Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Madison, according to Tripadvisor

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August 8, 2022
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Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Madison, according to Tripadvisor

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty eating experience renowned for its ability to bring people together.

With more than 90,000 establishments offering Italian-style dishes here in America, there are endless options to consider when craving the flavorful, savory tastes of “The Boot.” Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Italian restaurants in Madison on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Click through these slides to see if your favorite trattoria made the list.

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#27. Rocky Rococo Pan Style Pizza

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
- Price: $
- Address: 1618 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53713-2330
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#26. Benvenuto's Italian Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1849 Northport Dr, Madison, WI 53704-3027
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#25. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7017 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717
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#24. Rosati's Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6644 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705-4238
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#23. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4320 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704
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#22. Rossi’s Pizza & Vintage Arcade

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
- Price: $
- Address: 4503 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-1073
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#21. Highland Corner Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2424 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726-3811
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#20. Greenbush Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 914 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715-1247
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#19. Gino's Italian Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 4606 Verona Rd, Madison, WI 53711-2737
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#18. Salvatore's Tomato Pies

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 912 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-1622
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#17. Tutto Pasta State Street

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (243 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 305 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
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#16. Cafe La Bellitalia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1026 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4233
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#15. Grampa's Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1374 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3757
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#14. Glass Nickel Pizza Co. Madison West

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5003 University Ave Ste 170, Madison, WI 53705
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#13. Luigi's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 515 S Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53711-1467
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#12. Bar Corallini

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2004 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5325
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#11. OLIVA Italian Mediterranean Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 751 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717
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#10. Osteria Papavero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 128 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3423
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#9. Nonno's Ristorante Italiano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 704 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711-2506
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#8. Paisan's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (341 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 131 W Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703-3243
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#7. Glass Nickel Pizza Co. Madison East

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2916 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
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#6. Lombardino's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (275 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2500 University Ave A, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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#5. A Pig in a Fur Coat

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Spanish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 940 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3550
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#4. Novanta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8452 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI 53562-4367
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#3. Pizza Brutta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (199 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
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#2. Cento

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (311 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 122 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2510
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#1. Naples 15

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,385 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 15 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-4237
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