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Popolano's

225 South Calumet,, Chesterton, IN 46304
219-926-5552
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Ranked #10 of 59 restaurants in Chesterton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food was just OK but the sparkling wine was flat. I asked for another glass and got the same thing. Next I asked the bartender to see the bottle. It was half empty! She just poured another glass from the same bottle after I said it was flat. After that I said I'll just take our check and obviously... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When we moved to the region 8 years ago we discovered Popolano's and it has always been one of our favorites. I'm sad the tortellini is no longer on the menu as I use to crave it! I love their buffalo wings and go when you can sit out on the patio. There are so many good places to eat... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Outside eating on beautiful patio. The atmosphere is nice prices are reasonable. The menu has many selections any many types of drinks available.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived 1/2 hour before closing and were concerned that we would need to rush, but the staff was very gracious and there were several other tables just starting as well. The kids reported very good grilled cheese and chicken strips. I had the pot roast sandwich with grilled onions - very tender and very good. It would be a... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant because we heard we could sit outside. That sounded like a good place to bring the kids. The atmosphere was relaxing and beautiful. We sat along the street and enjoyed people watching and just spending time as a family. The prices on the menu caused us to balk a bit, so we decided just to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here before visiting the Dunes on a weekday. Although the weather was a little cool we had a very enjoyable lunch on the front patio. The food was fantastic. The pot roast sandwich was the best I ever had. The box lunch specials are the best value ever that include soup, sandwich, salad, dessert. Absolutely go here if... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did not go inside as is was a terrific evening to enjoy the outdoor patio area. I had the blackened tuna steak which was awesome! Our service was fine. We will definitely return next time we are in the area.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Upon entering you find yourself near the bar where the register is for takeout , expect to be ignored for some time as the hostess will avoid eye contact before she says hello or I'll be with you in a moment. When there are maybe five tables full in the entire restaurant you shouldn't wait so long. Then your waitress... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family of four went here on recommendation by a local. The pizza was fantastic as was the mac & cheese. The lasagna was ok, and the italian beef sandwich my husband got was kind of bland. The old house the restaurant is situated in was pretty. The only negative was our server was kind of yelling at the other... More

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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not wanting your standard fast food we drove through town looking for something different. We found it here. It's an old house converted to a nice place to eat. We sat outside becasue it was a great night so I can't speak to the inside. We had a good pizza, they had many craft beers to choose from. Nice people... More

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