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Velvet Buffalo, Beloit, WI

Velvet Buffalo

4.7
4.7
537 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Modern in experience. Timeless in taste.

Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian delivers fresh ingredients with a side of rustic charm. Our rotating seasonal menu features thoughtfully crafted dishes made from scratch that are inspired by the many regions of Italy–from house-made pasta and artisan-style bread to sustainably sourced seafood and our own spin on traditional desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (608) 312-2991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonna Froelich

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room with seating for up to 10 people, and a separate rooftop dining area that can accommodate up 48 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Overall

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Romantic

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Special Occasion

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Most Booked

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  1. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place! The food and service as always was excellent!
  2. GS

    GeorgeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent service at both the bar and table side. Nice menu selection, with each dish being impeccably presented and served, making for a delicious meal and fine dining experience.
  3. SV

    SteveV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The wait time was exceptionally long even for a fine restaurant with fine food. The chairs at the tables look great, but are not comfortable at all and feel like they could give way and break at any time. They are much undersized for the average sized person. The chairs would be my biggest critical comment.
  4. MP

    MollyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Service was OK, a little slow, distracted.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We’ve been here before and have had a good experience. However, this time was different. Our server was pretty inattentive. Took quite a while to get our initial drink order. I saw our drink order sitting at the bar for a good 5 minutes. I could understand the delay if the restaurant was busy, but it was not. My wife ordered the halibut. It was incredibly salty and over cooked. We were expecting A LOT more for a $50 small piece of fish. The service was not great. After our server delivered the food, she didn’t come back until we were nearly done. When my wife said that she didn’t enjoy the meal, the server just said “oh sorry”. I don’t mind paying for quality food and service, but this was not a good experience and felt like it was a waste of $130.
  6. BG

    BarbG

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    If you are able before or after dinner check out the Rooftop!
  7. JO

    JOHNC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was above average, price was way high for dinner and cocktails/wine
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  9. K

    Kylie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love velvet! Come here once a week and I am always so happy with the service and food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food at Velvet Buffalo was delicious. We started with a shared Cesar salad which was very good. No pepper was offered or available but I was too busy eating to care. The second course was the ravioli and it was so wonderful that I had to take a picture and would order this again. It was fresh and light with a delicious blending of flavors. We ordered the halibut and the lamb for our entrees. We shared these dishes and found them both to be beyond expectation. Whoever is in the kitchen knows how to cook!! Our server was efficient and helpful. I ordered a French Martini and it was very good but mini sized. We will definitely return
  11. AP

    AnneP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The ravioli were underdone; the flavor was wonderful but could have been better if the pasta had been cooked properly.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and food. We will return. Perfect for a birthday dinner!!
  13. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Made a reservation at 7 for our anniversary, we’ve never been. Told it was very busy and to head to the rooftop for drinks until our table was ready. I then called the hostess stand at 7:47 asking if there was any tables yet and was told to come back down. Sat down a little before 8, food was average. The prices were decent like a chicago pricing but food was not worth the money. Unfortunately we will not be back. Wanted to try some where different, bad idea.
  14. RP

    ReneeP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was wonderful
  15. FM

    FayM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. Food was excellent and service was great. Will eat there again.
  16. BA

    BrianA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was unnecessarily over-complicated. I understand the goal was fine dining, but they took a simple thing like spaghetti with meatballs and turned it into something I didn't recognize. It may have been some version of authentic Italian cuisine, but it was wasted on me from both a taste and cost perspective. The drinks we enjoyed were fantastic, although a bit pricey for downtown Beloit. There are other
  17. c

    cherylb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Velvet Buffalo. We had Mother’s Day brunch there and other than being out of one item on the menu, our experience was perfect! Next time we’ll go earlier so we can have the Bombolini!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening at the perfect place
  19. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time here with wonderful friends. Love this restaurant.
  20. M

    Mele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Velvet Buffalo never disappoints! Our meal was delicious as usual. I highly recommend VB!
  21. MG

    MatthewG

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - food is absolutely delicious. The chairs are a bit uncomfortable for a long meal, but otherwise the environment is incredible.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant! Food is always exceptional
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Easter. Waitress could have come and asked about another drink. She would have sold more! Lol
  24. TT

    TresT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef has 5 star skills. European feel in the way they don’t rush you through dinner. Authentic Caesar salad. Menu choices were delish and varied. Smoked salmon appetizer was the best!
  25. S

    Stacks

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Usually, this place is top-notch but was not happy with the service and how long we waited for our food, and when it finally did come it was not that good. Stick to dinner at this place.
  26. LD

    LivD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    I’ve been here a few times and have always had a great experience. But when I went this last time for Easter brunch the service was awful. We waited over 45mins for our food. A twelve top was seated after us and got their food before us, there were 4 of us and a baby. The waitress seemed to have disappeared and a manager finally came over and asked how we were doing. The food was overall pretty good but the poor service ruined the experience for us. I won’t be rushing back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service at bar and table. Wonderful menu!
  28. SV

    SarahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've dined in twice now and it's always so wonderful! We order take out about once a month and it's always consistently great. This is our favorite restaurant by far!
  29. AJ

    AJCJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night. Enjoyed cocktails on the rooftop after dinner.
  30. T

    Terri

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our anniversary. Loved the entire evening. This is the second time we have eaten at Velvet Buffalo. Both times fantastic. If I had one criticism…..your chairs aren’t great. Seem easy to break, a little rickety. And I’m not a big person!
  31. HK

    HillaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious & the atmosphere was perfect for a date night with my husband. We’ll definitely be back!
  32. MZ

    MelodyZ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Misty Good food Nice Ambiance and friendly staff
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Chairs are still bad. Uncomfortable. Fix that and I’m in 3 times more often.
  34. AB

    AlanB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fANTASTIC DINING EXPERIENCE. FOOD WAS FABULOUS AND SERVICE WAS GREAT.
  35. LO

    LindaO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! Love the atmosphere! The dining chairs could be a little more comfortable. We will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly did not expect the food to be so delicious! Totally underrated. The pasta is so fresh it was absolutely fantastic! And prices are absolutely reasonable. You’ll pay Olive Garden prices for a real deal fresh meal.
  37. PK

    PaulK

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food and cocktails. Wonderful atmosphere coupled with great service. Pricey for the portions received but nevertheless we will be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked into the restaurant the staff were amazing. Every question we had the staff would go out of there way to make sure they had the right answers. We received Special help picking out the perfect wine to pair with out dish. You will not regret choosing this restaurant.
  39. C

    Cheeko

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was OK, but I am not a big fan of Italian food. Pasta is pasta in my mind. I’m probably not the right person to evaluate Italian food. My wife enjoyed the martini and really like her dessert.
  40. J

    Jess

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We recently went out to celebrate an engagement, and my fiancé and I both had delicious meals. He had the gnocchi with lamb and I had the bucatini. Both were so fresh the pasta was amazing. We also had the panna cotta for dessert which was the perfect finish! We will definitely be back for special occasions!

FAQs

Velvet Buffalo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 312-2991.

Velvet Buffalo is rated 4.7 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Velvet Buffalo

500 Public Ave Beloit, WI 53511-6339

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonna Froelich

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (608) 312-2991

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room with seating for up to 10 people, and a separate rooftop dining area that can accommodate up 48 people.

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