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.
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! Half-off wine promotion 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:
Todd Hasselbacher: 4147717910x
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for the latest in Italian Chef dinners or visiting winemakers!
Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa Ratings and Reviews
This is the namesake of a group of resta ...
This is the namesake of a group of restaurants owned by Joe Bartolotta. I have visited several times in the past, and have enjoyed my time.
With this visit, we were warmly greeted and seated promptly. The wait staff was quite knowledgeable about the menu and particularly the wine list, which I appreciate, since I am not well versed on Italian wines. The waiter helped me pick a nice one, that was not too over-the-top on price.
The only disappointment came with the main course. Two of us ordered a seafood medley which was overcooked and quite chewy. Even the flavors were bland, which I did not expect. One of us had pasta, which was quite good. It really melted in the mouth. So, if you go, I suggest sticking to the pasta. At least for now....
Top notch food and service. Outstanding ...
Top notch food and service. Outstanding Caesar salad. Great entree list made main course selection difficult. Dining area relatively small and a bit crowded and noisy. Road construction in the neighborhood makes getting there somewhat difficult, but it's worth the effort.
Staff was great. I appreciate how they ...
Staff was great. I appreciate how they asked if there was a special occasion and they did recognize that occasion for the person's birthday. I liked the small environment which made it very quiet and I appreciated that one did not have to dress up too much (many men and women in shorts). I liked that the bar was small and one could sit at the bar too. The village of Wauwatosa is great but the street being under construction is a challenge.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary th ...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary this past weekend at Ristorante Bartolotta, and the entire experience was superb. Our waiter, Philip, provided the best service of any dining experience we've had in the past 5 years. We arrived 5-10 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately at a quiet table. The food was all cooked perfectly and arrived when we were ready for it without any prompting. We were able to enjoy a leisurely meal without being made to feel as if we were taking too long or occupying the table beyond what was expected. All in all, this was the best dining experience we've enjoyed, and would gladly return in the future.
I had visitors in town who have eaten in ...
I had visitors in town who have eaten in some of the finest restaurants in the world, I was a little nervous to chose my favorite neighborhood bistro. They took forever reading the menu, discussing each dish. They also knew their wines, they discussed the blends on the winelist. Two nights before they had eaten at a 5 star restaurant in Chicago and raved about it. The nervousness almost turned into cold feet. I had already made a mistake in reserving. I put down two diners instead of 3 and when I changed it, I didn't realize I had to call the restaurant when I made a change. They had no tables for three. We were to wait for an hour for a table. My guests said, "no way, we are not leaving", they wanted to get eat at Bartolotta's. We ate at the bar, it was perfect, the server/bartender gave us such informative service. Employed there for nine years, she didn't balk at any question. My friends kept saying it's like a NYC bistro, right in Wauwatosa. The cuisine was fantastic, we dined for over two hours, topped it off with expresso and tiramisu.
One of Wauwatosa's gems! This restaurant ...
One of Wauwatosa's gems! This restaurant is consistently good & miles beyond its competitors. It is a perfect place for a special event. Don't hesitate to make special dietary requests. They go out of their way to accommodate .
this Tosa stand-out never disappoints. s ...
this Tosa stand-out never disappoints.
service was friendly, prompt, and attentive.
excellent tomato (pomodoro) appetizer with great gorgonzola cheese
veal saltimbocca should not be missed, spaghetti with spiny lobster excellent with mildly spicy sauce
desert - no way, but went home with a boxed tiramisu
Once again, Ristorante holds up its stan ...
Once again, Ristorante holds up its standards. Great cocktails, excellent wine. Misticanza was fresh and wonderful and my good old standby ravioli entree was just as fantastic as always. Josh is always right on top of things.
Skip for brunch
I thought we were in for a special treat going to a Bartolottas for Mother's Day brunch. Nope, they phoned it in. Yeah, so there are kids in your restaurant, IT'S MOTHERS DAY.
At the very minimum, going out of your way for moms should be expected... meh, not here.
Mother's day brunch - great menu selections
Took my wife and mother for Mother's Day brunch. Although a bit pricey, the service and atmosphere were wonderful. We enjoyed smoked salmon starter and my Fritatta was terrific. Our two servers were on top of our requests and needs.
We just returned from an amazing trip to Italy and were delighted to find wines from La Spinetta, a winery that we had visited and whose wines we loved! We had the Vermentino with the whitefish on the Chef's tasting menu. Then I bought a couple bottles to take home. Easier than trying to haul it back from Italy! Best fish I've had in a while. Bartolotta never lets us down.
We have been dining at Bartolotta on State for over 15 years. On this occasion we had a four course meal in under an hour. The service was so rushed that it was impossible to enjoy the food and relax. The wait staff hovered and seemed to be annoyed when my husband did not make a fast enough decision regarding his desert choice. The food was average .
The best restaurant in town ! This resta ...
The best restaurant in town ! This restaurant continues to exceed our expectations ..... Nathan is so gracious and treats every individual as though they are the most important guest in the restaurant .
Leo bent over backwards to make sure he met our needs .
We are never disappointed at Ristorante Bartolotta. The Chef is the Best!
Great service and food!
We visit Tosa a few times a year and always enjoy our stop here. Keep in mind this is a relatively small venue. If you're looking for a secluded table for an intimate dinner this is not your spot. However, if you're looking to be social and perhaps people watch then this is the place. Either way the food and service is very good.
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