Great Italian food, wonderful service and a friendly, gracious host all make Naples 15 in downtown Madison a great place to dine and celebrate, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes stayed close to home on a snowy evening to taste-test the Italian fare at Sam's Pizza in Janesville.
The Globe, 209 N. Henry St., Madison, specializes in the cuisines of Nepal and Northern India, but its menu also includes dishes from Thailand, Tibet, Korea, Japan, the Middle East and elsewhere, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
On a winter night unfit for a trip out of town, The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found a pleasing Mexican feast right in Janesville at Hacienda Real.
Boar & Barrel, a restaurant and cocktail bar on Madison's Capitol Square designed around a “pork-centric” menu, began operating last April in a historic building that previously was home to one of the city’s finest seafood establishments, The Blue Marlin.
In Janesville, bars and restaurants come and go, but Charlie’s Place has sustained a fine reputation. After sampling the fare and the unfussy atmosphere, The Four Dishes can understand why.
Madison’s options for Mediterranean cuisine have been limited in recent years, so the opening of Dubai Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar on State Street is a welcome addition, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Since 1924, locals have considered Beloit's Butterfly Club a favorite spot for fine dining. The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes decided to check the place out.
McGee’s Chicken at 1920 S. Park St., Madison, serves wings, gizzards, tenders, breasts, legs, thighs and whole chickens, but there are plenty of other options on a menu that, according to advertising, crosses fast food with soul food.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited Bessie’s Diner at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. The group found the eatery's food, decor and view of the airport uplifting.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick says Freiburg Tap Haus in Madison has potential, but it needs to figure out how to provide better service and more consistent main courses.
The Four Dishes got the most out of their visit to Abreo in Rockford, Illinois, ordering a variety of small dishes to sample the finest the restaurant had to offer.
Big Sky Restaurant opened more than five years ago with the idea of bringing a fine-dining option to downtown Stoughton.
Situated at the top of the Memorial Bridge in the Mercy Health Mall plaza in Janesville, Kealy's Kafe is well-known for its all-day breakfast and top-notch fish fry, writes The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Chen's Dumpling House, 505 State St., Madison, is among the most recent in a trend of Asian restaurants that are popping up around the capital city, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Despite being hampered by street construction for the six months it’s been open, The Tin Fox has managed to thrive at 2616 Monroe St., Madison. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick credits the eatery for having done everything right by providing excellent service and outstanding fare in a handsome, open environment.
The Four Dishes found the pub fare and fish fry at Whitewater's The Real MacCoy's appealing along with the homemade desserts the eatery offers.
Anointed One, which opened last year on Madison's far west side, specializes in fare commonly associated with Southern soul food: heavily battered, deep-fried chicken, pork and fish, with sides such as corn bread, collard greens, yams and green beans with pork, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Coupled with an ambience reminiscent of old-world Italy, the food at Capri Restaurant did not disappoint The Four Dishes during a recent trip to downtown Rockford, Illinois.
Billed as a "craft-casual public house," Sweet Home Wisconsin on Regent Street in Madison is an upscale sports bar with an appetizing menu and tasty beverages, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
El Patron in Edgerton is like a cute little corner cafe overlaid with a Mexican flair. With three locations (Sun Prairie, Fort Atkinson and Edgerton), its owners must be doing something right, writes The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
DLUX, an upscale burger place off the Capitol Square in Madison, has established itself one of the city’s favorite burger restaurants, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited the unobtrusive Medusa Grill and Bistro in downtown Lake Geneva and came away quite impressed.
Stoughton's 51 South Restaurant opened June 1 on West Main Street with an emphasis on made-from-scratch recipes featuring local produce, healthy ingredients and thoughtful presentations, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team of the Four Dishes found Fresco at the Gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant within Anderson Japanese Gardens, a great choice for a fabulous meal followed by a scenic walk through the garden's lush landscapes.
Venturing out on a dark and stormy night, The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found great comfort--and comfort food--at Benedetti's Club 51 in Beloit.
Jamerica, the Jamaican restaurant that has been operating on Williamson Street on Madison’s near-east side for 22 years, is an example of a place that appeals strongly to some and not much to others, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
If you’re in the mood for Thai food, Sandee's Thai Fusion in downtown Janesville is a destination that should be at the top of your list, writes the Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Madison's BelAir Cantina is an energetic restaurant that specializes in tacos with creative fillings and executes them well. The whole place exudes an upbeat, slightly urbane vibe, which wouldn’t go far without a good kitchen putting out fresh, locally sourced and tasty fare, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Despite having never before heard of Imperial Palace & Pho Vietnamese in South Beloit, Illinois, The Four Dishes greatly enjoyed their visit to this restaurant specializing in Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
Sala Thai has been operating in a quaint space on Madison's Fair Oaks Avenue for the past decade, and it continues to win praise for its savory recipes.
If you're looking for a place that specializes in Italian classics in a premiere destination, the Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes say the Tuscan Tavern and Grill is worth the drive to Lake Geneva.
Looking for a festive place with exceptional food, atmosphere and service for a dinner party? Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found one with surprisingly affordable prices at Blue Agave, 117 S. Butler St.
Having been completely renovated, Klig’s Union Depot in Milton--formerly known as Liberty Station--boasts a bright, cheery bar area an a food menu that wowed The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick found Oliva restaurant at 745 N. High Point Road in Madison an elegant destination for fine food without the high prices that are common downtown.
Baci's Kitchen in Rockford, Illinois, left an impression on The Gazette's restaurant review team of The Four Dishes, as they enjoyed such dishes as a salmon protein bowl, homemade Magherita pizza and a fried goat cheese salad.
“California fresh” meets family recipes from Guadalajara at Tapatios Cocina Mexicana, a new Mexican restaurant that opened a few months ago in Fitchburg, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, took a step back in time during a recent visit to Janesville's well-known Asian eatery.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick enjoyed a recent trip to Good Food Low Carb Café on Madison's east side, taking the opportunity to check out the eatery's popular zoodle bowls.
The Four Dishes made their way to Delavan recently to indulge in the Sunday champagne buffet at the Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort.
Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick recently visited Common Ground restaurant in Middleton. The former Branch Street Retreat has reopened as a community space with yoga classes, painting groups and similar activities, all built around the restaurant.
The focused, small-plate dinner menu at Madison's Mint Mark, a trendy new restaurant on Winnebago Street, changes frequently, with the chef replacing about a third of the listed items each month, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
With a picturesque setting and plenty of outdoor seating, the Heron's Landing in Jefferson is a spot diners should check out this summer, writes the Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes.
Voted Madison’s best new restaurant last year in an annual newspaper readers’ poll, Morris Ramen is the most popular of several ramen noodle places to open here in the past couple of years, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
When it comes to Madison's Eldorado Grill, one of the hardest decisions you have to make it whether to go for dinner or wait for its weekend brunch, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Long twilights mean spring is in the air. It’s the perfect time for strolling downtown, and we headed out with a destination in mind: Lark.