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

Carmela's at Macri's

4.8
4.8
877 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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 877 people are saying

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

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  • South Bend

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    Best Value

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  1. DK

    DanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Carmela”s. Great service, staff and attention to our party. Audrianna was awesome in getting us set up and making our experience memorable. Food was excellent and Lisa our server was great. Will definitely come back.
  2. DR

    DaveR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in the area. Family recipes are the best! Attached bakery has many tempting treats to take home after dinner.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. Not only was our food the best Italian we’ve ever had, but the service was top notch even on a busy game weekend. Line out out the door and now we know why! Our server was so attentive and even told us about the history of this family restaurant. We will definitely be back!
  4. A

    Angela

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just ok quality of the whole experience. Pretty environment but nothing I want to rush to again.
  5. AC

    AlexisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an amazing waitress that was very patient with us. We were on a date when we found out my father in law was attacked by a dog and more family drama unfolded. We still had a nice time despite that though.
  6. BC

    BillC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmela's is always a hit with our family. We always have a great meal and excellent service. Everyone at Carmela's is passionate about taking care of you. Don't miss the chance to have a Prosecco to start and Limoncello parfait for dessert.
  7. SB

    SheBerni

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for Football game. I was solo on the first night and found this spot on Open Table. What a gem! Locally owned an most meals are scratch made. Awesome bartender recommended a great Italian red wine. I paired it with the Veal Piccata. Superb meal. Owner and bartender made sure that I was made to feel at home.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    food was mid but everything else was good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian. Carmela’s food and service is consistently good. So good we’re planning a large company event here for the holidays! Highly recommend!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time there, taking our college son out for a visit. Very enjoyable. Unable to get in before.
  11. MM

    MichaelM

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was our first visit to Carmela’s. We reserved a table for 5:15 and arrived a few minutes early. We were immediately seated. The seating location was a little odd - lots of tables available, but we were seated on a pan awkward corner with an overly friendly plant. The waitress came and took our drink order. We also put in an order for a calamari appetizer. Then we waited. And waited, and waited and waited. She finally returned after nearly fifteen minutes to take our dinner order. In the meantime the appetizer had come. The calamari was average. Not terrible, but not great. The waitress was apologetic. It was obvious that the table distribution was off, and she was trying manage more than one larger party that required / wanted a lot of attention. The entrees we ordered were the perch for $27 and the eggplant parmigiana for $18. Both were ok, though nothing close to fabulous. The perch came with some rather dry risotto, and the eggplant came with some uninspiring penne. The perch was hot and well cooked. The eggplant was good, though not your typical baked style. Overall, we felt that the experience was average. The server was nice, but clearly not able to serve us properly due to her larger parties, they didn’t need to seat us in a strange corner, and the cost of the entrees, though not excessive, seemed a little rich for what we received. On the other hand, this is South Bend, not NYC, so what could we reasonably expect. Might return.

    Carmela's at Macri'sResponded on October 28, 2022Hi Mr. Collins, Thank you for your feedback as it is very important to us. Truthfully, the "corner table" you were seated at is actually a highly requested table and is typically preferred by many of our diners, so we are very surprised to hear of your dissatisfaction. The "lots of tables available" were also reservations. We did experience a high volume during your visit and are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction. We hope you will consider revisiting so we can earn your 5star review.

  12. RK

    RoxanneK

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to South Bend only once or twice a year and always try to get to this restaurant. The staff are all wonderful, the food is great and we enjoy the wine list. They really make you feel special
  13. SS

    SusanS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 4 of us loved our food. We had great service. We will be back !!
  14. LC

    LindseyC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming here and we’ll definitely go back! The food, drinks, and service was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive service. A regular stop when we visit South Bend!
  16. ER

    ErinR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love ,love Carmela’s! Everything was superb!
  17. SG

    SusanG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service. We recommend to friends all of the time
  18. PM

    PatriciaM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The experience was delightful! The food was very good. In fact, one of the people in my part remarked that the mozzarella sticks were the best she has ever had. Our server was funny and knowledgeable. The ambience is adorable. You feel like you are sitting outside.
  19. PH

    PHILIPK

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our third or fourth time to eat at Carmela’s, but the first time to bring the whole family. Once again we were not disappointed. It was more crowded than I had ever seen before…probably due to a Notre Dame home game that same evening. But our server did a great job getting us our food in a timely way. Excellent!!
  20. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time eating here. First time was for Valentines and the last two times was becoming our oldest daughter requested for her college graduation and then 24th birthday. Each and every time was a great experience with service and food!!
  21. d

    dianes

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perch is delicious, and the bakery has wonderful pastries
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food and service
  23. DU

    DaraU

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant definitely has a Tuscan ambience to it. Very lovely! The food was great and came promptly. The vibe was also not ultra casual and felt respectable. Truly enjoyed my time in the area. The restaurant connects to a lovely bakery so all treats are fresh! I ordered a cake to surprise my friend for her birthday during dinner and it looked perfect! It was decorated to my specifications and the waiters really leaned into the surprise element! How nice of them. The cake itself was delicious and soft--the buttercream was so soft. Definitely had to stop myself from overindulging. Hope to return whenever I'm in town!
  24. TG

    TeresaG

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great waitperson in Riley! She was very attentive and informative about the menu and made great recommendations. Pleasant. The restaurant lends to being a bit loud but we had a nice table for six in an alcove which was perfect for conversation. Several of us have been to this place before. Everyone’s dishes were amazing. From the pesto cream gnocchi( Riley’s favorite) to the very tender chicken piccata. And the multilevel lasagna…. Yummy! Calamari appetizer,mushroom and bruschetta all were well prepared. We were all full from the appetizers, the included salads with the main meals and the main entrees. We will come back. They accommodated the gluten free person with us as well! The only ding I’ll give is that the olive oil for bread was not as fresh as it could be. Otherwise this experience was stellar! No desserts….no room.❤️
  25. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaylee was our server. She was polite and very prompt with our food and drinks. She even attended to my grandson and was very sweet. Ask for Kaylee if you visit this restaurant. The food is hot and tasty.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaylee was a fantastic server and the food was phenomenal! Really loved the honeydew wine too!
  27. CR

    ColinR

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an enjoyable meal. Service was very good.
  28. LS

    LucyS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was carefully prepared and delicious. Even the iced tea was home brewed
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for any occasion but we came for a business meal and it was perfect! We were sat in one of their private corner alcoves and we loved it. Food was great, service was fantastic. Place was busy, not an open seat in the restaurant. Recommend making a reservation even during the week! We will be back. Thank you!
  30. LC

    LouisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular, staff was very attentive. The restaurant is a lovely venue. I highly recommend!
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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.
  33. 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.
  34. DB

    DaleB

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service quite good and pricing reasonable.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. EA

    EAPS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

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

    IndyAtty

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend the lobster ravioli!

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 877 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 6 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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