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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
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Not enough positive adjectives to describe my meal and service. I had the sturgeon and an excellent glass of wine from the St. Emilion region in France...mind blowing! As much as I travel around the world, I've never tasted a dish this interesting and the wine was obviously stored properly. Madison is fortunate to have such a great addition to... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

For the life of me I don't understand why this is not higher rated on Trip Advisor. Great looking restaurant, very cozy...(not a lot of tables) with a very nice bar. Extremely knowledgeable staff. There is not a ton of choices on the menu but everything we had was amazing. And the cocktails are the real deal. A very cool... More 

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Thank Peter K
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The food at Nostrano is incredible. We started with the charcuterie board. It was beyond delicious. We then had a faro salad that was unique and full of Mediterranean flavors. The highlight was the fresh sturgeon. It was the most flavorful fish I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly and had a nice smokey flavor that enhanced the fish... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We visited Nostrano on a recent Friday night. I don't understand why this place doesn't have a line waiting at the door. It was fantastic! We were seated promptly. The decor is clean, comfortable, and tasteful. There was a beautiful bottle display we admired from across the room. Our server was fun, knowledgeable, and seemed to really enjoy her job.... More 

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New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great restaurant if you are a "foodie". This restaurant does not make traditional dishes. Very creative menu options. Food is fresh and is unbelievably good. Desserts are fun to share. Portions are large. Excellent wine selection. Fun cocktails to chose from. Atmosphere and décor are very inviting.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

My small party of three stopped in to Nostranos in Madison on a quiet Thursday evening. We made a reservation at 7:30 and had no wait for seating. Service was excellent from the first welcome. Staff were clearly very experienced and provided us a wealth of information about all of our options; starters, cocktails, wine, beer, meals and desserts. We... More 

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Thank Will J
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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173 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was curious about Nostrano and decided to check them out and I'm glad that I did. How can you explain in words a taste, much less a symphony of carefully selected tastes that complement one another? Presentation as art, cheerful service and an experience that you wish would not end too soon also characterize this gem. I began with... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

After trying to walk into a different nearby restaurant without reservations, we came upon Nostrano. They happily seated our party of four immediately. We enjoyed the quail, sturgeon, cavatelli, and rigatoncini. I personally enjoyed the rigatonicini and wish that I could return this weekend for it again. It was out of this world. The beef short rib ragu was incomparable.... More 

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Chicagoland
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We were out progressive dinner/bar hopping, with craft cocktails a prerequisite, and Nostrano was one of our stops. Our cocktails were excellent, they are very serious about their craft cocktails with top notch ingredients whether you choose a classic or something more creative. The menu was interesting, and the execution was excellent, so we ended up doing two courses at... More 

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Thank Craig J
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent restaurant right on the Capital Square. The husband and wife owners use only local seasonal food some of which is grown by them. Menu changes as do the seasons. Crafted mixed drinks, fine wine selection and local craft beers on tap. Service is outstanding as the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu. Make sure you check out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?