Taste: Parisi's

1412 South Bend Ave.
South Bend
574-232-4244
(Call for reservations)

Hours:
Tuesday through Thursday — 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday through Saturday — 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday — 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Years in business:
33

Cuisine:
Italian

Seating:
210 - upstairs/downstairs
75 - seasonal on outside patio

Atmosphere:
Elegant, fine dining with bar area decorated with Notre Dame sports memorabilia. A favorite eatery of local Notre Dame notables, including former Irish basketball coach Digger Phelps.

Nonsmoking

Alcohol available:
Full bar with extensive wine list.

Cost:
Dinners range from $10 to $28.

Chef Notes:The veal is hand-cut and hand-pounded, and the Ossobuco Milanese is a house specialty — veal shank braised in fresh vegetables and served over a bed of risotto. Chicken alla Parrisi — linguine sauteed with spinach and asparagus tossed in light lemon sauce over a breaded chicken breast — is also a house fave. In the mood for an Italian seafood dish? The Grouper Livornese — grouper filet sauteed with imported Calamata olives, vine-ripened tomatoes, capers and onions in a pinot grigio wine sauce — is a seafood delight.