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Cafe Porta Alba
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–10PM
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Hilldale Shopping Center 558 N Midvale Blvd Madison, WI 53705
558 North Midvale BoulevardUSWisconsinMadison53705
(608) 441-0202cafeportaalba.com
$$Italian Restaurant, Dessert Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Dessert Restaurant
Pasta Shop
Pizza Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Friday 11AM–10PMSaturday 11AM–10PMSunday 11AM–8PMMonday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PM
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Real, authentic Neapolitan pizza and other delicious Italian specialties. Unlike most other pizza and pasta restaurants. Great for families, great for date night, great for groups.
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Casual Italian cafe serving Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads & antipasti plus wines.- Google
"The atmosphere is magnificent."
"No apologies given for the wait or the bad tasting anchovies on our pizza."
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Heather Ruhl
4 months ago
Always great food! There is often a wait on weekends, but generally they get you in as quick as possible. Both the pasta and the pizza are great, and wine prices aren't bad!
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Megan Storley
4 months ago
Service sucked, to many young kids working as waitresses there. They were more interested in their own lives than taking care of customers. The salad I had was bland, nothing special for 8.00$. Very over price for salad and drinks. I tripped over there step at restraunt not one worker had cared nor they weren't sorry.
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incog neeto
6 months ago
We waited an hour while we saw the whole place fill up and get served before us.3 times we asked and each time "food coming right up" When we finally were served, we were not asked how the food was and it was not good. No apologies given for the wait or the bad tasting anchovies on our pizza. Terrible Service
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Orestina Ventriglia
5 months ago
A Great place and amazing pizza...I come from Italy and I can say that this pizza is fantastic and authentic!
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antonio riselli
5 months ago
The atmosphere is magnificent.. It is like be in Italy... The best pizza that I have ever tasted in USA.... I recommend the MONTANARA PIZZA...
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R J
8 months ago
Great service and food. Pizza is always hot and always what you order. We had an issue with our pizza one evening, but the waitress and the owner both accommodated us. They apologized and immediately made is a new pizza. Go here! Stay away from the crap at Pizza Brutta.
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Zeke Millard
9 months ago
After sitting at our table for twenty minutes enjoying the conversation and atmosphere, the diners on either side of us left, and new ones replaced them. I was looking at my watch every now and then, thinking our waitress should stop by and place our drink order. When our waitress stopped by to place the drink orders for the diners on either side, I decided it was time to pull the plug. I'm quite sure the food is delicious, but my minimal requirement for service was not fulfilled. We will probably stop by again sometime, but for now, I will highly discourage anyone from dining at Cafe Porta Alba.
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Kerry Frank
2 years ago
Peeked my head in on a relatively slow evening, was greeted efficiently by two wait staff. I inquired about a Gluten Free option and was told that they did indeed have GF pasta at no additional charge. I ordered a single menu item which was priced at $9.00. Upon pick-up I was charged 18.00, and told that there was an up charge for the pasta. Upon opening the to go dish (an aluminum 6 inch round dish) I could see the foil, pasta which looked sad with no notable seasoning (basil, garlic, or even tomatoes) this was clearly a stock sauce... Sad, just sad....
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