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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
+1 219-462-0993
11:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Torrance, California
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Knox, Indiana
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful Italian Restaurant. The bread & dipping sauce is marvelous. Today I had the butternut squash ravioli with a garlic cream sauce. It was delicious. My husband had scallops with a side of angel hair pasta. He ate every bite. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. Can't wait to see what their specials are next time.

1 Thank Linda46534
Dowagiac, Michigan
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went here with family and a friend. The food was absolutely delicious and you could taste it was homemade. The prices were right. We all ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The service was good and friendly and the prices are great.

Thank Kleine
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't visited there in about 6 years. Decided to try on Sunday evening. No problem getting a seat. LOVE the atmosphere...kind of dark and relaxing. Great service, and the chicken pasta dishes were very good, at a reasonable price. We'll be back.

Thank hoosierref
New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

While on business the owner of the company ordered from Pesto's. I was very impressed with the large portions they sent and the breadsticks are to die from. In addition I had the grilled chicken and rice and it was very good also. Adona C.

Thank adona_williams
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Pestos never fails to satisfy us! Favorite breadsticks anywhere!! Everything we have ever had there has been delicious! Love their eggplant parmigiano and every special is always wonderful! Family or couples atmosphere, fun outside seating in summer.

Thank Karen S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for a late lunch/dinner and had the lobster ravioli in a lemon dill sauce. It was absolutely delish! The service was top notch. Monday's are 1/2 off a bottle of wine day, took advantage of that! The bread with oil that was offered was huge and fresh. The atmosphere/decor is older, but clean and cozy. Will definitely be back!

Thank Nixon3
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous bread, we ordered the Vodka chicken and savored every bite. The Lasagna was a big portion words can not describe the sauce, just ordered it. The Roasted Garlic Chicken was very flavorful, it had a great garlic kick.

Thank Stephanie S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We are out of state. This restaurant was highly recommended. Got together with friends and family who live in the area, Michigan City and Highland, to celebrate my husband's birthday. No complaints with the food, that is if I could have had time to eat it. The server was new and was not familiar with the menu. He was unable... More 

Thank Guessme1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?