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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
+1 219-462-0993
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“vodka chicken” (24 reviews)
“breadsticks” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The good the bad and the ugly, the good was the bread the dipping oil, the salad, and the service all were very good. Unfortunately the veal parm was a breaded piece of bread, not to sure if there was any veal in there, I...More

Thank redrt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here for the Sunday lunch buffet or Wednesday dinner buffet and we've always had excellent service. Wait staff is very nice. Clean restaurant and delicious food = a family favorite!

Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food here it is amazing, generally come here for Valentines Day and also for Wednesday night buffet. Consistently great food and service

Thank Cookiexoxo
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off..my wife thought it was more quantity than quality. I gave it 5 stars because I disagree. I thought the quality was great and for $12...all you can eat....BEST deal on the planet. The food First you can have a salad with many items...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend calling for reservations. I called the afternoon same day and was able to get a 6:00 reservation for a booth in the bar area. My wife had the prosciutto wrapped shrimp skewers which she liked very much. I had the lasagna which was quite...More

Thank Fiftyoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times, I've just never done a review. I had company and instead of figuring out what to serve my guests I decided we could order off the menu and bring it back home. There was a pizza, a spinach calzone, chicken...More

Thank jr2017H2O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was fine, though the servings were too large. I watched several people have to box up take home. The place was packed on a Friday evening. Even though there were sound dampeners on the ceiling, it was still very noisy. I was hoping...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Pesto's is a locally owned Italian restaurant. They have a great selection of appetizers, main dishes and desserts as well as specials. Wednesday night is their buffet. The buffet has an abundance of great selections. Ordering off the menu: since dishes are not pre-made I...More

Thank Sheri2605
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The food and service are consistently good. Drinks from the bar are generously prepared. Often a long wait Friday or Saturday evenings. It is also crowded for the Wednesday buffets.

Thank DJeanetteS
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a chain restaurant that offers very good Italian food, a bit on the garlicky side, but very good.

Thank huk69466
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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