Fun, Unique Spot in Middleton
Villa Dolce is like an excellent pair of dark wash jeans- you can dress it up for a nice dinner, dress it down for a more casual lunch, or just put on some flip flops for a gelato run. The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed but not sloppy, and the outdoor dining area is enjoyable (at least when it's not too hot outside to breathe). The menu isn't perhaps as gluten-free friendly as other places, those with wheat allergies and sensitivities can find and customize some excellent, delicious choices. Because of the layout of the establishment - set up in an older neighborhood house - they might have a harder time accommodating larger groups, although I'm sure they can make something work, especially with advance notice. Go and enjoy!
6/28/2012 4:00:00 PM
Delicious pear and gorgonzola
Delicious pear and gorgonzola pizza with arugula, though would like more gorgonzola taste. Good mushroom pasta. Good wine selection. Cozy seating, crowded.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. I wish I could
Great service. I wish I could remember her name. (We were the 6:30 pm Friday night group of 5 under 'John Teevan'.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food with excellent
Excellent food with excellent service.
Never had anything I didn't love here; desserts are to die for.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can always count on Villa Dolce.
The food is always fresh, tasty and unique. The pizza is sooooo good. Lots of interesting flavor combinations and healthy. I highly recommend it. The service is quick and friendly. The price is very reasonable.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was absolutely amazing!
Our food was absolutely amazing! We started with the goat cheese bruschetta, and then I had the New York NewYork! My steak was mildly undercooked but nevertheless very delicious. We came for the gelato, so of course we had to try the pistachio gelato. While my friend preferred it as is, I had preferred actual chunks of pistachio. It was still VERY good! Service was excellent as well. Thanks for a great first experience and see you again soon!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual ambience, good food
We were a party of eight. We were seated promptly inside (there is outdoor dining if you like) in a room with just one other party of about as many people. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. About half our group had a variety of pizzas that are on the menu and all enjoyed them. The rest of us also enjoyed our dishes with just one exception - the ingredients as explained were not quite was was delivered ( a ravioli dish ). All in all a very good experience and we would recommend it for the food and the casual, friendly, unrushed ambience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delight!
One of our favorite restaurants in the Madison area. They are always willing to accommodate special requests for seating outside and never fail to delight us with their menu offerings. Service is exceptional.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mac N Cheese
I know they are supposed to be known for their pizza, which is good and all, but chech out the mac and cheese! I wish it was an entree instead of just an app....so good!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice local restaurant
The food here was quite nice, and the service was excellent. They also have great variety of specialty pizzas to choose from in addition to nice dinners; the salad we had was also awesome. The atmosphere is quaint, and very appropriate to a nice local in town restaurant. I had the beef bolgonese and it was excellent, and my wife had a beef pancetta, leek and artichole pizza, which she said was also excellent.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined at Villa Dolce many times over the past few years and every time has been wonderful. The ambiance is warm and inviting whether dining inside or outside. The wine list and specialty drinks are varied and unique yet still contain some favorite reds and whites. I have tried many of the appetizers, salads and entrees as well as the pizzas and all of them have been terrific. They are made with the freshest of ingredients with attention to detail (The Thai chicken pizza-every bite has just the right flavors, the mushroom ravioli has a light marsala wine creme sauce with layers of different flavors and The princess torte for dessert-textures of the marzipan, cake and tart raspberry are simply amazing!) Love this place!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only regret is not trying it before now. Excellent food, good service. Great place to meet a friend for lunch/dinner or even a great place for a date!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of three sat outside and shared a Waldorf salad, baked mac-n-cheese and the Arugula and Prosciutto pizza. All were delicious, but the pizza was fantastic. Service was very good but a little slow, as is typical I find for outside dining.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Villa Dolce is in a charming house with a front porch in downtown Middleton. The pizzas (especially Pear & Gorgonzola) and gelatinis (martinis made with gelato) are fantastic. The servers are very friendly and attentive. The décor and sound level are perfect for a romantic evening or date. The tables on the front porch in nice weather are especially wonderful. I love this place!!
I can't imagine Middleton without it.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food-very good; service-needs help
First of all, our reservations were for 7PM; we arrived at 7:06PM. As we walked in the owner greeted us with a "good you are finally here as were just about ready to give your table away"! We were seated and then waited for 10 minutes before anyone came to greet us, give us menus, take drink orders, etc. That didn't set well especially the way we were greeted (by the owner) when we walked in. The wine (drinks), appetizers, and pizza were all really good and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again for those. The service is what would really hold me back from returning.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on a Friday night. There were two in my party. We split an entree salad and ordered a 12" pizza. This size pizza was plenty food for two, pizza made with fresh ingredients, had great flavor. Thin crust must be homemade. Salad was good as well. They have a variety of beers and wines to choose from. Service was great, we had a reservation and were seated immediately.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly the best crust I have ever had on a pizza. Tasted homemade and fresh. So delicious! We'll be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent, noise level
Food excellent, noise level loud on a Friday evening. A little small and seating crowded, but service was good, nice village ambience.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely place, great Atmosphere
The waitress, Delores, is exceptional, and the food is quite wonderful. We always have a special time there.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Compared to other places in
Compared to other places in Madison that we've been to recently, I would say this place is "quiet", just not as quiet as a dinner for two at home :) Great food! We had the carbonara and the Godfather calzone (filled with meats). Cocktails and wine were excellent! Will definitely go back again and again!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM