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Vin Santo

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7462 Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3118
(608) 836-1880
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Food in Town

Welcome to an authentic Italian restaurant. Order the chef's special for a superb eating delight. Actually, anything on the menu is top rated. Desserts are large, so share. Great wine choices. Small, friendly, and like you're in Roma.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
George K
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcome to an authentic Italian restaurant. Order the chef's special for a superb eating delight. Actually, anything on the menu is top rated. Desserts are large, so share. Great wine choices. Small, friendly, and like you're in Roma.

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Thank George K
Madison, Wisconsin
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182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unpretentious little place that serves great Italian food. I had the seafood ravioli which was very good and my partner had the lasagne. The lobster in the ravioli could have been a bit fresher but it still was very good and had an authentic Italian, homemade quality. The setting is pretty simple and is not a white... More 

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Thank Loki_and_Odin
San Marcos, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant in the heart of Middleton. The food was very authentic and the wait staff was friendly. The only minor suggestion is to allow a bit more flexibility for food allergies. There was one dish I wanted, but the sauce was prepared earlier in the day with an ingredient I'm allergic to, so I couldn't... More 

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Thank Seth F
Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Everyone needs a restaurant like Vin Santo. The food is plentiful, comforting, and prepared with consistent excellence. Owners Clarissa and Greg greet you warmly and accommodate your every need. Service is attentive but unobtrusive. When I'm away, I miss it. When I'm home, I can't wait to go back. Favorites: mussels vin santo, scampi Gabriella, torta al melanzanna. But everything... More 

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Thank WisconsinRobby
Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Best Italian food in Madison/Middleton. Arrabiata sauce is amazing. Salmon is superb. Don't miss bruschetta, salmon and lemon appetizer.

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Thank 482JamesS482
Summit Hill, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Found this little restaurant (and I do mean little-I think I counted about 10 tables) on a business trip with colleauges and went back on the next trip for more. The food was prepared in the little kitchen that you can see into from the"dining room", and both times it was great. Wait staff was very attentive. If I could... More 

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Thank MaryAnn410
Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

While the food here was of good quality the surroundings were very disappointing. A large number of houseflies surrounded our dinners, both alive and dead ones. We asked for a fly swatter only to be told "they'll go away when the weather cools down". Wow, what a bad answer! For a rather pricey restaurant we expected more.

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Thank Mary P
Milwaukee
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363 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had dinner here on our way back from a matinee at APT in Spring Green. We were able to get a table easily, since it was a bit early for the dinner crowd. The restaurant is small, with simple decor. The wine list (by the glass, anyway) was not all that good for an Italian specialty place. I would... More 

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Thank John M
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was rated as #1 in Middleton. We entered thinking we would have a very good meal. Both of our entrees (the lasagna and the fruitti de mare) were uninspired and without much flavor. The mussels appetizer had pretty good flavor, but nearly one third of the mussels were not open. Overall, a very average meal.

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Thank QualityRules50s
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was really good. Colleague I was with said it was in her top ten meals ever eaten. Decor is a little old, could use some updating, but who cares when the food was so good! I will definitely be back for my future trips to middleton! !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7462 Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3118
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: (608) 836-1880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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