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Lucrezia Cafe & Catering

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$$ - $$$
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428 S Calumet Rd, intersection of Porter Ave and S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304-2453
+1 219-926-5829
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok....I have been going there for years.....I love everything about you Lulu....so...here are the good things....I love your martini bar.....(there is a different one for every vice) lol the scallops are magnific! the bread...the salads ...the soups.....please...I cant take anymore !!!!! But your ambiance leaves little to be desired.....your waistline has shrunk....(hard to find a good table) your friends are... More 

Thank Donna K
Hobart, Indiana
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Having never been here before I scheduled a couple of meetings with some folks from the Chesterton area. I heard some good things about the restaurant in the past and wanted to try it. I did enjoy the food. Unfortunately, it was the best part of the experience. The waitstaff seemed terribly untrained. On my first visit a week ago,... More 

1 Thank Ryan M
Hammond, Indiana, United States
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This restaurant is really small and does not take reservations. GO EARLY. Our waiter was a real sketch. The food was delicious. I had spiral pasta with lobster and spinach in a white cheddar cream sauce. OMG, good.

Thank Teena D
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The first time we went there was a Sunday afternoon about a year and a half ago. The food was great, everything was "top-notch". Subsequent visits have not been so good. The place gets hideously noisy on busy nights due to the bar being so close to tables. The tables are closer together than any other restaurant we know of... More 

Thank Don S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The food here was spot on. Had the pasta #1 special and it was cooked to perfection. Service was relaxed but attentive.

Thank Marcia H
Chesterton, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

great in the summer on patio, usually very good food a bit pricy for the neighborhood but great for a special occasion if you like this kind of food, drinks a little pricy also. cute small neighborhood place

Thank gwil1243
Kouts, Indiana
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's been a year since we've visited Lucrezia's and it didn't "Wow" us like last time. Service was s-l-o-w, even though they had only been open for about 10 minutes & there were only 2 tables seated. The appetizers & entree were good; however, the desserts were disappointing. The Creme Brulee was not smooth & the mocha cheesecake's texture was... More 

Thank Babes3020
Portage, Indiana
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It's been about a year since we've eaten here because the last two experiences were sub par. With a year or so since the last visit it was time to try it again... or so we thought. Our waitress was rude and unwelcoming from the start and they still haven't addressed their climate control issues. Third strike. We won't return.

1 Thank MolonLabe1776
Chesterton, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My hubby and I had lunch here for our anniversary. It was a beautiful day so we sat on the patio. He had the Pork Tenderloin with the ACE Apple Hard Cider and I had the Chicken Fettucini Alfredo and a Pineapple Cake Martini. The Pork was delicious, cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The portion was what I would expect... More 

Thank Mary V
Carmel, Indiana
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The fettuccini alfredo with chicken was outstanding. The salad was also very nice. We like to visit small restaurants instead of chains. If you in the Indiana Dunes region I highly recommend eating at Lucrezia Café.

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Calumet Rd, intersection of Porter Ave and S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304-2453
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-926-5829

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