Top 5 Restaurants in Madison

Want to know just the right places to eat out in Madison? Visit any of these 5 crowd favorites and you will not be disappointed!

If you’re looking for something on the fancier side, Francesca’s al Lago offers “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices.” They serve generous portions of traditional Italian food with plenty of tasty menu options to choose from. As the 21st Francesca’s across the nation, they certainly know the craft of Italian cuisine! The location is conveniently located in Capitol Square, so make a great, fun-filled night out of your visit to Francesca’s!

Visit Graze in Capitol Square for a fresh, all-natural and exquisite meal. They surely do not cut corners when it comes to the quality of their food. Most ingredients used in their eclectic dishes are grown or raised on small local farms in Wisconsin. They offer a variety of dishes and small plates to choose from, and are famous for their weekend brunch menu and fish fry Fridays. Enjoy a comfortable meal at Graze, and embrace the cozy tavern setting in the heart of Capitol Square!

Craving a unique, specialty pizza? Ian’s Pizza has just what you are looking for! They offer one-of-a-kind creations from Mac ‘n’ Cheese pizza to BBQ Chicken Pineapple. (Don’t worry they have plain slices too!) Open late from Tuesday-Sunday, Ian’s appeals to appetites of all kinds with a burst of fresh flavor from all natural ingredients. Whether you sit down for a casual dinner or just grab a slice to go, the taste is all the same – full of flavor!

Eat at State Street Brats if you are interested in a fun, sports environment with an upbeat bar vibe. The prices are great, and the food is perfect for game day. They are known for their fried cheese curds and of course, their Brat. Their extensive menu offers a wide variety of burgers, munchies, and beer, along with unique sauces to compliment the already delicious grub.

Embrace Wisconsin culinary tradition at the Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant. This comfortable tavern entices your taste buds with comfort Wisconsin cooking through quality meats, cheeses, and produce from local farms. They are famous for their burgers, especially the “Old Fashioned,” which is a must-try. Their weekend brunches are also top-notch, with a variety of with classic or unique brunch options.