Pizza Brutta

1805 Monroe St, Madison
(608) 257-2120

Recent Reviews

Stephen W.

I'm lucky enough to live across the street from Brutta and it is our favorite neighborhood joint. My typical meal is a salad and flatbread. They do terrific salads. And I'm not typically a salad eater. Also great pizza of course. Always a favorite with visiting Italians too.

Tom McClusky

Great food. I've had pizza and this time, the BLT. Delicious.

Elizabeth Weber

It had good flavor but stingy on cheese and basil. Didn't really care for how the toppings were just a few clusters on the top of the pizza so it left a lot of the parts of the pizza bear with no toppings or even cheese. So I thought the price was expensive for eating mostly a bare pizza.

Michaela Warnecke

Probably the best pizza in town - this is coming from a native, south Italian-born and raised individual. If you want to try pizza close to Italian style, especially Napoli style, go here. Crunchy base and crust, not soggy, great tasting local ingredients. Highly recommend.

Scott Fitzgerald

Always fantastic. The fact that the wood fired oven baked crusts are used as the base for pizza, sandwiches, and appetizers is unique & superb. Their dough & crusts are the closest to those I found in Napoli. Try Pizza Brutta - do not delay. You will not be disappointed.

brunta413

Great atmosphere. The pizza is spicy but the sauce isn't that sweet new Italian it's more like the classic spice without the harsh kick. Good food highly recommended.

Ron Baran

Very good brick oven pizza. Salads are excellent as well. Great place for lunch or light dinner. Would go again if I weren't leaving town.

Mary Norton

Pizza was fresh and crust soft and chewy with fresh mozzarella. No atmosphere to speak of and all the various ingredients you need to add to your pizza ends up being pricey for a pizza designed for 1 hungry person. Also I really wish they had green pepper, reg black olives and pineapple.

Peter Meyers

Great pizza, very tasty and affordable. Very fun atmosphere. Will definitely return here next time we are in town.

David London

Brilliant ... as always. You'll have to go to Naples to find a better pizza.

David Robles

Delicious personalized pizza quickly prepared in wood fired oven - reasonably priced. A short walk from Camp Randal. Can be ordered online so ready when you arrive.

Aaron Simpson

Family friendly. Great neapolitan style pizza.

Kim C. Hay, CPA

Pick a sauce. Kid's pizzas $5.95. Regular size $12-$14. Two adults and two kids ate for $20, all had water to drink. Get in line, order, take a number and they bring it to your table. Family friendly. Flat bread style, wood oven cooked artisan style.

Greg Z.

Always fantastic. The fact that the wood fired oven baked crusts are used as the base for pizza, sandwiches, and appetizers is unique & superb. Their dough & crusts are the closest to those I found in Napoli. Try Pizza Brutta - do not delay. You will not be disappointed.

Nick Dadar

Great flavor, Good service, Reasonable price

Kim Hay

Pick a sauce. Kid's pizzas $5.95. Regular size $12-$14. Two adults and two kids ate for $20, all had water to drink. Get in line, order, take a number and they bring it to your table. Family friendly. Flat bread style, wood oven cooked artisan style.

Tom Schwanebeck

Very good. My daughter who visited Italy earlier this year, said it was just like the pizza there. We were on our way back from Noah's Ark to Milwaukee and wanted pizza and we drove a little extra was glad we did. Great options and the right amount of food. We will visit again.

Jim H.

Fresh tomatoes, fresh cheese and a stone oven combine for a great pizza pie. It is amazing how much more flavor is derived from fresh ingredients.

Dylan W.

Best pizza I've found in Madison, brick oven, thin crust, burnt crust, and fresh mozzarella. If you like a little spice, the Diavola is a great choice.

W D.

Some of the best Neapolitan Pizza that I've ever had outside of Naples. Sounds like a bold statement, but the pizza was really good! The crust was perfect and held up the ingredients well. Ingredients were fresh and flavorful. Staff was friendly and the restaurant was comfortable and clean. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

hfish19

Seriously folks, this is pizza you can't miss out on. Staff was friendly, the restaurant was clean, and the pizza was delivered to our tables in just ten minutes. I ordered a margarita pizza with roasted mushrooms and prosciutto, which was absolutely incredible. I highly recommend stopping at Pizza Brutta if you are stationed in the Madison area!

