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131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
+1 608-257-3832
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (121 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
“manicotti” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Clean the windows. Clean the windows. Seriously disappointed that the mgt can't seem to figure out that people want to look out the windows and would really appreciate a clean view.

Thank MSNative
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had the choice of waiting for the Lake view seating, or sitting immediately away from the view. We waited. Good call. The view was beautiful, even on a gray day. I had the house salad and lasagna -- both were very good. Especially the...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

They have a really good happy hour, but the booze is low quality. So, if you want cheap (costing and tasting) drinks, this is the spot for you. They also have a few deep fried appetizers that are cheaply priced. If you are able to...More

Thank esdmadison
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Went here on a whim due to the location being close to the waterfront. Food was good. I thought the bread was dense but I am used to a lighter sourdough. My main criticism is the amount of food for the price. Food was great...More

Thank Amelia A
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I always have been pleased with the pizza. Tried the entrée special this time and it was average at best. Stick to the pizza.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had heard great things about this place. We were there unfortunately in January, so we were unable to appreciate its location near the lake. It was lasagna night, so I decided to try that. I found it tasteless, and boring...

Thank algebraqueen
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went during Madison Food Week and had lunch. My starter was the Porta Salad which is addictive. I'm not sure what all is in that salad, but I would go back just for that salad. For my second course I had the meatball sandwich. Some...More

Thank Carmi21
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a great location for families with good pizza and drink selections. In the summer, the patio has a lovely lake view and lots of outdoor seating, which is getting more and more rare in Madison. Good for families and larger groups.

Thank viajera725
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My dad LOVES Paisans pizza since his days at UW in the 60s! Just stopped and picked up a pizza to take up north to him! If I look at the $36 price as a gift to him, rather than a pizza, I can almost...More

Thank WiWeezie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We fell in love with Paisan's back in the early 70's when we were in college. We have been back on occasion as it has changed locations. We recently had a chance to try them again in their new location along Lake Monona. The food...More

Thank mlja77
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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