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Nostrano Restaurant

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111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3267 (W Main St | S Carroll St)
+1 608-395-3295
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

About what you would expect for this style of establishment. The food was excellent. The pricing is not inexpensive. The service is average for this type of place. The wine list is sufficient, and the drinks were high quality. The atmosphere is not snobby.

Thank TankerT
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is the second time I've visited Madison and I made sure to stop here. I ate here twice in my four day stay and it was excellent both times. The food is very innovative and adventurous and always delicious. We happened to be here for restaurant week so we ordered the prix fixe both times. I would like to... More 

Thank Bluefairy11
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My husband and I went to Nostrano and ordered 2 craft cocktails with gin, an order of marinated olives, grilled pork involtini and crepes and decaf coffee for dessert. The food was excellent. This is a place to go if you are feeling adventurous and want to experience some gourmet cuisine using local products and are ready to try something... More 

Thank janevoi
Alpharetta, Georgia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

With flair in the culinary arts, my business travel solo dinner was outstanding, while the waitstaff treated me like a big tipper - and it was my first of what will be many visits!

Thank yelnak
Iowa City, IA
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Menu was limited with appetizers, entrees and desserts. No soups or salads. Good thing we were not hungry because portions are small. If you are hungry, must get an appetizer. Food served warm, not hot. I had pork, average, potatoes over salted. Husband and friend had rigatoncini, just average. Another friend with risotto, probably the best of the three entrees.

Thank IowaCityMD
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Could be argued to be our best. I'd say second, but I won't quibble about it. Great, interesting food, award winning pastry chef, good selection of wines by glass and half-liter if you don't want a bottle. I've never been unhappy there. You won't be either.

Thank Peter D
Jacksonville, Florida
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner with cocktails at Nostrano. Claire was a wonderful server with timely delivery and excellent presentation of our courses. The celery root soup is not to be missed. Thoughtful although brief wine list. Elegant cocktails. Beautiful space. Highly recommend.

Thank Kim and Jim B
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

The food was so good! The foccocia bread served with olives was a delicious appetizer. The menu changes, but the pork dish and the lamb rigatoni were excellent. Our server was exceptionally good. The hostess needs to find another job; she appears to dislike the one she has.

1 Thank david n
Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

I ate at Nostrano with friends last weekend and had a really so so experience. We have eaten there before and always had a good time and great food but this time not so much. The menus were dirty and grease stained, the flowers wilting and our server exuded no joy, warmth, humor or enthusiasm. Although the food we did... More 

Thank suzanneps
Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2015

loved chicory salad, and roasted carrot salad; had party of 5, w/ appetizers, entrees & desserts--& Everything was very good!

Thank KwReeves

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3267
    (W Main St | S Carroll St)
  • Public Transportation: Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-395-3295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?