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Villa Dolce

4.7
284 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(608) 833-0033
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
Monday Night Special - 10% off all Pizza Wednesday is Date Night - 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 284 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.6
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food are is always very good! One of our favorite places to go.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

2nd visit. We were wowed both times. The delicious food accompanied great service.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fun place in improved Downtown Middleton - Good neighborhood vibe on Friday night.
Went with family on Friday of UW Graduation weekend and all was good. Service was great. Good pizza & unique pasta dishes. Was there one other time and ate outside on a perfect evening - that was even better.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Graduation dinner

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

As always, the food was delicious and the ambiance wonderful. Unfortunately, it took over 25 minutes from the time we sat down until our drinks arrived. It was not the fault if our waitress—apparently the bar tender was backed up. Perhaps more bar staff would be helpful. This is a minor complaint for what is our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We drove 140 miles to sample the gelato. We were not disappointed. The gelato and our dinner were excellent!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food and drinks were great. We waited for our server on several occasions though. We weren’t greeted by her for at least 5 minutes. And we also had to wait for her to come check on us after we were done eating. Not the biggest deal because my wife and I weren’t in a rush and we were enjoying each others company. Overall it was a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Nice menu selection, delicious food! Server very conscientious. Greeted in a friendly way when we entered.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We don’t go enough! Great tasting and appropriate portions. Really pleasant atmosphere and wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was terrific as was the service. I enjoyed pasta stuffed with butternut squash and my husband had the bolognese. We shared both and agreed they were delicious as were the cocktails. It is cozy with great ambience. The dessert case looked great too. Next time I’ll save room for the cannolis or gelato. We will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love everything about Villa Dolce!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and good food--pasta's, seafood, pizza's and salads.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite places and it never disappoints. Service is friendly, regardless of how busy, food is great - from pizza to ravioli, to calzones - and we always have a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The pizzas are excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very tasty pizza with fresh ingredients and the service was impeccable.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Villa Dolce will always deliver and never disappoint you. Food is always good and the menu is interesting.
The staff is friendly and the place is cute with small rooms which makes it cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent service, the entrees, especially the daily specials are delicious, good salads, tasty deserts. Try it once, you'll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We have been here several times. We really like the Ambiance. The food quality and variety are excellent. Service has been pretty good and not necessarily at A+ level. Road parking in Middleton on Friday evenings is terrible and we got late by 15 minutes during the last visit and missed the reservation time. If I remember correct, it was much better on Saturdays. We made a mental note to avoid dinner time on Fridays. The restaurant overall is highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Love the retro chic decor and intimate ambience. Cocktails are creative, great wine list, food is creative and delicious. Wonderful Italian entrees but also amazing pizza selections. Their home made gelato, in an abundance of different flavors is a fun way to cap off dinner with dessert.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Most of the four of us very much liked our choices. One meal, however, had a rather uninteresting and dense sauce.
Desserts were superb and quite generous.
Nice ambience, interesting building, and good location. Overall it's great place.
Given the prices, I would expect a bit more finesse and grace by the waitress.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our first visit and we had an extremely great dining experience. This, considering it was busy with the Valentine's Day "holiday." Service was gracious and friendly, and the dishes we had (a mushroom pasta and a calzone) plus side salads, were delicious. We will be coming back! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food. Great service

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. I highly recommend Villa Dolce! And, they have gelato!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! I have lived in the area for a few years now and this was my first chance I’ve gotten to eat here. I regret not coming in sooner!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious! Love the Thai chicken pizza and the gelato!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Student celebration - a bit noisy From 1 table, also 1 server shared much too much personal info with a customer she must have known at another table next to us instead of attending to her customers.... it was awkward ... definitely not professional

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Staff was super friendly. Food was enjoyable, but nothing too unique. Service was fast and efficient. Overall, a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice chewy crust on the pizza, great antipasto, a great experience, we will return.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Our family enjoyed a wonderful evening together and great food. Be sure to save room for the desserts which re also excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food! They have a wide and varied menu and everyone was very happy with what they got. It was a busy night so service was a good deal slower than expected but that was understandable.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

One of Middleton, WI restaurant treasures, the pizza is outstanding (among the top three in the Madison area), the entrees are unusual and first rate. Antipasto plate highly recommended, great gelatos for dessert. I've been to Villa Dolce many times over the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. Great bar, too.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant is a reliable favorite! The food is delicious, the staff is professional yet fun, and the half-price-wine-bottles Wednesday is a big draw. Their pizza is the best ever. The only drawback and it’s small is that it can get loud when it’s busy.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We Enjoyed our meal. We think the seating needs improvement. The banquette is a little low for the table. We noticed other chairs around for tops also I have low seating. Otherwise the little dining rooms are adorable and fun. The food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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!

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3.0Dined on November 10, 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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