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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.

7462 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00 PM - Close

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 836-1880

Website:
http://www.vinsanto.us/Vin_Santo/Welcome.html

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vin Santo- Wisconsin Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (20)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always Amazing. great atmosphere, menu is great. Truly a place to add to your “evening out”

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.'

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely dinner and evening out. The waiter was excellent! Food was very good. It was s very cold night, but we were very comfortable in the dining room. The customer ia important to them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful comfort Northern Italian. From the apps to the Vin Santo, all was great. Order dessert only if Hungary. One can feed the entire table. Our go to Italian comfort food place.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service! Looking forward to coming back and trying more items on the menu. Perfect place for a date or get together with friends!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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)!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just another great experience at VS! Took the kids and they loved it as well.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was outstanding as usual. Vin Santo is our "go to " special occasion restaurant and has been for roughly 10 years. It's an hour drive for us, but well worth it. The food is spectacular and service is as well.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious salads, the pasta is amazing! Best tiramisu I ever ate.
Highly recommend for a relaxed,
intimate dinner. Wait staff was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have eaten there many times and am never disappointed. Best lasagna anywhere and always good daily specials. Can't recommend it highly enough!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The perfect choice if you want a romantic dinner in a local, family run small restaurant or just a quiet dinner. We’ve eaten here several times and always enjoy the meal and the staff. Interesting specials and old favorites keep us coming back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Well run Italian resta grant with large portions and high quality food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely the best lasagna I have ever had. I will definitely come back when I’m in the area.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely meal served piping hot. Generous portions; we all left with doggie bags.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious, carefully prepared dinner at a friendly, low-key storefront restaurant. They treated my grandchildren graciously. My mushroom soup showed the benefits of long, slow cooking. You will take food home and be looking forward to it the next day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was too salty, but the service was exceptional.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Another lovely dining experience. Best server ever; we really enjoyed his wine suggestion - the Chianti Rufino. However our experience was marred by VERY LOUD table of women behind us who made conversation difficult and at times impossible😕

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

3rd visit - when we are in Madison and Itailian is your desire there is no better, we drive 1-1/2 hrs to go. Fresh, homemade just like I grew up with.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Ravioli Special (broccoli rabe with chicken confit in a wonderful Gorgonzola sauce was probably the best I have ever had, period! Might even beat my usual Scampi Gabriela!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Such good food, choices out of the ordinary and usual with portions that end up being two meals for the price of one! Really a special place.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, large portions and very accommodating with working with my diet restrictions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The place is small and the ambiance is quaint but the food and service are simply outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As the usual, the food was very good, generous portion size, and great cocktails. The seafood was prepared, cooked, and served in a way that exceeded expectations.... which created a "high value" experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 18, 2017

First time here. Enjoyed the wait staff, met one of the owners, food was delicious! Great cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I'm not one for pasta or Italian food, but this is special. The per-plate cost is a little higher but you get what you pay for. The owner and staff are very accommodating and gracious. Can't get enough of the Scampi Diavoli!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have been to Vin Santo many times. The food is excellent, no matter what we get on the menu. The portions are family sized, so expect to take some home. Really good Italian fare and great service.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great experience. Loved it

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Promptly seated, attentive and knowledgeable staff, ample portions, delicious food. We should come here more often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good, homemade, reliable Italian food, served by friendly staff. A small neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and atmosphere were perfect. The food was incredible. Already planning my time back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was extremely good, the service top notch and the overall experience delightful. We will be making this on our favorites list and will make sure we visit it often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first visit to Vin Santo, but not our last. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding. Quiet little restaurant in quaint Middleton, very cozy and friendly. The house wine was very reasonable and good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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