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Carmela's at Macri's, South Bend, IN

Carmela's at Macri's

4.8
4.8
849 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our authentic Italian restaurant is full of Italian classics. Enjoy rich Italian favorites like homemade lasagna, chicken marsala and lake perch. Relax over a hearty meal of spaghetti and arancini or enjoy chicken scallopini, one of our old world selections. Join us and see why Carmela’s flavorful fare is the taste of Italy.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (574) 280-4824

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carmela Macri

  • Catering

    Carmela's offers elegant catering selections for your special occasions and business meetings so your Italian favorites can meet you where you are! To request a Carmela's catering order or to set up a catering consultation, please call 574.280.4824.

  • Private party facilities

    Carmela's hosts private events for all occasions! From rehearsal dinners to Holiday parties and even weddings Carmela's is the perfect spot to celebrate. We accommodate large parties and our unique presentation and attention to detail will make your celebration truly memorable.

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Cross street

    Colfax and Lasalle

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Niles Ave. as well as parking directly across the street on Niles Ave. Private parking lot for Carmela's customers only is also available and located off of Hill Street near our bakery entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Best Value

  • Indiana

    Italian

  • South Bend

    Best Overall

  • South Bend

    Best Food

  • South Bend

    Best Service

  • South Bend

    Best Ambiance

  • South Bend

    Best Value

  • South Bend

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Bend

    Good for Groups

  • South Bend

    Neighborhood Gem

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

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  1. LC

    LouisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular, staff was very attentive. The restaurant is a lovely venue. I highly recommend!
  2. I

    Iliketurtles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and general vibes. A little expensive but good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond excellent. Great service, amazing food from appetizers down to the desserts. We came with a large group and everyone got something different. We enjoyed every dish. Carmela’s is a South Bend gem!! They even have a bakery and trattoria attached that is amazing.
  4. TI

    1stTimeInSouthBend

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Everything was just ok. The food was just ok. The service was just ok. Nothing amazing. Nothing Terrible. Maybe my expectations were too high; but it felt very much like going to Olive Garden.
  5. DB

    DaleB

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service quite good and pricing reasonable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, service was pretty good for how busy they were. Food took a little long but they were apologetic about it and it was totally understandable with how slammed it was.
  7. HM

    HoosierMom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food looks and tastes very good. The service wasn’t great (perhaps because the restaurant was very busy). The server did not provide us with a condiment (salt, pepper, Parmesan, oil) tray for the table, did not bring separate plates for a shared entree salad (that we ordered in addition to regular appetizers, soup/salad, and main dishes, and was also slow to refill water. Still, the server was both friendly and competent, the food was well portioned and tasty, and the Italian village decor was charming and festive. The restaurant attracted a large crowd, including many young people celebrating school dances or taking a break from their college studying. The staff maintained a good rapport with customers. Online reservations were easy to make, and we were seated immediately upon our arrival. Pricing is moderate and the ambiance is appropriate for a casual lunch or a celebration dinner. We were pleased to celebrate our anniversary at Carmela’s. Recommended.
  8. TC

    TerryC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food. Waitress didn’t stop by our table for long periods of time.
  9. EA

    EAPS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fine food, fine service, very loud
  11. IA

    IndyAtty

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend the lobster ravioli!
  12. BT

    BrianT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Informed waitress it was a birthday dinner. Usually restaurants give a cupcake or a piece of cheesecake with a candle on it at no charge to the birthday individual. Waitress just said congratulations and handed us the bill. Food was fantastic and server was very friendly.
  13. TC

    TerryC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Good variety and atmosphere was very pleasant.
  14. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Carmela’s! We will definitely be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Excellent service! Go, enjoy, and do yourself a favor, stop in the bakery before you eat!!
  16. BC

    BillC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite spot in South Bend! Everyone there is friendly and attentive. The food is always delicious. And desserts are worth saving just a little room. Just GO! You will be happy!
  17. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice evening with great food. Everything was very well prepared
  18. DB

    DonnaB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at Carmela's last night. Our food, the homemade Lasagna, and the Eggplant Parmigiana were just delicious! First time trying the Italian Wedding Soup and it did not disappoint! Our server, Anna, was awesome!!! Looking forward to going back soon!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ir was a very good experiente.
  20. V

    Vin1952

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Gambari Di Cabornara ! Service was outstanding.
  21. K

    Karl

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the right things for a birthday celebration dinner: the food & wine were good, the ambiance was pleasant, and Ryleigh was an excellent server.
  22. PG

    PatG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were out with friends for dinner. Seated right away and all the food was fantastic! Definitely will be returning!
  23. B

    Brian

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Carmela's! The food and service is always amazing. We are never disappointed!
  24. MC

    MaggieC

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Loved family atmosphere. It was a busy ND weekend, so crowded but we always were made to feel special. Cocktails were terrific and all in all we loved Carmela’s!
  25. MJ

    MarkJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fist time at the restaurant. We experienced great service, nice atmosphere and good food. We'll be going there again.
  26. KH

    KimH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great and the atmosphere is lovely. The owners and people that work there are the best!
  27. TP

    TomP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff was very welcoming and pleasant. Phone was excellent. Overall, an excellent experience on our 56 wedding anniversary !
  28. BO

    BillO

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service beyond excellent food not exceptional but good.
  30. M

    Musiclover

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service! The food is probably a little above average. Not a large menu.
  31. TI

    TroyI

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wonderful service from the owners daughter!! She accommodated our sons dairy allergies wonderfully and even brought him cookies!! The food was excellent!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't believe there wasn't a line down the street on a Saturday night! The people are incredible, the servers are incredible, the drinks are incredible, and so is the food! The prices are way better than reasonable, and you can't beat the location. Our first experience here was fantastic and we'll be back next time we're in town!
  33. M

    Mongo

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seated quickly. Staff was attentive. Our waitress Samantha was very helpful with selections and taking care of us through the evening.
  34. HS

    HalS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, ambience is great with a feel that you are in Italy. Food was fresh and just the right amount. Wait staff knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend eating here.
  35. J

    Janet

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Food was excellent Would recommend reservation because even Thursday night was a little busy
  36. K

    Karl

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were great and Ryleigh was an excellent server
  37. CH

    CHausmann

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal and time here celebrating my aunt’s birthday. Olivia was a great server. She was right the chicken piccata was excellent and my uncle loved the gnocchi.
  38. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the yellow lake perch. Fantastic! Best I ever had. Salad wonderful. Wine fantastic! Over all a great experience and easy to get a reservation on line😁
  39. HH

    HungryHoosier

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends-very friendly staff who were very engaging and made it a special evening. Food never disappoints.
  40. BC

    BillC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite South Bend restaurant continues to impress and bring us back for more. We had a wonderful birthday dinner for our Mom with exceptional support from those waiting on us. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Carmela's at Macri's using the Order Online button. Carmela's at Macri's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 280-4824.

Carmela's at Macri's is rated 4.8 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Carmela's at Macri's

214 N. Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Colfax and Lasalle

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Niles Ave. as well as parking directly across the street on Niles Ave. Private parking lot for Carmela's customers only is also available and located off of Hill Street near our bakery entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carmela Macri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (574) 280-4824

  • Catering

    Carmela's offers elegant catering selections for your special occasions and business meetings so your Italian favorites can meet you where you are! To request a Carmela's catering order or to set up a catering consultation, please call 574.280.4824.

  • Private party facilities

    Carmela's hosts private events for all occasions! From rehearsal dinners to Holiday parties and even weddings Carmela's is the perfect spot to celebrate. We accommodate large parties and our unique presentation and attention to detail will make your celebration truly memorable.

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