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131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
+1 608-257-3832
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (117 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nice place close to Capitol & monona terrace. Good choices of pizza including individualized suzes. Free Parking after 5.great virw of the lake. Optional outdoor seating. .

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The Garibaldi is a hot Italian sandwich that we continue to enjoy through 5 decades from the 1970s through today. The pizza is also one of our favorites. Coupled with a great view of Lake Monona, it is a can't miss stop in Madison

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped in for a Saturday lunch on a very hot day. It was not crowded at all (this place is huge). We wanted to sit on the patio overlooking Lake Monona, but it was too hot and there was no shade. We inquired about...More

Thank HikerEllie
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing negative about this place. Their Italian dishes are delicious. Mix that with a gorgeous view of Lake Monona and you are set for romantic dining experience.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stopped in after a Badger's game and it was wonderful. Had great meal, friendly staff and great view of lake on fall afternoon.

Thank LikeToTravelWi
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were attending a conference at the Monona Terrace and walked here during the lunch break. The outdoor seating looking over Lake Monona was perfect. Plus the food was amazing. I really enjoyed the Garibaldi sandwich and porta salad and my husband liked his pizza.

Thank Carrieparmenter
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Five of us had dinner here, if lucky you get a nice lake view. Pizza was good, sangria was very good, and service was quick and friendly.

Thank Tricia G
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We love paisans hot & spicy pizza. Delicious. Beer, wine & liquor served (not just rails either). Great view of the lake. We eat here every trip to Madison. Parking below building & free after 5pm. Bring parking stub up to restaurant for validation.

1  Thank familysnyder
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Great views, fast service and reasonable lunch specials. What's not to like? This is a favorite for people who work near the Capitol.

Thank smokeyej
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been eating here for decades and have followed them through all of their moves. Great dining for family members, friends, and co-workers. Great food, good lunch specials, nice bar. The restaurant has great views of the lake plus outdoor seating in nice weather. Pasta,...More

Thank JG53558
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-3832
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