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Madison's Cafe

216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from our daily, fresh, locally baked bread, locally bred and raised Wagyu burgers, produce, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from our daily, fresh, locally baked bread, locally bred and raised Wagyu burgers, produce, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.
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English first
Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If possible, don't miss Madison's Cafe. We compare all other Italian restaurants to them, and have yet to find one better. How often does the owner come to your table to chat. Food is excellent. We've probably tried most of the dishes. If you have to wait, it's worth it! We've had rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, family get-togethers, fun night... More

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Jefferson City, MO
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in a large group and they did not know how to handle it. My five year olds grilled cheese came out 20 minutes after everyone already ate.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food and service is one of the best in JC! Tuesdays are 1/2 price wine!!! Owner is very attentive; makes every visit special

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Kennett, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We loved the food here! The atmosphere even felt Itailian..... The service was good and the prices are reasonable. I highly recommend the jalapeño chicken pasta if you like spicy. The combo salad was also very good.

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Lomax, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

You would never know from the name but it's an Italian Restaurant. The food was great. The pasta was good. The toasted raviolis were great. I loved my steak, it was 16-18 oz of Prime Beef, Yummm!!!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent Italian dishes and excellent service...Needs a facelift, crowded seating and crappy restrooms....

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Jefferson City MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Probably the best restaurant in town. Authentic Italian meals, great service, nice atmosphere. Half orders are available, which is nice.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Quality varied. Noise level is moderate to high. One waitress excellent; one not so good. We like to go there, menu is nice, specials are excellent but consistency is weak.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A Jefferson City tradition. The cafe is more like an Italian restaurant found in St. Louis on the Hill or in Kansas City in its Italian district. You won't find Guido here (or maybe you will) but what you will find is delicious salads, steaks and a vast array of pastas. All are wonderful, you can't go wrong with anything... More

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Springfield
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Food was great and very reasonably priced. I had one of their Italian dishes and it was excellent. Located in downtown Jefferson City, not far from the capitol building. Parking after-hours is fairly easy to find.

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