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“The Best Italian!”

Pestos Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #7 of 159 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Northwest Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Best Italian!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wonderful Italian food and atmosphere. Hint: if you love garlic, try the bruschetta! Caution: you must really like garlic! :-)

Visited June 2013
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English first
Michigan City, Indiana
1 review
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I have never had a bad experience at Pesto's. The staff is pleasant, food hot and flavorful, and although a little loud at times- the atmosphere is still nice. I highly recommend the Wednesday Buffet and the Mother's Day buffet. AMAZING!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Portage, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“We normally go for the buffet.”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

We've been to Pestos several times over the past couple of years, usually for the buffet.

The regular menu is priced on the high side. The food is good but, IMO, priced a little high.

Going for the buffet, we get to sample some different entrees and the price is just right.

I have to agree with some of the other reviews that some of the dishes are a bit bland or are plain. Others are properly executed. That's why the buffet is such a win-win, at least half of it won't be bland.

If not for the buffet on Wednesdays I probably wouldn't visit here much, if at all. I also wouldn't have rated it 4 out of 5 either.

Service has always been very good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chesterton, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Always crowded but Why?”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

Not good. The food is flavorless and just plain poorly made. I have tried this place a few times on the recommendations of others. This time will be my last. I was woefully disappointed and felt as if i was eating at a poor hospital cafeteria. Sorry guys, it just does not work.

Visited November 2012
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Nw Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wednesday buffet rocks it out of the park!”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Nice Italian restaurant with specialy pasta dishes make Pestos a pleasant dining experience in Valparaiso. Best time to visit is Wednesday evenings where they present their 30 foot buffet of scrumptious dishes! Salads, pastas, pizzas and uniquely flavored bread pudding keep the crowds coming back. Small bar with nice wine selection is also available.

Visited December 2012
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