Vin Santo- Wisconsin
Out with friendsWonderful meal and lots of casual dining time with friends,5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTrusted Dining ExperienceVin 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.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReviewThis 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.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of Madison's finestThis is one of Madison's finest restaurants. We only wish we lived closer to it. It is consistently excellent!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFelt like escaping to a wonderfulFelt like escaping to a wonderful Italian cafe!
Family owners added a personal touch.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best Italian RestaurantsOne of the best Italian Restaurants we have been to.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are never disappointedWe 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!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been there 3 timesWe have been there 3 times now and never disappointed. Great food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was excellent. LargeThe meal was excellent. Large portions and also excellent recommendations by the very helpful wait staff.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Hands down one of my favorite Madison area eateries. The food is always exceptional as is the service. There is a European feel to the ambience that makes it a perfect date place. I have never been disappointed here.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here a numberI have been here a number of times, and never been disappointed. The food is always very well prepared, with innovative and interesting touches. The services has always been excellent: attentive, and matching the level of engagement to the needs of each table. Overall, a small, relaxed atmosphere that provides excellent food and service at a reasonable price.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing salmon!When salmon w/ Gorgonzola cheese on the menu, it's my favorite. It is so good I'm slightly embarrassed to say I couldn't help moaning (quietly) with every bite.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM