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“Great food, wonderful service, great value-even on a busy night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #8 of 154 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful service, great value-even on a busy night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to Pestos for a family dinner prior to Valpo's graduation with a family group of 9. The food and the service was GREAT. The portions are huge and it is a great value. The restaurant was very busy with Prom and graduation, yet they handled the volume very, very well. It's a bit noisy for the older family members but other than that, it was a wonderful family dinner with great food and service. This was our second visit and if we get back to Valpo, we would definitely go back!

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Seriously ... Worse meal I can recall”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I realize that Pesto's is somewhat of a Valpo icon and have been there several times in the past for different reasons, but seriously , this was the worse lunch I can recall. The food was just plain bad. Vodka chicken was swimming in a sour tasting, way too rich sauce, the Pesto 's appetizer sampler was a collection of items that we could not stomach. The fried items tasted like they used old oil, and whatever concoction the shrimp was drowning in was just awful. We could pick on other aspects of the experience, like bad 70's music in the background and bread that looked old, but when it comes down too it, our meal was just plain bad.

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Valparaiso
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistent Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Always a great place to take in a meal and spend some enjoyable time together with family and friends. The food is always better than expected and there is plenty to choose from. The service is also personal and excellent. Pesto's is a hidden gem in Valparaiso. We always come back for another visit and look forward to it!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank James W
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been to Pestos for many girls nights, date nights with the hubby and even a few baby showers. Everything I have ever ordered is always delicious. The Wednesday night buffets offer a chance to try a lot of different things and always end with the yummiest bread pudding for dessert. We will return over and over for sure! :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mamayost
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Chesterton, Indiana
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dinner with family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had dinner with family on a Friday evening. I was the first of our party to get to the restaurant and was greeted very poorly by the hostess. Once seated our server was Katie who was excellent. She was always meeting our tables needs without us asking. The food was good but the vodka cream sauce was runny. Reasonable prices and good martinis from the bar made for
A good experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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