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Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian Receives 2023 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

Beloit, Wisconsin eatery among the world’s best restaurants for wine.

Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian, located in downtown Beloit, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.

Velvet Buffalo was recognized with the Award of Excellence which celebrates restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian has won the Award of Excellence for the last four consecutive years. Winners of the award display a wine list with excellent breadth across multiple regions, showing a deep commitment to wine both in the cellar and through their service team.

“Offering an impressive wine selection is a major part of the dining experience we offer to our guests,” said Andy Nichols, general manager of Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian.

“Pairing the perfect wine with our handmade dishes creates a memorable meal that keeps guests coming back for more. We’re proud to receive this recognition and invite everyone in to raise a glass and join us in celebration.”

With over 120 selections to choose from, our wine list is carefully curated to complement every dish on our menu. Taste for yourself when you visit us next. Our staff is prepared to help you select the perfect pairings for the ultimate modern Italian dining experience.


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