Top New Madison Eateries to Try in 2023

Foodies in Madison will find plenty of amazing dining spots - many new.  With plenty of spots to try throughout Madison, it can be hard to narrow down your list. Here are a few to try this year.


La Pollera offers delicious Colombian cuisine. Their selection includes bandeja paisa, empanadas and paella.

Here you can order a delicious pitcher of Colombian sangria in an ideal small pitcher size. Additionally, this restaurant provides natural fruit shakes and Colombian sodas.

Carlos boasts that their wine selection is truly remarkable, too. Their best seller is Aguila - they say it offers some of the finest homemade sangria available!

If you don't drink, don't fret. They have several delectable dessert options such as flan and figs with cheese for you to choose from, plus tasty galleta biscuits and obleas con arequipe sweet treats to take home as gifts!


Pioneer Pointe offers a unique golf and dining experience on the former Tumbledown Trails site. Expect a great golf course and plenty of handmade pizzas and pastas to enjoy here. Plenty of adult beverages will also be enjoyed when this restaurant opens up.


Zippy Lube Coffee, Donuts & Fried Chicken is the latest venture from Northside entrepreneur Benjamin Altschull - also responsible for Tip Top Tavern and other Madison enterprises you may know of.

Modern takes on old-school lube shops are nothing new; from rainbow-striped walls and creamer carts resembling tool benches, this new spot should not be missed by food lovers who appreciate authentic diner experiences in a retro industrial atmosphere.

The menu offers classics like PB&J made into a donut and Boom Brothers coffee, a local roaster that recently expanded across town. There is also an impressive wine list and one of Madison's best chocolate chip cookies can be found there.


Rule No. One Hospitality Group's latest addition to Hilldale is AMARA with its Amalfi Coast aesthetic and eclectic menu that showcases dishes not often found elsewhere.

This new restaurant, which opened earlier this fall, draws its inspiration from Italy's coastal region. Its menu offers shareable small plates, handmade pastas, and entrees featuring Madison's best ingredients.

Amara offers an expansive list of Mediterranean wines, from those farmed by hand and produced using classical methods to those produced using modern techniques. They also serve aperitifs, negronis, and cocktails; City Editor Ryan enjoyed trying the Rose Sbagliato which is basically a negroni with prosecco added. If you're craving Italian flavor this winter be sure to visit Amara - they're open both lunch and dinner and await!

Hot Lunch

Another great new eatery in Madison, Hot Lunch is a 90s-themed spot with plenty to enjoy. The chocolate chip cookies are great and you will find interesting options like house-made orange soda, meatball sandwiches, and all kinds of other things. Each meal even comes with fruit snacks.

There are plenty of new places to eat in Madison. Make sure you get out and try all of these new spots to find your favorite.

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