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Vin Santo- Wisconsin

Vin Santo- Wisconsin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinsanto.us/Vin_Santo/Welcome.html
  • Email: clarissa@vinsanto.us
  • Phone: (608) 836-1880
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vin Santo- Wisconsin
Named after "the wine of the Saints", Vin Santo features authentic dishes from the Italian country side.
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Diner Reviews
  • "4th time we were at vin Santo's and I have trouble understanding why people rave about the food. our meal was just ok. mussels were lackluster, not bad but just nothing special. mushroom soup actually not good. thin and milk-like rather than rich, buttery and creamy. what professional doesn't know how to make a good mushroom soup? the recommended shrimp dish was tasty but the shrimp were overdone. again what professional overdoes shrimp? the mushroom ravioli special was tasty. the mushroom ravioli were very good but it was as if it was just doused in balsamic vinegar. not very creative. needed a little something more than just vinegar as a sauce. just not understanding why this place gets such good reviews. service excellent"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here on recommendation of friend. Was more than pleased with the experience. There were four people in my party and we all ordered something different. All four entrees were great. One ordered the lasagna of the day and said it was well worth the wait. We ordered the calamari appetizer to start and to munch on while we waited for the lasagna (it takes half an hour) On the recommendation of the waitress we didn't order salads, the entrees are huge. The lobster ravioli was creamy goodness, the lasagna was heavenly and enough for two meals. Wish we would have saved room for dessert. Next time!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "great Calamari-not breaded and fried- but cooked and then served in spicy tomato sauce"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We think it is one of the best Italian restaurant in the area, well managed, and terrific food. One of our favorites"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We always visit Vin Santo when we want great quality food, with great portions at a great price! For my money, the best Italian food in Madison and the best outside NYC. Quality is always top-shelf and the prices and portions are midwestern - not like Chicago or pretentious upscale eateries in Madison. It's a cozy venue, not modern, just a diamond in the rough for fabulous food."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Small but very comfortable atmosphere with great food and wine. Vin Santo is one of our favorite spots to eat."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We went to Vin Santo for Valentine's dinner, and everything was great. We arrived a little early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was fantastic! Very friendly and cheerful. He was obviously working a lot of tables but still checked in on us often. Food was delicious -- the lasagna of the day, with homemade sausage and ricotta in a spicy tomato sauce, was absolutely delicious. Portions were HUGE, so expect 1-2 meals in leftovers in addition to your meal at the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is small and homey. Menu is refreshingly different. Food did not match up with the experiences I've had at other good Italian eateries. Enjoyed the experience, but barely able to recommend given the other options available."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Clarissa and Greg know not to screw around with a good thing. I get the same thing every time I go and am never disappointed. The specials always sound great, but I end up going back to my old standby."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Dark and quiet and LOTS of excellent food; service was attentive but not intrusive -- ("How is the pepper tonight?", e.g.)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Vin Santo is an excellent dining experience. You are served fabulous food that you can enjoy at your pace while having a wonderful conversation."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "One of the best in the Madison area. Love the lasagna of the day idea!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had a birthday dinner with family. Food was excellent. Service was slow and didn't get offered desert."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "we always likes to come back. the food is always fresh and very good"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was attentive. Ambiance/décor so-so...felt a bit crowded, small (not for romantics. But, nonetheless, worth coming back to again (and again)."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We always enjoy our visits, as the food and wine are great! The service is excellent."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "A excellent meal, as always, with very ample portions. It is one of our favorite restaurants. Lots of good choices. The wait staff and owners are always so welcoming and helpful."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Nice selection of meals and and a quaint setting. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "My wife and I get to Vin Santos at least a couple times a year. It's a special place for us and we've had many of our anniversary dinners there. The food is wonderful as are the staff. We recommend Vin Santos very highly."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Never disappointed. Great service and fantastic food. The owner keeps a careful,watch to ensure customers are happy."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food is authentic Italian. Flavors are amazing! Ambience could be a little better, but it's a small restaurant."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "With homemade pasta and most ingredients from local sources, Vin Santo has become one of our favorite restaurants on the West side of Madison. The calamari appetizer is fabulous. The eggplant is amazing. Bring your appetites, because the serving sizes are generous."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I'm a long term fan of Vin Santo. I've had just about everything on the menu and have only praise. Go and try it for yourself. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I have been here a couple of times. Menu is not too long, and heavy on the pasta choices, which they do very well. Food is not exotic, but is very good. Atmosphere is neighborhood casual. All in all, a pleasant place to have a nice pasta dinner."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We love Vin Santo and chose it to celebrate our son's graduation from college. Every time we have been there, the food has been wonderful! The owner is also very nice and all staff was attentive but not too much so. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Vin Santo is a small family owned and operated gem. We go regularly for the variety of pasta dishes, crisp salads, and the exquisitely prepared salmon and mussels. The portions are over-sized, so we often split items, or plan take-home, but then we end up finishing them, because they are just too good to miss."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Fantastic food, congenial service, and great ambiance."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was fantastic. It's always a special occassion when I dine at Vin Santo. The hosts really welcome you to their restaurant and always check on your dining experience. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "The portions are huge, the flavors are great and the atmosphere is also very nice."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I had the seafood ravioli, and it was excellent. I love this place!!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We love this restaurant and top there every time we're staying in Middleton. The lasagna and bread pudding are must haves!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013