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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
219 462 0993
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Ranked #18 of 125 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Hobart
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have been to this restaurant on 3 occasions. They have good, reasonably priced food and we love their outdoor seating in the summer months. Service has always been very good. Yesterday had bean soup. They didn't skimp on the ham, plenty of it. The salad wasn't just lettuce like most restaurants. Ordered a sampler platter that both my husband and... More

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Marion, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant offers an excellent assortment of Italian fare all at unbelievable prices in a casual dining setting. We ordered the Seafood ala Vodka and found it to be delicious. Warm bread is offered with a dipping sauce containing a lovely balsamic vinegar. A totally enjoyable dinner.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The menu is extensive, the atmosphere is pleasant, portions were generous, and the service generally was good. So why the average rating? Because the food was strictly ordinary. Pizza (deep dish) had a doughy crust and the toppings and sauce were little different than what you'd get from a chain -- not bad, but not interesting. Veal had a one-dimensional... More

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Valparaiso
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Just like others have said - decent food, but terrible management and ownership. I have owned a restaurant for 40 years and I know bad management when I see it. There was hair in my dessert and I asked to speak to a manager. I was happy when the man said he was a manager. Well, I explained my situation... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Every now and then when I go to a new restaurant I get lucky and pick a winner off the menu on my first try. Such was the case with Pestos and one of their signature selections macadamia nut crusted chicken. No need to look at the menu since. My fiancee on the other hand is a bit more adventurous... More

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GRANGER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were in Valpo for the weekend and had read good reviews of this restaurant as well as looking at the menu on-line. We both had the Crab-crusted Chilean Sea Bass (why we went) and it was totally awesome. I only have food that nicely presented and exceptional on a cruise! The salad and hot, homemade bread were delicious. We... More

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Valpo IN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We dined on seafood and noodles in a vodka cream sauce with asparagus and Tuscan filet mignon on a bed of potatoes and asparagus. The lobster, shrimp and scallops were delicious as were the wide noodles and sauce. The filet was ordered medium rare and was perfectly done and very tender. This will be one of our go to restaurants.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pesto salmon, fresh bread, wine, macadamia chicken with red pepper cream sauce....total yum! Great service with a smile. We went for anniversary dinner.

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Goshen, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We met our son & his new fiance' and her parents here for a meet and greet as Valpo was centrally located. This was not too far off the 80/90 tollway which we took over. We did not have reservations but were seated quickly in a small room off the main dining, which we appreciated very much since the main... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to Pestos for a family dinner prior to Valpo's graduation with a family group of 9. The food and the service was GREAT. The portions are huge and it is a great value. The restaurant was very busy with Prom and graduation, yet they handled the volume very, very well. It's a bit noisy for the older family... More

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