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Carmela's at Macri's

4.8
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538 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. Join us and see why Carmela’s flavorful fare is the taste of Italy.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 538 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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KCVA
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Becoming our go to place whenever we visit South Bend. Food is always very consistent and very good. Same with service. Just an overall great experience every time we have been there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will definitely be going back!

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MaryD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come with family and friends. It seems like a popular place to go on a dinner date.

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DanP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic. Everything thing exceeded expectations.

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KCVA
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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JANICEL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LisaH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was timely and delicious. Waitress was very pleasant and responsive. Very pleased with our experience and highly recommend Carmella’s

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RobH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade food, great service, helpful suggestions we loved...a perfect dinner with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were impeccable!

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SaraT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmela’s is excellent everytime! Would highly recommend.

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MrsC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DeborahH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Nina67
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SammynCat
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MaryD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Always a great place to take my son when we come to visit him.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and relaxing meal.

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LesL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went to celebrated my son's start of Freshman year at Notre Dame!
Perfect round table in the perfect spot!! excellent food!

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Charlie21
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere and food was good and reasonably priced

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emart
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JanelleB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling for a lacrosse tournament. Son wanted carbs! He got em. Great food!!

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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FredS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipSteve28Ohio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and perfect. They even made a little birthday dessert plate for my fiancé.

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BobH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RebeccaB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food!

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DeLilaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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SidneyS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ScotTeri
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JennaS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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JerryP
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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TimA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was great. I would highly recommend.

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vipemilys
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time like always!

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BrianP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MARCUSH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

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 538 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.