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Cafe Porta Alba

558 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 USA

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Opens Fri 11a
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“Recognized for their authenticity”

At Café Porta Alba, we make authentic Neapolitan pizza and must adhere to specific characteristics. The dough must be hand-pressed with Italian flour, and must contain a precise amount of water. Tomatoes must always be Italian, and are the San Marzano style. The bufala mozzarella cheese used is from water buffalo in the region between Napoli and Roma. Ingredients are fresh, are sparingly used and are placed with practiced hands on the dough. The pizza is baked in a special high temperature wood burning oven (ours was imported from a 3rd generation oven maker in Naples). We feature some enticing pasta dishes as well. Paccheri al Ragu' Napoletano is a true classic, with a deep cultural history. It is a rich pasta made with pork and beef tenderloin, and is cooked in red wine and parmigiano reggiano. It is known in Naples as the "ragu' del guardaporta" or the "doorman's ragu"...and is so named because the doorman was the one person whose profession allowed him to take the time to attend to the slow-cooking sauce. We feature many other wonderful dishes as well, such as Impepata di Cozze, which is a Neapolitan classic featuring steamed mussels in a tomato and white wine broth with black pepper, onion, garlic, and parsley. There are many other traditional antipastos, salads, and desserts. Don't miss our tiramisu, our unique offering of gelatos, or the "Pizza Nutella" (this you must simply try it to understand).

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Cafe Porta Alba

558 N Midvale Blvd
Madison, Wisconsin
53705 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
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