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Osteria Papavero

) #84 of 776 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ Italian
128 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3423
+1 608-255-8376
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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$$ - $$$
128 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3423
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

I went here tonight with my bestie. I've been here dozens of times over the years. The chef is endlessly inventive and talented...and uses the best/freshest ingredients. The staff is always spot on with their service. It's a small place with a bit of outdoor...More

Thank GailHutch
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Very cozy spot, delicious food, tons of rotating specials that all sound delicious. Hard to choose what to get because it all sounds so good. Stop reading this and just go.

Thank BobbyR61
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

It may seem like a non sequitar, but it's possible to immerse yourself in the cuisine of rustic bologna in downtown madison! This classic Italian eatery almost feels like a top secret place. Located near the Monona Terrace Convention Center, and a short walk from...More

Thank James C
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The menu is not long but doesn't need to be. Everything is interesting, creative and delicious. They do not take reservations but even if you have to wait it will be worth it. We took friends and all of us loved our food. It is...More

Thank Frankee7
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This was different for me, but the food was very good and the service was great as well. I would eat there again.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Small, quaint restaurant with excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable about the foods and wines. Food was delicious, had the vegetarian appetizer-excellent. Meal of wild mushroom risotto, very rich, delicious, pumpkin bread pudding for dessert was also yummy. The wines are also unique and very good. Price...More

Thank zeusy33
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service again. It's been about a year and we couldn't wait to try this place again. Still excellent cocktails, entrees and desert.

Thank Paula S
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I came here for dinner with a friend and the menu is very simple and the food was so good, I went back the second night. I had the raviolis and also the risotto both warm and tasty comfort foods. The butterscotch pudding was highly...More

Thank 641christym
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Unusual menu, great desserts and excellent service. Our table enjoyed a generous portion of Risotto with ramps and Corvina. The Salame dessert was a chocolate lovers dream and the salted caramel ice cream yummy. Quaint, small and unpretentious

Thank Mims M
Reviewed July 29, 2016

We tried lunch at Osteria Papavero this week. We arrived @11:45 and were told to pick our seats. There are about a dozen or so tables inside and a few outside as well. It was bright, clean, and smelled amazing. There were only a few...More

Thank rickleed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3423
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-8376
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