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Pizza Brutta

1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
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Ranked #21 of 836 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent quality wood-fired pizzas made right in front of you at the counter. Love the fact that you can see the fire from the restaurant -- makes for a warm and inviting atmosphere. The pizzas are nice and light, just enough for one person without having to do the "walk of shame" (shuffling out, pants unbuttoned) like when you've overeaten... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ordered at the cashier, pizza was delivered quickly after. Reminded me of European type pizzas. Individual toppings. Not covered in cheese, as happens at many restaurants here. The crust is hand tossed, very good. It is not fancy, but good food.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Pizza is often seen as just another type of fast-food but this place shatters that myth. Truly original recipes and great ingredients plus great value for money.

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Batavia, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A good quality wood-fired pizza in the neighborhood of Camp Randall Stadium. Nothing special, but hits the spot on a Sunday afternoon. This restaurant does not have table service. You order from the cashier and then go sit down until it is brought to you. You serve yourself a drink from the soda fountain. The price is reasonable, which probably... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Three of us ordered a Diavola and a Olicetto. The pizza came out quickly and both were delicious. It is noisy and was difficult to find a place to sit but the pizza made up for that. Will visit again the next time I'm in Madison.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good and light- price reasonable- atmosphere marginal- location nice- if you want traditional sausage and pepperoni this probably isn't you place.

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West Liberty, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed overnight in Madison on a trip home and decided pizza was in the cards for us. Read a few reviews on TA and did some looking in a Madison dining guide and Pizza Brutta looked like the spot for us. One of the main factors was that people consistently said it was a family friendly environment in a family... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Additional Information about Pizza Brutta

Address: 1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
Phone Number: 608-257-2120
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza

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