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Pizza Brutta

1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
608-257-2120
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Ranked #9 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Sudbury, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Glass Nickel is a great greasy pizza but sometimes you just want a brick oven pizza. Pizza Brutta's pizza has a crispy crust with fresh local ingredients. I am a traditional girls and love a good margherita pizza. This pizza is delicious. A Madison favorite!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The menu is complex but remember you can just build your own pizza and pick any ingredients for them to make for you. It is a terrific crust. A sleepy place that is run well.

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

They were open on memorial day. Lots of choices, they had so many pizzas I wanted. Knowledgeable staff, and great pizza makers. Wood fired oven, which is great. They have great drinks too. The only drawback was some of the pizza slices were drastically smaller than others. But, the flavors were excellent.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

One of my favorite wood fired pizzas in Madison. Salads are great. Service efficient and friendly. This place appreciates their customers and it shows.

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Leesville, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went there back to back days and had the margherita con bufalo pizza. All the pizzas look good. Both days they cooked our basil on top of the pizza in the oven. It may have been nice to have some fresh basil on it when it came out. The pizza is true neopolitan so you have to start eating... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I get to Madison twice a year and this is my must stop place. I learned after my first visit that it really simplifies ordering if I just start with the "margherita pizza" which is sauce,cheese,and basil, and add a couple of toppings to that. After a little love in that wood fired oven and perfection!

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Green Bay, WI
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Four of us went here because of the tripadvisor rating and I guess I have to say I'm surprised by the rating. I am always looking for farm to table or organic dining, but none of us were crazy wowed by this pizza. I started off with the arugula salad and it was fantastic....fresh, and tasty...felt like I was in... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

You order at the counter, take your table, and they bring you your food like you would at Five Guys. Since this was the top rated restaurant in all of Madison, I guess I expected more. I have to rate it "poor" from a dining perspective. However, the food is made with good ingredients and was served quickly.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is a surprising amount of excellent pizza places in Madison, but this one stand out as a personal favorite. Crust is fabulous! The perfect balance of crispy and chewy and has that right out of oven flavor. The ingredients are always super fresh. Place is very casual, good for a quick bite. We usually order one pizza per person... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We decided to try this place since the pictures in their website remind us of the delicious pizza we had in Naples, Italy. I did not have much expectations but the pizza was excellent, the crust is really good and the ingredients are great. My wife had a margherita and I had Mushrooms and salame and both were great> My... More

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