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Villa Dolce, Middleton, WI
Villa Dolce, Middleton, WI
Villa Dolce, Middleton, WI
Villa Dolce, Middleton, WI
Villa Dolce, Middleton, WI

Villa Dolce

4.8
4.8
606 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A modern Italian cafe in the heart of downtown historic Middleton. With a contemporary vibe this fusion Italian gem features unique topping gourmet pizzas, handmade pasta and famous Gelato.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (608) 833-0033
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Villa Dolceʼs accurate, on time and delicious catering is available to parties of up to 100 people, anywhere in Middleton. Our fresh Italian cuisine will please all of your guests with a variety of appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, and desserts. From business luncheons to bridal showers, anniversary parties to graduations, our long list of returning and regular catering customers are proof of our client satisfaction. Call or email our owner, Faton Lumani, at 608-833-0033 or info@villadolcecafe.com

What 606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Madison

    Best Overall

  • Madison

    Best Food

  • Madison

    Best Service

  • Madison

    Best Value

  • Madison

    Healthy

  • Madison

    Hot spot

  • Madison

    Neighborhood gem

606 Reviews
  1. Goodfoodiswonderful

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful!! So enjoyed the evening with old friends

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  2. KevinK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at Vila Dolce. Pizza's were perfect, great wine selection and service was outstanding.

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  3. CurtV

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to special occasion spot for last 15+ years- great to see same faces over time , owners and warm ambiance. Food always top notch and Villa Dolce will always be connected to so many landmark events for us. Special place in our hearts- so fun to span generations as our kids start their own families!

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  4. TonyC

    Milwaukee

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner. Our server was great. Our entrees were delicious. Our wine choice went well with our dinner selections. We always enjoy dining at Villa Dolce.

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  5. MadisonM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the first time during restaurant week. Amazing drinks and amazing food. Lovely staff as well. We definitely plan to return!

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  6. JacobA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 1st visit and we enjoyed everything about it--the food, the service and the atmosphere. We'd definitely recommend your restaurant to others.

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  7. Test

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, little pricy. Small dining areas, so cozy and little loud when busy.

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  8. JeffreyG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful spot with great atmosphere and food. The cocktails are always a delight.

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  9. Wavewatcher

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Villa Dolce is a great little restaurant. It never disappoints!

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  10. ChuckG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique eclectic setting with great pizza and interesting entrees

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  11. HeatherO

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner on a Saturday night; I had the Capellini Balsamico and the mister had a meat lovers pizza. Both were fabulous, and the chicken I added was a very generous portion of grilled tenderloin. They have a nice cocktail menu with creative drinks and the service was outstanding!

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  12. DocGourmet

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bruschetta and wine were great; salad and main dishes used to be superb but perhaps there is a new cook? Desert good too

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good foods and drinks, staff was very pleasant. Restaurant itself is a little crammed and loud due to people being so close together. Hard to have conversations unless you are right next to someone

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  14. AbbieJ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was yummy and the service was great! Very cool spot

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  15. mgcmgcmgcp

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love! Great food and dessert! Great wine options!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Villa Dolce is phenomenal. From the best espresso martinis in town to the best pizza in town combined with consistently fabulous service-they have it all! We love coming here for special occasions, date nights, and of course the crème brûlée. They have many delicious, unique craft cocktails, excellent pasta, pizza, and desserts. You don’t want to miss this family owned Middleton gem.

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  17. RMSmith

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Really nice servers. Only complaint was that the music was not relaxing.

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  18. JimL

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and wonderful food. The restaurant was busy but everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend and we will definitely return.

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  19. SteveL

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered Cacio e Pepe with the shrimp add-on. Nothing was right about this dish. First off, never do the shrimp add-on option for any of the pastas. It was $12 and I got exactly 4 medium sized shrimp - total rip off. And the shrimp were rubbery and not seasoned. Second, "Pepe" is right there in the name but there was barely any detectable pepper. I had to ask the server to bring a pepper grinder to the table and add some to the dish. Third, the sauce was far from the silky pecorino romano cheese sauce one would expect. I would say it was more like a cheap alfredo sauce minus the garlic. Finally, and most unforgiveable, the pasta used was angle hair spaghetti and it was very overcooked, no texture. Cacio e Pepe should be made with bucatini, or spaghetti chitara, or some such other hearty and toothsome noodle. This dish was a total fail.

