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Villa Dolce
Villa Dolce

Villa Dolce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villadolcecafe.com
  • Phone: (608) 833-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Modern European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Villa Dolceʼs accurate, on time and delicious catering is available to parties of up to 100 people, anywhere in Middleton. Our fresh Italian cuisine will please all of your guests with a variety of appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, and desserts. From business luncheons to bridal showers, anniversary parties to graduations, our long list of returning and regular catering customers are proof of our client satisfaction. Call or email our owner, Faton Lumani, at 608-833-0033 or info@villadolcecafe.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday Night Special - 10% off all Pizza Wednesday is Date Night - 1/2 price bottles of wine.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Villa Dolce
A modern Italian cafe in the heart of downtown historic Middleton. With a contemporary vibe this fusion Italian gem features unique topping gourmet pizzas, handmade pasta and famous Gelato.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We often go to Villa Dolce, and they pretty much know us now, and the wait people are very nice."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I took my friend to Villa Dolce for her 60th birthday, and was happy to see so many salad offerings - I hadn't remembered that being the case a few years ago. The eggplant appetizer was outstanding, very flavorful and just dripping in warm, gooey cheese! My kale/quinoa salad was delicious topped with salmon, healthy but very satisfying. The one disappointment was that the perfect little round table by the front window had been replaced with two smaller square tables - not at all the 'feel' by the window that I remembered. I would definitely go back to Villa Dolce for a quiet, relaxed meal, however."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We like this spot. The pizzas are creative and delicious. The wine list is very good. Service is good. And for some reason we like to sit outside. The tables are practically in traffic and these days in a road construction area. But we still choose to sit outside and watch the activity of Middleton. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time to Villa Dolce, and we again were very pleased. The salad and the pizza was excellent. I would highly recommend Villa Dolce to anyone."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We come here often, and the staff knows us, so it is definitely a pleasurable experience, as the food is always good and the service as well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We sat outside of this charming restaurant. The food was great I had the shrimp and scallops over fresh made linguini which was fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant. The service at villa Dolce was equally great and from the hostess to the server they were very attentive. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The evening was lovely and the service great. We always enjoy coming to Villa Dolce. One of our favorite places. Comfy, and enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food, perfect ambiance, loved the gelato bar! The only downside was they were short staffed when we arrived so we sat for about 10-15 minutes before we were served drinks."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a group of family for our son's graduation dinner. The pizza and Italian dishes were very flavorful and simply yummy. It is a very cute little restaurant with a quaint feel to it. We definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My two daughters brought me here for a Mother's Day treat. The food was wonderful! I have recommended your restaurant to several people already."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have dined here frequently and always enjoy the food, the service and the wine. They even gave us a small chocolate divinity because my husband had recent successful cataract surgery."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, service was wonderful, and the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have had a good dining experience here several times. Comfortable home-like seating. Although menu selection not huge, we have always enjoyed the seafood specials. Interesting pizza choices. Service above average. Multiple gelato choices for dessert. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've been to Villa Dolce before and had great experiences, however last time we went the food was only okay. I'm figuring we caught them on an off night since we usually have great pizza there. What bothered me the most was the hostess and wait staff were bickering with each other not once but twice in front of us. I know you aren't always going to get along with everyone you work with, but never show that in front of customers. Made us not want to come back again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It was a lovely place. We come often, as we know the food and wine to be excellent. Love the atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent Villa Dolce often because it is a cozy, friendly neighborhood spot. We always feel welcome and have a lot of fun with the staff. This time, we treated my mom and sister to a visit to Villa Dolce and they too had a great time. The staff made them feel right at home. The food and service were both very good; if not excellent. There is something about the atmosphere that is simply special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very good service and the food was delicious. It was a little noisy but still able to carry on a conversation at the table. The chairs were very comfortable and we did not feel rushed. I would return again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This used to be a great little place we went to 2-3 x/month. Romantic, half-price wine night, great food. Now, just mediocre."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is such a pretty place and cozy. I was thrilled we could get in on a Friday night, with little (and changing notice). I tried the lemon drop, which was as delicious as it was pretty - and not too sweet. I'm a self proclaimed bolognese sauce snob - and I love their version of a rich, tomatoey, hearty ragu over the thick noodles. I love the spoon, cause I want to enjoy every drop. It's hard to find restaurants that make their own desserts. For 5 of us, we had a hard time narrowing down our selection to 4. I was glad to have room for dessert, the creme brulee was divine. It took me a long time to go the first time because I figured I wouldn't be able to get in - don't make the same mistake. Great place for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Madison area. It's a charming little place with amazing food and a great wine selection, plus their gelato is to die for. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Good food, nice decor--nice quiet atmosphere to have a relaxing meal of one of their specialty pizzas or pastas. A bit of a fooler as you need to go inside to get a feel--not much curb appeal, but they did a good job of creating a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "the service was as good as it could be, considering we were all packed in like sardines flying coach...I made the mistake of sitting on the outside of a row of tables sitting back to back- it was like getting hit by the beverage cart every time the waitress or another person tried to get by. Food was good, but experience was less than desirable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I loved the food and the overall experience. Parking is challenging but we'll definitely be back to sample the pizza!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have made 3 visits over 7 months and have always been impressed with the staff, the accommodations and food on my most recent trip we enjoyed a thin crust pizza with pears and caramelized onions, and a superior calzone"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We joined neighbors for dinner during restaurant week. Always enjoy eating at Villa Dolce. Every entree is perfectly prepared and presented. If you want a pizza but have advanced to the gourmet variety, they do an excellent job of filling that craving. The atmosphere is modern in an old building. We all noted the good acoustics on a busy night. Service was prompt and friendly but not rushed. They have a good wine list and great desserts. We have had lunch at Villa Dolce and several dinners. Thanks for being in Middleton!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Also I visit during "Madison Restaurant Week" - the suggested menu was not "good enough" to pay $25 or even $30. we pick items from the standard menu, which turn to be better and less expensive as the suggested "special" menu"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went here for restaurant week. They were more than accommodating and really made us feel welcome. Very enjoyable. The food was amazing. I'd go back over and over again as a regular customer."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining here, and the wait people are excellent, especially Delores."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This place has been one of our favorite restaurants since we discovered it 6 months ago. The food is always great & the service is friendly and efficient. A perfect atmosphere for a date or small group. Desserts are fantastic too, made in house daily! Have brought friends with us and recommended it to many others. Already looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Villa Dolce is a cozy local eatery with great food, a good selection of wines, and wonderful range of gelatos for dessert. (Actually, their tiramisu is also excellent.) The wild mushroom flatbread appetizer is superb, as are the bruschetta and caprese. I also highly recommend the butternut tortelaci and the beef bolognese for main courses. Every pizza I've had there has also been terrific. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, and service is prompt and friendly. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The waitress, Delores, is exceptional, and the food is quite wonderful. We always have a special time there."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Food excellent, noise level loud on a Friday evening. A little small and seating crowded, but service was good, nice village ambience."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Truly the best crust I have ever had on a pizza. Tasted homemade and fresh. So delicious! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013