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About Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa
The flagship of the Bartolotta Restaurants, Ristorante Bartolotta opened in Wauwatosa in 1993 and has been a local favorite ever since. Regularly voted the best Italian in Milwaukee, the charming Ristorante Bartolotta features handmade pastas and rustic Northern Italian cooking, with a chef's tasting menu that changes ever so often by the season.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef's Special Menu changes often and always offers the best authentic regional Italian cuisine. Peruse our all-Italian wine list of over 200 labels - you will surely find some new favorites! Enjoy half-off bottles of wine under $100 every Monday and Tuesday night.
Street parking & 3 Public lots within 1 block of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining room will accommodate 55-60 people.
Private Party Contact:
Jeremy Hietpas: (414) 771-7910
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/ristorante-bartolotta/ to see upcoming events at Ristorante Bartolotta!
Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa Ratings and Reviews
Don't know what's up......last few meals there have been sub-par. This time, the chef's special sliced steak was weak....ordered medium rare, delivered very medium, plus some. Accompanying salad of arugula was wilted
The usually delicious duck ragu was good....but the sauce plopped on top of the pasta.
My $13 Caprese salad had one slice of mozzarella, and a few tomato slices, though the tomatoes were pale and less than optimally tasty. For the price, I was surprised.
The service is always good, but with so many great dining options around, I may think twice before making another reservation.
We have been going to Ristorante for 23 years for our anniversary... the staff spoils us and will always go there to celebrate. Our first time there Joe sat with us and shared a dessert.. most memorable and cannot thank the staff and team that take care of us year after year
Ristorante Bartolotta is among the very best restaurants in Milwaukee. I personally consider it the best of the Bartolotta restaurants, although all are excellent. Both the food and the service are outstanding. I recommend it highly to all who love delicious Italian cuisine.
Nice place to go for a special occasion or on someone else's dollar. The service is uniformly excellent. Food prices are high, especially for the $16 desserts, which weren't all that special. Appetizer options were limited. The charcuterie plate would have been enhanced by some good Italian cheese, not fried gnocchi. Filet and pasta with duck were hits; the grilled seafood missed the mark (shrimp were good, but octopus was tough and squid was rubbery). Tip: Consider going on a Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of half-price bottles of wine.
One person in our party had the baked pork chop hand was very pleased with how it tasted and the amount of meat on the bone. One person had the salmon and was very pleased with how his dinner tasted. The last person had a salad and a seafood dish that had quite a variety of seafood items included. All of the meals were prepared well and were interesting.
We returned once again bringing friends and once again were so well received We had some great drinks to start and our orders taken. The food was just great and an added bonus of half price wine was a very nice surprise. Our servers were so attentive and very efficient. A great night. We will of course be back again!
Ristorante did it again. Great food. However, this time was a bit of a let down as I selected in Open Table that my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and nothing special was done or even mentioned at the restaurant. I can't fault Ristorante for this as it may have been an Open Table error, but still a bit bummed. We were also seated by a window (a bit cramped) and it was uncomfortably warm. It felt like the air conditioning wasn't working or on. This was definitely out of the ordinary for a Bartolotta's experience.
Got there before they opened. Very nice bartender crafted two Italian old fashioneds while we waited for our table. We received the table we requested and had an excellent experience. And were fortunate to be there when they had morel mushrooms. Of course we had tiramisu.
What a disappointment. Used to be one of my favorite places. Parking was horrible, drove around for 10 min to find a spot. Our server was mediocre, friendly to begin with and then absent. Tony her assistant was the only good thing. My seafood dish was $34 and was overlooked. (My sister in law had the same problem with her dish.) The fish was brown and like a brick, the grilled octopus was rubbery...didn't eat half of it. I was asked about the meal about ten min after we got it and mentioned it was overlooked. I was offered salmon or something else, but didn't want to wait. Our waitress apologized and brought the table two desserts at no charge. Honestly, I would have preferred the dish be comped. Will not be back.
The food was spectacular. The service was excellent, except for several glitches while we were being seated. Also, I received a call beforehand to confirm my reservation, but the caller thought I was someone else. All in all, though, it was an excellent experience, and my family had a great time.
Peyam and Tony took great care of us. Their recommendations for drinks, wine and food were just what we were looking for and individually matched our tastes. Their guidance helped us make the most of our visit.
We split a salad, risotto and entrée which was just the portion sizes we needed. Each of the selections were delicious.
The tables were a bit close together but since the table right next to us remained vacant we were able to enjoy a nice, private dinner.
We will go back and definitely recommend this restaurant.
Bartolotta restaurants never fail to deliver the BEST food, wine, ambiance, staff and fun! The coziness of Wauwatosa and this Bartolotta gem is one of our favorites picks for Birthdays and Anniversaries. Bravo to Bartolotta's for maintaining their excellence in all of their restaurants, and particularly at this warm, small setting in Tosa.
Celebrated my husband's birthday. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted to wait a few minutes for a table by the window or take what was available. We waited and appreciated our location. Service was gracious and attentive. We enjoyed our food - beef carpaccio, salads, duck ragu and a special that was simple and delicious - pasta with chickpeas and tomato. We were too full for dessert. The staff brought a tiramisu to go for my husband when the check was presented. We enjoyed our evening!
Without a doubt every aspect of our dining experience was superior! In addition, the service was excellent. The wait people were knowledgeable about the menu, were courteous, and the food was served promptly! Without hesitation we would recommend the restaurant to one and all!
A charming location in downtown W'tosa.. I went with acquaintances visiting from Europe who spend time in Italy.. and they were very very impressed with the food.. Go for the food, its authentic, extremely well done and a treat. The restaurant itself is a throwback ... cozy southern Italian charm.. Excellent service throughout our visit.
I have been to the restaurant several times. Every time I go, I enjoy the food but not the service. I feel like they cater to certain clients at this restaurant. They make me feel like I am not good enough or I guess my money isn't. They are rather arrogant. I notice they focus on only certain tables. The food is good, I just wish they had different service.
I booked for Easter brunch, and the food was very good! We usually only attend a buffet brunch on Mother's Day, and being that Bartolotta provides a three course meal, our choice was made easy. The menu choices provided would appeal to any taste, and the drink menu was very good. The only thing I did not like was that our service could have been better. The servers (yes, you get two per table) were quick to replace utensils and fill water glasses, but bar drinks were not replaced upon finishing them; we would have had a higher bar tab otherwise (and isn't one of the perks of brunch the cocktails after all?). For the ambiance and menu choices, the prices were extremely reasonable. Will definitely come back to another time...after the road construction is done. Yikes, what a nightmare that was!
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