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“Wow! My new favorite place in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nostrano Restaurant

Nostrano Restaurant
111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3240
608-395-3295
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Ranked #83 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Price range: $29 - $31
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W Main St | S Carroll St
Transit: Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Wow! My new favorite place in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nostrano has one of the most unique and exciting drink menus around. And, it changes seasonally, so there is always something new to try. The fall tonic was wonderful. The food was fantastic. Great menu with a variety of options - we each tried something different (chicken, snapper, lamb and pasta) and were all pleased with what we ordered. Wonderful service, great decor...all was good. Excited to go again!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Last minute choice turns out excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food and service! We asked the waitress for a little longer explanation of the menu items and the excitement began. We were with friends that like to share foods, so we were able to try a lot of items. They were all delicious from starters to dessert.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, WI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Flavors did not bowl me over, but it was generally pleasant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This place had been on my list to check out for quite a while, which I finally did. I was somewhat disappointed. It was very expensive, but the flavors did not impress like they do at other nearby choices such as L'Etoile, Graze, and the Tornado, which would all be better in my opinion. I found the portions small. Highlights included the drinks, and an excellent caramel gelato in espresso with fresh donuts on the side. Yum!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Place on the Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Hands down the best place in Madison to enjoy Mediterranean inspired cuisine. A little bit pricey but definitely worth it!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Go for the Pappardelle & Affogato if nothing else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Finally made it to Nostrano during Madison Restaurant Week. Overall the food and wine pairings were excellent, but the highlights were the lamb pappardelle and affogato. I'm not a big fan of lamb, and cinnamon and mint may sound like an odd combination for a pasta sauce, but wow it was amazing. The affogato was seriously the best dessert I've ever had. What a perfect combination!! Not a negative, only a heads up, the menu is limited and portions are not large.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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