Carmela's Restaurant

214 N Niles Ave, South Bend
(574) 280-4824

Recent Reviews

Kyle Hamelin

Best italian restaurant! The food is so good and the ingredients are so fresh. The desserts are to die for! Yummy ?

Blayne Germain

Uh, yum! We love Carmela's! authentic Italian and the people there are very nice. My wife and I will be back.

Matt Hamby

Great service, Amazing food. Was our 1st time having dinner here and i would recommend to anyone for authentic Italian. They have some amazing desert also.

Ratcliff Sparkle

We ate here at the beginning of the pandemic, before restaurants were closed. Great Calimari! Lobster ravioli was wonderful too! That is saying a lot, because good seafood can be hard to find in the Midwest. The service was great too!!!! I highly recommended this restaurant. Must try.

Heidi Poll

Audriana and the staff at Carmela's made our dining experience beyond enjoyable. Authentic appetizers, exquisite entrees and the was the best i have ever had! The ambiance and the decor puts this place over the top. We will be sure to make the trip back to South Bend for this unique dining experience!

Rachelle Miller

amazing service, delicious food and romantic atmosphere! Carmela's at Macri's is our new date night hotspot! wonderful experience!

Mary Csenar Pluta

The atmosphere and hospitality were amazing!!! Great food and wait staff! We loved everything about Carmela’s!

Edwin Ruffing

Great atmosphere, stellar wine list. The caprice salad may have been meant for two but I had no problem with it. The veal involtini (stuffed with sausage, cheese and spinach (IKR???)) was delicious. Aly was a great server--friendly, right there when I wanted a refill, but not hovering at all. Great atmosphere--very rustic layout. Great place to enjoy some food and wine. Moderately priced. If you have some wine--turn the menu over--there is an entire page of Italian wine (go figure). Try the Colli Florentini Chianti. The penne that comes with the veal, and the bread with olive oil and herbs are both worth the carbs.I wish I took photos.

Jeff Smith

My first visit to this wonderful restaurant far exceeded every expectation. The entire experience was excellent from start to finish. The food was delicious, the atmosphere very bright and clean. Our server was positively delightful. Not to mention that in addition to attending to us professionally, she also wore a mask and gloves which made is feel safe. I will definitely return!


Beautiful establishment. The waitresses were amazing. Service was great. Came here for dinner with family. (I'm from Fort Wayne) So have never been here before. We felt comfortable. Awesome job with safety measures with Covid. Would definitely come again. Food was top notch. Took home a dessert to go, the chocolate cake. Some of the best I've ever had.

Cody Sanders

The salads were also good with quality greens and homemade dressing. For our main course we ordered spaghetti, lasagna, mushroom ravioli, and fettuccine alfredo. We finished with their amazing homemade desserts (mango sorbet with a white chocolate shell, chocolate cake, cherry cheesecake, and turtle cheesecake). awesome

Steve Krombeen

Had a fantastic diner with awesome service! Adriana was super attentive even though she had multiple tables to serve. enjoyed fettuccine Alfredo and lasagna. Both were great! Would definitely recommend them. We will be back!

Stephanie Krombeen

Dinner was amazing and service was great. All of the food is prepared in house including their bread and pasta. The place was packed but we still had great service.

Lauren Phillips

Everything I ordered was amazing. Like literally everything. You can tell everything is homemade and really good quality. I’m still currently eating and couldn’t wait until I was done to post this review.

Jacqueline Yvette Jordan

We were so happy we were able to get reservations here as the menu sounded great and the pictures of the food were oh so inviting. From the moment we walked in the staff was nice and friendly and we were greeted with masked smiles. The restaurant was nicely decorated even tho I was with my exhusband & daughter, the atmosphere felt so romantic & chic all at the same time. Our food was delicious filling and worth the wait and money. I can’t wait to come back to visit my daughter at Notre Dame so I can visit Carmela’s again.

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