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“Just as good as everyone says!!!”

Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #7 of 164 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2007

My husband and I were staying at a bed and breakfast in the area and gave Pesto's a try. The food was fantastic (portions were very generous), the price was reasonable, and the service was great. If you are in the area, it is a great choice for a wonderful Italian meal. We will surely go back!

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Reviewed August 11, 2007

I must admit that my overall experience at Pestos was excellent. We were invited there as part of a group of people - the service for beverages, etc. was excellent, however, the wait for the food was a little slower only because every entree that came out for our group was freshly cooked and appeared to be freshly prepared (i.e., no left over sauces from yesterday, no stale pasta or bread or coatings, etc). My husband and I and our close friends had the most pleasurable dining experience. My dilemma was trying to decide what to choose to eat off of the menu we were given. There were sooo... many delectable sounding items to choose from (I'm originally from New York and this restaurant provided me with the the type of Italian food that I loved growing up on!). Unfortunately, we have been unable to return since due to our being on a tight monetary budget due to medical bills, but trust me, once we have saved enough for a wonderful dinner out, Pestos will be the restaurant of our choice! Thank you so much again for this excellent dining experience.

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Reviewed January 29, 2006

This Italian restaurant offers a wide variety of pasta and traditional dishes, several with quite a bit of flair on the menu at least, and what looked like the best pizza in the city.

We ordered a chicken dish and the Vodka Penne ( a standard for those of us from New Jersey or New York), and also ordered off-menu sides which they agreed to make for us.

The Vodka was not a "true" Vodka (cream, crushed tom., red pepper, parsley, and a dash of Vodka) but rather what we thought tasted like a spicy Alfredo sauce with cubed ham rather than prosciutto.

The chicken Diablo was good, but the spinach base was sparse, and the flavoring a bit generic. The baked bread was good as was the olive oil and the Cesar Salad which was an extra $2. The regular salad was Iceberg - a real no-no for a Italian restaurant that is sit down.

While we were eating we saw some wonderful pizzas being delivered to other tables, along with what looked like frozen garlic sticks, cheese sticks, and other stock take out items.

The service was good and the people were very nice.

There is however more authentic Italian to be had here in Valparaiso. We would suggest this place as an alternative to Olive Garden or some other generic restaurant since Pestos is local and seem to try, but go for pizza and not the uninspired entrees.

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