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111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240 (W Main St | S Carroll St)
Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
608-395-3295
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food with interesting tastes and textures

Chicory salad with little fried polenta sticks, braised short ribs with a hint of horseradish with a delicious mix of vegetables. why did my mom never serve parsnips.. They are delicious. My partner had duck ragu, rich and comforting. Then a great desert ice cram, caramel and crunchy cake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
JanMadison
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Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

one of my worst dining experiences ever! way overpriced and terrible service. Our meal took over two hours. I had the braised shortribs ($29)...honestly I thought it was a piece of corned beef. but the worst part was our waiter. He never cleared the appetizer plates from the table and left our dinner dishes on the table as well for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Chicory salad with little fried polenta sticks, braised short ribs with a hint of horseradish with a delicious mix of vegetables. why did my mom never serve parsnips.. They are delicious. My partner had duck ragu, rich and comforting. Then a great desert ice cram, caramel and crunchy cake. very good we will be back with friends, How did I... More 

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Chicago, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

ambiance OK, service OK but not outstanding. If I have to pay for bread (which I resent) it should be really special--this was average. nothing really to complain about but nothing to draw me back. Maybe I am spoiled by the quality of restaurants in bigger cities but this was just OK and sort of a Yawn

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Madison, Wi
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21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nostrano Restaurant is top notch in every way. Greeted very warmly and seated right away even though we were a few minutes early for our 6:30 reservation. Server, Oceanna, was very pleasant and very knowledgeable about menu offerings. Wine, beer, and cocktail menu gave us many choices. All three courses of our meals were presented attractively and were absolutely delicious.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Wow - the food was phenomenal. We all had different things. Corn risotto was phenomenal - the carrot salad was a good looking as it was good tasting. This is one of the best in madison.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nostrano has a fantastic menu with excellent bread, meat and wine. The pasta dishes are beyond belief. The chef is a James beard awarded pastry chef and will over achieve every time! I strongly recommend this place. -Jude

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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128 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visiting friends downtown in Downtown Madison (Sept. 4th) we were delighted to dine at Nostrano. First, the wine selections were wonderful (cocktail looked great too), we chose a perfect Tuscan red and two appetizers (there were 4 of us), olives in oil and sour dough bread, and an amazing charcuterie platter. Sour dough bread is made in house along with... More 

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Wisconsin
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25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Madison is lucky to have a lot of wonderful restaurants, so it can be a challenge to create a meal that stands out from the rest. For us last Tuesday, Nostrano rose to the challenge. We had a great, leisurely summer meal and each part of it was local, fresh, creatively designed, and, most importantly, delicious. We hadn't been to... More 

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St. George, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Intimate friendly upscale restraunt. Happen to catch Taste of Madison with $35 pre-fixe 3 course meal. My meal took longer than I expected however I arrived late evening at the end of dinner rush so not too surprised. Had cauliflower soup which was delicious and sweet corn risotto, flavors were exceptional although risotto was thinner than I've had in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had dinner downtown and the dessert menu wasn't impressive, so we decided to go on the hunt. I never imagined we could just walk in a have dessert and drinks at Nostrano, but we did. It was one of the luckiest days of my summer. We sat at the bar and met our new best friend, Jack. Jack is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240
    (W Main St | S Carroll St)
  • Public Transportation: Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-395-3295

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?