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Popolano's - CLOSED

225 South Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
+1 219-926-5552
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Jun 15, 2016
“Popolano's is CLOSEDOWN ”
Mar 2, 2016
“outdoor seating”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 South Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

Comfortable dining in an old refurbished home. Service was very prompt and friendly. Food was very good. Had eggplant parm. Theirs is served with spinach which makes it very tasty and unique. Lots of wines and good house wine. This was our first visit and...More

Thank Mar L
Reviewed November 10, 2015

We have stopped in for lunch every time we travel through the area, which is a couple times a year recently. We've always liked the food. But this year it seems to have gone downhill. There is a new menu, not very interesting, and the...More

Thank TJG214
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great food but an awesome staff! Eating outside is beautiful especially since you are right in the heart of down town Chesterton! Thanks again Tom Seely

Thank Tom S
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Some years ago, I gave Popolano's five stars because dining there was truly an excellent experience. But the last few times I've been there, the food has gone from great to mediocre to bad. Many of my favorite things about the place have changed. They...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This resturant is in a charming Victorian house. The food is very good. It is in downtown Chesterton. The pot roast is very tasty.

Thank 651rebeccaa
Reviewed October 19, 2015

The interior of the restaurant was architecturally interesting. Service was good, quick. If you believe that the bread is a good measure of a restaurant, I would have given then one star. Poor excuse for bread especially at an Italian restaurant. Should have used the...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Took my father and a friend out to dinner here, and it was delicious! I had the White fish vesuvio, it was flakey and melted in my mouth the flavor was great and I had a cold, so it should be even better without one!...More

Thank matt b
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us . The atmosphere was nice, it is in a restored home.As far as the food we ate there for lunch. . The food was not memorable and i thought it was a little pricey for what we received. If...More

Thank temple574
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice homey restaurant -- literally, in an old house. However, the constant Italian! music was a little too insistent, like you had to be reminded it was an Italian restaurant. Friendly waitstaff and good food, but a rather long wait between ordering and serving.

Thank John B
Reviewed September 11, 2015

All the family members together for the first time in almost 10 years so we were celebrating with a nice dinner after a day of fun. Made reservations for 11 people at 6:30 on a Saturday night. They have 3 doors you can walk in...More

1  Thank Kris C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $16
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 South Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-926-5552
In Italian, the word popolano means popular or of the people, which describes our award-winning, family owned restaurant to a T. On any given night, you'll see everyone from beach-going vacationers to businessmen to sweethearts to the local Little League team.
A rehabbed circa- 1870's mansion in the heart of downtown Chesterton, Popolanos offers something for everyone at reasonable prices. Complete with large, sheltering trees, an outdoor dining patio, the restaurant reflects the intimate charm of an Italian Bistro. The eclectic menu features excellent made-to-order pizzas, creative pastas and a wide selection from sandwiches to steak.
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