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About 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.
South Bend, IN 46617
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Outdoor dining, Wine
Carmela's at Macri's Ratings and Reviews
Went there for dinner with 14 other people - table was all set up and the service was fabulous. The waitress helped us order the right amount of appetizers for the table ( perfect amout) and the entrees were really good. Again the waitress gave good recommendations! Our overall experience was really good, usually with big groups it an go either way but we were very happy with everything - food and service were great - ambiance is a bit lacking but everything else about it was great
We always love Carmella's, especially after a Notre Dame victory. The friendly family atmosphere, with son Vinney coming in to say hello from Chicago, is a special treat. We recommend Carmellas to ALL our family and friends. The salmon with goat cheese was absolutely the best salmon I've ever had, outside what my husband grills for me and our guests at home. The lasagna is the best we've had outside Venice! Thank you!
Made a reservation 2 months early for a dinner in late October, for a group of 5 expecting a pleasant dinner with friends. I called during the afternoon to ask if they could accommodate 6, and was told yes, we will make it work. When we arrived, they seated us in a noisy unattractive cafeteria-like area with bright lights and no ambiance, unless you like looking at closed deli counters while eating dinner.
It turned out our original table for 5, in the actual restaurant, was actually a 4-top made into a 5, so they couldn't then add a sixth.
The maitre'd was incompetent and unhelpful, and although he assured me he would find us a real table and move us shortly, was never seen again. No visit to the table to check on us, no offer of a dessert, nothing. The food is fair, the wine list down market, the service sloppy.
It was a terrible night. Never again.
The food at Carmela's was great, but the service was honestly bad. I will say we were there on a home football weekend for Notre Dame, and the crowd was loud and excited about the upcoming football game. So....the noise level was expected. But our waitress was overwhelmed and seemed to be preoccupied with all the tables she was trying to accommodate. I still would recommend the place because my pasta was so good. I would definitely go back.
Food was excellent again. BUT, our night out was spoiled by the table of 25 or so that was right next to us. They were loud, shouting to each other across the table, and then they each got up to speak, and to be heard, they had to speak loudly. This is our second visit to this restaurant, and both times our meal was excellent but we had to shout to hear each other because of a large group set right in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant needs a private room for groups this large.
We're both cutting back on meat in our diet, so it was nice to see so many meat-free options on the menu. We shared the calamari appetizer to start. Being a fan of calamari, they did not disappoint. I had the Linguine con Vongole with white wine sauce for the main course and it was delicious! The atmosphere was very tranquil; it made you feel like you were out on a veranda somewhere with the beautiful arches all around the room and the streetlight-like lighting. I'd definitely go again and try something new; there were a lot of great choices!
I love Italian food and this restaurant did not disappoint! Great food that will have me going back. Service was slightly below average. One member of our party spilled their full glass of wine and was not offered a replacement glass. Not good customer service.
We went there for mother's day. We were seated at the time for our reservation. They ran out of some of the dessert items on the buffet and didn't replace them. We also were charged for three drinks that we didn't order. The waitress did take them off the bill, but she had to talk with management about it.
Disappointed. Requested better timing between salad and dinner arrival and dinner was delivered when I still had 1/2 my salad to eat. Same as last time we were there and I made a special request. Waitress never asked if we wanted dessert. Food was ok/good, but not happy with experience
I wouldn't recommend this place. The fact that I made a reservation for my wife and I for our first wedding anniversary and was told that there was a wait for our table.... you know... the reason you make a reservation. I had to give food and value one star because it requires it when in truth we left before we were even sat because honestly I'm shocked a restaurant would take reservations and then not make that reservation a priority. Either take reservations and only reservations or don't take them at all. You certainly don't make a reservation wait because the host/hostess has no clue what their doing and sits tables ahead of those who called ahead...
I made a reservation using open table on-line with Carmella's and received confirmation of it on my iPhone but when we arrived they did not have our reservation. I showed the manager the confirmation and they found a table to seat us. The other problem is no signs indicating the only door to exit from. We entered from the door by their parking lot and were not informed that this door & another door at the front of their bakery would be locked after a certain time and could not be used!
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