We have been there 3 times
We have been there 3 times now and never disappointed. Great food and service.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are never disappointed
We are never disappointed here, and the servings are overly generous.
You will not have a Marinara Sauce like this one anywhere else. Everything is fresh, and beautifully presented. We asked for extra bread to mop up the liquid that the mussels came ine.
The recommended house wine was robust and great!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best Italian Restaurants
One of the best Italian Restaurants we have been to.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, well seasoned,
Great food, well seasoned, prepared with care and nicely presented. Huge portions of great food is rare on this continent; you can find it here. Romantic and friendly. The staff from hostess and bar tender to waiter and bussing staff know their jobs and they know their menu selections and wine pairings. We can't wait to go back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Madison Restaurant......Authentic Italian!
Great warm welcome and departure with a "thank you"! Nice personal touch.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt like escaping to a wonderful
Felt like escaping to a wonderful Italian cafe!
Family owners added a personal touch.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of Madison's finest
This is one of Madison's finest restaurants. We only wish we lived closer to it. It is consistently excellent!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is run by two restauranteers who started the restaurant about 15 years ago. It is one of those hole in the wall places that has good ambience and is kept a half-secret - keep it in business but not so busy you can't get a table! The pasta is excellent and homemade. Portions are moderately sized - enough to share if you do the whole dinner experience from appetizers through dessert. Wait staff is charming but unobtrusive and never too far away to address your desires. The place is child friendly with booster and high chairs, although you should consider a babysitter if you want to avoid disturbing other tables too much (small restaurant). Several tasty,gluten free options.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trusted Dining Experience
Vin Santo is in my neighborhood and i walked there with Toronto friends one recent balmy evening. Perfect choice for occasion. Felt very continental. Service was perfectly paced. My friend was delighted to find her favorite 12-year Scotch available. I ordered the ravioli and each mouthful was heavenly. I like to taste both the individual flavors and the combined flavors at the same time and this dish was perfect. I tasted my friends' salmon and chicken Marsala. Both wonderful. BTW, they do an authentic caprese salad and although no dessert this time, the tiramisu is tremendous. While there, I watched as one of the diners walked over to the kitchen window and thanked the chef by name. Wish i knew the chef well enough to do that.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out with friends
Wonderful meal and lots of casual dining time with friends,
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific staff. Very helpful
Terrific staff. Very helpful for wheelchair customer. Listened to my needs and didn't disappoint when we got there. I'm not one to complain about disabled accommodations unless they over-promise only to underwhelm once I arrive. Everything went smoothly, which made he dinner perfect. Food is delicious too! Portions are large and my eggplant dish was very tasty!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Dining
Vin Santo provided a wonderful dining experience during a recent visit. It was delightful to find a menu that included so many seafood and vegetarian options, as well as having selections for meat eaters. The food was authentic Italian cuisine as opposed to an Americanized spaghetti and meatballs type of dinner. I appreciated our server's attentiveness and knowledge. Overall, this was a superior dining opportunity, and I would recommend it highly for anyone who appreciates fine Italian cuisine.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Favorite Italian
We always recommend Vin Santo to anyone looking for an Italian dinner. We've never had a bad experience there. Great food, outstanding service, convenient location... Vin Santo is the standard against which others are compared.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
When I booked our reservations online I put in the Special Instructions that it was our anniversary. They gave us a table that would be more private, wish us a happy anniversary and put a candle in our dessert. It was a great little extra touch.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local favorite continues to
Local favorite continues to excel. Great food, friendly staff, generous portions. A real gem.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food and service
Had a wonderful meal with friends. Good wine. Specials are outstanding.
Service was a little slow with our seating but nothing to worry about.
