About Vin Santo- Wisconsin
Named after "the wine of the Saints", Vin Santo features authentic dishes from the Italian country side.
Middleton, WI 53562
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00 PM - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vin Santo- Wisconsin Ratings and Reviews
Very well run, efficient wait staff who share duties. When the food is up even the hostess may deliver it. Water refills, everything done quickly and unobtrusively. Very good food, this is one of the few places in Madison where I'll order the seafood "frutti di mare" given that I know it will not hold any surprises. Limited (still covers most tastes) selection but excellent wines by the glass and served in Bordeaux style glasses that are harder to tip over and are more than a 5oz pour. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and make reservations weekends.
It was our first time to Vin Santo-WI and we were not disappointed. The pasta dishes were outstanding and in particular the pasta special. It was some of the best ravioli I've had - portabella mushroom/cheese filling with a pesto cream sauce. Yum! Also glad we saved room for the Italian bread pudding. Unpretentious atmosphere, but a most enjoyable dining experience. We plan to return.
The restaurant is very small and quaint. However, I feel like they squeezed too many tables in to the room. You were constantly be bumped by other customers and staff.
The food was not bad, just average. The pasta sauces seemed very bland. Service was nice, especially considering how busy they were. It did take about 30+ for our food to arrive after our first course. There kitchen is very small.
We celebrated our anniversary there with our 3 children and 2 young grandchildren. It was perfect. They were quite accommodating to the children, and we never felt like we shouldn't have brought them. They even prepared a simpler pasta dish for them. Our server was quite attentive. Food was wonderful, very tasty, yet not too spicy. Generous servings. My husband ordered the sausage with pasta. It was so much meat he couldn't finish it all. Tiramisu was gigantic, we ordered 2 and took some home. Everything tasted home made, and prepared with care. We will definitely return.
The service was terrible. The waitress made us feel as though we were a burden to her evening. The food was highly priced. We had a dinner at a nearby restaurant two days prior that was exceptional at Villa Dolce and was half the price. The staff at Villa Dolce was far superior and very polite.
We were in Madison visiting friends this week and we decided to go do dinner here, based in part on the Open Table Reviews. Each couple split a salad and an entree which was plenty of food, especially given that we also split an appetizer. The smoked salmon appetizer was very good. The Caesar salad was good but it was a little overdressed. We also split the dinner pasta special which was a mushroom ravioli and it was quite good.
We had been told that the portions were large so we were glad that the waiter agreed that a salad and an entree would be plenty of food.
Fresh pasta with delicious sauces and seasonal sides. Their tiramisu is the best I've had outside of Italy, but be prepared to share! Gluten-free and vegetarian options as well. My only complaint is the low lighting but that's minor. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Food was pretty good but this is a small restaraunt and has too many tables for comfort. We were sat near a closet door and I was bumped twice by staff squeezing through the narrow gaps between the tables. Salmon was excellent and portions generous. Needs a paint and air vents cleaning. I would go back.
The server was inattentive at best (at one point the bartender had to alert him to the fact that I was attempting to order something) and in general did not seem like he wanted to be there.
Food was very meh and went well with the "we couldn't be bothered" feel that the entire restaurant exudes. It wasn't bad as much as it was boring and uninteresting. I would rather have a much smaller portion of something more exciting and flavorful.
Super wine menu and the food was superb as usual. Service was perfect. The ambience permitted personal discussion without extra effort. I've known the owner and chef for years. Top of the line Italian food and menu tailored for gluten free customers too.... although not one. Tremendous dry Martinis are served. Save room for the Tiramisu.
Portions are large enough to share, but we didn't. So we brought home the leftovers and enjoyed a nice dinner the next day. Our friends hadn't been there in a long time and were so glad that we recommended VIN Santo. Wonderful choices on the menu we will definitely go back soon as it is within walking distance from our new home.
I moved away from middleton many years ago and when back for a visit was happy to see Vin Santo was still there and knew I wpuld have to go. Delicious pasta with a variety of dishes. Portions are large and great for splitting. I went with 3 others and we enjoyed a delicious bottle of red wine, shared a salad and 2 entrees. Enough for all of us . We had the chicken masala and vegetarian pasta dish - both were fantastic.
Vin Santo has excellent food, great menu and generous portions. The Portabella stuffed ravioli with a white cream sauce was wonderful. Had crostini with smoked salmon and mozzarella cheese and it was superb. Service was excellent. Didn't save room for dessert so will have to go back to split the tiramisu