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Popolano's

225 South Calumet,, Chesterton, IN 46304
219-926-5552
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Ranked #11 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
- Jul 9, 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
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Chesterton, IN
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food is served at Popolano's, but most things will take time. It is not a fast food restaurant. Be patient and enjoy!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

the place is superb the service is wonderful the almond joy martini is to die for! Now the food is modestly price for the fabulous amount and taste a gem in itself

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By the lake in Indiana
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I love their food, however, I think going on a weekend is not as good as going during the week. The chicken scallopine was not quite as good, lacked a bit of flavor compared to the last time we were there, but it is still mighty fine! Very busy, but we had a WONDERFUL waitress (Michelle) who was truly awesome.... More

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USA Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We seldom write reviews anymore, but we've reviewed restaurants all over the world and it takes something exceptional to get us to write one these days. Popolano's in Chesterton was a surprise find for us. It's on a route we do often when we go to Chicago. We've traveled both I-94 & I-80 for more than 40 years. How we... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great food, great service! Great place to eat all year but the warm months especially..you can dine alfresco and they have live music a few times a week!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Had to find a place to host the company managers while they were in town. While we have never tried the food here, let alone heard of the place (from Valparaiso), when searching for places this restaurant had high reviews and a great menu to choose from. When arriving the outside catches your attention. It is like a old Victorian... More

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Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am on a board of directors who has Popolanos's cater our board suppers. The food delivered is excellent. Quality, variety, and service is great. I personally have eaten there on a few occasions and found the service, food and drinks to be a cut above average and worth the prices charged.

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