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“Overpriced, but good flavors”

A Pig in a Fur Coat
Ranked #25 of 1,041 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean comfort food drawing inspiration from Spain, France and Italy, we offer shared plates in a cozy communal dining experience.
Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was looking forward to eating here after hearing so many positive things about it. The atmosphere was very avant garde and interesting: bare antique-looking lightbulbs, black chalky walls. The first issue was trying to find something on the menu that sounded appealing--one companion was vegetarian and the only choice she had really was a beet/goat cheese salad. (which was very good, but seems to be on menus everywhere.) Even as a carnivore, the choices didn't sound terribly appealing. The server recommended the pork belly, and it is probably my own fault for not knowing that it would be so much fat. For a $13 dish, however, I only had one bite of meat and 70% of the dish was fat. (and no, not even crispy like bacon to make it somewhat edible.) To be fair, the flavor of my one bite of pork mixed with a few strips of apple and almond butter sauce was very good. My other companions liked the date-chorizo dish (though again, it was very small appetizer.) The server did not ask if I liked my dish, even though I left the slab of fat untouched. We left hungry and went to eat elsewhere.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to eat food in Madison in a relaxed slightly off the wall way. Food is brought on plates for couples or groups to share. Food was varied and very well cooked. As British in America it was great to see an inventive approach to dining where quantity is often the key issue and delicacy of flavour and texture is not recognised. Here we found well cooked food presented in a novel way which did not need to give a nod to Europe but did it its own way, Creativity is a key word here and there is a refreshing attitude to food which does not need to toe the politically correct line on health issues such as low fat, low cholesterol. Great stuff. Keep on rolling.

The service was friendly and helpful where we were unsure how to order. Wine was good. Recommended and not over the top prices.

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1  Thank FoodieArch
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

such a great meal! great unique options and something for everyone. "fancy" food without being unapproachable. the burrata, poutine fries and pork belly were notably good. staff was really friendly and the atmosphere is nice. for a relatively upscale restaurant, the prices are not bad.

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1  Thank Sara M
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The menu offerings encourage sharing. For example, the charcuterie & cheese platter with three meat, two cheese selections and crisp French bread comfortably feeds two. We also shared an unusual special, roast veal breast. This was the first time I've seen this cut on a menu. Glazed like duck and served with sweetbreads was off the charts. A panna cotta with orange brandied cherries and short bread was a sweet touch for dessert. Being in Madison a fine beer list is essential. They have it, along with a good wine list.

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1  Thank Juno63
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Was invited to this restaurant as a bussiness dinner and I was a bit nervous about their menu when I checked it out, but to be honestly the food exceed my expectations , very good service and great timing, the idea or sharing the food was unusual for me but it was quite fun.
Highly recomment to try this place .

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1  Thank ianineska
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