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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” (114 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was a little afraid when Paisan's left its U-Square location many years ago, but all those fears have proved unfounded. The new restaurant is fabulous, with a view of Lake Monona that can't be beat! And the good thing is, all my old favorites...More

Thank SKP41218
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had a party of 11 and had wonderful service and had excellent food. You can not go wrong with the any of their pizzas. You probably won't have any make it home in a to go box as it is tough to stop eating...More

Thank 2x2WineTasters
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Romantic
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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