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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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  • 41
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 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
Great food but limited menu

We ate here recently with friends before going to a show at the Overture. Our reservations were at 6:00 but it wasn't until around 7:00 before we got our entrees, as we had to notify our server that our time was limited. The wait staff was very accommodating but the menu was limited in choices. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Lihue
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The menu at Nostrano is rather small as is the restaurant itself. Every item is very unique - not traditional Italian by any stretch. Everything was good but just not that special.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate here recently with friends before going to a show at the Overture. Our reservations were at 6:00 but it wasn't until around 7:00 before we got our entrees, as we had to notify our server that our time was limited. The wait staff was very accommodating but the menu was limited in choices. We were very pleased with... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful meal. Appetizers, main meal, wine selection, dessert - all wonderful! Excellent service. A dining treat. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nostrano is my favorite Italian restraunt hands down in Madison. Everything is hand made-- from the pasta to the dessert no detail is missed. The original craft cocktails are strong and flavorful. (And they pack a punch so pace yourself) my only criticism is that the prices are on the higher side.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Four of us had dinner at Nostrano on our last night of a short visit to Madison. We were very pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. Between us we had a wide range of choices: crab; baby gem; halibut; papardelle; quail and pork. Every single thing was delightful and the combination of flavours was superb. Desserts were sublime... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

About what you would expect for this style of establishment. The food was excellent. The pricing is not inexpensive. The service is average for this type of place. The wine list is sufficient, and the drinks were high quality. The atmosphere is not snobby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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