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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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Neighborhood Gem

After trying to walk into a different nearby restaurant without reservations, we came upon Nostrano. They happily seated our party of four immediately. We enjoyed the quail, sturgeon, cavatelli, and rigatoncini. I personally enjoyed the rigatonicini and wish that I could return this weekend for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Mkclark13
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

After trying to walk into a different nearby restaurant without reservations, we came upon Nostrano. They happily seated our party of four immediately. We enjoyed the quail, sturgeon, cavatelli, and rigatoncini. I personally enjoyed the rigatonicini and wish that I could return this weekend for it again. It was out of this world. The beef short rib ragu was incomparable.... More 

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Chicagoland
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were out progressive dinner/bar hopping, with craft cocktails a prerequisite, and Nostrano was one of our stops. Our cocktails were excellent, they are very serious about their craft cocktails with top notch ingredients whether you choose a classic or something more creative. The menu was interesting, and the execution was excellent, so we ended up doing two courses at... More 

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Thank Craig J
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Excellent restaurant right on the Capital Square. The husband and wife owners use only local seasonal food some of which is grown by them. Menu changes as do the seasons. Crafted mixed drinks, fine wine selection and local craft beers on tap. Service is outstanding as the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu. Make sure you check out... More 

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Thank Russel R
Grand Rapids
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This very small restaurant has amazing food. Very limited menu, but top quality choices. Not your spaghetti and meatball type place. Our server was fantastic too. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Only complaint, portions a bit on the small size..

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Thank bluelake123
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I picked this restaurant from a Madison's visitor's guide because it focuses on local, seasonal food. We were totally blown away by the amazing flavour combinations and the beautiful presentation of the food. Servings were very reasonable, so there was room for dessert. Delicious!! Service was really attentive and pleasant too.

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Thank Sheila B
Boston, MA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Only a few Entrees to choose from but very good for an Italian restaurant in Madison. I enjoyed the Halibut. Very flavorful and the special broth poured tableside is a nice touch.

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Thank CocoSmooth
East Coast
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Had the chance to eat here while in town for a conference. I was not disappointed. The food is high quality, creative, fresh and delicious. Great flavor and presentation. The service was above excellent. You must try the desserts. We had a large group so we ordered one of each dessert. All of them were presented beautifully and tasted fantastic.you... More 

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Thank Keldan128
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

When you decide on a place to order a $32 piece of Halibut, you expect a certain level of service. This place was horrible. First round of drinks took 20 minutes. Second round took the same. The timing of food delivery was painful. The waitress indicated she wanted to comp some drinks but the owner "wouldn't let her". I approached... More 

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Thank Boatlover75
Lihue
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Thank rjabel77
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?