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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
219 462 0993
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After terrible service at Industrial Revolution restaurant during the same vacation, we came here. Same poor service. The staff was more interested in talking with each other than checking on us. Several of us had to send back it meals as they were not hot. We won't return.

Thank HonestReviews4U31
Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone here several times. Each time I disappointed! The food is very blah or average. The prices are expensive. The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is pretty clean. Therefore, I have to give this a two. Just seems like old recipes with lots of gmo's!

Thank lorikleist
Valparaiso, IN
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pesto's Restaurant is a regular stop for our family, date night, or out of town guest visits. Wednesday night is buffet night, which has proved to be very popular with the locals. A varied assortment is provided, and changes weekly. There is usually a pizza or some sort, stuffed ravioli, red sauce pasta items as well as Alfredo selections. Of... More 

Thank Three-tz
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I planned to go somewhere else but at the last second stopped here. We were so incredibly glad we did. The food was amazing. Veal Marsala and Vodka Chicken --we couldn't decide who ordered the better meal. The Minestrone soup was phenomenal. Delicious warm bread with vinegar and oil served as we waited for our food as... More 

Thank tripsforfunandfamily
Williams, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thursday night buffet is a great value. Something for everyone, even vegetarians. Salad, pasta, pizzas and bread pudding. Good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Jim M
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with colleagues and decided to grab a bite to eat before checking into the hotel. Well, I'm glad we stopped here. The food was very good. I ordered the signature dish, Roasted Garlic Chicken. It did not disappoint.

Thank Renee F
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Family dinner, no great wait time for drinks, food was great, hot, and as described. Server was excellent. Absolutely no problems. We will come back every time we are in the area.

Thank Iris C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The food is excellent. The service attentive. I enjoy coming here on a date night, It is also great for business lunches.

Thank tallfarmboy662
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

High marks all around. Food, drinks and service. White Penne alla Vodka was amazing. Was in a large party of 10, everyone also had a great experience.

Thank L3458YHstepheng
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and yummy salads and pasta! Private room is available for parties at a nominal fee. I worked one-on-one with the owner and she was flexible and helpful!

Thank Kim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219 462 0993

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