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401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
+1 574-243-5385
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (10 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I thought the place was pretty good. The salad bar is small but is good, and we ordered the Chicago cheese pizza. Spongy, buttery crust. Would come back if we lived closer

Thank Paul B
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I want to like this place because it's a family owned business, but their service is terrible. We frequently order a calzone for carry-out, ordering it 1-2 hours in advance of when we will pick it up. Twice now, I've gotten there at the time...More

Thank SueBee46530
Reviewed August 15, 2016

A family-run place that I think hits the mark as far as offering pizza, calzones, and stomboli's for dine-in families. It is the type of place we were looking for, but I can't help but thinking we would have been better off stopping at Bruno's...More

1  Thank Lee C
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner at Politos last night. We live 30 mins away. Before we could make it home, we were both sick. Had to stop at a gas station. Both of us experienced severe cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. The only thing we...More

1  Thank HungryHaneyman
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Only had it twice, it was good. Carryout both times. But it was pretty cold both times and I only live two blocks away. I would like to try something other than pizza, maybe sit in the restaurant. The parking lot is always packed! That's...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Family friendly, clean, great service, especially Tami. She is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Food is good and nice variety. You won't be disappointed.

2  Thank Carol561
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

One of the few sit down pizza places left. Service is friendly. Pizza is good. Prices are pretty good. Definitely a good place to take the family or a group.

1  Thank ajbmi
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Politos is always good! Must try the calzones with BOTH types of cheese and of course the Vodka Rigatoni! They will also serve any of their pasta dishes with this great sauce. Even their chicken wings taste better than the norm. Also their Antipasto salad...More

1  Thank wopnurs1
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't even decide where to start with how amazing Polito's is! The outside may not look like much, but the food will blow you away! The rigatoni in vodka is their specialty and by far my favorite food! The prices are low and the...More

1  Thank 4chelseaa
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and decided to stop in for dinner. A Thursday night and there were quite a few customers---always a good sign. Good special--buy one pasta dish, get the other half off. A tempting special as they had many good pasta dishes...More

Thank dvstar40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-243-5385
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