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“Attention to detail, big flavors worth the expense”
Review of Nostrano Restaurant - CLOSED

Nostrano Restaurant
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
Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I went to Nostrano for our anniversary last night. The place only has around 15 tables, and a small bar area, so reservations are a good idea. Also, be prepared to be there for a couple hours if you want the full dining experience. We shared the salumi plate, which was perfect for 2 people. The pate and terrine were especially flavorful. For the main course, we ordered the rabbit 2 ways, and the lamb ragu pasta. Both entrees were FANTASTIC. The portion sizes were enough for the meal, but won't provide leftovers if this is important to you. I cannot emphasize enough how flavorful the food was. For dessert we ordered the goat cheese cheesecake with sour cherries/raspberry sorbet and the espresso/carmel gelato with seasalt and fresh mini donuts. The cheesecake was bright and punchy, very refreshing. The coffee/donuts was warm and comforting. We bought a bottle of primitivo to share, which went great with our meal. This is a special restaurant for a special occaision. Our 3-course meal, with one beer, one seasonal cocktail, and one bottle of wine came to $150. Money well spent for amazing flavors, careful presentations, and loving company.

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1  Thank madtowngal
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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!

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1  Thank jillz101
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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.

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Thank goosebeast
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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!

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Thank lisagrue
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

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

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Thank LukasDudd
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