I am just beside myself that our Valentine's Day meal at Nostrano signifies the end of their tenure. Nostrano was my favorite restaurant in Madison.
Great place! So sad to hear that it is closing after the 14th. Wish the night and food could have lasted longer!
Always such amazing service and exquisite cuisine! Thank you!
Nostrano was excellent. The food was tasty and the service was superb. Ashley, our server, did a great job. I love that their menu changes with the seasons based on what's available and fresh!
My favorite restaurant in a town that has many great places to eat--I will miss it so! I've never had a dish here that I didn't think was amazing. The service and setting are also lovely, making this first on my list of places to take someone I want to impress.
Nostrano is one of my favorite restaurants in Madison. The food is inventive and always delicious. The desserts... amazing. We will truly miss them. Sigh...
This was our first time at Nostrano - it was incredible. Most stunning meal we have ever had in Madison. Everything was perfect.
Celebrated our 34th anniversary with an outstanding meal, good service, great Manhattan cocktail. This restaurant will be sorely missed!
Lovely little place serving the kinds of gourmet items you'd find in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. Definitely for foodies. Some things I couldn't pronounce, like the whipped cream app made from goat cheese! We had a wonderful, quiet, enchanting dinner.
Food was great...although the cauliflower soup was a little thin and salty. Too bad they're shutting down. Seemed like a place to which I would've returned.
The food was absolutely fabulous...layered distinctive flavors along with a great wine list.! The only thing I take issue with is the degree of snobbery we felt from the waitress and how tight the tables are. We unfortunately had to hear the next couples' conversation and I'm sure they heard ours despite the whispering, which I think made us all feel a bit uncomfortable. If we're gonna spend $150 for dinner, we would like to have felt more welcome & more than 12 inches away from another patron's elbow.
Great dining experience with exceptional service and atmosphere. Food was delicious and unique along dessert and drinks made for a nice pre theater meal. Will go back again.
This was our first visit to Nostrano and our server, Eileen was fabulous. The menu was simple yet elegant, the appetizer was terrific (get the Bruschetta, a nice twist on a classic) and our entrees were just the right amount of food without leaving us feeling stuffed. We will definitely come back!
WE had a wonderful dinner and loved the way the ingredients are unique but presented separately. We could really taste the mushrooms separately. It was great that it wasn't the typical "mix it all together."
The was exceptional along with the drinks. Rigatoncini with beef short rib was fantastic. My date had the orecchiette with hint of mint that really amplifies other flavors and makes the dish very interesting. I had Oaxacan negroni which outstanding! Only downside in my mind is the price in comparison to other similar quality restaurants around the square.
Nostrano has been our favorite restaurant in Madison. Since my wife and I are from New York, we feel like we have high standards. Consistently original and tasty food. The vegetarian and seafood options are always good in addition to excellent meat/poultry dishes. Cocktails are spot on too.
Always wonderful food: creative, seasonal variations on Italian classics. Be sure to save room for dessert, as they are THE best in town!
From the appetizers to the entrees - absolutely wonderful. Will be back.
for the price - you should do better.....
first dish / appetizer was very good
the two main dishes we order - pasta and risotto was....."not good enough"
pasta / risotto should be fresh and cock on the spot. in this case - they was waiting for too long (i.e.: they were pre cocked and reheat for us) and it was easy to tell
dessert was ok....but only "ok"
The food was delicious! The service was friendly and prompt.