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“Upscale with leftovers”
Review of Cafe Borgia

Cafe Borgia
Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Munster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$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.
Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Upscale with leftovers”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

The service was great and the portion sizes are huge. I ordered the egg plant Parmesan and the chocolate pistachio desert. The food was good (maybe a little to cheesy though) but very filling. Enjoyed the decor and service (wait did I say that already). It's worth a visit!

  • Visited September 2013
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Hammond, Indiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great, great, great!!!!!”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We had our wedding dinner here and could not be happier!! The food was excellent and the staff was amazing. They anticipated our every need. Our guests are still talking about the food and the chocolate cake.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank UrsulaRules
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Few good things but lots of bad, ugly stuff.”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Good service, good appetizers BUT the food - at best, I would say okay.

You expect much better food at this price. We ordered pasta that tasted all cold and cheese was smelling bad. We told the waitress and she said oh it tastes like that only and then disappeared for long time. The sauce tasted too bad. So we decided not to eat and order a dessert before we go home. We were shocked at how bread pudding could also taste bad.

We're never going back.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sachi M
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Crete, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner with friends”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The food here is excellent, have never been disappointed. Service was a little slow this past Saturday (Memorial Day weekend) but the place was packed. Probably just a dinner rush on a holiday weekend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Mark P
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We admire the art glass of Charles Lotton. Cafe Borgia has a very nice selection of his chandeliers. We went to see the glass and loved the pizza. the ingredients were very fresh and I loved the thin crispness of the crust. We also enjoyed a great salad. For a nice meal with a view of the art glass of a master glass artist I recommend Cafe Borgia. Service was very good.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Vince B
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