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About Villa Dolce

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.

1828 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 833-0033

Website:
http://www.villadolcecafe.com/

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monday Night Special - 10% off all Pizza Wednesday is Date Night - 1/2 price bottles of wine.

Villa Dolce Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an excellent meal. The service was fast and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the cosy ambiance and low noise level
We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Didn’t get seated until 35 minutes after time of reservation, another 10 minutes before someone took our drink order. Food is decent. Very loud atmosphere, could barely talk with dinner companions.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, and such a cozy place! We'll definitely be back!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food my wife and I ordered was very good. Other couple dining with us had pizza. They said it tasted ok but crust was too doughy. 2 of us ordered brandy old fashioned sweets. Not very good, flat soda and too light on the brandy. Waitress was very good. If not for those 2 negatives I would have rated the restaurant higher.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were greeted with a smile and everything following that was great, too. This little gem of a restaurant was a fun find for us. The menu was interesting with a lot of appealing choices and the food really delivered on that promise. A definite do-over!

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My Go-to dish here is the Wild Mushroom Ravioli but I love their pizzas too! They also make a mean Pama Martini

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the area. Excellent menu and daily specials.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was very good and our server was pleasant, but the kitchen was very slow. We waited over 45 mins for our food, and the noise level in the room we were seated was deafening.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Super delicious! Make reservations, especially for Saturday nights. Definitely worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. We split a pizza and had an excellent chocolate torte for dessert- a little loud though which made talking a little hard.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Music loud for conversing
Prices have increased quite a bit

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

excellent as always - staff always pleasant - food always good

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 26, 2017

There were 6 of us. All of our entrees were really good! Friendly, efficient service as well. Gelato amazing!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had lunched there many times but Villa Dolce was a happy surprise for dinner. We sat outside on a balmy September evening and had well prepared and carefully thought out food. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The experience over all was quite delightful! Pasta entrées that all three of us had were delicious. We were all pleased with appetizers. They were well presented. We asked to have the music changed ; we thought it was quite upbeat and noisy. We politely asked if we could have something softer. The lady I spoke with was very accommodating and the music was changed which definitely helped with conversation and the ambience. I will definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent! Will be back soon. Loved the pizza! W/o recommend

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent wine list and service. Noisy and bucket seats were too low. Food was good but a sodium load and portions were too large.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was really good. Tables close together. Comfy chairs but very hard to get in and out of where table was located in restaurant. I ended up hitting my head on lamp above and almost knocking water glass off table trying to get back out. Waitress could of been a little more personable. Food was good enough that we will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Villa Dolce is a nice neighborhood spot. Very good Italian food, good wines, pleasant desserts, and an old-fashioned ambience. We tried a variety of entrees and all were good.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We love to come here but the service has been slipping a bit. We wish the drinks would come out faster. We are typically only able to get one but would purchase more if they checked back and made/delivered faster.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great Food and a very nice atmosphere. Good value.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We took our family, including a one year old, out to dinner. The food and service were great. This is favorite spot to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had a great family dinner. Our daughter, son in law, and 11 month old grandson joined us. We were seated in a quiet area. Our waitress took our order quickly and the food came out of the kitchen in a timely not rushed manner. Everyone loved the food and wine. Leftover portions were all taken home. We will most certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Never fails to please. Attentive service, personable wait staff, food prepared to perfection, excellent wine selection with an emphasis on Italian wines (of course), over the top desserts, friendly wine and cocktail bar and homemade gelato - the best on this side of Florence with Wisconsin's Dairyland making a contribution.

In the Summer and Fall you can eat outside in downtown Middleton and pretend that you're in Italy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The setting is trendy casual. No lack of servers or service. Very friendly with a broad Italian focused menu. We had the chicken and pasta special and the mushroom ravioli. Both were excellent. Good wine selection although we weren't drinking. A solid and attractive choice for casual dining.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Pizza was terrific! Outdoor seating was on a quiet street. Margaritas wasn't very good. Didn't even finish it. Would still recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I've been here before for the gelato (which was actually quite good), but never for dinner. The spacing between tables was a little snug, so I wouldn't recommend for large groups. The music was at a good level and our host was friendly enough.

Both my boyfriend and I ordered pizzas and a side salad.

The side salads were reasonably priced, crisp, and a tasty side to our pizzas. Both of our pizzas were flavored nicely, but were nothing special and rather pricey. My pizza margherita was $18.49. My boyfriend's meat lover role was $18.99; again, good, but nothing almost $20 good.

If you want Naples style pizza, I suggest Pizza Brutta or Novanta. There are dishes looked really good, so perhaps go here to order a pasta dish instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I love this place. Great food. Great service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Tasty food, good service, comfortable setting--a bit crowded, but it was Saturday night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Have eaten here many times, mostly for lunch with friends, but, more recently, for dinner too. Have never been disappointed. Can be very noisy if one is seated near a large group of people. Always ask when making the reservation! Food is attractively served, tasty, and, in many cases, healthy. Service is generally very good. They always serve ice water so, if, like me, you don't like ice water, be sure to tell them when you arrive.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We love Villa Dolce and have dined there many times. We were so disappointed this week because of the service. We were seated immediately and the only ones in the place and it took 10-15 minutes to get waited on. After bringing our food and drinks, the waitress never checked back on us to see if we needed anything else. We were planning to order more drinks and dessert. We ended up going to counter after waiting over 30 minutes for our bill. We paid and left and not sure we will return. We love Middleton and the local restaurants, but the service this week was very undesirable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Service was good, but the food was very average at best. My steak was not an exceptional cut and overlooked. The scallops were on the other hand well prepared. My friends daughter had the seafood platter and the salmon was quite disappointing.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food, very nice atmosphere. My only complaint was the bar is tiny (4 stools)! We'll be back though as overall, it was very good!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We went out to celebrate a birthday. The service was prompt, friendly, and professional. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was creative and fun. The dessert was amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal for my birthday. We each had a mixed drink followed by wine with our entrees. We split a side Caesar salad which was just the right amount for each of us. My husband had The Godfather calzone which he enjoyed immensely. He felt it would have been better if the cheese and meats were distributed more evenly; good Italian flavor though. I had the Butternut Squash Tortelaci which was similar to ravioli stuffed with a mixture of the squash and mascarpone cheese in a sauce of browned butter, sage and Frangelica (hazelnut liqueur). Though I don't care for hazelnuts and could taste the sweetness of the Frangelica, I did not taste any hazelnut flavor. I asked to not have any nut garnish. I'm glad I took a chance because it was delicious! It came with h a soft roll that I used to get every last bit of sauce. My husband had a dessert martini which he compared to a melted chocolate shake. I had the Chocolate Eruption which is chocolate mousse embedded with chunks of vanilla and chocolate cheesecake on a thick brownie-like crust...oh yah! I had a scoop of peanut butter gelato with chocolate to go with. It was amazing! Took half of it home to enjoy the next day. If I had any negative comment it would be that our barrel- style chairs, though comfortable, did not move easily on the floor and were a little too short for the table. Taller people probably would be fine in them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Villa Dulce was amazing! Fresh ingredients and great service! My only wish is that they would have a gluten-free pizza crust option!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It captures old world charm with superior food. The ambiance is beyond the environment , it is in the quality of the meal and the preparation. Great value of the money.
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Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food is always is always very good and service friendly and efficient .

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Outstanding food and customer service.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Food was excellent, service was excellent, but very loud and hard to have good conversation.

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