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Cafe Porta Alba
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Hilldale Shopping Center 558 N Midvale Blvd Madison, WI 53705
558 North Midvale BoulevardUSWisconsinMadison53705
$$Italian Restaurant, Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Dessert Restaurant
Pasta Shop
Today 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PMMonday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMWednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMThursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMFriday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PMSaturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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
"Their salami is out of this world."
"The crust did feel a bit too thick and chewy for me though."
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a month 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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Hank Shiffman
a year ago
I close this place based on the other recommendations here. I was surprised by how good it was. Salad, pizza, and iced tea, all served efficiently and with just the right amount of attention. If I'm ever back in Madison, I'll be glad of a return visit.
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Jen Braico
2 years ago
My kids and I love this place. We go there as a special treat. My son loves that the pizzas cook in 90 seconds, and it's so delicious.
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Wayne Lin
4 years ago
Salads were delicious here. The pizza was very good. Brick oven thin crust style. The crust did feel a bit too thick and chewy for me though.
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Zeke Millard
2 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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Ian Gatley
4 years ago
Great pizza. It can be a hard time getting seated, but I always enjoy the food. The service is average. The tiramisu is good some days, bad some days. There is very loud music playing some times which is incredibly annoying to me since it makes it hard to carry out a conversation. But all said, Ithink it deserves 4 stars.
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Phil Butcher
5 years ago
Excellent service is coupled with the best pizza in town. Everything tastes great and comes out quickly. Their salami is out of this world.


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