Porta Bella

Intimate Italian restaurant with spacious outdoor dining patio

Established in 1968, Porta Bella is known for its pasta, homemade Italian dinners, pizzas, steaks, and seafood. Recipes that came from Madison’s Italian Greenbush are still offered today in addition to new regional Italian dishes found during our travels to Italy.

Cozy, upholstered booths are situated in small rooms to create a casual, romantic atmosphere in their three distinctive dining rooms.

At the bottom of the steps down to the wine cellar, Porta Bella offers 40 wines, Porta’s signature martinis, and 14 draft beers. Many of the Italian wines were hand-selected by the proprietor during his recent visits with Italian wine makers.

Weather-permitting, enjoy your meal out on the spacious and sunny front patio.

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425 N Frances St
Madison WI 53703
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Restaurant Hours Sun: 4pm to 10:30pm Mon – Sat: 11am - 10:30pm Front Bar Hours Sun: open at 4pm Mon – Sat: open at 11am Cellar Hours Open for Kohl Center events Thurs: 6pm - close Fri–Sat: 5pm - close