Carmela's at Macri's
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!!!
Great homemade taste with attentive service that made you feel right at home.
Food was amazing and service was the best my wife and i have had in a very long time. Will be returning very soon
We came to South Bend for a Family get together as both States that we came from are on lockdown. We were all getting very blue about not seeing each other and not being able to go out to dinner at a restaurant for over 2 months. We had heard Indiana was opening back up. I went on Open Table to find an Italian Restaurant that had their dining room open and I found Carmela’s. It was one of the best Italian Restaurants we have ever been to and we are Italian! The food was amazing and the Staff was wonderful. We will remember this dinner for the rest of our lives, amazing!
Everytime I've been there the food and service has been amazing! I highly recommend going!(:
Everything was delicious as usual. Our service was top notch. It was so good to get out to eat again and this was the perfect spot!!!!!
Had Molly as a server and she was phenomenal! Very attentive and personable. The food was filling and delicious but the best part about it was the atmosphere. If there’s one thing the front door tells you, it’s that the inside is just as nice. Classical music plays and makes you feel like the 1%. I am definitely going back.
Awesome service and food.
We love coming to Camela's. The music is soft so we can talk to our friends, the drinks are great, always just what we ordered, the food is sooo good, and the service is always outstanding, particularly this last time. As other restaurant come and go as they try unusual food, loud "New York" sound, with intermittent service, we can always count on Camela's for a wonderful evening.
Food was great, staff was efficient and timely. Would highly recommend!
A great place to eat, with great food!
The great Italian food can't be 'topped' in Northern Indiana. The ambience is comforting, the service superb. Plus, for us, it's close to home. Ciao!
Brittany was Great really a Wonderful waitress. Her personality and service was refreshing. Really enjoyed our time with her. Even though it was a busy night she was very prompt and checked on us often. Explained the menu & made sure we had everything. Gave us time in between soup & salad we didn’t feel rushed very at ease. Very Enjoyable evening. Thank You Brittany & Thank You Carmela’s for having her on your staff.
Awesome food. Service was top notch. Came with a large party and everyone agreed it was an awesome experience. Perfect for large groups but also will be a good date night spot. We will definitely be back!
Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! So much so, we decided to reserve the space for our wedding rehearsal dinner and order desserts from Macri's for our reception! Our server, Liz, was absolutely outstanding as well. We can't wait to go back!
We were greeted and seated quickly. Our waitress was courteous and attentive. Our meals were plentiful and tasted very good. We were in and out in about an hour. Restaurant parking was a bit scarce and we had to park about a block away. In our experience w/ Carmela's, that is typical when they are busy.
The food was good, however the service can be improved . It was Valentine’s Day and busy , but we were seated for 10 minutes before we had a waitress serve us.
I would recommend this restaurant and probably return , we might have had a bad day with the service
We are always looking for ways to improve and your honest feedback is important to us. We're sorry if there was a delay in the beginning of your service. To get a better understanding of your experience I looked up your reservation and ticket time and it appears your reservation was for 7:30pm and your payment and ticket checked out at 8:36pm according to the receipt in our point of sale system. We will definitely share with our staff but more importantly we hope you will consider returning.
Food was very good, great variety of options. Service was on point. We were there during a busy time, pre-theater, and our server was alert, on time and efficient. Everything about our experience was first-rate.
Service was excellent- noticeably so!
Always good and alway enjoyable. High quality every time we come.
We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The service staff was very friendly and accommodating. They made recommendations for food and beverages that were appreciated. I definitely will be returning soon!
This was our first time here and we will definitely be returning. The food was amazing and our server knew his stuff!! I would recommend this place to everyone!!
Great food and awesome service. Highly recommend! Definitely make a reservation because this place is always full! Excellent food and our waitress was was awesome!
Everything was excellent - service, food, atmosphere.
Outstanding food and service. Very busy place and now we know why! Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. All of our appetizers and entrees were amazing and truly authentic! (Arancini and Chicken Scallopini were favorites!) We’ll be back.
My husband and I went to Carmela’s for New Year’s Eve. We made a reservation several days in advance and got seated right away even though they were so busy. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be going back to eat at Carmela’s.
Great food and wonderful service. Not expensive. Beautiful decor.
Very nice to be seated in your own private enclave so that dinner seems like an intimate experience where it is very easy to have a conversation. Calamari fried just right so that it retains its crispness and full flavor. The lobster ravioli was full of flavor and portion size great so that you felt you got enough without feeling stuffed. The cheesecake for desert was the icing on the cake. Great way to kickoff New Year's Eve!
Had a New Years celebration here with a large group. We had exceptional service and the food was to die for! Truly authentic Italian. Everyone in our party was impressed and are already talking about our next visit!
What a treat! Met the family, they are as nice as the food is delicious! A true gem that would fit right in on Mulberry or Taylor Streets.
Phenomenal food and service. Chose it for a fancier atmosphere compared to a chain restaurant for my dinner date with my wife. Will definitely come back.
We had a delightful time with 4 Notre Dame students celebrating the end of the fall semester. mThe service and food were great. We will come again.
We had a nice evening celebration, however our service was not optimal. We waited quite a while before even being served water. Bread finally came after several requests. Everyone was very pleasant and food was great, just very slow.
First off I must say that I would highly recommend Carmela's to anyone who enjoys Italian food. Over the past several years whenever we are in South Bend we make it a point to dine at Carmela's. The food is excellent. We recommend, because we tend to reorder these dishes, the calamari, the bruschetta, the Italian wedding soup, the ravioli stuffed with lobster, and the veal involtini. They have their own wine label, the merlot and pinot noir are nice and complement the food nicely. It is a casual atmosphere and shows its Italian roots. There is free parking available.
Little hidden gem that we never knew existed. Great meal and smiling service.
Amazing food and service. All of their 5 star reviews are well deserved. Hands down the best dining experience in the area!
What a wonderful experience. My hubby & I were traveling from out of town & were looking for a restaurant that took reservations... Carmela’s does. The food was delicious, the atmosphere fun (esp for a Notre Dame pregame dinner) but the best part was Audriana. The owners daughter. She was so sweet... the best. I would definitely recommend Carmela’s. We will be back for our next ND football experience. Carol & Tim MORIARTY, Boston.
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 497 OpenTable diners.
Carmela's at Macri's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/GT0E00DN9FHS2/order.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.