I'll be travelling from Des Moines to Madison in a couple weeks to run the MadCity Marathon. This weekend also happens to be my wedding anniversary, so I'm looking for some dining options that will be a little nicer than the race-sponsored pasta feed.
Specifically, we're staying near the Capitol and I'd like to find something within walking distance that that meets these desires:
Saturday: Local (non-chain) Italian. I've read some nice things about Lombardino's
Sunday: This is our spluge, anniverary, celebrate the big race meal. I'm looking a small, unique bistro. For those of you who have eaten in Des Moines, I'm searching for something of Sage or Bistro Montage quality. L'Etoile would be perfect, but it's closed Sundays.
Thanks in advance for your help.