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Nostrano Restaurant

111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240
608-395-3295
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Ranked #68 of 838 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W Main St | S Carroll St
Transit: Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
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English first
Chicago, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The seafood tasted like yesterday's catch. The desserts were flat and off putting. Service was fair but not for what you spend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I always enjoy eating at Nostrano. The meals are inventive and delicious. I especially like to go for Restaurant Week. Great Value! The desserts are exceptional, perhaps the best I've had anywhere (I've been to Europe more than 40 times and travel in the US a lot, too!) I take pictures of the desserts and long for the day when... More 

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Additional Information about Nostrano Restaurant

Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240
Phone Number: 608-395-3295
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31

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