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131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
+1 608-257-3832
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (123 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Paisan's a good deal. But for the first time tried their pizza... AMAZING! Everything is good there, the location has amazing views and always a great staff, overall great experience every time

Thank SharonSue7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends brought us here on a Friday night while we were visiting the Madison area. We had a short wait as we wanted to sit in the room with a view of Lake Monona. We were seated at a great table overlooking the lake....More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband was craving spaghetti after a long road trip and we found this place on TripAdvisor. Excellent choice. I had lasagna, he had spaghetti and a salad, and we both had a cannoli. Beautiful view. Craving satisfied, we were able to continue on our...More

Thank pgreen1210
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Great food and good service. Nice atmosphere and relaxing. great lake view. It's a icon of Madison. Must go to.

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Two of us had a short wait in a bar with no table service and then were seated in a very noisy restaurant with a good view of Lake Monona. If we'd been willing to wait a long time, we could have sat outside. We...More

Thank janevoi
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. The patio view of the lake is gorgeous. Service was great. Food was really fresh. Good beer selection too!

Thank Adamtrishb
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A friend said this was a must visit place for our recent trip to Madison. He was right! We sat outside on a huge terrace that overlooks the lake. Dinner was decent, wait staff attentive, and dessert worth saving room for. I was worried about...More

Thank LisaMacMom
Reviewed August 3, 2018

It had been a number of years since enjoying pizza from Paisan’s. It is as great as it always was! Outside of an obnoxiously loud tipsy female in the bar (think “Janice” from Friends), every part was great. Stunning views, exemplary service, fantastic food. We...More

Thank Jammersws
Reviewed July 28, 2018

A Madison restaurant that is always on the list when returning to Wisconsin for a vacation is the one and only Paisan's. I must have their pizza or the trip would be incomplete. It has never failed -- generous amount of toppings on their special...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The ONLY reason this place got 2 stars is because the view is pretty overlooking the lake. We had a rare afternoon together yesterday and were going to go to the Memorial Union. I said I’d rather go to Paisan’s because the view was supposed...More

Thank racquel1988
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-3832
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