Carmela's at Macri's

4.8
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497 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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JosephL
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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MaryBeth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RickS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!!

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Skipjack
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade taste with attentive service that made you feel right at home.

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johnb
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was the best my wife and i have had in a very long time. Will be returning very soon

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Lisalisa
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LizB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I've been there the food and service has been amazing! I highly recommend going!(:

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!

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MatthewA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food.

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Vicki
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.
Thank you.
Vicki McIntire

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LauraJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was efficient and timely. Would highly recommend!

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NathanP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat, with great food!

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Bridget1972
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipAnonymous
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SupperSaturdayEvening
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Clive
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

Carmela's at Macri's
Responded on February 16, 2020

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.

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JimM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DebiS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent- noticeably so!

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DouglasL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good and alway enjoyable. High quality every time we come.

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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Rissa88
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipAnonymous
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MaryL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent - service, food, atmosphere.

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vipAnonymous
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Mary
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Not expensive. Beautiful decor.

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HappyDomer
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAnonymous
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipFrankD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LouisA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KariW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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JosephL
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Jenniferfrick
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little hidden gem that we never knew existed. Great meal and smiling service.

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vipAnonymous
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. All of their 5 star reviews are well deserved. Hands down the best dining experience in the area!

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CarolM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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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.

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