Best Italian in Madison/Middleton.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
we've never been disappointed
we've never been disappointed at vin santo. the food is cinsistently excellent, as is the staff. our waiter this trip and the last - same waiter - is excellent, very knowledgeable, attentive, and funny. thank you.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta is the name of the game and Vin Santo plays it well! perfectly cooked pasta. Scampi Gabriella was superb, and reheated well the next day! Caprese salad was fresh and tasty.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little Place
We both enjoyed the food, wine and service. We were just a little surprised by the atmosphere - a little more casual than we were expecting.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service
I took 3 locals to dinner and one kicking and screaming as he had a bad experience last time he was there. He announced after this meal they had redeemed themselves. Service was very fast and food was hot and tasty. It is a very small place so I would make sure to make a reservation. I would definatley go back. Middleton has once again won me over with it's local establishments.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor seating was limited,
Outdoor seating was limited, but nice. Eggplant parm was scrumptious! Dessert menu was a bit disappointing-very expensive, and didn't have anything that "grabbed us", despite both of us loving sweets.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the ambiance of Vin Santos.Service was top notch. Vin Santos is one of my favorite restaurants. I took my date there for his first time and he said the food and experience were amazing|! I definitely won points for my selection of restaurants. My spicy Italian sausage lasagna dish was excellent and he enjoyed his seafood stuffed ravioli so much he ate the whole meal. Turned him on to the awesome bread pudding. Love Vin Santos! I have never been disappointed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious. Made from scratch, and you can tell. Our favorite Italian restaurant in the area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out with friends
We met friends from out of town who usually go to Olive Garden. They were pleasantly surprised by the Eggplant Parmesan and Lasagna, bruschetta. and the bread pudding. We had a nice time, keeping our table all night. The service was attentive and pleasant. A true Italian expereince.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time eating at Vin Santo and we will be back!! The food is always amazing and the staff is so friendly. If you are looking for good Italian food check out Vin Santo.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
This was our first visit to Vin Santo. The service was friendly, informed, helpful, prompt, and fun. The food was fresh and had great flavors. Thanks for a great place, great food, and a fun night with my wife.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious
The food is always delicious here, with great service. Orders are served family style, so you can share dishes. The appetizer special crostini was incredible, crusty sliced bread topped with a pesto of roasted red peppers, olives, and almonds, olive oil and sliced basil.
The special mixed Seafood stuffed ravioli served in a balsamic vinegar and oil reduction with toasted pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes was also fantastic.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adam was a delight! Very knowledgeable about the menu and he didn't rush us. Would definitely recommend Adam to any of my friends and/or family.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in Madison area
Loved everything about the restaurant. The food and the service were outstanding. Took our son and his girlfriend for their first visit to the restaurant. We ordered four different meals and each tried everyone's. They were all great! Can't wait to go back!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best
While living in Middleton, Vin Santos was a regular on our list. Now, we make it back once a year and a visit here is always a must. Always consistently wonderful Italian food. Pasta Rustica Is our favorite.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy and delicious
Vin Santo is small in size but, big on flavor. We started by sharing a Caprese salad that was great with a bottle of the house Barbera. We had Pollo al Tuscana, a chicken breast with mushroom, sun dried tomato in a cream sauce on spinach fettuccini, and a special mushroom ravioli dish that had sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts with a balsamic sauce. Both dishes were very good. The service was very nice, attentive but not overboard. We passed on dessert but next time we'll save room.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vin Santo Never Dissapoints
As a local resident, I have the pleasure of being able to eat at Vin Santo often throughout the year. The food is outstanding with a varied menu that always has a special or two. My favorites include the lasagna and ravioli vin santo. The service excellent, and it continues to be the best Italian restaurant in the Madison area. And don't miss the home-made desserts - they are simply outstanding, especially the tiramisu. Enjoy - you won't be disappointed.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
VERY gluten free!!
