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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
219 462 0993
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Italian food in NW Indiana

Pestos has an authentic homey feel yet food that rivals any Chicago restaurant. Outstanding service but reservations are recommended esp on weekends snd Wednesdays for pasta buffet. Affordable prices and lots of selection. Generous portions include salad or soup..and bread with oil.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Gloria Z
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Pestos has an authentic homey feel yet food that rivals any Chicago restaurant. Outstanding service but reservations are recommended esp on weekends snd Wednesdays for pasta buffet. Affordable prices and lots of selection. Generous portions include salad or soup..and bread with oil.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Alaway know the food will be great too. Have been there several times with two different ladies group. They really try to please. Liked the Salmon Salad I had last summer for lunch.

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Affordable and tasty. Their vodka chicken is a must, unfortunately I tend to always get it and do not very to often. All of my other plates have always been good. Service has always been good and seating is spacious.

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is just average, portion sizes are tiny for what you pay. Italian sauce taste like it came from a jar. Many better options in Valpo.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A lot of food for your money, great Italian food. Server was a tad bit slow but no too awful bad. Will definitely be back.

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Valparaiso, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and consistent. Their Bruschetta is the best I have ever had, including in Italy. Their dishes with vodka sauce are all good. Lasagna is great. The seafood dishes are also good. Friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant has been a staple in Valparaiso for several years, great place for week night dinner or celebrations. Our favorites are the homemade breadsticks, chicken Parmesan, blackened tuna and their awesome vodka chicken. It's not low calorie but great for the occasional indulgence$

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have eaten here 5 or 6 times and we have found it to be pretty consistent. Food is good and portions are generous. We always have enough left for lunch the following day. The biggest negative is that the restaurant is very noisy and not conducive to conversation. Everyone else is yelling so you have to also. Other than... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I ordered the steak tips and JUMBO shrimp. The dish was good without the shrimp, however, the JUMBO shrimp were shrimpy. Little, ity bity shrimp that were sooo overcooked as to be rubbery. Because the friend I was with thinks I am too picky I had her taste one which she promptly spit out.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Have been going to Pestos for years, sadly not like it used to be. I ordered basic Lasagna, sent it back, just was cold and seemed almost old. I hope they can get back on track.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219 462 0993

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?