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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
This is a Middleton and Madison mainstay, run by a couple, and never disappoints. Really good food in a comfortable setting, with regulars who appreciate the lack of pretense. Don't take a new date here, necessarily; but certainly take your spouse or longtime mate when you need an evening to remember why you love and value that person. Not to be overlooked: you can hear each other at this restaurant. 'Meet you any time you want at our Italian restaurant.'
I went there for dinner with one other person. We had spaghettini with sausage, which was excellent, and linguini pecorino with chicken, which was mediocre (mostly because it was very bland). The tiramisu was huge and excellent.
What surprised me, was the poor condition of the dining room for a such a highly rated restaurant. The walls had peeling paint, there were multiple stained ceiling tiles, tilted tables, mismatched chairs (not intentional as in some quaint restaurants), etc.
Lovely as always. The mista salad is delightful and our favorite, Ravioli Vin Santo with tomato sauce that included sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, was generous and delicious. I should mention that the tiramisu is the size of a small automobile (and good)!
Our favorite Itailian restaurant in the Madison area. Consistently great food with original menu options. Always a friendly word from the owners and pleasant and efficient service.
The portions are very generous and we always bring some home. The Tiramisu dessert is to die for and large enough for 3-4 people. Nothing like it. Been going here for many years and never had less than the best experience and food.
Fantastic evening celebrating a birthday. Service and food were top notch. We had four different entrees and everyone loved what they had. Our waiter was always one step ahead anticipating our needs. It is a cozy space with a variety of seating options. Highly recommend.
We had the ravioli special (goat cheese and sun dried tomato), which was excellent, and then we followed it up with an even more fantastic spicy sausage lasagna special that they had. SO GOOD. Easily the best lasagna I've had in the states. The only points I'd take off as far as ratings go is for the wine list (honestly just pretty sad), the tiramisu (huge portion, but really mediocre), and the the decor was a bit drab (but cozy!). The hospitality was nice and friendly, and the savory dishes absolutely make up for anything else, though! We'll definitely be back.
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.
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