We picked this restaurant for it's location, as we had something else going on in the neighborhood and wanted to walk to it, AND because they had gluten free items on the menu. That is VERY rare with Italian restaurants! We really appreciated it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable experience. Will return. Wonderful food combinations. Well done.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good small neighborhood
Very good small neighborhood restaurant with very good service. Food was well prepared and enjoyable. Very nice place.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Italy in Madison
Loved my quiet meal here. Pasta special was a ravioli stuffed with lobster and shrimp. It had a spicy sauce and the quantity was just right.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Celebration
Four of us had dinner at Vin Santo to celebrate our spouses birthdays. We had a reservation and got right in on time. Our waitress was attentive but didn't hover. The food was delicious. I loved by campanelli fresca with lots of broccoli, mushrooms and other veggies in a light delicious broth. The four of us shared the tiramisu, which is huge and to die for. We'll be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small Group Dinner - Excellent!!
Had a group of 8 that gathered for business dinner. Great Italian restaurant in downtown Middleton with a lot of character & charm.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Having eaten at this establishment many times and have never been disappointed. The fresh pasta dishes are always stellar. Our personal favorites are the puttanesca and the Caesar salad. All portions are very generous and usually we have doggie bags or we share. That goes for the desserts as well. Personal favorite the Italian bread pudding.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
No kid's menu but they whipped up buttered noodles for my 8 year old. Everything is good, the mussels are incredible. The brusetta was excellent. Very alert wait staff.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant and
We love this restaurant and top there every time we're staying in Middleton. The lasagna and bread pudding are must haves!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Local Restaurant
We had dinner at Vin Santo on Staurday evening. I had the lasagna and my wife had the signature dish, spinach ravioli. We both enjoyed our meals quite a bit. The lasagna was filled with sausage, and the portion was quite large; so much so, there was more than enough to bring home for the next day. My wife really enjoyed her raviloi. Oh yes, I almost forgot, the mussell appetizer was excellent. The service was exceptional and very friendly, they made us feel like we were eating in someone's home. We definitely will go back to this quaint and friendly neighborhood restaurant to enjoy some ver nice food and experience.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special for a special evening
Excellent dinner to celebrate two birthdays. The ravioli with lobster, scallops, and shrimp was outstanding! Loved the sauce on this dish. Service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. Vin Santo remains one of our favorite Madison area restaurants.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the seafood ravioli, and it was excellent. I love this place!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always had excellent
I have always had excellent food & service whenever I have dined at Vin Santo. I highly recommend it to friends and it is my favorite restaurant in Middleton.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a most enjoyable evening.
We had a most enjoyable evening. The food was excellent and all of us got our fill with great Italian pasta and grill. The menu was very extensive. The service was very accommodating and allow us to split very generous proportions. We had not been there for a long time and found the atmosphere to be up a notch.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small space, huge love on the plate
A great spot in the middle of town. Only seats 35-40 people. Lasagna made to order. Great Caprese salad. High end olive oil for dipping a tasty, crusty baguette. Wish I could move it to my city.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner recently, first visit. Warmly greeted and wait staff very professional. I enjoy foods I don't prepare at home. The menu choices were unique! The seafood ravioli and the Salsiccia Rossa....excellent! Their homemade sausage....very tasty with a bite. The spaghettini cooked perfectly. The sauce and mozzarella...delicious! The red sauce on the seafood ravioli exploded with flavor! There were toasted pine nuts garnishing the sauce adding a fantastic flavor! And bits of chewy sun dried tomatoes....yum! I can't wait to go back!! I highly recommend Vin Santo to anyone, even if not fond of Italian food because they will likely be pleasantly surprised!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice people. Great food!
This was our first experience at Vin Santo. We found this small, quaint, and cozy restaurant quite by chance, but we will definitely return. All of the people were very nice. Our waiter was very good, never letting our wine glasses quite empty before offering a refill. But, the highlight, as it should be, was the great food. Absolutely delicious! The lasagne was packed with sausage. The portions were very generous. We definitely recommend Vin Santo.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable evening with my family
The portions are huge, the flavors are great and the atmosphere is also very nice.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM