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Restaurant Review: Eno Vino

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post.  The opinions are completely my own.

Here’s the thing about Madison.  There are SO many local places to eat that we often have a hard time deciding.  This time, we decided to go to Eno Vino.

Eno Vino

I had been to Eno Vino once before, but only for drinks, so we decided to go again and get the whole experience.

Eno Vino is a Tapas style restaurant.  So basically, you chose a few different appetizers that will make up your meal.  (The Husband and I split three different dishes and dessert.)

We started off dinner with drinks.

I had a glass of a Petite Sirah called Cupcake.

Cupcake Sirah

How can you go wrong with a wine called Cupcake?  You really can’t.

The Husband had a mixed drink called Toxic Wasted.

Toxic Wasted

Yes, that is a glow stick.  Don’t let the glow stick fool you, this is a classy place. They just also have a lot of super cool drinks.

For our first course we ordered bruschetta.  They have six different kinds of bruschetta, and when you order you get four pieces.  We chose two pieces each of two different kinds.  Here were our choices:

Bruschetta
We chose the Fresh Mozzerella

Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta

And the Brie and Apple

Brie and Apple Bruschetaa

These both were delicious.  The tomato and mozzarella is a classic, but the brie and apple I had never seen before. It was SO good.  I’ll definitely need to figure out a way to recreate that at home.

Next up were chicken skewers with pork wontons.

Chicken Skewers

I was slightly concerned that these would be too spicy for my liking, but I was pleasantly surprised.  There was a little bit of spice that I could taste, but it was definitely not overwhelming.  The chicken was very moist and tasty.  The wontons I wasn’t big on, but I’m not really a fan of pork.  The Husband liked them, so they must have been ok.

Next up was, what I would call, the main course.  5 ounce center cut filet, with goat cheese potato pancakes.

Filet Potato Pancakes

I would say I’m pretty picky about how my steak is cooked, and this was goooood.  Tender, juicy, inside and crispy outside.  Oh, and the potato pancakes were really good too!  I don’t think I’ve had potato pancakes before, and these were great.

After we were done eating dinner, we were pretty full.  But sometimes, dessert just calls your name.  We went with the Molten Chocolate Cake.

Molten Chocolate Cake

It was good, but not as outstanding as the rest of the meal.

Overally the meal was really good, and the service was great.  Our waitress kept our water glasses full, and was very helpful.  Having not eaten a full meal there before, she was very helpful with letting us know how large the portion sizes were on certain items.   The atmosphere is great too.  Very modern, and it definitely has a wine bar kind of feel.

Taste: A, it was all very good.  Very fresh and unique items, as well as classics.  Not to mention, their drink menu has something for everyone.  Tons of wine choices – they are a wine bar after all -as well as beer and a huge variety of mixed drinks.

Cost: B, this is not the kind of place you would eat at every night.  It is a bit pricey.  However, I really think the food, for the most part, was worth it.  Also, you might consider going there just to have a drink and an appetizer.  It is much more reasonably priced that way.

Would I go there again? Absolutely.  I think it is going to be my new go-to place for special occasions.  There are tons of different things to try on the menu, even with my limited taste buds, there are other things that I would like to try.  I definitely wouldn’t mind having that bruschetta again either.

One thing I learned from going to a “Wine Bar” was that I really don’t know the difference between different kinds of wines.  I know that I like red wines, but I never can remember which kinds I like.  I need to fix this.  I foresee a trip to some wineries, and wine tastings in the future.

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4 Responses

  1. glad you decided you would absolutely go there again…next time I’m in town?

  2. HOW did I not know about this place? Where is it in Madison?

    • It is on the west side off of old Sauk Road on Deming. (kind of near Target) In the same little area as Biaggi’s and Panera. (Across from Hu Hot, but I’m not sure if that was there when you were still in Madison)

  3. Mmm, those goat cheese potato pancakes look perfect… and I LOVE bruschetta, you picked the two I would have picked… I love brie + apple. :D

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