About Benvenutos - Middleton

Benvenuto's Middleton is locally owned and operated located inside the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Our Italian Grill and diverse menu appeals to almost everyone. We have the philosophy of offering great food for a good value! All our sauces and soups are made daily from scratch, as well as our famous meatballs! We are a casual dining restaurant that is great for a business lunch or a family dinner. Stop in today and come, eat and enjoy!

1109 Fourier Dr
Madison, WI 53717
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
John Q. Hammons Dr./Excelsior Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 826-0555

Website:
http://benvenutos.com/locations/middleton

Entertainment:
Multiple TV's, occasional music or special events

Catering:
We offer an extensive group pricing & carry-out menu including sandwich platters, pasta and pizza options. We deliver to businesses within a 5 mile radius and private residence deliveries are possible on a case by case basis.

Parking Details:
Complimentary lighted parking

Public Transit:
We are located directly across from a city bus line.

Executive Chef:
Raul "Manuel" Quintana

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact for more info

Benvenutos - Middleton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (25)
Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Kid-friendly (16)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Attentive service, great menu choices and quiet atmosphere for business conversation. Will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Not impressed with food or service. Will not be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was slow. Food was just alright. The pizza we got the night before was awesome though!

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 13, 2017

'We had a small group for a graduation celebration. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was very good and the drinks reasonable. We had a great dinner and celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food & good service! Large portions...we came home with lots of leftovers!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Ended taking our oldest daughter out for dinner and had great experience & food.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Delicious food & great service! We went on New Years Eve with a group of friends & had a wonderful time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2016

service was fantastic, food was outstanding if you looking for a good place to eat this is the one..

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Our waiter Jarek was very attentive to our table, he got everything on time and recomendad the Southwest Salad, We will be back to this restaurant for sure

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food was great, I had a prime rib, I ordered a prime rib rare, with au jus. It came out "smothered prime rib" well done. The waitress (Nessa was her name) messed everything up on 3 orders..never brought us water, either. The manager ended up taking over. He was great, which made the night salvagable. Would go again, just not her for a waitress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The service was extremely quick; our server was attentive and the food came out almost as soon as we had finished the previous course. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were very generous.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Great food thank u for taking care of our group of 17

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2016

The service was excellent. Our server was Alex

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Appetizers and salads arrived at the same time. Waiter spilled water on the floor-accidental but did get my purse wet. We were seated with 2 tables of crying children which took away from our experience. Food was good but will try one if their other locations for our graduation dinner

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 2, 2015

Eggplant parm was delicious! Facacia bread was yummy, as was the beer-cheese soup too. The waitress and the host were both very nice & attentive. Reasonable prices, plus they also have a happy hour. Will definitely go back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2015

Food was very good. This is a great place particularly if you are staying in one of the nearby hotels

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Food and service improved greatly since last visit. Waterpark next door added bonus. Will return with family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2015

Everything was just fair. I have been to other locations and the food has always been good. Maybe it was an off night. The waitress could have been a little more attentive - to fill water glasses, etc.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We made reservations for 4, but met up with a group of 5 friends. Even though the place was hopping, the staff quickly combined us and seated us at a long table in an alcove. The service was great throughout, and the food was excellent! We all ended up sampling each other's dinners, and every single dish was delectable. We all had great dinners and a wonderful time. I will definitely return to Benvenuto's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Same place on Northside is packed. This location is nicer but less busy. Located in a hotel. Dont miss it for Italian.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 22, 2015

Okay, so this is more of a diner than a restaurant. It's inside of a Holiday Inn, and felt more like a Denny's. Food was mediocre and the service was terrible. I'd only eat here again if I were staying at that hotel - and then, only if I had to.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Benvenutos is on my list of restaurants I wanted to go to with my MeetUp group. We had a lot of fun and the food was as wonderful as the conversation. I will defiantly put this in the rotation of restaurants to go back to with the group.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 11, 2014

Food was good - service left a bit to be desired. The noise level in the restaurant was good so we could enjoy speaking and not worry about raising our voices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2014

The food was great and was delicious. The service was very slow at the beginning. We waited about 10 minutes before our actual waiter appeared. We were greated by a female waiter within 5 minutes only for her to return and inform us that she was not our waiter. Our drinks took a little while to arrive once we did place our order and the waiter could not read his own handwriting (because he was writing with a crayon) for the very first order he took and their was a total of four of us. The food did arrive promptly and was exactly as we ordered. We ordered desert and it was delicious. Overall, this was a pleasant dining experience and the price was reasonable. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 20, 2014

