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Polito's

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401 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN 46615-3562
+1 574-243-5385
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Bend, Indiana
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I love cheese pizza and this place has a pie that will rival even the best in the area. The thin crust is NY style and the sauce is tasty - and not sweet. Their vodka sauce is great as well - it's a bit thick for me and I usually don't indulge, but it has a great flavor. Their... More 

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Thank SBmarti
South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is one of the best pizza/pasta places in the area. We went there the first time by accident due to every other restaurant was packed. But I am glad we did. The food never disappoints. Between the HUGE breadsticks and the awesome garlic bread. Along with the huge New York size slices of pizza and overflowing sauce that comes... More 

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Thank AmberSUE83
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

It's probably the best in town but if you're there by yourself or with one other person then you don't have the opportunity to try their signature pie. the thin is good and there's 2 styles of pan. their signature pie is prepared 2 different ways. it's 16 pounds of meats, veggies and cheeses, but when you come by yourself... More 

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Thank wanderer34230
South Bend, Indiana
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232 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

There are lots of pizza places in our city. This has to be one of the best. The pasta dishes are also wonderful. The serving sizes are MASSIVE. Besides the awesome pizza our favorites are the calzones and ravioli in vodka sauce. Wait staff is friendly and folksy. Service is attentive and fast...especially at lunch.

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Thank Ken L
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

The food at Polito's is quite good, just expect to pay a little more than an average pizza restaurant. One of our favorite local pizza places.

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Thank 3APA3
South Bend, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2012

This is the closest pizza to NY style you’re going to get in this area. The garlic pizza with added ricotta cheese is our favorite. Their Stromboli is packed with ingredients and their red sauce is full of garlic and chunky tomatoes. We’ve been going to this place since they were over on Grape Road and it’s very consistent. I’m... More 

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Thank RachelSch
South Bend, Indiana
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232 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Great pizza and wonderful Italian dishes. The portions are enormous and most can easily be shared. Their pizza by the slice is gigantic. Get that and the salad bar and you're stuffed. Friendly, fun wait staff.

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Thank Ken L
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2012

The food is terrible- and the crowd is a bunch of yelling, drunk sports idiots- not at all family friendly.

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Thank NewsHound2000
Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I don't like this place! I ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and the cooked just dumped some grey hamburger on top of my spaghetti!!! It wasn't even mixed-in with the sauce- he just dumped it on top! The waitress was rude too! Stay away.

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Thank Tom L
NJ
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We ate at Polito's after going to a Notre Dame home football game. I was with my wife and 2 teenage sons who are big eaters. After getting the opion of are very helpful waitress we ordered the stuff pizza. It was a 45 minute wait for the pizza to be cooked but it was well worth the wait. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?