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

Carmela's at Macri's

4.7
4.7
796 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Have a party of 10 or more? Call us for availability!
So that all of our guests can enjoy their time at Carmela's, please limit 1.5 hours per party.
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 5 times today

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.

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 796 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Menu is bring. Perch had no flavor. Bland, watery and under seasoned. Lobster ravioli and tiramisu were good though. Service was fair, certainly not the best we’ve had. Waitress was nice but we spent a lot of time waiting. Probably won’t be going back.
  2. AS

    AnnS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine selection is excellent for the food pairings. The pasta and sauces are what I remembered from my Grandmother. Excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner overall. Food was wonderful including appetizers and main dish. Drinks were perfect for the hot summer day. Service was personable and prompt. Loved our waitress.
  4. DG

    DavidG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an experience I can rate 10/10! From the prompt greeting and being sat at our table, to the cordial character and demeanor from our server and overall presentation and taste/quality of the food. I was accompanied by my boyfriend and his parents who were visiting from IL. Only complaint was "how are we going to finish this food?" Our appetizers were nice and hot (stuffed mushrooms) and filled with flavor from the goat cheese, our salads were well portioned and served with the white vinaigrette, and the bread with oil/spices was too good to pass up as well. A nice crust to the bread with a soft inside that was so worth the calories.
  5. A

    Abbycadaberaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always. Hostess and server were very polite friendly and professional
  6. PC

    PatrickC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The only thing keeping our dinner from being a 5 star is the fact our calamari was partially uneatable The waitress was advised of this an told us she was sorry. There should have been a discount applied to the bill for this because some people can’t afford to purchase food that’s uneatable because it’s to rubbery to chew.
  7. DM

    DianeM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here several times. Food has always been outstanding. Appetizers, dinners & desserts all excellent. Highly recommend.
  8. CB

    CarlB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This family owned restaurant always delivers. We love the atmosphere and seating. Excellent food every time. We enjoyed dinner with friends and look forward to our next visit. Thank you George and family!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 57th Anniversary there last night!! Food was absolutely delicious. Service was impeccable. We couldn’t have chose a better place to celebrate. Love Carmella’s will be back very soon!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We are regulars at Carmela’s after discovering how amazing it was back in 2019. Have tried several things on their menu and have always liked each dish. Amazing Italian food you don’t want to miss out on!! Book yourself a reservation, you won’t regret it.
  11. CL

    CherylL

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Busy Saturday night with Theater in town. Great food, service was top notch, bit noisy as was expected on busy night. Everyone is friendly and really seems to care that your dinner and experience is great. Will definitely be back soon!
  12. F

    Fabi

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Portions good but the food was more bland than most Italian restaurants. It was still good.
  13. JA

    JAMESW

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, served in a nice, friendly environment. Lobster ravioli, in particular, was the best I've had. One of the standouts in South Bend...
  14. KS

    KathleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious. Close to downtown for an event we were going to. Will be back again.
  15. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable. We know we'll get at least one delicious meal while in town!
  16. K

    Kathy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food served by friendly, knowledgeable staff in a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend the lasagna.
  17. SR

    ShariR

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. Very thoughtful and helpful.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious!! Carmela’s always hits the spot. Great drinks and awesome food. The service is always top notch.
  19. m

    mikeg

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding, she had numerous tables, the restaurant was very busy with graduation parties, and she provided quick professional service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for group.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service
  22. H

    Heather

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated graduation from Notre Dame. Excellent food and excellent service. Drinks were overpriced.
  23. TD

    TDub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! From beginning to end it was an exception experience: service, food, ambience, drinks, and dessert! Money well spent!
  24. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch. Outstanding again this year! No better brunch anywhere!! The Macri family outdid themselves again They really know how to share their home with their Absolutely fabulous Thank you Carmela!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good waitress service, good ambience, overall good first time visit. Dirty silverware however.
  26. s

    sjk28

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and really nice waitress!!
  27. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Carmela’s and I will definitely be back and suggest to friends. The service was top notch and food was perfect. A very enjoyable experience that I hope to repeat soon.
  28. N

    Native5280

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and waitress was so kind - great experience. Will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was great!
  30. KV

    KVCA

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always consistent and always good. One of our go to spots in South Bend. The food and the service were excellent as usual. From the hostess to the wait staff everyone is welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. We will keep coming back.
  31. BK

    BrittanyK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were excellent. Lobster ravioli was delicious.
  32. T

    Theodore

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to this restaurant last year when visiting South Bend. This year the same: Excellent food. Excellent service. Accommodating to changing reservation number. Friendly. When visiting South Bend, this is a great place to spend a dinner with friends or family.
  33. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was overall pretty good, the calamari appetizer was way too greasy as were the lobster ravioli. Prices are fairly high for what you get.
  34. FS

    FayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmela's is my go to before any show at the Morris. The service is great, wait staff is always helpful and the food is awesome.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from food to service!! Can’t wait to go back!
  36. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a really nice meal for my son’s birthday. Loved that there was a house wine selection and that salad was included with the meal. Decor made for lovely ambiance
  37. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible dining experience. There were 8 of us and they did an amazing job. The food is delicious and authentic Italian. We can’t wait to return. Thanks for making our evening special!
  38. BG

    BethG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmella's is a favorite restaurant of my husband's and mine. The atmosphere is welcoming and elegant, and the food is always outstanding. The waiters are friendly and the service is reliable. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian food.
  39. AB

    AndrewB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of our favorite restaurants in South Bend. Always outstanding!!
  40. M

    patM

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We sat at a table for six next to the bar area. The hightop table in the bar area was right next to us. Felt like those people were at our table. Way too close.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff 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 4.7 stars by 796 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 5 times today
Google Map for Carmela's at Macri's

214 N. Niles Ave South Bend, IN 46617

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Colfax and Lasalle

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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