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Nostrano Restaurant

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111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3267 (W Main St | S Carroll St)
+1 608-395-3295
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Visited for a business dinner. The food was very good and the service was very good. It's a nice restaurant for a business dinner.

Thank 542bernadettew
Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very small place. We went there after thanksgiving meals. Classics meals. Not to heavy. We share first dish - have two pasta dishes and share appetizer.

Thank amitisraeli
Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Went there last night and it was just OK. Pricier than I thought, too. Lots of better options. Food was not very hot when delivered even though the place was almost empty.

Granada Hills
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This past Friday, I had dinner reservations for 7 people at Nostrano. I had not eaten here before but it had good reviews so I thought I'd give it a try. Because it was Homecoming Weekend I made reservations for this large party three weeks in advance. A few hours before my reservation time, I called to notify the restaurant... More 

Thank lawbulldog
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just to add to my last review of this restaurant, we went back again last week and had yet another great meal. A cauliflower soup that was great, creamy, spicy, then a rabbit confit risotto and a grilled white fish for our main courses and the always satisfying affogato for dessert. Every step of the way was delicious, served by... More 

Thank Press-on-regardless
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I had surprisingly stunning experience, from appetizer to entree to dessert, including the wine. Let me say that when we first arrived we were about to leave because nothing on the small menu seemed to our liking. We were expecting the traditional Italian food. We decided to stay and it was worth it. We had the small... More 

Thank Bridgette S
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was there with 2 other people and all of our dishes were bland. Mine was the best, had the risotto but even that wasn't special at all. Surprised this place even exists. they try real hard the menu looks great but in action it is absolutely terrible. Service was also completely lacking after my second drink took over ten minutes... More 

Thank corbaebella
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I came here for my birthday with my husband for the first time. The menu is a little difficult to interpret, because of me not knowing but the waiter was wonderful and explained what everything was in detail. We had 2 appetizers which were both amazing. We each had an entree and loved all of it. Even food I Don't... More 

Thank jaysea1997
Chesterland, Ohio
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739 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Nostrano is just south of the state capital and only steps south from the square in an unusually shaped building. Inside, it is nicely decorated with old windows, tin ceiling artifacts, and similar architectural details. The restaurant probably seats fewer than 50 individuals along with a bar, leading to a more intimate experience. The star of the show, however, is... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Nostrano for a cocktail, and ended up staying for dinner. The bartender mixed us up drinks both on the menu and off and some old favorites too. The owner, Tim Dahl, was nice enough to suggest something light off the menu. Turns out it was sturgeon!!! And it was spectacular. Don't forget to ask for the desert menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Ste 13, Madison, WI 53703-3267
    (W Main St | S Carroll St)
  • Public Transportation: Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-395-3295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?