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10018 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321-4055
+1 219-922-8889
11:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a party of 10 plus 2 babies for a pre-mother's day celebration. I called to inquire in regards to reservations and was told that they do not normally accept them. The hostess was very polite and directed me to their website to reserve a table in their backroom. Within an hour, Grace called me back to confirm my... More 

Thank matt d
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited based on reviews after a long work week. I was greeted at the door by a delightful gentleman who made me feel welcome. Sat at a table in the bar. I was then treated to possibly the most attentive customer service I have ever experienced. They were friendly, quick and efficient without hovering. I had the Seafood pasta and... More 

Thank Kimberly G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fresh daily menu friendly and quick staff. All orders made fresh daily fresh bread with oil and chesse.

Thank Ed R
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Cafe Borgia after attending a memorial service, 8 of us all together. We were greeted immediately, seated soon after and ordered promptly. Borgia offers a robust menu of Italian favorites, pastas, meat and fish. Ample portions, excellent flavor. Nice selection of beers, wine and cocktails. I wish I would've saved room for dessert.

Thank THartman17
Dyer, Indiana
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent food, start your meal with the scallops, shrimp or calamari, the stuffed eggplant or any of the pastas are amazing, it's a bit loud in the main dining area but the bar is a really nice place to grab a table and its a little quieter. Get there early if you don't want to wait for a table, they... More 

Thank yogajane07
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We sat in the bar area. The waitress, Sharlene was great. We had stuffed mushrooms that were good but the calamari marinara is what I always have there and it's excellent.

Thank scharleend
Highland, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food is fabulous and the staff is the best. Laid back casual but the food is a special treat. Italian.

Thank customer1114
Portage, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

From the owner to the wait staff, from the bread to the main course, this place will not disappoint one bit. Food is fresh and ingredients come from local farmers markets or grown on site. Great business meeting location or dinner out with friends. The effort that goes into the food preparation definitely proves itself on the palette.

Thank rwnecco
Home Usa
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459 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Until getting back to a place like this with such outstanding service, one forgets how some old-world customer focus adds to any experience. That is standard here and, together with the great food, makes for a wonderful lunch or dinner experience. We'll be back every time in the area.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Café Borgia has gluten free options, and the food is good. I have never had an issue with cross-contamination there. The staff is professional, but I wish they were warmer and more welcoming. I have no complaints, but I have never felt as though the service has been truly outstanding. I like the private rooms -- great for business.

Thank copperbrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10018 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321-4055
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: +1 219-922-8889
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?