Tutto Pasta State Street
305 State Street
Madison, WI 53703Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
Tutto Pasta State Street
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.foodspot.com/tuttopasta
- Phone: 6082941000
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
- Executive Chef: Juan Aragon & Jose Camilo Jr.
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We have two rooms downstairs that hold 30 seats in each. On very busy days we use all these seats for customers but most weeknights these are available. We will do a special limited menu for your group if you want and will work with you to set all the details as you like. One of the owners, Pam, works with customers for group events to ensure we can provide you with a special evening and great meal. There are times when she can give you the room on a weekend so just give her a call if you want to talk to her about your needs and see if we will be a perfect fit!
- Private Party Contact: Pam McCord 6082941000
- Cross Street: Johnson
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: There are many places to park in downtown Madison. The parking garages are called Ramps and the one nearest to our restaurant is the Overture Center Ramp. Another one that is almost exactly as close is the State Street Capitol Ramp. There is also the Buckeye lot nearby as well. There are meters on the side streets also to park. If you go to the cityofmadison.com web site and go to the parking utility section you can click on the downtown map for parking. Downtown is fun!
A word from Tutto Pasta State Street
Tutto Pasta State Street is a family owned Italian Cafe style restaurant in the heart of Madison"s famous State Street area. We are located in a charming old building on the corner of Johnson & State Street. Come in and enjoy a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes & a happy, friendly staff. Our Tutto Pasta on State Street has been voted Best of Madison Top Three Italian every year since 2006! We have Healthy Pasta options along with GLUTEN FREE options that have become very popular. We also like to help people with allergies enjoy a nice meal out feeling safe! If you have an allergy, please let us know so we can plan for your meal. We have rooms we can use for groups of 30 or less and we are happy to work with you to make your event or meeting special! We create our pasta dishes individually with incredible sauces and fresh ingredients. We have a good selection of wines too and everything is reasonably priced!Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
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Tutto Pasta State Street reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- Always yummyMikeDined on 8/28/2014We enjoyed 2for1 cocktails in the bar and at our table and had a great meal, as always!Special Features:
- Great Food.DoctorbobDined on 8/16/2014The food here is always great. They even gave us a free dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary. My only complaint was the very noisy young adult (?) crowd sitting next to us, but that's not the restaurant's fault. We come here often.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly service and yummy pastaOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/15/2014Always friendly service here and a great variety of pasta dishes. Reasonable prices. Expect a vibrant atmosphere as this is a hot spot on State StretSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EaterDined on 7/29/2014Food was delicious. I will definitely return. Great wine list.Special Features:
- Birthday Celebration!BirthdayGirl7Dined on 7/26/2014We chose Tutto Pasta because of the superb food, and were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed the quality house chianti, warm bread with dipping sauce, and healthy vegetarian dinners of penne energy and farfalle rustica (which were served piping hot). A complimentary piece of tiramisu plus candle was provided. Our table was on the second level overlooking State Street which allowed for interesting people-watching. Our waiter Chaz paced the meal to accommodate our request for a leisurely celebration dinner. Online reservation system was easy and effective. This is the place to go to celebrate a special event, or just to have an excellent Italian dinner. We'll be back!Special Features:
- Good Food and friendly serviceeklarDined on 7/19/2014our waitress seemed a little new to the resteraunt, she had a hard time taking our drink orders and it was several minutes before she came back to check on us, but she made up for it by being super friendly. Overall a good experience and will come back.Special Features:
- IpsofactoDined on 6/19/2014Good food, great staff and I like that they take reservations so we could make sure to get to the show at Overture Center across the street. I will eat here againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DebbiesueDined on 6/13/2014We went to this restaurant as it was close to the Center and we had tickets to see War Horse. Arod was our server. he was great. Very attentive, funnyy and knowledgeable about the menu. I even ordered his recommendation (chicken caprese) and he was correct, it was fantastic. My friend had a pasta and truly enjoyed it. The portions are very generous. The place was packed, yet our service was quick and the food was hot. I would highly recommend this place. We sat upstairs near the window and it was an excellent place to eat dinner. We will definitely return the next time we travel to Madison.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YuckTravelerDined on 6/9/2014At the recommendation of the bar tender, ordered the fusili primavera. Frozen food would have been better.
- The following 169 reviews are from the Tutto Pasta State Street reviews archive.
