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A Pig in a Fur Coat

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A Pig in a Fur Coat
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940 Williamson St, Madison, WI
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940 Williamson St, Madison, WI
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good!

The food was delicious!!!! I'm a picky eater, and I enjoyed every bite!!! I had the porchetta and my hubby had the wagyu beef. It is pricey, but the food is so tasty! Staff is very knowledgeable! Quaint little place, good for a relaxing evening, with good food and friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
BeniaW
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was delicious!!!! I'm a picky eater, and I enjoyed every bite!!! I had the porchetta and my hubby had the wagyu beef. It is pricey, but the food is so tasty! Staff is very knowledgeable! Quaint little place, good for a relaxing evening, with good food and friends.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food I ate was delicious but pricey for what you get. I had water to drink, and two, small, food plates came in at almost $30 w/o tip. If I had done a wine pairing, you would need to tack on another $8 to $15 for a glass. The sad thing is I left hungry and had to make... More 

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Seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I hadn't been in Madison for 15+ years so I did a quick search for a dinner spot and chose A Pig in a Fur Coat. So glad I did. It would be easy to miss the spot driving down the street since it is understated with small signage. The seating area is casual but comfortable, the service was stellar... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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389 reviews 389 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I couldn't help falling for the name and read the reviews and I just knew I would like this place. Seating is a mix of two large communal tables and a few smaller tables. Service a bit erratic but ok. The menu is divided in to snacks, small and large plates. All meant to be shared. We had a mix... More 

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New York, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I had to try this place because I loved the name, and it absolutely did not disappoint. We were seated quickly, our server was friendly and thoughtful. The food showed up quickly, was hot and absolutely delicious - rivaled some of the great food I've eaten in my native NYC (though this felt more like a Brooklyn kind of vibe).... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I have not been her since they have opened and just went here tonight for the first time. Had the Meatballs (x 2), fois gras, pappardelle, sea bass and a few others and this place (with 5 star service) and arguably, the best casual or foodie, wine list in Madison, won out my next fav place to come to. I'll... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Average seems a bit harsh compared to a "good" rating, but I can't quite say the restaurant was "very good," so I'm stuck with "average." A Pig in a Fur Coat is reasonably priced compared to its peers, typically it's so easy to run up a huge bill when the theme is "small plates." Total bill for two people was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Celebrated our anniversary with duck fat fries, beet salad with carrots marinated in a wonderful vinegar, ravioli with duck egg and finished with mussels, and then peach cheese cake in a rammikin and bread pudding.. The food was just delicious and our waiter helped us with amounts and rhythms. We are going back with friends!. I was originally shy about... More 

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WI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was looking forward to eating here after hearing so many positive things about it. The atmosphere was very avant garde and interesting: bare antique-looking lightbulbs, black chalky walls. The first issue was trying to find something on the menu that sounded appealing--one companion was vegetarian and the only choice she had really was a beet/goat cheese salad. (which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to eat food in Madison in a relaxed slightly off the wall way. Food is brought on plates for couples or groups to share. Food was varied and very well cooked. As British in America it was great to see an inventive approach to dining where quantity is often the key issue and delicacy of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 940 Williamson St, Madison, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?