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Tutto Pasta State Street

412 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (12)
  • Good for Birthdays (9)
  • Comfort Food (9)
Tutto Pasta State Street is a family owned Italian Cafe style restaurant in the heart of Madison"s famous State Street area. We are located in a charming old building on the corner of Johnson & State Street. Come in and enjoy a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes & a happy, friendly staff. Our Tutto Pasta on State Street has been voted Best of Madison Top Three Italian every year since 2006! We have Healthy Pasta options along with GLUTEN FREE options that have become very popular. We also like to help people with allergies enjoy a nice meal out feeling safe! If you have an allergy, please let us know so we can plan for your meal. We have rooms we can use for groups of 30 or less and we are happy to work with you to make your event or meeting special! We create our pasta dishes individually with incredible sauces and fresh ingredients. We have a good selection of wines too and everything is reasonably priced!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(608) 294-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Aragon & Jose Camilo Jr.
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Private party facilities
We have two rooms downstairs that hold 30 seats in each. On very busy days we use all these seats for customers but most weeknights these are available. We will do a special limited menu for your group if you want and will work with you to set all the details as you like. One of the owners, Pam, works with customers for group events to ensure we can provide you with a special evening and great meal. There are times when she can give you the room on a weekend so just give her a call if you want to talk to her about your needs and see if we will be a perfect fit!
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Private party contact
Pam McCord: (608) 294-1000
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Cross street
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Parking details
There are many places to park in downtown Madison. The parking garages are called Ramps and the one nearest to our restaurant is the Overture Center Ramp. Another one that is almost exactly as close is the State Street Capitol Ramp. There is also the Buckeye lot nearby as well. There are meters on the side streets also to park. If you go to the web site and go to the parking utility section you can click on the downtown map for parking. Downtown is fun!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 412 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We were seated quickly at 6:30 pm on the ground floor. Lighting was a bit bright, but ambiance was what we consider very traditional Italian decor and clean. Our waiter was very pleasant and quick to greet us and get our beverage order, and our drinks were very affordable. Surprisingly large wine menu for a less expensive restaurant like this.

We ordered one special (a lemon pasta w/ chicken) as well as the penne peperoncini for our entrees. Between the two, the peperoncini was definitely the winner; not too rich, but very flavorful. Spicy, but not overwhelming. Balanced and delicious.

Our bill was very reasonable, and although the restaurant got much busier by the time we left and our waiter got held up a bit, we had a nice two-course meal at a leisurely pace in ~1 hour and 15 minutes. Definitely recommend this solid Madison institution. Worth checking out for sure.

Core (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and service. We sat upstairs and the heat was unbearable. We couldn't wait to get downstairs to the bar.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was just okay - I expected something a little better for the price. Kind of non-descript food.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Attentive service of bland food (Chef's special) in a cramped room. Competitive pricing, great location, and excellent service compensate for an indifferent menu that may appeal to customers who recoil from authentic flavors.

Yooper (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We had an OK experience but don't recommend this restaurant. The food was passable but expensive for the quality. I would not plan to return here.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

A pre-theater dinner with friends. I've eaten here before but my husband and the other couple hadn't so they didn't know what to expect. We all loved the whole experience. Our food server was incredible and even sang 'Happy Birthday' to my friend. <3 The food was incredible! I will definitely be back and bring new 'foodies' with.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I will definitely be returning

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Worst bread I have ever had at a restaurant. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. Hard to mess up pasta and the dishes were ok but uninspired. Great location if you are going to the theater but not a restaurant I would seek out just for the sake of eating there. There are so many better restaurants in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Love Tutto Pasta! Great food and great place to go before Overture.

Christine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very intimate restaurant, good for dates and celebrating special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Very accommodating to our large party of 15. Great and super friendly service and delicious food. Highly recommend

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

For a restaurant at a hub of activity downtown, this restaurant holds their own! It is very cozy—at times uncomfortably packed in front waiting for tables at 5-ish when there is an event about to start—but there is a charm to it. If you are on a date, make sure you get a table on main floor! The food we had was delicious (basic pasta dishes), and we want to return to try more.

vipOnedoc (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Very tasty Caesar salad and descent grilled salmon. Huge Crem Brûlée less sweet than most.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

You get lot of food for the price.

Waiter was a lot of fun.

vipkaren (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

I always come here when visiting Madison and have always had great service and food.

debstar (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

The thing I like the best was the stress free atmosphere and the laid back vibe. The service was good. The use of the old building and bar was great!

MaryAB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was outstanding! Our only problem was that we did have to wait about 20 minutes despite having a reservation. But it was a Saturday night after a Badger football game which is always busy everywhere. Once we were seated, out waiter was quite attentive and served drinks immediately. Our food arrived promptly, which was a pleasant surprise, given the size of the crowd. All five of us ordered something different and we all truly enjoyed our meals!!! Hard to believe there was room for dessert, but we managed! Very glad we did, because the three that we chose were wonderful!! I would definitely go back!!!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

I was a bit leary after the ceasar salad came and it was frozen. But, I was SO wrong!!! We had 4 different pasta dishes and all were terrific - we almost went back again the next day, it was that good!!!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Six of us older 60-80 y/o needed lunch before the opera, and had to be at the Overture Center by 1:10. Four of us arrived at 11:45 and the other two coming from Milwaukee at Noon. Service was efficient and friendly and we were ready to leave by 1pm. Food, overall was more than satisfactory, though nothing remarkable. Salads were great, pasta dishes were ample. One in the party had a mozzarella panini. She said that the bread was excellent, but the rest lacked much flavor. The whole experience was extremely pleasant except for the loud speaker that was above our table. We'll go again.

MjrTpr (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Brought our granddaughter for a delicious meal on our visit to campus . We all had enough for leftovers. Great service, fantastic meal and fun atmosphere. We stuffed in some dessert because it looked fantastic & it was. Glad we chose your restaurant.