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Gamba's Ristorante
A Five Star Dining Experience

The former owners of Venezia Bar & Grill and Café Venezia, Benito and Hilda Gamba, have combined their efforts into Gamba Ristorante -- offering a five-star dining and event experience. Located in Merrillville near shopping and area hotels, the restaurant is housed in an architectural masterpiece, which is hard to miss with its circular design and copper roof. Modeled after upscale restaurants in exotic European locations, the menu offers classic Italian cuisine. The wine room boasts storage space for 1,000 bottles.

A banquet hall holds up to 200 people and looks out onto an open courtyard, which is the perfect location for an intimate wedding reception or special event. Visit for more information or call for reservations at (219) 736-5000.

A Hidden Gem For Any Occasion!


Ciao Bella Ristorante, Pizzeria & Winebar
Wine, Dine & Celebrate Your Round In Style!

After golf, "wine" down with a glass of wine from Ciao Bella's award-winning wine list and treat your taste buds to authentic Italian cuisine.

Recently honored with the prestigious "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator Magazine, Ciao Bella offers one of the best wine lists in the world! Enjoy the ambiance of Tuscany including:

  • Newly Expanded Bar and Dining Area
  • Private Party Room for Celebrations up to 60 Guests
  • Al Fresco Dining Weather Permitting
  • Cantina Room for Wine Tastings, Wind Pairings and Watching Your Favorite Players on The Golf Channel

Located near many NW Indiana golf courses, Ciao Bella is a great 19th hole for lunch, dinner and a glass of wine. Visit or call (219) 322-6800.

Wine, Dine & Celebrate Your Round In Style!


Dining Excellence at Morris Inn in Notre Dame

Morris Inn offers a distinctive blend of classic elegance and relaxed casual, along with excellent service, great atmosphere, an exceptional wine list and inspired cuisine - uniquely and creatively presented. For fine dining, choose Sorin's, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner served Tuesday - Saturday only). Besides its beautifully appointed dining room, Sorin's offers an intimate private room for groups of up to 14 guests in the Quinn Family Room. Serving a fresh selection of seafood, Sorin's also features selections from the wineries of Notre Dame graduates.

For drinks, light fare and conversation over lunch, dinner or late night, choose Rohr's, Morris Inn's newest dining option.

Visit to learn more about the dining options at Morris Inn.

Rohr's at Morris Inn


White Hawk Bar & Grill
White Hawk Country Club and River Rock Restaurant are Open to the Public!

The luxurious Bar and Grill at White Hawk is simply stunning! The bar area, renovated in 2012, displays custom stonework and amazingly luxurious rich dark Poplar wood. The fully stocked bar offers an array of beer, wine and liquor. And, for those special celebrations on the course, take a look at the terrific selection of cigars now being offered!

While enjoying the views from the bar and clubhouse, check out the River Rock Restaurant menu. The new menu features Chef Santana's delicious creations that will keep you coming back for more.

For more information, visit or check out the latest menu at River Rock Restaurant by clicking here.

White Hawk Country Club


Experience fine dining in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment.

Tammy Pham and Sam Chung are proud to present Asparagus, a unique restaurant and lounge; a masterpiece rooted by the authenticity and business experience of this well-established and highly respected restaurant family from Vietnam.

Savor dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all informed with classic French culinary artistry.

For more information, visit

Asparagus Restaurant


Langford's Grille
Fine dining in an upscale atmosphere

Located inside Innsbrook Country Club, Langford's Grille (which is open to the public), is known for its exceptional cuisine and exemplary wine selection. Langford's Grille is named for leading golf course architect William Langford who planned the golf course located here in 1920. Enjoy U.S.D.A. Prime Angus Certified Beef prepared on the same 1600 degree Southbend Steak Broiler, only found at the finest Chicago steakhouses, that sears the steaks to absolute perfection.

For more information, visit

Langford's Grille


Fahrenheit Two-Twelve Restaurant and Bar
Experience the Degree of Difference!

Enjoy one of Crown Point's "hot spots" for a fabulous dining experience! Feast on award-winning baby back ribs and chops, succulent seafood, U.S.D.A. Certified Angus beef, signature dishes and much more! Open 7 days a week.