We eat Easter Buffet every year in Madison at different locations for variety. This year we tried Benvenutos as it was near our hotel. We found the food poor! It was without seasoning, dry, over cooked, and without variety; 2 potato and 1 vegetable.The ham was extremely dry and the prime rib was raw with many non-edible portions. Turkey was the best though unseasoned. The french toast was uncooked in the middle and fell apart upon trying to get it out of the pan and onto the plate. Dinner rolls were great as was some of the ripened, less hard fruit. Even the usual quality and variety of holiday buffet desserts was missing. It was the same price of many of the other buffets we have attended, but not even close to their quality and variety.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 20, 2014

I did not find this brunch worth the 25.00 price tag- My mother and I were served Prime rib that was extremely fatty, most of the dishes contained cheese, which doesn't interest me. I did not try the turkey or the ham- they just didn't look very good, in fact they appeared to be pretty processed meat. I did enjoy the salad and the little dessert they had. Was filling, but did not feel all that great and I am wondering if they used MSG in their food. I would not go there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 17, 2014

Bad service (server was completely uneducated on menu or specials) horrible ambiance (too bright cafeteria-type lighting and too loud) and the food was bland to the point of tasting like paste. Never again.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 24, 2014

Calzone was burnt on the bottom. Cajun pasta was over spiced. Waiter was nice; but disengaged. Other Benvenuto's locations have a larger selection of food on their menus. No changes to interior of the restaurant from when they took over from the steak joint. Will not be back; better choices in the area.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 9, 2014

The food was great. And the dessert was even better. Nice portions at reasonable prices. Conrad was our server and he was extremely nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Our server was very friendly and outgoing without being overly bothersome. I had the rib eye it was great prepared just the way I like rare but not raw. My date had Cajun grilled pasta she loved it asked for extra spice and they made it special for her. Overall great dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2014

First and foremost, I was literally blown away by the service we received. I have never been treated as well as we were treated here. I took my wife here for a Valentine's dinner hoping it was as good as I was hearing, and was NOT disappointed one bit. We had a bit of a delay when we arrived for our reservation due to the craziness of Vday, but that was to be expected and didn't really bother us. We enjoyed a drink at the bar, where the bartender was more than qualified. The wait was short, and once at our table we were greeted promptly by Fonzi, our waiter for the evening. The best waiter I've ever had. He even did the Fonz impression lol. Food was amazing and well prepared, and even well-portioned. Will DEF be going back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Let me start by saying that I have never been to a Benevenuto's before, though one of my coworkers mentioned the food was great so I took her word. She was correct! I visited the restaurant on Valentine's day and found the atmosphere pretty nice. Not super upscale, but clean and cozy. The food was very delicious and our server was helpful in guiding us in our selection. The host staff and bartender seemed a little understaffed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2014

My husband and I went to Benvenutos for V day dinner. The service was terrible but food was good. We will not be going back to the West side location.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2014

Skip the chains. This is good food with a nice mixed menu. Poor weather held down the crowd on a normally busy Fiday night.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Went here on NYE and had the Lobster Mac. Excellent flavor and they didn't 'cheap out' on the dish. It was a little more expensive than their normal menu items ($21.00 for my dish) but it was lobster. Plentiful portions, great taste. The service was excellent. Great little italian restaurant. Can't believe we've lived in the neighborhood for several years and never went until now. We'll be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The eggplant parmigiana is amazing, and they also have great pizzas and deserts. My waiters have always been very friendly and I've rarely had any problem with service. I've also had dinner with larger groups here a few times for birthdays and special events and it worked out very well. Definitely would reccomend to a friend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Found this restaurant on open table while looking for a place to take a girl on a first date, and was very happy with the experience. Service was excellent, host gave us a cozy and private booth that was very quiet and nice. Our waitress, Elizabeth, was very speedy and catered to all of our requests. The food itself was delicious and the portions were generous. I ordered the Cajun Grilled Pasta with a side Caesar salad, and was very happy with my meal. Overall, we had a very good experience at Benvenutos and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal, fast service and nice atmosphere at a reasonable price, and this is a place I am sure I will be stopping in at again soon.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 23, 2013

We arrived to find the restaurant was having trouble with their heating system and instead of having a relaxing dinner we ate with our coats on and left as soon as we could, it was freezing. The staff was very helpful in finding and preparing a dish to meet our daughters dietary needs, but her chicken was so burned she couldn't eat it. Would not go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2013

We had a family dinner and when we arrived they had set up the table and were waiting for us. Good food, good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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