Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Rocco's Restaurant - The Best Italian Food Around

The owners greet customers with hugs and smiles, making you feel right at home at this South Bend institution. The food feels familiar, too. A family favorite includes Linguini ala Tonno (with tuna); plus, there’s from-scratch pizza, spaghetti, gnocchi and ravioli. On Friday and Saturday nights, try the baked lasagna. Though the place seats 150, expect to wait for a table.


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