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Nostrano

4.4
835 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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About

Nostrano is owned by former Chicago Chefs Tim and Elizabeth Dahl, who have honed their skills in some of Chicago’s finest restaurants, such as Blackbird, Boka, Naha, Charlie Trotters and NoMi. Nostrano offers seasonal, Italian-influenced small plates, entrees and desserts created in-house from local ingredients. Nostrano’s wine list features selections from small producers throughout the Mediterranean region, and its unique cocktail list highlights classic cocktails from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
DINNER /// MON-WED | 5-9pm | THU-SAT | 5-10pm
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Phone number
(608) 395-3295
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Cross street: W Main St | S Carroll St
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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FrankandBeans (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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Stefano1972 (Milwaukee)
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Great place! So sad to hear that it is closing after the 14th. Wish the night and food could have lasted longer!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Always such amazing service and exquisite cuisine! Thank you!

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stumpfie (Denver)
5.0
Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

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Angie3m (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on February 3, 2017

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...

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0
Dined on January 28, 2017

This was our first time at Nostrano - it was incredible. Most stunning meal we have ever had in Madison. Everything was perfect.

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tdmadtown (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 27, 2017

Celebrated our 34th anniversary with an outstanding meal, good service, great Manhattan cocktail. This restaurant will be sorely missed!

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vipBeth (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 25, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 19, 2017

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
DINNER /// MON-WED | 5-9pm | THU-SAT | 5-10pm
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Cross street
W Main St | S Carroll St
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(608) 395-3295
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Parking details
Limited parking is available in front of the restaurant and around the square. There are public parking ramps located at adjacent corners of the Capitol square.
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Public transit
Madison Metro | Routes 1-8
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Executive chef
Tim Dahl
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
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