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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (12 reviews)
“fresh salad” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (6 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00 Hours
€€ - €€€
601 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617-1921
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Reviewed 28 January 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 17 November 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 24 October 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 2 October 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
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

1  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
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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