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“Average at best”
Review of Cafe Borgia

Cafe Borgia
Ranked #7 of 65 Restaurants in Munster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Established in 1986, Cafe Borgia features the Italian specialties of Chef-owner Mike Jesso. A popular meeting place in Chicagoland, this northwest Indiana eatery is known for homemade menu offerings in an artistic atmosphere. With high praise for it's wine list from ZAGAT, Chef Jesso has had recipies featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. The Chef's Garden enhances the dining experience.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

my entree was average at best. My kids didn' t like the sauce on the spaghetti or ravioli. Very loud due to high ceiling height.... need to correct that issue.....

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been going to Cafe Borgia back when they were still located in their original spot in Lansing, IL....well over 20 years! The food is excellent and if you need something special for your dietary needs they try to accomodate your every need. From your greeting at the door, the staff is wonderful and attentive making you feel like an old friend visiting, whether it's your server, buser or bartender. It's wonderful to see this excellent restaurant in their beautiful, stand alone location. My favorite dish is Chicken Vesivio; my better half enjoys their Stuff Porkchops which are a special several times a year. And finally, we enjoy sitting in the bar with our fave bartender, Barb! Bonapetito!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Used this café for a catered lunch at the request of the client. So glad I did! They delivered, and it was still warm and fresh when it arrived. My salmon was perfect and unique. The Caprese Salad was one of the best. Everyone was raving about the pizza. Headed back up there this week and will try it again!

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1  Thank courtneymccollum
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I have eaten here on several occasions! The food is excellent and the service has always been good and professional. You would say, "why on 4 of 5 stars." Well, I am very picky. I like to have it all food, service and AMBIANCE. It is decorated very nicely, but tables make me feel cold and stiff.Also, the wine is not great. I have tried several different types and brands. I have eaten there for lunch and dinner. Highly recommend!

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Thank spaboy12345
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

If your looking for some good and intesting food with an Italian flare you'll enjoy Cafe Borgia. It is a little pricey being ala carte but it's worth the price you pay. They also offer a good variety of wines. The waiters are attentive and atmosphere open and spacious which could also be it's downfall. When busy it tends to be a bite noisey but it hasn't kept us from enjoying some excellent meals there.

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