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Date
Mon, 4/23
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11:00 PM
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Vin Santo- Wisconsin

4.8
704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Named after "the wine of the Saints", Vin Santo features authentic dishes from the Italian country side.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00 PM - Close
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Phone number
(608) 836-1880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 704 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The best in Madison. Always.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent lasagna Caesar salad and salmon appetizer

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Intimate seating. Small but good quality wine list. Delicious unbreaded calamari in a mildly spicy red sauce. All pasta homemade and cooked al dente. Nice variety of pasta dishes that do NOT all taste the same. Best tiramisu in town! Attentive service. Owner always checks on diner’s satisfaction.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best Italian in Dane Co.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Besides excellent food, service and atmosphere Vin Santo owner keeps records of your favorite wines and food choices. A great place to take my granddAughter got GF options

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very good Italian food, nice wine list, pleasant atmosphere, kind of expensive but not surprisingly so. My only real quibble is the humongous portion sizes; I feel a little daunted when my seafood (or whatever I may have ordered) has to share a plate with a couple of pounds of pasta. I know I can take the leftovers home, but we really didn't come to Vin Santo for tomorrow's lunch. Still, we enjoyed ourselves, as we always do.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was very good! The Bread Pudding was ridiculous, a must have!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Chef was willing to do a combination of ingredients from two menu items for me. Delicious results. Bread, salad, pastas, and dessert were all remarkable - and we came home with almost as much food as we ate at the restaurant! Locally owned. Capable staff gives you just enough attention. We'll go back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was great! Waiter was very knowledgeable. Will come again when in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding spaghetti salsiccia and lasagna. Good wine list. Excellent service. Nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

First time at Vin Santo and it won't be my last! I was very pleasantly surprised. Both quality and quantity of food were amazing. This may become a favorite of mine.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great, small family run business, with consistently excellent food, and huge portions

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Perfection! Delicious, food! Large servings, you won’t go home hungry and you most likely will be taking leftovers home with you. Our server, Tim, was fantastic. He was very pleasant, fun, very knowledgeable about the menu, and patient with our questions. All 4 of us agreed that the food and the service were impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The lasagna was disappointing. To many sausage slices competing with undercooked noodles (not even al dente). Please revert to tradition.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The staff was wonderful. The food as always good. Looking forward to coming again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We're always greeted warmly at the door. The food is fantastic, fresh, and authentic. It is hard to choose from the menu when the specials are so thoughtfully designed.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

' celebrated my husband's birthday here a few nights ago. The food, as usual, was outstanding. We cannot say enough good things about this place. The food is creative, the flavors are perfect, and the servings are extremely generous. We love this little gem of a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Vin Santo is our go-to favorite on the west side of Madison for authentic Italian food.
Cozy atmosphere and a great value, as the portions are huge and my husband and I usually split one salad and one entree. Small but nice wine list and good service round out a nice evening every time.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our favorite date night spot in Middleton. Authentic Italian - every pasta dish is fabulous and sizable enough to share. Their bread pudding is out of this world.
We’ve brought many friends here for double dates, and they’ve also come back on their own accord after trying this spot. Truly a little gem in downtown Middleton.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our second trip to Vin Santo, and it was delizioso again! Three of four of us ordered the by-request lasagna (it takes about 30 minutes to prepare, but absolutely worth every last second). It comes hot from the oven in an oval dish, allowing for a serving that neither of the 250 pounders at the table could polish off... but not for lack of trying. The fourth dish was a beautiful seafood fettuccine, some of which also made it home in a to-go container. Oh - did I mention the tiramisu? It's naughty good, and you'll thank me after you're done. Let's just say I had a date with my elliptical trainer the following day. :-)

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

One of our favorite places.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was wonderful- very authentic Italian. Ambience cozy and reminiscent of big city tucked away spots. Waitress tended to rush us but she was helpful in suggesting non garlic entrees!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We also have great food and special treatment. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Never disappoints! Always wonderful ambiance, fabulous food and great memories!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Stunningly good food. What a sleeper pick in Middleton WI. I am an Italian-American food snob from the East Coast and I was blown away. Simply fantastic dishes all around.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We always enjoy a visit to Vin Santo. Decided to catch an early Tuesday evening dinner, so the place was fairly quiet to start. Service was quick and helpful. The food was tasty and ample. Pasta is always fresh and top-notch. The place really is a gem.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints- great place to have a wonderful meal and relax

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Vin Santo has outstanding menu, which is exceptionally prepared. While the place is small the experience has excellent every time we have visited.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Birthday/Valentine day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very generous portions of high quality food. Service was outstanding, with good explanations of specials and an understanding of how to pair wines with our meals. First time visit, but it will certainly not be our last!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Vin Santo is an excellent restaurant. We have been there several times and each time the food and service are outstanding. This is definitely a restaurant worth visiting and would highly recommend reserving a table. We could not have asked for a better choice for Valentine's Day and our server was superb.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was excellent! The service was first rate. Very enjoyable experience. A small place, but to it's advantage. It's pretty quiet, with a nice vibe. Great food, some of the best in Madison. Excellent place for a date night.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We dine frequently at Vin Santo. We love the warm, cozy, friendly atmosphere. The food is good. The service is attentive and friendly. Vin Santo is one of our favorite places for Friday Date Night.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice little place. Service was very good, portions were on the larger side, bread pudding was huge and very tasty and the prices were fair. Worth giving this place a shot.
My only recommendation is to owner is to add espresso to the menu.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and service. Nice to go to a local owned business with the owners present. It shows in the food and service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The Ravioli of the day was to die for!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We always have a wonderful experience at Vin Santo!! The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful. We can always count on a truly great experience at Vin Santo!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Our dining experience was excellent. The food was as good as expected, and we had very high expectations. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and wonderful wait staff. The owner is very engaged with guests, a strong positive.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We have never had a 'bad' experience at Vin Santo! The food is always unique and delicious; the service is top notch -- friendly but not 'hovering.' We never feel rushed.

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