D’Vino

4.7
71 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Wine/Cicchetti (pronounced: che-kett-ee) Bar
Fine Italian Dining
Irresistible little snacks of every imaginable configuration from the varied regions of Italy. Eat them at the bar with an ombra (shadow) of wine with an aperitif. Fine Dining Menu Also available Wed-Sat-Classic Italian favorites and daily chefs specials including Chicken Parmigiano, Sicilian Steak and Shrimp Scampi. Brunch menu available Sundays 11-3PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 71 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichardD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was Outstanding. Will definitely come back when in town.

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StevenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were kind, helpful & courteous. Ambiance is casual & relaxing. Great place to take time out and enjoy. Food is amazing! Looking forward to another night there!

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MargueriteG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was disinterested, the timing was slow (not leisurely) and the meal mediocre. The table next to us received lots of apologies, wine tasting, and a visit from owner/chef due to wait time, but we got a toot & a wave. Would not return or recommend.

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Foodie
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to D'vino's for the first time since the pandemic and it was amazing. We liked it before, but we love it now! They added entrees to their menu and all 3 of us loved our choices. The steak spidini was a pleasant surprise - different as promised by the owner - and the best I've ever had. We were so glad to see the addition of a printed "Gluten-free Options" menu as well. It made it so easy to find them without having to ask and there were so many; it was a whole sheet. I would have never guessed that of an Italian restaurant. I guess that's the benefit of local ownership. The service was attentive as usual but the best part was when Dino (the owner) came out to say hello and check on us. Great night all the way around. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well prepared food. Compact, yet tasty menu. Engaged service. The owner spends time with the guests, making you feel welcome. The Sicilian inspired menu is a good addition to Madison. I recommend it and will be back.

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LiamG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

D'Vino was struggling a bit; apparently the head chef quit and the owner was in the kitchen. Calamari appetizer was good. Eggplant parmigiana was goof but portion was very small. Fish fry combo was just ok. There was a long wait for the main courses. Hopefully things will improve when a new chef is hired.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were a party of five on a Saturday night with a confirmed 6pm reservation. Food took an exceptionally long time to come to the table. Server kept coming to the table and offering reasons for the long delay including “the kitchen is very, very small” and “our chef left two weeks ago and now the Owner is the only one cooking for the whole restaurant“. Perch fish fry was very over cooked. Other house specialty items were fairly good. Entree pricing was inappropriately high given quality of food and level of service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here for Mother’s Day and we were absolutely blown away by our experience. We loved every moment from the time we sat down to the time we left. Not only the food was amazing and delicious but our recommended wines were outstanding !! I am so happy we dined here and I can’t wait to go back!
If you are deciding on eating here, JUST DO IT. You will not be disappointed.

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vipCherylR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent restaurant food and service. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive staff - we’ll be back!

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LisaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dining experience at D'Vino. The food was fresh and very delicious, and the staff were friendly. Outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy visiting Madison, there are so many great restaurants, this is one of the best. I was skeptical as it was extremely easy to get a reservation on open table, and as hard as I tried I struggled to get a seat at Eno Vino. D’Vino doesn’t have the views Eno Vino has, but if you’re going to dinner for the quality and taste of the food, there is no comparison. I wanted a simple salad to start, the waiter was very accommodating and offered to make a side salad for me. The homemade croutons, dressing and farmers market tomatoes over arugula made a delicious salad. The chicken for my main course was cooked perfectly. The Kir Royal was the best I’ve had outside of Europe. The waiters provided excellent service. I believe it’s so important to support small businesses, so to all of the Madison residents, this somewhat snobby food girl who grew up with limitless excellent Italian food in Philadelphia, thinks this one deserves your business.

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ElyssaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was great, as was the owner Dino. Great people.

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FranA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful service! We wanted to order a bottle of wine, so the owner brought us a sample of two to try before committing! Highly recommend the trio di gusto app to start. For dinner, we ordered the swordfish which was the special that night and it was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Forgot how much I’ve missed in person dining. Appetizers, cocktails, entrees and desserts were fabulously delicious.

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JaneG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We had the Eggplant Parmesan, which was the best we ever had. Also had the antipasto plate which had a wonderful variety of meats, cheeses and olives. A wonderful bread basket and the Tiramisu was excellent. We were lucky to have Dino serve us. So very nice. We will definitely be back. Our new favorite Italian restaurant! Thank you Dino for a wonderful dining experience. We could not of picked a better place to go out to, after a very long pandemic!