BrainCS

Individual pizzas, great location, and nice big salads too. Highly recommend this pizzeria. Will go back for sure.

Ahmad M.

Only good pizza I've had in Madison. Or Wisconsin for that matter. Thin slices, wood oven, and great toppings. This place is a breath of fresh air. Great first date spot

Catherine Bredemann

One of my favorite pizza spots in all of Madison! This pizza is the most authentically Italian pizza that I have had outside of my visits to Rome and Bologna. It "American-izes" the Italian wood-fired pizza in that they cover them in all sorts of delicious toppings, which I love. Also, the pizza Miele is the best on the menu! I recommend eating in rather than taking out (it's best when it's right out of the oven) but you'll have a delicious meal either way.

Marilyn B.

Vegans, Pass This Food Truck By. The mobile Pizza Brutta has vegan crust, but offers no vegan cheese as they say it burns too quickly when they bake it. I suggested they put the cheese on after it comes out of the oven, it will melt just fine. They said, "That's an extra step. We're all about speed here." Uh-huh. An extra step they're not willing to take for their vegan customers. Throwing a handful of vegan cheese on a pizza takes too much time. Ok. Vegan money is no good here, remember that, and move on to a food truck that values its vegan customers. (My vegetarian companion ordered a margherita and said it was just ok. Crust was too thick for his liking. So three stars for taste of food, but I'd give it two stars for service.)

Rick Campbell

They were extremely fast and the pizza was awesome!!!

Katy M.

For what it is, it's great. Walking through the brick doorway into a fast/casual dining set up with an expansive, though completely on theme menu, pizza Brutta is somewhere i will continue to frequent. This place is perfect if you're looking for a quick bite. My sister and I share a pizza and the meal size Cesar salad and it's always perfect. The atmosphere is lacking music but there are usually quite a few guests so you don't even notice. The prices are extremely fair and I never spend more than 20 bucks.

Katie M.

For what it is, it's great. Walking through the brick doorway into a fast/casual dining set up with an expansive, though completely on theme menu, pizza Brutta is somewhere i will continue to frequent. This place is perfect if you're looking for a quick bite. My sister and I share a pizza and the meal size Cesar salad and it's always perfect. The atmosphere is lacking music but there are usually quite a few guests so you don't even notice. The prices are extremely fair and I never spend more than 20 bucks.

Dan Winter

We love people watching as our pizza gets baked in the stone oven with real wood. The ingredients are always fresh, the people are friendly.

Tess Huber

Very similar set up to Punch Pizza in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, but different flavors. Delicious. I like the create your own base options.

Rachael Vossen

This place is awesome! You can order a pizza off the menu or create your own. They make it right there in front of you and then roast it over a wood fire in the stone oven. My table also ordered artichoke dip which was delicious. I ordered a roasted beet salad as well. It had honey balsamic, roasted beets, goat cheese, and pistachios! So good! I highly recommend this restaurant. The prices were reasonable as well. To build your own pizza, the price starts around $8. My huge salad was $9. There isn't a ton a seating, so that could be difficult with a big group at a busy time.

Dallas R Doughty

Some of the best pizza in Madison.

Christopher Urban

Not too bad. Not great though. We split a personal pizza and a salad. The salad was subpar. The pizza was good, far from the best we've had, but good.

Joshua Kleczka

Easily the best pizza in the Madison area. There is a lot of competition but this one is so consistently delicious that I always leave more than satisfied.

Kendal Wenger

Delicious variety of pizzas with local and fresh ingredients. Quick service.

ankaw435

If you are looking for chain pizza, you have come to the wrong place. This is authentic. Crust crisp as you bite in, but chewy perfection after, like it should be. Drink station with refills.

ben white

Great atmosphere and food. have good salads and amazing wood fired pizza. usually no wait a table and often a short wait for food. It's one of my favorite places for wood fired pizza. great crust with a wide variety of toppings. would highly recommend trying it if like pizza

Varun Mahan

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

Mike Mcdonald

Wonderful place to eat for old school pizza from a wood fired oven. We will definitely be eating here again ð???

Mallory B.

HOLY YUM the dough is perfectly chewy with crispy bubbles, the cheese is of amazing quality, the staff is patient while I have an existential crisis choosing my pizza from the myriad of enticing options, it comes out fast, what more do you need??