Carmela's at Macri's

4.6
412 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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DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
6 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.

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was horrible and the prices were high. We were really disappointed. The portions were also very small.We were definitely not come back.

AP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation celebration

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation.

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JM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third year in a row coming here for Mothers Day. The staff remembered us from previous years. That helped them perfectly make our inlets.

PA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and beautiful setting. The food is homemade bun Carmela herself. The staff is well educated and respectful. You must try their homemade mozzarella sticks and Arancini. Best you will have ever had.

BB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent and helped us pick our meals when asked for recommendations. Food was great and will differently bring other guests to share what we did!

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 12 and both service and food were amazing. There wasn’t an open spot in the restaurant and I can see why! Overall one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had.

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome from start to finish. Great food and amazing service. We went with a large group before a show at the Morris and everyone was very impressed with the whole dining experience. We will definitely be back. M

TM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour for food then 15 min more to get food to go to make show at The Morris. Had to eat it the next day. Resturant was over booked with wedding and prom. We allowed 1 1/2 hours to eat and watched other tables seated after eat and leave before we gor our food.

SW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed Carmela's everything was good, the only item that could be improved upon would be that the waiter did not respond to our requests in a timely manner. Perhaps because he was busy with his other tables or perhaps forgot the request. Otherwise we enjoyed the atmosphere and would dine at Carmela's again/

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing place. They had an intimate table set up ready to go because I used the app to reserve a place. Little on the expensive side but great food and service. Great date spot as well. Dessert was great, had the lemon Italian Ice in a lemon. Would go again.

SS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, generous helpings, and prompt and courteous service. No significant issues to complain about. A very pleasant, dining experience.

DB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was a bit surprised and a little disappointed that we were not offered a dessert tray as we have had in the past. I realize with the prom goers in attendance that you were a little busy, but still....

The stuffed salmon was beyond excellent!!!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. My wife had the Spinach Ravioli and I had the Lasagna. We were both commenting how great our meal tasted.
It's amazing to me how people can stand in line to get into a fast food Italian restaurant when there are local places like Carmela's.
We can't recommend it enough.

TB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic waitress. We had a party of 8 and everyone was highly satisfied with their entrees.

JL
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food - including the portions - and the service were quite good. My only complaint is how tightly wedged our angled table - for a party of four - was wedged in-between the two tables on either side of us. The chair of my dinner companion to my right was wedged up against the chair of someone at the next table - same with the chair of my dinner companion to the left. It felt as if we had no privacy. It was a very strange arrangement. Once the food came, though, we were able to enjoy our meal and tune out what was around us. While certainly not an intimate dining experience, it was enjoyable.

GV
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice idea, but it's time to renovate, or at least clean. The salmon was overcooked and so were the 3 shrimp in the fettucine alfredo that cost an extra $5 but were inedible. I couldn't even cut one! (Still were charged for the shrimp.) The fettucine itself was very good as well as the mozzarella sticks.

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