- Small, cozy placeOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/28/2014Great pasta! Will definitely return. Highly recommendSpecial Features:
- so-sosunnysueDined on 4/20/2014that atmosphere was dark & dingy. grease spot on our tablecloth was not a welcomed sight. our waiter was the highlight-very friendly & efficient. food was not impressive. both my husband & son said that i make better italian food at home. and, if that's the case, no point going out. i ordered a salad which was fine but the shrimp on it was very spicy ,which i wasn't expecting. even the mango margarita was just ordinary. the whole experience was so-so. i think they need to step it up a notch.
- Loud group made night unpleasantOtt3110Dined on 4/12/2014Went to dinner with a group of seven. The service was pretty good considering that we were in the lower level. The low lighting made it difficult for some in our group to read the menus. The food is always very good and we were unlucky because another group was a couple of table away and were super loud. I still enjoy dining here and this was just an series of unfortunate factors.Special Features:
- Extremely Pleased!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/11/2014The servers were professional and natural, not rehearsed. We came in late after a show and they still accomodated us. We were served right away and the food was excellent. The service was the best I have seen in a LONG time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food.ginnDined on 4/11/2014We go to a fair in Madison every year & our favorite restaurant was Tutto Pasta. We were so disappointed when the King St. location closed, as we did not know about this one. This one does not have the ambience of the other one + it is extremely noisy. But the food is outstanding. They have original dishes with very unusual combinations that meld perfectly! My dinner was fantastic! Will be back to this spot every year!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Early dinnerSaranohDined on 3/31/2014I arrived in Madison and was ready to eat around 4. They were not busy at all so the service was prompt and courteous without loitering. I had the Mushroom ravioli after starting with the Caesar salad. Both were tasty and they had a few appealing desserts and I went with a divine cheesecake. Overall left very satisfied.I would recommend this to a friend.
- ALWAYS DELICIOUS!!!DrMiMoDined on 3/28/2014My husband and I have enjoyed the amazing menu and friendly service at Tutto Pasta State Street for many years. While like many restaurants downtown, the tables are closer together than I would prefer, we are never disappointed when we leave. The staff are professional and fun, the portions are generous, and because the restaurant is larger than most realize, they cater very well to groups of all sizes. They are also kid friendly with a children's menu and my girls love it! Tutto Pasta remains a favorite amongst our family and friends!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- impressed!dreaeliseDined on 3/15/2014We were in town for a local concert at overture hall and were looking for something quick and close by that would also be delicious. We came across this restaurant and were little bit skeptical because the reviews were mixed. I can see that people may have difficulty if they're having large parties because it is quite crowded but for a party of 4 it was great! We received excellent service and fantastic food. We ordered two side salads, 3 entrees to split, and one dessert - the total bill came to just $55 before tax. Great value and awesome food!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great option for food on State St!pg13Dined on 3/13/2014Met a friend for early evening dinner--being from out of town, I didn't know where to go. Checked OT and found this place. We were seated immediately, the menu has many great looking options...the service was fast and fun. The meal was great--good sized portions and excellent "American Italian" dishes. I kept it simple with some fried mozz for an appetizer and the Spag & Meatballs for the entree. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. (My friend had a chicken rotini that also looked great.) Would definitely come back here for a meal when I return to Madison!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Service on a busy nightIpsofactoDined on 3/7/2014We were running late and had reservations but needed to move them back by 40 mins. When we called we were pleasantly surprised that they could do it, no problem. Everyone knew we had to go to a show also and were really accommodating at well. We got there at 6:30 and were leaving the restaurant by 7:10 and even had TeM to take the leftovers back to the car which was about 10 blocks away and still be in our seats for the 7:30 show. Food was very good too and I am looking forward to leftovers tonight.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ConsistantOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 3/7/2014Food here is always good, not great, but priced right. We eat here often when going to a show at the Overture Center since you get a quality meal in a short amount of time and it is priced appropriately.
