Historic District of Madison Indiana
Shops In Walking Distance




119 E. Main Street
Madison IN 47250
(812) 265-5626

Mon-Fri 10:30-2:30pm
Sat 9-2:30pm
Sun 9-2pm

Breakfast, lunch, diner,
bakery, beer, wine,
and catering services.

Family Restaurant


Ciao! Welcome!





Front Dining Room






They have a simple and elegant menu with nice round numbers, which I am a fan of. Their "take out menu" is at the very bottom of this page. At the time I stopped in, I got this picture of their "specials", which they post on this chalk board. The specials change, so you’ll have to stop in the restaurant to see on any given day.

Soup Clam Chowder $5.25 / $6.25
Cup / Bowl
Lunch Specials Chicken Salad $6.50 - 9
Specials Seafood Pasta $15
  Chicken Marsala $14
  Pesto Risotto $13
  Seafood Risotto $15
  Mushroom Risotto $13
  Franco’s Pizza $16
All entrees served with salad and bread
Ask about desserts
Craft beers, wine, and sobe

Chicken Marsala is chicken cutlets sometimes coated in flour, briefly sauteed. Marsala wine is reduced to the consistency of syrup typically with food like onions or shallots, mushrooms, herbs and other secret ingredients. Risotto is an Italian rice dish cooked in a broth.

NOTE: menu & prices change. Last updated: 2012.

These chalk marks are from the delicous food you just missed out on because you decided to eat late.


Happy Customers

The staff wasn’t shy and happily welcomed me in. Everyone enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine and had nothing but good things to say.




So beautiful,
so good

Imagine eating breakfast here with the
morning sun shine washing over you.

Don’t miss the good life.


Great place to take a romantic date!


You Tube Video

Trivia: Suggest a good trivia question a trivia question.


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Visit their official web site here.


Sometimes people think Madison Historic District, also known as Historic Madison, is located in Milton Kentucky, but we are actually located just 1 mile north in Downtown Madison Indiana, across the Harrison Bridge on the north side of the Ohio River.


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Family Restaurant
119 E. Main Street, Madison Indiana, (812) 265-5626
Appetizers | Soup | Salad | Entrees | Sandwiches | Sides | Gourmet Pizza | Drinks | Kids Menu
  Note: Prices and menu items change. 

Ask about lunch portions available and about local grass fed beef steaks!

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Plate of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomato and basil. Small/Large
$6 / $9

Traditional Bruschetta

House bread topped with mushrooms and pesto sauce.

Mediterranean Bruschetta

House bread topped with tomato, olive oil,
garlic and herbs.



Six bite-sized pizzas with mozzarella cheese,
and if desired, ham or salami


Zucchini Fritters

Fresh zucchini, battered and fried $8

Mediterranean Sampler

Array of salami's, cheeses and olives,
with house bread.


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One Cup or One Bowl




Chicken Soup

Chicken broth, spinach, carrots,
chicken and fettuccini noodles.

Spinach Soup

Chicken broth, spinach,
rice and seasoning.

Zucchini Soup

Chicken broth, spinach, carrots,
zucchini, and squash.
Choice of Bleu Cheese, Caesar, house, oil & balsamic, oil & vinegar, olive oil, ranch, or raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Caesar Salad

It’s a classic caesar salad. $5.50

Vegetable Medley

Romaine lettuce, tomato, olives, carrot, onions, green peppers and mushrooms.
Add Chicken
Add Shrimp
Add Steak


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Note: All Entrees are served with salad & bread.

Spinach Omelet

Whole eggs or egg whites only, spinach, onion and served with your
choice: cup of soup or side salad.


Capellini in Tomato Sauce

very thin noodle Italian pasta $9.00

Capellini in Olive Sauce

Capellini with green & black olives,
extra-virgin olive oil and garlic.


Capellini Carbonara

Capellini in sauce made from heavy cream, bacon and parmesan cheese.

