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Bunky's Cafe

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2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents....
Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents. Vito & Ninfa Capadona opened Bunky's on the corner of Park & Regent street in the Italian "Green Bush" area. After closing in the mid 1970's. Teresa and her husband Rachid opened in 2003. They included Rachid's Mediterranean - Moroccan cuisine to the menu! Bunky's cafe just celebrated its tenth Birthday this year! As the owners of Bunky's cafe, we feel very blessed to have a successful restaurant in Madison Wi. We will keep offering fresh, local and sustainable made from scratch menus! We have just started offering our Homemade Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Grape leaves and Falalfel at area grocery stores. Please come and join us for dinner!
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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You must dine here when in Madison! Highly recommended!

Oh, man, do they have wonderful food! Anything on the menu is terrific. They specialize in Greek and Italian food, and their chicken and lamb offerings are to die for. Also, they have great soup and everything is from scratch. They have meatballs and sausage, also from scratch. They also serve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Italiangrandpa
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Rockford, Illinois
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten at Bunky's many times and have always enjoyed the pizza del Pino and Italian salad. We tried a few other dishes recently and have been consistently disappointed. I tried the chicken Shwarma and found it to be so overly marinated that it was rubbery and hard to choke down. We tried the spaghetti with meatballs for lunch... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Oh, man, do they have wonderful food! Anything on the menu is terrific. They specialize in Greek and Italian food, and their chicken and lamb offerings are to die for. Also, they have great soup and everything is from scratch. They have meatballs and sausage, also from scratch. They also serve beer, wine and coffee, as well as other beverages... More 

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Thank Italiangrandpa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We came here to celebrate a big win by Marquette over the rodents from Wisconsin.The family came into Bunkys in high spirits and left feeling even better after a big win . The place is real funky but in a good way .The service was superb.Everything from the chicken kabobs to the spaghetti to the yellow fin tuna was spot... More 

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Thank vlvdds54
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very good food, great family restaurant. Great neighborhood restaurant, casual and friendly with very exotic décor.

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Thank Jordan257
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Have been to Bunky's a number of times over the years. Keep coming back because of the great pasta and atmosphere. This is a small, cozy restaurant with friendly staff and delicious food. On my last visit I had Bunky's pasta as my entree. It was creamy with just the right balance of chicken and vegetables. I also sampled the... More 

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Thank Madcitybrits
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Food was great - Italian and Mideastern. Deserts were ridiculously wonderful. Ambiance delightful. Spent many birthday celebration at this place for good reason.

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1 Thank Lynette M
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you desire Italian cuisine, then you should consider dining at Bunky's - the perfect spot for a casual eating experience with friends!

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1 Thank Tim D
Washington, DC
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Travelling through Madison, we found this place on Trip Advisor. So glad we did. Excellent Italian food, and very generous portions. One entrée could easily feed two, but then you can always take it for lunch the next day. Not an option since we were travelling by car, unfortunately. Very college town feel and clientele. The accept credit cars, but... More 

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1 Thank Christopher P
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Daughter brought me here for my birthday. Loved everything about it. Great carrot, ginger soup! Shared homemade hummus delicious

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1 Thank Janet B
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food, un rushed yet attentive service make this a gem. We shared the combination plate as the appetizer. Plenty for three. The Chicken Marka was fabulous, as were the Lamb Kebobs and beef dish. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-204-7004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Description

Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents. Vito & Ninfa Capadona opened Bunky's on the corner of Park & Regent street in the Italian "Green Bush" area. After closing in the mid 1970's. Teresa and her husband Rachid opened in 2003. They included Rachid's Mediterranean - Moroccan cuisine to the menu! Bunky's cafe just celebrated its tenth Birthday this year! As the owners of Bunky's cafe, we feel very blessed to have a successful restaurant in Madison Wi. We will keep offering fresh, local and sustainable made from scratch menus! We have just started offering our Homemade Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Grape leaves and Falalfel at area grocery stores. Please come and join us for dinner!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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