening.

JL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we visit South Bend (Notre Dame) we always dine at Macri's. The Italian food is outstanding. On our most recent visit at the end of August my wife and I both had a veal special (great!) and our daughter ordered her "usual", lobster ravioli. The fact that I say her "usual" means she has that same dish on every visit, so that should speak for itself for its excellence. We started with bruschetta and calamari (both excellent). The meal was followed by dessert with an order of "bomba" which is always great. The location is nice, quiet, and the staff very friendly and helpful. Dress is casual. Free parking is available.

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Everyone there seemed to be happy and celebrating something:)

DG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited South Bend for move in weekend at ND. We had a large party.
The service and the food was excellent. This is a family owned place and it shows by how much they care to make things right.
The have a neat deli and bakery that is attached to the restaurant, but did not get to try.
Definitely making a trip back to Carmela's

MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We had wonderful service alarm. From appetizer to dessert it was all fabulous!

TH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service. Wish I had room for dessert! Waitress was very nice and smiling the entire night.

DN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophomore year for college daughter

DB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmela’s is our favorite restaurant in South Bend. Food is always delicious and service is great. We have taken friends to this restaurant and everyone in our party loved their food. We highly recommend this restaurant.

DJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service

SY
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Will be going back for sure!

WC
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great value.

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 7, all enjoyed a variety of dishes and drinks! Yummy!

GD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was attentive and helpful when we asked about menu items. His pacing was good in making sure we had what we needed, without hovering or rushing us. The food presentation was good and tasted as expected. We were surprised the restaurant wasn't busier since it was a Friday evening.

PB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great -- Carmela's is still one of the best places to take out-of-town visitors. Great food and service, a wonderful atmosphere, and quiet enough (even when nearly full) for conversation. And, of course, we also love going there when it's just the two of us.

DB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sun was shining bright through the upper windows and no shades/blocking possible. It wasn't too disturbing, but it made looking in that direction a problem and it revealed some long wispy cobwebs overhead.

But everything was good as far as food and service was concerned.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was prompt and friendly, the food was very well prepared and the atmosphere was wonderful.

A
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch service and food.

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. You can tell this is truly authentic Italian. Be sure to try the arancini appetizer! Sea Bass and Chicken Piccatta were both delicious. We will definitely be back!

O
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Lee Ann greeted us with a friendly extremely familiar and very helpful tone. We listened to her description of the menu and what her favorite item was. My wife had her favorite choices and my choice was her second favorite. The dinners were excellent and reasonably priced. Highly recommended to anyone that can get there

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect.

j
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was very good, especially house specialties.

PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were seated at a table that needed to be set when there were many other tables available. The hostess brought silverware to the table, put it down, and told us there was our silverware and left. Server showed up later and apologized for taking so long to get to us.

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every part of our experience was outstanding. Great drinks, food, and service. All around an awesome spot. We will definitely be back!

MB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average. Nothing special. Didn’t love it and didn’t hate it.

PH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice server
Really good chicken parm

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service! Always a great dining experience.

LC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The hostess at the door was in no hurry to greet us but once we were seated, our server was fantastic! The food was average. My chicken parmesan was thin and greasy but everything else was good. The raspberry gelato was amazing! I heard the couple next to us complain about too much dressing on their salads. This was my first time fining here. The main room was set up like a cafeteria and a little noisy.

M
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good but slow. Tried when visiting from out of town.

F
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to Carmela's for several of our wedding anniversaries and have never been disappointed. The decor really sets the tone for your meal, and the wait staff is always friendly and professional. The food is authentic Italian, the portions ample, and the desserts are out of this world!

KP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. I went there after my graduation, and the service was fantastic and food excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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