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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
16083953295
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Creative Fresh Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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!

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Iowa City, IA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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

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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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Additional Information about Nostrano Restaurant

Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240
Phone Number: 16083953295
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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: 16083953295

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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