Capellini alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti with anchovies, capers,
black & green olives, extra-virgin olive oil,
garlic, and tomatoes.

Bow ties Bolognese

Bow tie pasta in meat sauce. $10

Fettuccini in Pesto Sauce

Fettuccini noodles in sauce made from basil, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cheese,
heavy cream and pine nuts.

Fettuccini Alfredo

Fettuccini noodles & homemade Alfredo Sauce.
Add Chicken.

Sauteed Chicken

Marinated chicken breast, sauteed and
served basmati long grain rice and steamed
or sauteed vegetables.

Tilapia in white wine

Tilapia fillets cooked in white wine and chicken broth served with basmati long grain rice and sauteed vegetables. $11

Chicken Parmesan

Marinated & breaded chicken breast served in tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and a side of pasta. $11
Choice of ciabatta, whole-wheat ciabatta, French, Rye, or Sourdough. Made with Boar's Head deli products.

Served with homemade potato chips, regular fries, seasoned fries, sweet potato fries or fruit.
Substitute Cup of Soup
Substitute Bowl of Soup



Thinly sliced smoked turkey breast, smoked Gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, & mayonnaise $8


Fresh mozzarella cheese, homemade pesto sauce, roasted bell pepper, homemade mushrooms, baby spinach, and tomato. $8


Thick slices of marinated chicken breast, provolone cheese, homemade pesto sauce, and tomato. $9


Thinly sliced smoked ham, roasted bell pepper, home-marinated mushrooms, and mayonnaise. $8


Thinly sliced prosciutto ham, fresh mozzarella cheese, lettuce, and tomato. $9


Thinly sliced turkey breast, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. $9


House Bread Basket $2
Steamed Basmati long grain rice $3
Mashed Potatoes $3
Homemade Potato Chips $2
Salad Greens $2
Sauteed Green Beans $3
Sauteed Spinach $3
Sauteed or Sauteed Vegetables $3

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Gourmet Pizza



6"x 6" Slice or Pie 9" of thin crust, topped with tomato sauce and other high quality fresh ingredients. Made with Boar's Head deli products.  


Mozzarella cheese, extra-virgin olive oil,
and basil
$4.50 / $8


Extra tomato sauce, extra-virgin olive oil,
and oregano
$4.50 / $8

Four Cheese

Mozzarella, Gouda, provolone, and
Swiss cheeses.
$5 / $11

Ham & Cheese

Ham and Mozzarella cheese $5.50 / $12

Four Seasons

Mozzarella cheese, ham, artichokes,
black olives, mushrooms,
and extra-virgin olive oil.
$5.50 / $12

Salami & Cheese

Italian hard salami & Mozzarella cheese $5.50 / $12


Mozzarella cheese, ham, pineapple, and roasted bell pepper. $5.50 / $12

Meat Lovers


"It has secret ingredients,"
says the Silly Factor

$6 / $13

Coffee or Tea

Coffee, or sweet or unsweetened iced tea $1.25

Hot Chocolate

Hot and Chocolate
Add Whipped Cream

Fountain Drinks

Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Coke Zero, Mr. Pibb, Sprite, Fanta, sweetened tea, sweetened raspberry tea, sweetened green tea, unsweetened tea, or lemonade $1.75

Bottled Drink

Sprecher's Root Beer, Sobe Drinks, Sobe Low Calorie Drinks, Sobe Life Water, or Lipton Natural Tea $2


Orange juice, apple juice, V8 original,
or V8 fusion


Whole or low-fat milk. Regular

Kid's Menu

For children aged 12 and under. Small portions of adult menu items are also available for 75% of listed price (25% OFF).  

Ham & Cheese

Half of a warm ham and mozzarella cheese sandwich on ciabatta, whole-wheat ciabatta, French, Rye, or sourdough bread.



Spaghetti in butter, extra-virgin olive oil, or tomato sauce $3.50


Five bite-sized pizzas with mozzarella cheese $4

Chicken Tenders

Homemade chicken tenders served with dip of choice $4

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