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Valpo. Restaurants

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Valpo. Restaurants

Tripadvisor listing for restaurants is ou dated. Three restaurants, Big Wheel, Cafe Paradisio, and Calkins Hill have closed. Some of the most popular restaurants don't appear on the list: 157, The Dish, Bon Fem, Blue, Maria Ellenas for example.

Caro, Michigan
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1. Re: Valpo. Restaurants

isn't blue closed??? That was the rumor at least in May.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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where do you suggest for upscale quality dining for a birthday celebration in or around Valpo? 80th birthday so it would be an

older group

Caro, Michigan
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My suggestion.... Bon Femme or Bistro. But Bistro is quite small...only holds about 50 - 75 people in the entire place so depending on how big your party is, it might not work.

Another thought is the older crowd seems to love Strongbow, and they do have a back room.

Or, the place the university usually uses for nice, intimate gatherings is Aberdeen Inn. We had events at both the Inn at the hall there... (which does NOT feel like a hall... fireplaces, both large and small rooms, a really nice place actually).

South Bend, IN
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What happened in Valpo?

I was there for the first time in a year and Cafe Paradiso (great Italian with a Italian cook) and Big Wheel (long time diner in town) are both closed! Blue is now closed as well.

Valparaiso had a good run the past 3-5 years and now all the good places seem to be closing. I loved having such a selection of high end, low end, and awesome middle of the road places here! Sad.

Does anyone know if the couple who ran Paradiso open up someplace else?

Of what's left I like Bon Fem a whole lot, and for more upscale try Bistro 157. Maria Ellena's is not worth the visit. There is The Country Kitchen that serves good breakfasts and used to do dinner- the chef worked in some of Chicago's best restaraunts. Then there is Pete’s Corner Grill for awesome Spinach Pie and Greek food in a simple setting.

South Bend, IN
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Oh, and I forgot to mention the over-priced yet authentic Spanish place on Lincolnway: Restaurante Don Quijote. They have outdoor seating in the summer and good service as I remember it.

Katy, Texas
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The owner's of Cafe Paradiso opened a new place called Za-Za. Great food.

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