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131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
+1 608-257-3832
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (112 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attending a conference at the Monona Terrace and walked here during the lunch break. The outdoor seating looking over Lake Monona was perfect. Plus the food was amazing. I really enjoyed the Garibaldi sandwich and porta salad and my husband liked his pizza.

Thank Carrieparmenter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us had dinner here, if lucky you get a nice lake view. Pizza was good, sangria was very good, and service was quick and friendly.

Thank Tricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love paisans hot & spicy pizza. Delicious. Beer, wine & liquor served (not just rails either). Great view of the lake. We eat here every trip to Madison. Parking below building & free after 5pm. Bring parking stub up to restaurant for validation.

1  Thank familysnyder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, fast service and reasonable lunch specials. What's not to like? This is a favorite for people who work near the Capitol.

Thank smokeyej
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been eating here for decades and have followed them through all of their moves. Great dining for family members, friends, and co-workers. Great food, good lunch specials, nice bar. The restaurant has great views of the lake plus outdoor seating in nice weather. Pasta,...More

Thank JG53558
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was a little afraid when Paisan's left its U-Square location many years ago, but all those fears have proved unfounded. The new restaurant is fabulous, with a view of Lake Monona that can't be beat! And the good thing is, all my old favorites...More

Thank SKP41218
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had a party of 11 and had wonderful service and had excellent food. You can not go wrong with the any of their pizzas. You probably won't have any make it home in a to go box as it is tough to stop eating...More

Thank 2x2WineTasters
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Decent portions and generally good meal. Salad came out a bit brown but the rest of meal was good. Didn't expect two full Italian sausage links. Good stuff!

Thank Stem101
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Paisans is the best place in Madison for patio seating on the lake. Their pizza is phenomenal and the service is very attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank madisongirl321
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I need to tell you the truth - I'm a bit surprised by the high rating of Paisan's on here. The food is very average and the service experience is very mixed. On the positive side, the happy hour specials are decent, and I can...More

Thank Reid E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-3832
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