- Very happy I tried itPacoDined on 2/19/2014My girlfriend and I wanted to keep it low key for our anniversary and decided on Tutto. This was the first time dining there for either of us, and we will definitely go again. Food was good, prices were good, staff was friendly, and it was a nice crowd for a Wednesday night. The tables were awfully close together which could make it cozy on a weekend, but overall we were happy with our experience.Special Features:
- Tutto Pasta is tightBHansDined on 2/15/2014On a Saturday night, Tutto Pasta is tight in the whole restaurant. This is to be expected. I don't blame them, but if you want something really personal with your dinner partner(s), then I would suggest somewhere else. Overall, it was great. If you can get past the tightness, the food is great, the service is great, and the environment is vibrant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice dinner!IlovepastaDined on 2/14/2014When we got there, I am glad I made a reservation. It was packed! We were seated immediately and placed in a nice room. There was little room for the chairs but overall the dining room was nice. The waitress was quick and friendly. The only problem I had was that it felt very rushed. We were only sitting down for 40 min before they scooted us out of there to turn over the table. It was a holiday but it is nice when restaurants give time in between for the customers to talk. Food was fantastic! Really good pasta. AMAZING PESTO!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great valueImpishDined on 2/9/2014Tutu pasta is cozy, friendly, and a great for viewing the State Street night life. Wonderful food and reasonable prices. Good value.Special Features:
- Good, but heat dining room!craftyemVIPDined on 1/17/2014Food and service are always good here. My friend and I ate before an Overture performance. My only complaint was that the lower dining room was freezing cold. Get some heat down there!Special Features:
- Loved it!Nellie150Dined on 1/17/2014My husband and I here for a special evening out. The food and service were phenomenal. My only issue was that I was really cold. That won't keep me from going back though. I'll just dress accordingly. I highly recommend it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun with FriendsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 1/16/2014We love going to Tutto Pasta the food is always great, each time there is some thing new on the menu to try. I now have several favorites, we'll keep it on our short list of favorite places to go in Madison.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyed the atmosphere, theDragonsDined on 1/15/2014Enjoyed the atmosphere, the window seating, good food and the good service. We will eat here again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great New Years Eve DinnerMollyDined on 12/31/2013Our waiter was wonderful! He suggested an amazing bottle of wine to accompany our dinners. We will definately be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Okay food, cold seatsFoodisyummyDined on 12/20/2013The food did not have a lot of flavor but it wasn't bad. The service was good. However, the booths in the front are near the door and every time someone came in, we were hit with freezing outside air. It was hard to enjoy the meal when I felt like I was outside. I understand it's a small place and enough seating is important, but a large group of young girls had to wait for their table right next to us while we ate.Special Features:
- Good mealDGoodVIPDined on 11/29/2013Although it is located right on campus, eh found the food very good and service outstanding. Get the chicken pizziola- very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Italian Food!FoodieDined on 11/23/2013The food should be on the show "The Best I Ever Ate!" I was with a large group, which the restaurant was very accommodating to. We made reservations online, which was quick and easy. Everyone enjoyed their dishes from manicotti (my fave), to pasta, to pizza! Restaurant had charm to it, I would have never expected!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Convenient for OvertureOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/8/2013Convenient location and easy reservation process makes Tutto Pasta on State Street a great place if you are going to an Overture show. Good food, reasonably priced.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A definite mustLikesGoodFoodDined on 11/8/2013Have never been dissatisfied with the food, atmosphere, service, and price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- You can't go wrong hereMadisonianDined on 11/4/2013Tutto Pasta is a very upbeat, well-run, often crowded restaurant with a cheerful, attentive waitstaff and reliably good food-- often, in fact, food worthy of being rated excellent. It's become a standby for us in as a place to get a satisfying meal in the State Street vicinity-- perfect when we're looking to grab an early dinner prior to an event at the Overture Center. I highly recommend it.Special Features:
- food and service were veryOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/4/2013food and service were very good. Upstairs dining area was very crowded on the night we were thereI would recommend this to a friend.
- Yummy food, lots of variety!TMHunterDined on 11/4/2013Enjoyed a leisurely dinner with my family by arriving early (5:00 pm) as this restaurant fills up quickly. Hard to decide what to order: many, many temptations on the menu. Pasta dishes were exceptional (and one of our diners was raised in an Italian household, so she knows pasta :). Drinks were great: martinis and bellinis. Cannoli was yummy, and everything on the dessert tray was tempting. The waitstaff was extremely nice, attentive, and personable. Overall a very pleasant and enjoyable meal in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Highly recommend this restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Staff was friendly and veryLynnDined on 10/25/2013Staff was friendly and very accomodating. I had not specified a lower level table when I made reservations but the staff quickly cleared and prepared a lower level table when I mentioned that it would be difficult for my mother to climb the stairs.Special Features:
- Always a good eat when in Madison.nancyjowDined on 10/13/2013I have been coming here since my daughter was a freshman at UW (now a senior). I have never had a bad meal there. The service is always on point friendly and informative.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday FunBKateDined on 10/6/2013Thanks to Tutto Pasta for a great birthday gathering for my friends and I. Our waiter was friendly and very accommodating.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.