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Sunny Italy Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian
601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
+1 574-232-9620
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (11 reviews)
“fresh salad” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (6 reviews)
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601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ericwS5118XS
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Italian food covers a huge range of dishes and tastes, from the German/Austrian food in the north to the distinctive tastes of Sicily. Sunny Italy, with it's red and white plastic table clothes, offers the American preferred "Italian" food of the Bologna area, specializing in...More

Thank petebauer
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a classic Italian restaurant- 90 years old in the same location! I am not sue that anything has changed in the place in the past 45 years, but I am not sure it had to. The place is quaint. The food is very...More

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We have loved this place for years,probably close to 40! What I love is that it is consistent, the family recipe lives on! We all love it!

Thank patcook52
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Another great multi-generation, family owned Italian restaurant. The sauce is out of this world. They have several rooms for large private party, this is the best way to dine at Sunny Italy! They serve the food family style.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

In business since 1926, with recipes from the original owners, this is a neighborhood restaurant that real people frequent. Neighbors greet each other warmly and the staff call them by name. Even first-timers are invited in to the fold. Excellent homey meals. Cacciatore was perfectly...More

Thank Dwwantz
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Original Italian food. Super scampi!! A favorite of Domers since 1927. Intimate, quiet except for ND football weekends.

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise this site was!! Hubby and I were visiting the area due to family obligations and stumbled onto this restaurant. It was fabulous after a long day of tedious travel. We got our favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to relax with and...More

Thank Dee0847
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Sunny Italy for Restaurant week. The food was delicious as was the service. I had the chicken and although a side of pasta would have been nice, the baked potato was fine. My husband had spaghetti and meatball. Not plural as...More

Thank bambam26
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Spaghetti with meatballs is what they claim to be famous for, and it was absolutely delicious. The meatball and sauce had a slight tangy taste that made it even better. But ask for a carafe of water, because the glasses are very small and they...More

Thank JBry
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Ernie K
23 December 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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