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KellyR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

D’Vino is lovely for special occasions! The ambiance is lovely, and it’s really nice by the windows. Service was great, the chef (or owner, unsure) came over multiple times to explain the specials and ask us how we were enjoyed our meals. Very good cocktails, too. Will definitely come back!

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Julie
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service. Dino the owner is so warm and inviting.

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steveb
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with exceptional service and hospitality

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JenniferJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was very good but the service was not. The owner was very kind and attentive and we're aware that COVID-19 has made it difficult finding good help. But, we had reservations for 8:00 PM and didn't get our first appetizer until 9:30 PM. Hopefully, they can resolve those issues in the future.

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vipJohnS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

D'Vino is a rare find of the best Italian food and family recipes. Dino has poured his heart and soul into this establishment. I have taken friends there for dinner three times recently and everyone has raved about the food, the atmosphere and great treatment by Dino and his staff. Best Italian food experience in Madison!

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vipJohnM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like what they have done with the space & the flavors of all the food we ordered were top notch. Will be returning again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and authentic Italian food! Start with the best calamari you’ve ever had and fly straight to Italy on a plate! I can always tell a good restaurant when the owner is right there with the staff ensuring each plate is a wonderful experience for each customer. Thank You, D’Vino for a fabulous Saturday night!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ONLY restaurant in the Midwest serving authentic Bagna Cauda. An absolute classic Italian dish and a must have as an appetizer or main course!! We had a great experience overall, great food, service and atmosphere. We will be back again soon!

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PaulM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People who have never had authentic Italian cuisine, wouldn't understand this, but this is just like eating a home cooked meal. There is no place better with such good quality and value.

JC
JoshC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to anyone visiting Madison. Fantastic food and service!

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vipkWww
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Very authentic Italian. We had charcuterie board, mussels and pesto pasta. All delicious. Had great service.

MB
MaureenB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured out of our year-long Covid isolation and treated ourselves to the SCRUMPTIOUS D'Vino - what an incredible experience! Fantastic cocktails, wine, apps and dinner, all COVID-safe. It was actually kind of thrilling; a very special night. Dino is so warm and welcoming and "can do!" Before we left last night, we made reservations for dinner next week. 'Nuff said. "Buon appetito" is BACK!

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RonM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastical evening out with my sweetheart. Dino, the ultimate host, fabulous decor as well as food. Intimate evening made very special with Dino's special talent of weaving his families food history onto each plate. A much needed evening out. SO special. We look forward to our next adventure there.

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CheaD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tried to reschedule cancelled dinner reservations from the night before where our "deposit" was held. Booked brunch the next day since there were open tables, their FB and website all mentioned brunch. Got there and they were closed and held that deposit as well.

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MadisonFoodie
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my best friend here to celebrate her return to Wisconsin. I am gluten intolerant, and they graciously accommodated my restrictions, including GF breadsticks and crostini. The owner stopped by regularly to check in on us and tell us about the specials (including the over the top delicious swordfish which we ordered). The ambiance was lovely and we ended up spending over 3 hours nibbling on cichetti and swordfish and sipping wine. It was a perfect night.

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ChristineA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, I highly recommend. They even accommodated my high Maintence menu modification needs with no problem.

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vipsicilianlover1
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing....always feels good to reconnect with my Sicilian roots. The attentive service, food quality and wine selection was spot on...we will be back !!

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vipLuv2wine
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Great atmosphere, fantastic food! Dino was a gracious, charming host! We will go back!

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LeslieW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very good! Everything was impeccable. The food and cocktails were sublime! The best calamari fritti ever! Do yourself a favor and eat at D’Vino if you have the chance!

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RobertH
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and to support a small business. The food is always excellent as well as the ambience.

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StaciB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad we went. The owner was very welcoming even though we were very early for our reservation. The atmosphere & decor was really nice. Food was great. We’ll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would definitely come back, food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner experience. We were there for my birthday and Dino made me feel extra special with a personalized printed menu and sparklers on my dessert. Great food and excellent drink suggestions. Highly recommended.

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vipAnnalee
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at D’Vino was absolutely incredible, and the service was great. Will definitely be going back.

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D’Vino is rated 4.7 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.