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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
+1 219-462-0993
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food has always been very good, generally excellent service. Great Bar. Menu or buffet. Have not been back. Last there May 2015

Thank hgwilk1
Level Contributor
68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with the food here. The service was prompt and efficient for our large group. This restaurant has many of the food that Stacks in Valpo has, but is quieter and less crowded.

Thank jro60
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pesto's is a wonderful Italian restaurant that is located Valparaiso. Reasonable prices and great food. Their buffet on Wednesday nights leaves you satisfied. Their normal menu is a treat. If your mom is still around, stop in for the Mothers Day brunch!

Thank Eric P
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i stopped for lunch here on Mothers Day 2017. We had been here years ago and couldnt remember why we had never been back. Now we remember. On this special day, everything was on a buffet. No menu orders. The food was ok, but lots of sauces. May be 5 breakfast choices (scrambled eggs, ham. About 7... More 

Thank Kenneth J
Crown Point, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten there many times including lunch and dinner. The food and service is always good especially the vodka chicken and garlic sticks.

Thank Antoinette S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and this was our first time. Have to say it was SO good. Perfectly cooked spaghetti was my choice, the wife and daughter both had the chicken parmesan sandwich. All was delicious. Never had such good bread sticks. The décor was comfortable. Cannot figure out why we never have gone here sooner. Do not past up... More 

Thank droidd
merrillville, IN
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in earlier this month for a birthday celebration. I drove over an hour with my fiancee to meet other people from my family. The restaurant was dimly lit in the middle of the afternoon. The toasted raviolis were hard and cold. We had to keep asking for more bread because with a large party, it goes fast. I... More 

Thank travelin2relax
Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wednesday buffet is great for a very low price. Very busy at dinner time. Can be noisy and crowded at dinner. Vodka Chicken is their signature food and is really good but very rich.

Thank 2015Jeannie
Hobart, Indiana
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went to Pestos this week with a church friend and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the main dining area. Our server, Mary, was great and explained all the specials available that afternoon. My friend ordered the Spinach Salad which was "huge", and I ordered the Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna dish with a side salad. First time I was ever asked... More 

Thank Mary M
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

After last nights unsatisfying experience I feel the need to share this after talking with friends & family who weren't surprised. While the hostess went to prepare our table to be seated the owner came up and said she closed the kitchen for the night at 8:15. Mind you, there were multiple tables still mingling. While we all were stocked,... More 

Thank Kelbel863

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0993

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