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10018 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321-4055
+1 219-922-8889
11:00 - 23:00
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Dyer, Indiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, start your meal with the scallops, shrimp or calamari, the stuffed eggplant or any of the pastas are amazing, it's a bit loud in the main dining area but the bar is a really nice place to grab a table and its a little quieter. Get there early if you don't want to wait for a table, they... More 

Thank yogajane07
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in the bar area. The waitress, Sharlene was great. We had stuffed mushrooms that were good but the calamari marinara is what I always have there and it's excellent.

Thank scharleend
Highland, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is fabulous and the staff is the best. Laid back casual but the food is a special treat. Italian.

Thank customer1114
Portage, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

From the owner to the wait staff, from the bread to the main course, this place will not disappoint one bit. Food is fresh and ingredients come from local farmers markets or grown on site. Great business meeting location or dinner out with friends. The effort that goes into the food preparation definitely proves itself on the palette.

Thank rwnecco
Home Usa
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339 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Until getting back to a place like this with such outstanding service, one forgets how some old-world customer focus adds to any experience. That is standard here and, together with the great food, makes for a wonderful lunch or dinner experience. We'll be back every time in the area.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Café Borgia has gluten free options, and the food is good. I have never had an issue with cross-contamination there. The staff is professional, but I wish they were warmer and more welcoming. I have no complaints, but I have never felt as though the service has been truly outstanding. I like the private rooms -- great for business.

Thank copperbrick
NW Indiana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Café Borgia used to be a great "special" place to eat. The last two times I have been there have left me disappointed. I had Lamb Shank on one visit, which used to be wonderful. This time it was not very good. The dish had sat around for a long time. The roasted potatoes served with the lamb were so... More 

Thank mothra00
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good experience. The wait staff was fantastic!!! Appetizers were very good (calamari marinara) and the entree was average. I would go back for appis & drinks.

Thank Landshark724
Munster, Indiana
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times and it's hit or miss. The atmosphere is nice, but some of the dishes are inedible. I've had great meals there, but more than once either I or someone I'm with have ordered the risotto and it's like soup. Some of the dishes are excellent, but it's like someone who didn't know anything... More 

Thank RJD32
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

They have fresh loaves of bread which I would say was the highlight of the meal, room is very loud .it could use some sound deadening to help with echoing.was much better when it was in Lansing,il.

Thank ronaldl962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10018 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321-4055
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: +1 219-922-8889
Established in 1986, Cafe Borgia features the Italian specialties of Chef-owner Mike Jesso. A popular meeting place in Chicagoland, this northwest Indiana eatery is known for homemade menu offerings in an artistic atmosphere. With high praise for it's wine list from ZAGAT, Chef Jesso has had recipies featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. The Chef's Garden enhances the dining experience.

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