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Restaurant Recommendations by UW-Madison Staff

Aili Tripp

Restaurant Muramoto
One of my favorites
(608) 259-1040
Madison (Downtown Isthmus)
225 King St

Fresco Rooftop Restaurant
(on rooftop of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art)
Terrific view of the capitol, excellent food. Save room for the beignets.
They are better than those at Café du Monde in New Orleans!

The Sunroom
Try it for breakfast. The Florentine omelet and sunbuns are amazing!


Buraka (State Street)
Slightly tricky to find, but worth the trip to the basement for homey, inexpensive East African food.
Good for both vegetarians and carnivores and also has a full bar.

Maharani (Washington)
A bit further of a walk, but has a decent, quick lunch buffet highlighting both North and South Indian selections. Good for vegetarians.

Himal Chuli (State Street)
Only Madison can boast *multiple* Nepali restaurants and this was the first.
It's small and cash-only, but friendly, local and tasty. Good for vegetarians.

Paloma Celis Carbajal

The Mediterranean Café
Extremely friendly service, laid back atmosphere and the quickest, yummiest and most economical food in Madison that you will find.

Michael Schatzberg

Brasserie V
My wife and I occasionally find ourselves at the Brasserie V ( on Monroe Street. They've got an excellent selection of Belgian beers on tap and in bottles, as well as frites that are not at all caloric (we can dream, can't we?).

Florence Bernault

I love Brochach on Monroe Street for a late drink or dinner. They close late. The decor is so-so, but the dishes are hearty and fresh (leek soup, shepperd's pie...).

I think Pizza Bruta on Monroe Street is fabulous. Pizzas as good as real Italian ones. Everything is made in front of you, the tomato sauce is incredible.

Emilie Songolo

Nostrano (111 S. Hamilton St, on the Square)
Don't leave Madison without stopping at Nostrano for fine Italian appetizers, main course, or dessert. Like a Friend from Chicago said, it is worth driving to Madison just for dinner at Nostrano. Make a reservation ahead of time because seating is limited and the restaurant is very popular.

Sardine(Williamson St)
I love the atmosphere. Every menu choice I have tried was delicious. Best to make a reservation.

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