Vin Santo- Wisconsin

4.6
878 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Named after "the wine of the Saints", Vin Santo features authentic dishes from the Italian country side.
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R
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great meal here and trying something new to me which I highly recommend trying is :
Ravioli al Vin Santo -
"Fresh raviolis stuffed with spinach, ricotta, pecorino, and artichoke hearts served in a robust sun-dried tomato cream sauce"

BM
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Vin Santo was great. And don't miss the tiramisu or (famous) bread pudding desserts.

j
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is excellent with large portions. We felt rushed. Waitress seemed in a hurry. Specials were described very fast. They removed plates very quickly. I had to tell them I was still eating.

BT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this family gem. Such high quality.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun time at Vin Santo. We had terrific food, reasonably priced. Nice service. Save room for desserts which are fantastic (and huge!).

s
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always terrific. Would like to see more Chardonnay options by the glass

LR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was fantastic!
I also appreciate the efficiency of Open Table. I had to change my reservation because of bad weather and it was very easy to do.

TL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinning room experience from being to close to other tables, chairs and tables uncomfortable and needing updating, and table setting presentation and cleanness cold have been better.

TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciate local ownership. Our waiter recommend splitting salads instead of ordering 1 per person before our entrees. It reduced our bill and the size and his tip, but was much appreciated. The food was wonderful, and my out of town friend commented that the Italian sausages in his entree were among the best he had ever had.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome service, huge proportions, great atmosphere. Would love to go there again!

E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My rut at Vin Santo is over. We love the lasagna and the Italian sausage with pasta that we usually default to ordering those two items. I don’t know if my wife will stop ordering the lasagna but the eggplant dish was so good I will have to rotate the sausage and the eggplant every other visit.

e
Milwaukee
46 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

Service was very attentive but the quality of the food was average at best. Portions were large but not very flavorful. Caprese salad was uninspiring, bruschetta had limited seasoning, and the chicken marsala was undercooked. Server attempted to make everything right by having the kitchen redo the dish. A+ for effort. Ambiance was quite poor. Everything needed an update. After reading generally strong reviews we were negatively surprised.

J
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant in every way.

JJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. We especially enjoy the overall ambience.

J
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was fine

AL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always trust the specials! The chefs are fantastic. Its a small venue, so be sure to try and make a reservation.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious. Range of seafood pasta Best of Madison. Tiramisu to die for!

j
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Decent food, large portions but our waiter was arrogant and the owner was rude and would not accept our $10 Open Table reward MasterCard voucher after we spent over $200 on dinner celebrating my husband’s birthday. I explained to her that it was worth $10 and it wasn’t money coming off the total bill and that all she had to do was enter it like a credit card. Her response was “I am unwilling to do that”. We left with a bad taste in our mouth and won’t return.

MB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently yummy food, small intimate atmosphere, and delightful servers.

LA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating the graduation of our daughter from the University of Wisconsin. Everyone had a delightful dinner. Incredible food, very large portions, i’m just glad that I shared several choices. The waiter had us from the minute he came over to our table. Good sense of humor without being too much. Great recommendations and fabulous timing. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome place for dinner. Great food, service, and ambiance

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent and plentiful and the ambiance cozy, with a full crowd on a Saturday evening. You can’t go wrong dining at Vin Santo. It’s a Middleton jewel.

SD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Madison and Middleton. We like to go on weekdays

t
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance. Four of us out for dinner and each was delighted with their menu choice. Salads are ample to share and the delicious bread pudding enough for four! We will return!

AA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Vin Santo. It was a great experience; the food was good, the tables weren't crammed together, and the service was outstanding. It really makes a difference when a business hires quality employees. Will return again for another date night.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Vin Santos! The food is delicious.... big portions! I always take home half my entree. Service has always been excellent. It is a small, cozy relaxing restaurant. It is a fun place to go on a snowy cold night to have coffee and to eat their delicious bread pudding..... big enough to share!

GN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian bistro. Food is always good, service is excellent.

AB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molto Bono! Highly recommend. Food and service are wonderful.

CR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Vin Santo - we will be back!

LP
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are always very attentive to my food allergies and come up with the most delicious food in generous portions

JK
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very nice and helpful. The place is rather quaint, a good place to go for good food, service, and not noisy. the pinot noir we had was excellent. We will definitely be back.

P
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family dinner made even better with delicious food and some nice wine.

p
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, good company, would encourage the waitress to be a little more relaxed and personable.

R
Milwaukee
106 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife and I decided to dine at Vin Santo again as it had been a few years since we've done that. After being seated and reviewing the menu my wife was trying to decide between the chicken marsala or the pasta of the day which our server described as a lobster ravioli. The server recommended the ravioli so my wife chose that dish and she later wished she had chosen the chicken which was her first choice. I ordered the spaghetti with Italian sausage which was very good but I felt it actually had too much sausage. I ordered a bottle of Verdicchio to compliment our meals which was very good. Our server provided very good service and always seemed to be at our table when we needed something. We did have a nice meal and will definitely go back.

DW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality, flavor, ambience in a homey setting. Service was outstanding.

FD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Vin Santo provides great Italian food! When full it can be a bit noisy so perhaps off peak dining if necessary. Love the staff and the friendly, efficient service!

AC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, great food and incredible service. We've been going there for years. When friends come to town,
they always want to return to Vin Santo. Shrimp Gabriella is perfect every time. Drinks, wine, appetizers are always spot on. For dessert, bread pudding is absolutely the best. We highly recommend Vin Santo.
We have never been disappointed. The servers are knowledgeable and are happy to give suggestions.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in all respects. Small, family owned. Has a host of regular patrons. Authentic Italian dishes you don’t find in chains. This is exactly the type of restaurant I look for when I’m in Italy.

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