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About Tutto Pasta State Street

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!

305 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Johnson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 294-1000

Website:
http://www.foodspot.com/tuttopasta

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 cityofmadison.com web site and go to the parking utility section you can click on the downtown map for parking. Downtown is fun!

Executive Chef:
Juan Aragon & Jose Camilo Jr.

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!

Private Party Contact:
Pam McCord: (608) 294-1000

Additional:
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

Tutto Pasta State Street Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for a Date (15)
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Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

You get lot of food for the price.

Waiter was a lot of fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on November 12, 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!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·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!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My daughter loves this place and asked us to take her there for her birthday. The meal was great and the wait staff were super attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Busy college town place but with Open Table we were seated immediately and service was fast friendly and the food was great! Unique takes on classic Italian food, good portions and really satisfying. We will come back next time we visit campus.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Freakiest added to the noise level, but also made it fun. Love Tutto Pasra!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went here prior to a Badger Hockey game, used Open Table and had a table so no wait. Service was good and fast and food was excellent and enough for leftovers.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Italian food, sangria, great service, quick & reasonable.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lauren was an amazing waitress! Very accommodating and seems to love what she does. Nice!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place. Love the penne vodka pasta! I come here every time I'm in Madison.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Definitely some changes since the last time I was there a couple years ago. Overall food was still tasty. Music was much too loud and top 40ish, though it was turned down upon request.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Made reservations here for a friend's birthday- she loved it! Our waiter was extremely nice, the food came out quickly, and the food was delicious and very filling. Price is pretty standard. The waiter even brought out a cake for her and we got to sing! I definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good meal as usual...Superior service...Top notch all around!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was prompt and polite, and the food was good. The servers stopped by very often, a bit too much so.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is my third time eating here and the food as amazing!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is a busy, bustling italian restaurant. We really enjoyed the appetizer platter, suitable for 2 people. The bread was not very good. However, the fettuccini alfredo was flavorful. I had the pasta w/eggplant and mozzarella, which had a good taste, but the sauce did not taste fresh. Overall the food was pretty good, it just didn't taste as fresh as I had expected.
There are a lot of tables crammed into a small space, so it is a little hard to get around.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Trying to hard to fit as many people as they can. Both meals tasted basically the same.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love this restaurant! Great food and an energetic atmosphere keep us coming back. We are big fans of Tuto Pasta State Street!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was our third time at Tutto Pasta and it was excellent just like the first two times
This is now one of our favorite places to go

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food at nice prices if you can get past the noisy obnoxious college drunks!

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food, slightly loud and slow to take order but once taken, service was great

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Just received this request to review this restaurant which I received a notice that I didn't show up for - which I actually did. I suspect the personnel at tutus pasta in Madison WI don't know what they r doing

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lots of good choices, plenty of food served quickly by nice people.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Super delicious alfredo and bread!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our running club came to Madison for the Madison Mini Marathon. We had thirteen people and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. The services was great! I would highly recommend Tutto Pasta State Street if you are looking for a great Italian meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We went for a business lunch. Had an 11:30 reservation but didn't get our food until 12:20. No notice from our server that there would be a lengthy delay or we wouldn't have stayed. I will not go back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Delicious food, best pappardelle ever (even if the server couldn't pronounce it) but whoa, the noise level was through the roof and space is tight so be prepared to be bumped.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great food, great location, great service!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend if you're looking for reasonably priced tasty Italian food. Large portions.

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