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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Family Italian

Great atmosphere to start. Some of the best fresh baked bread I have ever eaten anywhere! Delicious salad is next. Tasty and generous meal to follow. If you shared a meal you can enjoy a tiramisu too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark R
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere to start. Some of the best fresh baked bread I have ever eaten anywhere! Delicious salad is next. Tasty and generous meal to follow. If you shared a meal you can enjoy a tiramisu too!

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Thank Mark R
Valparaiso, Indiana
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family atmosphere....lasagna & calzones are good. The Wednesday buffet is reasonably priced. Service is good.

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Thank Jane S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My favorite place to eat, hands down. The best bruschetta and the chicken pesto is wonderful. This is the only place I choose to eat when it's my choice.

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Thank Joe S
alabama
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Recommended by friends and well worth the visit. We had Vodka Chicken which was delicious. Portions were large and we would have shared, but the food was too good to share! Reasonably priced and family friendly. We ask for the recipe for the sauce, but unfortunately its a secret!

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Thank ladytravelerAlabama
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Food average, nothing special at all. Service average. Hurried along would guess to turn the table. Décor lacking. Will not go back.

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Thank Foodietravelers5
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This was the best Italian food I have ever eaten! Great sevice drinks and food! Npt too expensive for the portion amount either. They honey martini was my favorite!

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Thank Jna91011
Chesterton, Indiana
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Nice buffet on Wednesday nights, some core items each week but they offer a few different entrees each week so you get a nice variety. The pecan crusted chicken is amazing as are their breadsticks with a side of Alfredo sauce , oh and I cannot forget their bruschetta chicken pizza, all I can say is Amazing!!!!

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Thank CruisinInTheSun_11
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Sorry to say this is not the best brunch. The fact that the pasta sits in a chaffing pan dried out and cold and their were 3 sauces next to the pasta in another chaffing pan which was to be put on said pasta. The marinara had so much thyme seasoning that overpowered the sauce. This was not enjoyable fare,... More 

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Thank Mary S
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We enjoy going here for a nice dinner from time to time and have been here for family gatherings as well. The food has been excellent, the service has been good, and the wine selection is good as well. I particularly enjoy their Vodka Chicken and their Chicken Alfredo. Their salads are cold and good. Their soups are lovely as... More 

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Thank richardmZ9992LE
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have gone to Pesto's for date night, Wednesday's buffet with our family of four, meeting friends out, and even used their party rooms a couple times. We have always been impressed with the delicious food and fantastic service. Pesto's is one of our favorites for sure!!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?