For more information, visit

Fahrenheit 212


Buddy and Pal's Place
Your Favorite 19th Hole for Sports & Entertainment

Buddy and Pal's Place offer the best gathering spot in the Northwest Indiana for sports and entertainment. Stop in for a cold one and enjoy great food in the Crown Point and Schererville locations. Visit for more information, or to book the party room for your next event at the Crown Point location, offering seating for 100!

Northwest Indiana's Best Known Sports Bar


Northwest Indiana and Northern Indiana Restaurants


(Asian French Cuisine; Martini Bar; Fine Wines; Private Events)
7876 Broadway
Merrillville, IN

Buddy & Pals Place

(Popular Sports Bar; Outdoor Patio; Entertainment; Langel's Pizzeria - Visit Their 2 Locations)

1206 East Summit Street
Crown Point, IN

340 U.S. 30 Hwy
Schererville, IN

Ciao Bella Restaurant

(Homemade Italian Dishes, Pizzeria & Winebar; Private Room up to 60 ppl)
1514 U.S. Hwy. 41
Schererville, IN

Fahrenheit Two Twelve

(Award-Winning Ribs, Steaks, Chops & Seafood; Open 7 Days a Week)
10805 Broadway
Crown Point, IN

Gamba Ristorante

(Elegant Relaxed Fine Dining--Intimate Wine Room for Dining; Weddings, Banquets & Parties)
455 East 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN

Langford's Grille

At Innsbrook Country Club
(Chicago Style Steakhouse Open
To The Public - Exceptional Cuisine
And Exemplary Wine Selection)
6701 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN
219-307-2003 (Reservations)

Portofino Grill

At Briar Leaf Golf Club
(Casual Dining; Homemade Specials)
3233 N. State Road 39
LaPorte, IN

River Rock Restaurant & Bar

At White Hawk Country Club
(Relaxed Casual Dining; Bar & Grill; Live Weekend Entertainment)
1001 White Hawk Drive
Crown Point, IN


At Morris Inn
(Casual Relaxed Dining Options)
1399 Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN


At Morris Inn
(Distinctive Dining; Classic Elegance)
1399 Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN

The Restaurant

At Lost Marsh
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Open Daily)
1001 129th Street
Hammond, IN

The View Restaurant

At Centennial Park Golf Course
(Great Food in Elegant Clubhouse)
1005 S. Centennial Drive
Munster, IN

T.J. Maloney's Irish Pub & Restaurant

(Authentic Irish Fare & Entertainment)
At Radisson Hotel Star Plaza
I-65 & U.S. 30
Merrillville, IN

Indiana Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites

8936 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN

Hilton Garden Inn

501 Gateway Boulevard
Chesterton, IN

Ivy Court Inn & Suites

(Near Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame)
1404 Ivy Court
Notre Dame, IN

Marriott Courtyard

2301 East Morthland Drive/US 30 East
Valparaiso, IN

Radisson Hotel Star Plaza

I-65 and US 30 Intersection
Merrillville, IN
(219) 769-6311

Serenity Springs Resort

5888 U.S. 35
La Porte, IN

Spring House Inn

303 Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN
219-929-4600 or 866-DUNES-00

The Inn At Aberdeen

3158 South State Road 2
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 465-3753

Indiana Entertainment & Theaters

Horseshoe Casino

(20 Minutes from Downtown Chicago)
777 Casino Center Drive
Hammond, IN

The Theatre At The Center

Performing Arts Center
1040 Ridge Road
Munster, IN

Indiana Golf Facilities, Golf Teachers & Park District

Creekside Golf Course & Training Center

2355 Clifford Road
Valparaiso, IN

Forest Park Golf Course

1155 Sheffield Drive
Valparaiso, IN

Rick Thomas Teaching Academy

PGA Professional & PING Custom Club-Fitting
Lowell, IN
219-730-6064 or

Indiana Shopping

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

601 Wabash Street
Michigan City, IN

Southlake Mall Shopping Center

I-65 and U.S. Route 30
Hobart, IN

Indiana Visitor Information


South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority

Off I-94, Kennedy Avenue South Exit
7770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323


LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau

1503 S. Meer Road
Exit 40B off I-94
Michigan City, IN 46360


South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau

Commerce Center
401 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite 310
South Bend, IN 46617

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