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Semento's Napoli Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Italian, American
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1200 West St, Valparaiso, IN 46385-6264
+1 219-548-9046
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This place is kind of strange. People tend to think of it as a dive, but it really isn't at all. It's nice inside, and outside, they have a new deck and yard where they offer beanbags, shuffleboard, horseshoes, etc. The food has always been surprisingly good, whether you eat in the bar or on the dining room side. It's... More 

Thank boilerjeff21
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Boilerjeff, So glad you found us !! We have always said we are the best kept secret in Valpo. A large amount of people still say they have never heard of us before. We have been here 75yrs! I think our outside beer garden has gotten everyone talking though. Glad you like the food. We do take pride in... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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237 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Had my husbands birthday get together here and they did a great job with us. The food is always outstanding. White perch is amazing and addicting. It brings you back again and again and again. My parents love fish and have been eating it for 80 years said that it's the best they've had. That's saying a lot. And you... More 

Thank Laura99IN
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Laura, I'm so sorry I didn't thank you for your review back when you wrote it. But for some reason I didn't see it. Just wanted to thank you for writing it. Glad you were happy with the birthday celebration. The white perch is one if best sellers. Hope you have tried others items on menu. They all are... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Ok guys, the hot wings are PHENOMENAL. Crunchy, spicy, really great. They had Bell's Hopslam available, so they know their beer. Took me 6 years of living here, my fiance 8, to finally visit this place and we immediately regret that. A gem, a complete gem.

Thank Rachel F
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for the great review! We really appreciate your business. Glad you found us. Next time your in ask for Tony or Robin, we would love to meet you! Thanks again, Robin More 

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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Let me begin by saying this place has really good food. Unfortunately if you're like me and have sensitivity issues with cigarette smoke it can be a problem. They do have a non-smoking section but it is small, REALLY SMALL. This place is a bar and the bulk of it is a smoking section. Get there early and you might... More 

Thank Teresa C
Valparaiso, Indiana
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015

We always enjoying eating here! The perch is fabulous! It's a nice place to have a family or work gathering..... or just have dinner for two. Highly recommend....

Thank Mary S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

As the title says, this is Valparaiso’s hidden gem. Valparaiso has its fair share of “trendy” eateries that seem to come and go . The revitalized downtown is overpopulated with them. Semento’s’ on the other hand has been around for more than fifty years It’s a family-run operation, now in its fourth generation. They’ve got it down pat! There’s not... More 

Thank AAC_63
La Crosse, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I went there on Saturday afternoon for a few drinks and dinner. We started off with the artichoke spinach dip. For $6.50 you got maybe a half a cup of dip that was very very bland. It could have used some garlic and salt to give it more of a flavor. For our meals I ordered a... More 

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Kouts, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in tonight for the first time. Started our meal with spinach and artichoke dip.I ordered a John Wayne burger and my husband got prime rib. All three were excellent. My burger was juicy and his prime rib had excellent flavor. Our server was covering the bar (12-15 patrons) plus 5 other tables. She was amazing. We never waited long... More 

Thank Meaganab
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Meaganab, Thank you very much for the great review. One of the things we strive for is good customer service. It has always been very to important to us. I am also glad you enjoyed your meal. We have long been the best kept secret in Valpo. Quite a few of our first time customers are surprised at the menu... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food is a delicious surprise and the portions are generous. We chose to dine in the no-smoking room and received very attentive service. Who knew this local "bar" had such yummy food and sweet servers??

Thank marmac630
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Marmac630, So glad you came in and enjoyed your meal. Many people are surprised when they come in. We have been here for over 70 years, and many Valpo residents don't know about us. Hope you return soon, next time ask for Tony or Robin, we would love to stop by your table and say hi. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014

Everything I have ordered has been wonderful!! From the John Wayne Burger....Grilled Chicken Salad....to the Turkey BLT!

Thank Diane D
aprilfoolone, Owner at Semento's Napoli Cafe, responded to this review

Diane, Thank you for the great review. It's always nice to hear form a satisfied customer. Next time your in ask for Robin or Tony, we would love to meet you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, Pub, Italian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 West St, Valparaiso, IN 46385-6264
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-548-9046
Semento's Napoli Cafe is a local family owned business since 1939. We have a full menu with huge portions. From Sandwiches, bar appetizers, and dinners to seafood. We also have large selection of beer and liquor choices. Our seating capacity is quite large and we can handle large groups for well. ( Advance notice is always helpful for groups over 10). We have huge deck for a outside seating. Late this June we will be opening our new outdoor Beer Garden, Villa Court. We will have Bocce Ball and shuffleboard courts, Bags and horseshoes, and an outdoor seating area with a bar. We offer a shuffle board table, dart boards, Mega touch machine and more. We also have a Non smoking dining room with a separate entrance on the East side of the building, with a handicap ramp. Since we DO allow smoking in the bar room no minors are allowed in any section of the building. We cater to all walks of life! Great for dinner, and also for late night fun! We have a full wait staff to make sure you have a relaxing evening. "Why don't you come to our house for dinner!"

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