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Semi-casual Italian restaurant located one block from Monona Terrace. Open for lunch, dinner and carryout every day. Outdoor seating and private dining available. Has daily happy hour. Meter parking nearby or parking ramp below building.


131 W. Wilson St. | Madison, WI 53703 | View map

Phone: 257-3832

Hours: Sun-Thur 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Meals Served: Lunch, dinner

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Average User Opinion 3.25 of 5
For some reason, I've never found the right entree. I always leave feeling let down, food-wise.

I think this is pretty much the worst Italian restaurant in Madison. It's gross Americanized food with marinara that tastes like Windex slathered on everything. The few redeeming things about it: outdoor dining on the lake, the Garibaldi and their happy hour specials. Despite that, I would still go to Osteria Papavero any day over Paisan's.

Good, laid-back Italian place. Nice location on the lake.

Paisan's has been my wife's and my favorite Italian restaurant since we first started dating. I remember when it was located at the old University Square location. The move was temporary,but I think they have improved the atmosphere and kept the same quality of food; and taste untouched. I would highly recomend this restaurant for any out-of towners visiting the Monona Terrace and downtown area. The taste and qualtity of service has always been very good. Classic Madison restaurant experience!

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