BLACKSTONE WOODFIRE GRILL. 7311 Mallard Lane, Schererville. 219.769.0000. blackstonewoodfiregrill.com. Tucked away on old Route 30 in Schererville’s Foxwood Estates, BlackStone Woodfire Grill is Northwest Indiana's destination for mouthwatering steaks, tender ribs and bone-in chops, tasty chicken, and perfectly-grilled seafood. The aroma of the oak, hickory and apple wood-fired grill will awaken diners’ taste buds; the made-from-scratch appetizers, salads and soups will tease the palate. The selection of wines and decadent desserts will tempt all gourmet’s senses.
CHUCK & IRENE’S BAR, RESTAURANT AND HOTEL. 6110 Kennedy Ave, Hammond. 219.844.9812. chuckandirenes.com. Chuck and Irene’s offers traditional family cuisine in a comfortable and homey atmosphere. Chuck and Irene’s offers a full-service bar, restaurant and hotel.
CIAO BELLA. 1514 US 41, Schererville. 219.322.6800. ciaobellaonline.com. The cuisines of three different regions of Italy are featured at the newly opened Ciao Bella, a ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar. The extensive wine list focuses on European and Californian wines. Delivery and take-out available.
GELSOSOMO’S PIZZA. Various locations. gelpizza.com. Tom Gelsosomo brought his Italian pizzeria vision to our region with only natural ingredients and high service standards. Gelsosomos has nine locations around the region offering delicious pizza and other tasty Italian fare.
MARTINI’S. 1004 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso. 219.464.0801. martinisinvalpo.com. Martinis Culinary Cocktail Lounge offers a full service bar with an extensive martini list of more than 120 selections, top shelf spirits and craft beers there is something for every palette. Weekly performances showcase local artists. From the tempting appetizers to the homemade soups, sauces, pastas, seafood and certified Angus meats, Martinis seeks to be the premier dining and entertainment experience.
ROUND THE CLOCK. Various Locations, roundtheclock.com. Open 24 hours, Round the Clock restaurants have been a Region staple for and a popular favorite for family dining. Breakfast is always robust and flavorful, while lunches, dinners and desserts are sure to please any crowd.
SEMENTO’S NAPOLI CAFÉ. 1200 West St, Valparaiso. 219.548.9046. sementos.com. A family-owned and operated restaurant, Semento’s serves true Italian-inspired favorites, along with classic American fare, with warmth and atmosphere. The menu is varied and inventive and even includes a wide selection of salads, entrees and quesadillas.
SPIKE'S LAKESIDE INN. 21 E Joliet St, Schererville. 219.322.4444. This classic destination combines old-style elegance with modern favorites. Their salad bar is loved by all, and the wide variety of sandwiches offers something for everyone. For dinner, Spike's seafood is the star, with everything from lake perch to crab cakes made fresh. Spike's Lakeside Inn also offers catering services.
TASTE OF INDIA. 761 E 81st Ave, Merrillville. 219.755.4634. Taste of India uses only the freshest and finest authentic ingredients, prepared in ways that only millenia of culinary knowledge could offer. The restaurant offers a lunch buffet 7 days a week, and an extended menu available for lunch and dinner. Their bar includes beer and wine selections from Asia.
VILLA CESARE. 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville. 219.322.3011. villacesare.com. Villa Cesare is a well-established catering and event venue in Schererville. Villa Cesare offers quality food in abundance and first-class service at its banquet facility. The European decor makes guests feel welcome and conveys a sense of elegance for any event. Among the events held at the Villa over the years have been weddings, anniversary celebrations, holiday parties, proms, church events, school award functions, christenings, fundraisers and more.