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Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
+1 219-462-0993
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“vodka chicken” (23 reviews)
“breadsticks” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (24 reviews)
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3123 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pesto's is a locally owned Italian restaurant. They have a great selection of appetizers, main dishes and desserts as well as specials. Wednesday night is their buffet. The buffet has an abundance of great selections. Ordering off the menu: since dishes are not pre-made I...More

Thank Sheri2605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are consistently good. Drinks from the bar are generously prepared. Often a long wait Friday or Saturday evenings. It is also crowded for the Wednesday buffets.

Thank DJeanetteS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a chain restaurant that offers very good Italian food, a bit on the garlicky side, but very good.

Thank huk69466
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My first thought about Pestos is that it looks much better inside than outside. As you drive up, it is a plain-looking and unimpressive building but the decor inside is better but not fancy. The food is pretty good especially the pasta sauce and the...More

Thank willie35
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Service is poor. Food is less than edible. Save your money. They used to be great. Last 3 attempts left each experience worse than the previous one. How sad.

Thank doglover253
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The chicken parmigiana and bruschetta keep me coming back and my sister is always happy when we choose Pestos for a birthday lunch because she loves the carrot cake. Good service, atmosphere and good food.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are returning home from almost a month in South Dakota. We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor ratings. The review is less than 5 because of the lackluster performance of our server Daniel who obviously wanted to hurry us along so...More

Thank Clint B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Greeted, explained specials, offered drinks and water. Great choice on menu, very pleased with service and meal! Veal was outstanding!!!

1  Thank shotwell6530
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great rrestaurant. Wednesday nights they have a great buffet with different pizzas, pasta and salads. It is always crowded, but the service is excellent. A great place to visit with family and friends.

Thank J4725AIcherylw
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

Thank hgwilk1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 219-462-0993
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