Pop into Pestos for luscious dishes and a great waitstaff. The cuisine is both rustic and contemporary Italian, with a mouthwatering palette of fresh flavors. Pesto’s is family-friendly and inviting to couples as well. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet romantic.

Appetizers range from hand-breaded calamari to their award-winning bruschetta. Signature dishes are the vodka chicken with vodka cream sauce; veal Toscana baked with provolone cheese; Tuscan filet with Gorgonzola cheese; and crab-crusted sea bass in a lemon dill cream sauce. Check the seasonal menus for specials, like the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp skewers on a bed of cheese-filled sacchettini. But if you’re just in the mood for a sandwich or pizza, you’ll find a variety of those, too.

In-house pastry chef Andrea Georgion offers a variety of delectable desserts, including tiramisu and caramel-pecan bread pudding. Can’t decide? Try the unique sampler dessert: chocolate strawberry brownie, mini crème brulee, and stem-on strawberry dipped in chocolate.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, alfresco dining is also available, and Pestos offers a full-service bar and a banquet room for larger parties.

3123 Calumet
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Carryout and catering are available. Reservations can be made.