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  20. md55

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our son’s 20th birthday with family. Great food with exceptional service. We couldn’t have had a better time!! Thank you, Villa Dolce!!

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  21. SherryM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A fun place with the feel of home and a family gathering. The food amazing! We really appreciated a short simple menu with outstanding selection.

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  22. DaveS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, nice atmosphere, always enjoy going here for a nice quiet evening

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was above average. As appetizer, we had the calamari, which was good because I like the crunchy tentacles; my husband said there was more tentacles than calamari meat. For entrees, my husband had abruzzo pizza, which he enjoyed! I had the shrimp & scallops linguini; the cheesy bread accompanied this dish looked delicious but unfortunately it was too chewy; not crispy as I’d expected. The linguini got a nice kick to it. Thank you for a nice meal.

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  24. blungus

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    it was a really nice experience in general, they were really helpful with when i had to use apple pay. service was a bit weird, as they forgot to give us water two or three times, but the truffle fries and tiramisu made up for it

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food, but restaurant was very noisy and the tables are too close together.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Villa Dolce never disappoints- great selection and always high quality! This is our go to monthly dinner spot!

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  27. BarbH

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister visiting from MN & MA have had take-out from Villa Dolce on previous trips to Madison. This time they wanted to eat there. They loved it--as I always have from day 1!

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  28. ChrisH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Villa Dolce in Middleton is an AMAZING Italian restaurant. They have inventive and STRONG drinks, great appetizers, fantastic pizzas, and amazing desserts. Our server and the owner were very attentive and made certain we enjoyed our evening with them. We will go back again for sure!

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  29. StephenB

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a terrific dining experience.!!! The Negroni cocktails are fantastic and the past was delicious…

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  30. dhcdoc

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as usual pizza, lamb and bruschetta. I still can't believe they try to call it a blognese with no pork and no veal and it's not a ragu it's a stew. Need a more diverse drink list. Appreciate the wine by the carafe. Suspect they may have some staffing problems. A lot of empty tables for not having open reservations on open table while we were dining

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here! Food is wonderful and consistent. The service is always great and the servers are so nice! Great place!!

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  32. Bunny

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service... First visit... Will definitely return...

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  33. JAnneD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Villa Dolce is no longer the quiet, intimate, somewhat upscale dining experience it was. The service and the food was only fair, especially for the cost.

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  34. RMSmith

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A popular place - make reservations if you really want to eat at a specific time. Good reason for the popularity: great food for the price, plus efficient and friendly service.

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  35. SKS1

    Milwaukee

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great from the time we walked in--we were seated promptly, greeted by our waiter and taken care of through the whole meal. Things were properly paced and we never felt rushed. The food was very good. We started with the smoked salmon bruschetta which was excellent as were the entrees--calzone, bolognese and butternut squash ravioli. Portion sizes were generous. The wine list is solid, even by the glass.

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  36. KayC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a great experience!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place. The food is always good. My lady always gets a pizza & wine. I always get something different. Last night it was linguine with shrimp & scallops and a martini.

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  38. AngelineR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to this restaurant before. We continue to enjoy the food, and the service is very good!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as usual. Highly recommend!

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  40. SandyMSN

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pear Gorgonzola pizza was fabulous! So delicious! My only regret is forgetting my leftover box on the table. :(

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FAQs

Villa Dolce offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 833-0033.

Villa Dolce is rated 4.8 stars by 606 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Villa Dolce

1828 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI 53562

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Middleton
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (608) 833-0033
  • Catering
    Villa Dolceʼs accurate, on time and delicious catering is available to parties of up to 100 people, anywhere in Middleton. Our fresh Italian cuisine will please all of your guests with a variety of appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, and desserts. From business luncheons to bridal showers, anniversary parties to graduations, our long list of returning and regular catering customers are proof of our client satisfaction. Call or email our owner, Faton Lumani, at 608-833-0033 or info@villadolcecafe.com
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