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131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
+1 608-257-3832
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (106 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely our favorite place to eat! There is something for everyone! I have never had a bad meal here. The pizza, pasta, and sandwiches are all amazing! I recommend the Garibaldi is amazing and definitely try a Porta salad. The super hot pizza...More

Thank Emily_Jane_144
Reviewed 23 May 2017

From the beginning, they were telling us we had to go. We set up a surprise birthday party for my mother-in-law who was turning 90. Family had the room at 3:00, and they asked my husband and I to run a tiny bit late, so...More

2  Thank Trudi W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I want to give a shout out to this restaurant. They were really busy the night we went to pick up a pizza (take out) and we got back to the apartment to discover that we'd gotten the wrong salad and only two pieces of...More

Thank nigaude1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have absolutely loved Paisans pizza for years but decided in my recent visit to try the Seafood Tetrazinni. The pasta I ordered was one of the worst meals that I've had in a long time. I was hoping for fettuccine noodles, white cream sauce...More

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We return each year to relive memories of Paisan's during our college years. Although the restaurant has since moved to a great location overlooking Lake Monona, it still has great thin crust pizza and we love the Garibaldi hot sandwich. Add a beer or wine...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have been visiting this restaurant in since the early 1970's. During our college days we visited this restaurant on the UW campus..in total we have been to all three locations as they have relocated. Newest location is overlooking lake Monona. They have preserved original...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Large restaurant on Madison's lakefront. Get there early if you want outdoor dining. Good food, great service, gorgeous view.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Dining room has great views. The pizza is their specialty. But stop in for some great happy hour values and Ashley Old Fsshions

Thank Maria J
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you like thin crust pizza, this is the place for you! I used to eat here when it was located near the UW campus on University Avenue and I stumbled across it by accident while staying at a hotel down the road. Now that...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The last time I ate at Paisan's I was a senior in high school and it was on University Ave. This restaurant always had great pizza. Now it has much more than just great pizza. A great view to over look and fabulous interior. The...More

1  Thank marsha7377
_portabellarest, Front Office Manager at Paisan's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for being a long-time customer! We are proud to serve you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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