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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
+1 219-462-0993
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a friendly, mid-price Italian restaurant. The Wednesday evening buffet is the Best in town! If your lucky they will have their vodka chicken as a choice. Their lunch menu is half price 11-3 pm. For an appetizer we enjoyed the toasted ravioli and breadsticks! Check out the monthly food and martini specials. They have a private room that... More 

Thank 77TG16
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Outstanding service, entrees and price! Chicken marsala and vodka chicken are the best! Reservations recommended esp if you prefer the bar and no children!

Thank Gloria Z
Chesterton, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The restaurant is a mid-range priced Italian restaurant. You must order the breadsticks. They are the best around. As the chip commercial says, you can't just eat one. The menu is very good. The calzones are especially delicious. Normally, there is not a long wait and the service is very good.

Thank stevedE7068JD
Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great service and good food! Hostess and wait staff are friendly. Price is good and you get a lot for your money! The breadsticks are amazing a must try!!!!!

Thank Christine C
Crown Point, Indiana
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Five of us dined on a Saturday evening in mid-December. When we arrived, we were quickly sat by a very friendly hostess and quickly approached by an equally friendly waitress. Our drink order was taken and delivered as quickly as one could hope. Between the friendliness, quick service and general pleasantness of the interior finishes within Pesto's; we had a... More 

Thank BillBixby219
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We would have rated no stars if possible. Let's start with the soup. It was over-salted. It tasted like it was from a can that someone had added spices to. It did not make a difference whether it was clam chowder or minestrone both were terrible. The tuna steak with blackened spices and roasted red peppers was tough and without... More 

Thank John C
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The best Italian food in Porter County. Great pricing and love the atmosphere. Need ti nake reservations on the weekend else the wait will be long.

Thank Rodney B
Warsaw, Indiana
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235 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

So we are driving from Chicago to Warsaw IN and hunger kicks in. My companion is not a fast food ester and he discovers Pestos. I really did not know what to expect. As soon as I open the door - the (awesome) smell hits me. Fresh food. We sit down and have homemade Italian food. Beautiful. I had a... More 

Thank Juancho D
Torrance, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Pestos was located about 3 miles from the hotel. Their menu had a great selection, and prices were moderate. Outstanding service and an excellent meal.

Thank herrerainv
Chesterton, Indiana
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This has to be the best Italian restaurant in NW Indiana! We have never had a bad meal there. The staff is the best ...

Thank augierice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?