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Sunny Italy Cafe

601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
+1 574-232-9620
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a group dinner in the back dining room. We were served family style with a few different dishes. Everything was fantastic. Our server was very nice.

Thank heyjude1724
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drenched in Notre Dame history and tradition. Informal favorite of the community. 80-year family-owned eatery at the center of the former local Italian east-side neighborhood, Traditional football weekend gathering place: Accessible. Affordable. Reliable. Welcoming. My parents dined here on dates in the 1940s. I hosted...More

Thank Inspire793857
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I will start with the fact that the food here is good. From all accounts it has always been good. The wine list is decent and appropriately priced. The only issue I have with this relic is that it has never changed by the look...More

Thank Sythe114
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is an excellent Italian restaurant with salads, antipasto, pasta and meat dishes. Spaghetti, meat ball and their unique home made sauce (gravy) is the big hit.

Thank samuel755
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We looked forward to our second visit and were not disappointed. The food seems consistently good and hearty. All of our meals were of sizable portions. Our server made several recommendations, at our urging. A Chicken Cacciatore caught my eye and the sever suggested Hunter...More

Thank Teldenco
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We have been loyal customers for years! Food and service are awesome! Hopefully we can enjoy a great meal for our wedding anniversary next month!

Thank Passport706150
Reviewed January 28, 2018

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Sunny Italy at the end of January in their private room. They were so easy to work with, and the food was delicious.The atmosphere was warm and quaint. Judy, our server did an outstanding job. Our whole family...More

Thank pvanhuffel
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

A south bend business family owned over 90 years, vintage setting, authentic. Our waitress, kelly, was attentive. The food was very good I recommend the shrimp scampi. Nice.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite local Italian restaurant. Consistently good food. The Bamber family has owned this restaurant for over 90 years. Some things to try: homemade Creamy Italian or Creamy Garlic dressing, roasted Chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, Perch, Half Split-Spaghetti and Ravioli with Meatballs, Italian Sausage...More

Thank Nelson V
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The place is frozen in time...thankfully. The decor, the food and warmth of the owners and staff. Well worth the effort.

Thank ericwS5118XS
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Ernie K
December 23, 2015|
Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure...we went in the evening, but wise to book as they were very busy ..Try calling them and see if they have their hours on an answer message
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-232-9620
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