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Carmela's at Macri's
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Lobster stuffed ravioli is served in a lobster cream sauce, topped with sauteed jumbo shrimp. All entrees served with complimentary house salad with our white balsamic vinaigrette
Pasta a Modo Tuo
Your choice of capellini, spaghetti, linguine or penne pasta with marinara, bolognese, tomato cream or pesto sauce. Add sausage or homemade for an additional charge. All entrees served with complimentary house salad with our white balsamic vinaigrette
Jumbo shrimp sauted in butter, olive oil, garlic and our freshly chopped herb mix served over linguini in with a lemon butter sauce. All entrees served with complimentary house salad with our white balsamic vinaigrette
One of our favorites in South Bend. Went while visiting our sons at school. Food is always consistently very good. Service from hostess to waitress to manager is always first rate. Have tried multiple menu entrees and none have disappointed. The Arancini appetizer is a must-try. Will be back again soon.
Service exceptionally personally tailored. Wait staff pleasant, knowledgeable about their menu, and friendly. Ambience also equal to their service and food presentation and taste. If there is anyway to spend a special evening or just a relaxing well prepared dinner out , Carmela’s is definitely the place to go!!
Carmella’s is our favorite restaurant in South Bend! We love the food and the service is impeccable!! Our Son and family were in from Missouri and we took them for dinner needless to say they loved it so much they can’t wait to go back!! The Macri Family are such caring people you feel special dining in their restaurant.
Our food was timely and delicious. Waitress was very pleasant and responsive. Very pleased with our experience and highly recommend Carmella’s
Great homemade food, great service, helpful suggestions we loved...a perfect dinner with friends!
Service and food were impeccable!
Carmela’s is excellent everytime! Would highly recommend.
We appreciate the warm welcome we receive when dining here. The patio seating is our summer preference, as it is shaded in the evening. At Carmela’s, we’ve never had a bad meal, the service is always on point, and the overall experience is excellent.
My husband and I had the perfect table that evening and great service. He had never been there before and marveled at the look of the facility as well as food quality thanks again for a great evening.
Great meal , from appetizers to salad to entree! We enjoyed a quiet table with plenty of social distancing. Server was excellent, wearing her mask around us and being careful where she touched our glasses and plates.
This was my first time visiting the restaurant and bakery and it is definitely one of my favorites now. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. I had the salmon with roasted tomatoes and it melted in my mouth! We also bought a buffet of desserts to share with our family and we loved them all!
Great food! Always a great place to take my son when we come to visit him.
amazing italian food!
Very nice and relaxing meal.
we went to celebrated my son's start of Freshman year at Notre Dame!
Perfect round table in the perfect spot!! excellent food!
Nice atmosphere and food was good and reasonably priced
Carmela's is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner! My husband and I eat there quite often and we're never disappointed. The bruschetta is delicious! Also, the pollo involtini is so good! I highly recommend it for your entree. The tiramisu dessert is some of the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is nice for a date night or special celebration. Overall, there are many wonderful, freshly prepared choices for your meal. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's one of my favorite places in the Michiana area.
Despite these challenging times, we felt the staff was very attentive and friendly. Our party of 3 had shrimp scampi, fettuccini Alfredo with chicken & chicken Parmesan. The food was plentiful & hot? The salads were fresh & We loved the bread with dipping oil. Everything was delicious!
Traveling for a lacrosse tournament. Son wanted carbs! He got em. Great food!!
Really seems like home made, fresh pasta. We really enjoyed it and will return. Wait staff was very attentive. Covid precautions in place. Overall a great experience.
Fantastic does not even begin to describe our food. And, as good as the food was, our waitress was even better. A little expensive but really really good.
We were in town for a lacrosse tournament from Columbus, Ohio. We are originally from Metro NY and are always searching for a great Italian restaurant in the mid-west but it is hard to find the NY style Italian food we enjoy. Well, we found it in South Bend! Carmela's is exactly what I come to expect when it comes to Italian food. We ordered the Fried Mozzarella, Carpese & Calamari as appetizers- all outstanding. The salads that come with the meal are crisp & cold and dressed with a sweet Italian house dressing. We all had a pasta dish. I had the Linguine with white clam sauce-another winner.
Social distancing was well maintained in the restaurant with tables spread apart and many using planters as dividers.
Service was fantastic and everyone was wearing masks and following the standard guide lines. Our server was attentive and upbeat, exactly what you need after a long day.
We are back in South Bend in two weeks and it will certainly include another visit to Carmela's!!!!
The food was fabulous and perfect. They even made a little birthday dessert plate for my fiancé.
If you’ve never been to Carmella’s you are missing out! Especially if you are tired of the noisey, crowded, not so good food of the popular bars and micro breweries. It’s quiet, sophisticated but not stuffy. A perfect choice for a special occasion.
We had the mozzarella sticks with marinara, They were wonderful. The lobster ravioli was great, but definitely on the rich side. The Amaretto Cake was amazing. Loved inside decor and Painted ceiling!
This has been by far one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. It was so quiet and peaceful with incredible, attentive service and outstanding food. I definitely plan on going back and would recommend this to anyone looking for delicious Italian food with amazing service!
The service and food was outstanding. The restaurant's decor was inviting and welcomed us. They were prepared for the COVID recommendations, and table spacing and PPE for employees were in place. We will return to Carmela's, because there are so many other wines, appetizers and dinners to try.
Not our first visit to Carmelas. The food is excellent and never disappoints. This is one of the best kept secrets in South Bend, Indiana. And don't forget to try the bakery during the day. They have the best Italian treats!
I had Make Your Own Pasta with creamy pesto linguine which was great. Not impressed by the bruschetta which was one of their signature dishes. Service was spot on, very fast and attentive. I would definitely return.
We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing and very pleasant Anniversary dinner at Carmela's. The food was incredible and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Our server seemed to know exactly when to check on us and the dining experience was never rushed but perfectly timed so we enjoyed each course with plenty of time to savor the various items from our appetizer to our dessert. Everything was wonderful and the evening was most memorable.
We enjoyed our dinner at Carmela’s. The food was delicious and our server very attentive. A little on the pricey side, but we would definitely go again.
The entire dining experience was great. I would highly recommend.
We had a great time like always!
Brittany was our server and she was excellent. She had good knowledge of food/wine pairing. We started with calamari which they claimed was the best around and it did not disappoint. Even the vinaigrette on our salads was fantastic! The main course for us was the veal and chicken stuffed with ricotta cheese and Italian sausage over capperlli noodles and vegetables of the day. The meals were excellent, excellent, excellent!!! We definitely have already recommended Carmela’s to others and is our new favorite restaurant.
Very good Italian food with great service.
When we told our waitress we wanted some things from the bakery (which we did not know was closing) we were told they would keep it open until we made our selections.
Great food and service
As I have noted in prior reviews, when we are at Notre Dame we always dine here. Great Italian food! With COVID19 concerns the tables have been rearranged to give more distance between them. Bruschetta and calamari were great as always. Lobster ravioli, smoked mozzarella with prosciutto ravioli, and veal involini were all excellent. Will be back many times. Highly recommend!!!
Our first dining out experience since the lockdown was lifted. Carmela’s did an amazing job with their dining room set up. The meal and service was outstanding, as always. Glad to see they are back up and running!
An excellent choice. We needed a place to celebrate my wife’s bday and was worth the drive to an “open state” :-)
Would go again certainly!!!
Thanks so much!!!
Carmela's at Macri's 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 534 OpenTable diners.
Carmela's at Macri's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/GT0E00DN9FHS2/order.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.