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! 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: 4147717910x
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
We've been dining at Ristorante Bartolot ...
We've been dining at Ristorante Bartolotta since it opened, over 20 years ago. Always one of our favorites. The food is fabulous and the service - OUTSTANDING. (Special shout out to our server, Jeff, who was the BEST. Very attentive AND knowledgeable.)
People were very polite and knowledgeabl ...
People were very polite and knowledgeable - they could make recommendations because they had tasted it before - making suggestions as far as drinks to try . My food was very good perfectly prepared - the seafood entree - scallops a little mushy and the octopus very chewy - shrimp had good flavor and so did the salmon and calamari. We don't dine out alot and felt the prices were high - the setting is dressy but many people came in jeans - casual I guess works all around. Hours are short. How about a brunch on Sunday?
Very quaint and romantic atmosphere. Se ...
Very quaint and romantic atmosphere. Service was as you would expect from a Bartolotta restaurant. Caesar salad was ordered without anchovies, served with anchovies..sent it back. Filet was ordered med. rare., was served well done...sent it back. Broccolini side veggie was very salty, didn't touch it. Chef's Menu White Truffle Scallops was ok, but was expecting more overall truffle flavor, not worth $$$$$.
We are fans of the other Bartolotta restaurants in Milwuakee, just not Ristoranti. Plenty of other options in the area.
It's hard to beat Ristorante Bartolotta! ...
It's hard to beat Ristorante Bartolotta! a wonderful atmosphere, knowledgeable attentive staff, superb food. We had the duck ragu on the GF pasta for an app, salads and the chicken seared with a cast iron brick. All top notch!
Six year wedding anniversary for me and ...
Six year wedding anniversary for me and my wife. Let them know when I made the reservation under "special notes"....they never said anything throughout the whole dinner. My $40 steak I asked for "medium" was well done - like shoe leather. We've spent a lot of money going to the bartotta's over the years and they're usually a cut above the rest. Not this time. Very disappointed. This just sucked. Thanks for the $170 bill.
I first went here in 1997 and have gone ...
I first went here in 1997 and have gone back a few times every year. I have to travel from Philly to Milwaukee 3-4 times a year and eat here every time out. Food and staff are great, consistent and unchanged for close to 20 years.
Once again, the good people at Ristorant ...
Once again, the good people at Ristorante Bartolotta did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the service gracious, and the evening a success!
We asked for a window seat and were relocated quickly and cheerfully. We also were given a special vegetarian version of the pasta special. The chef and server worked together to make it just right for our dietary restrictions.
The cocktails and desserts were wonderful, as always. I especially recommend their martinis and the budino dessert. For a special evening, there is nowhere better than Ristorante Bartolotta!
The food was very good, as is always the ...
The food was very good, as is always the case. My only criticism was we ordered a bottle of wine which did not arrive until our salads. We could see our waitress was busy with customers and could see the bottle sitting on the bar. Both the bartender and host were standing together talking to each other for quite awhile, we felt one of them could have certainly brought it over so we didn't have to wait 20-25 min. Because of our history with this restaurant we will be back.
This is a five star restaurant. The food ...
This is a five star restaurant. The food was very good. Service also very good. As you would expect in a fine restaurant. They had very good wines on a limited wine list. The bread was to die for. It was a bit pricey, but for special occassions it was worth it.
this is a true classic....the food is ma ...
this is a true classic....the food is marvelous and the wait staff nothing short of superb . They are attentive without being obvious.
Prices are reasonable enough that you don't need to wait for a special occasion to go .
Wonderful gin martini. Then I tried a di ...
Wonderful gin martini. Then I tried a different dish this time. Regular menu item -- garganelli pasta with prosciutto, peas in a light cream sauce, yum! Lovely vermentino (white wine) from a vineyard we had visited in Tuscany. Solid experience every time. Josh is always wonderful.
Had reservations on a Friday night at 6: ...
Had reservations on a Friday night at 6:30 for 4. Restaurant was busy of course and energetic, but we were still able to hold a conversation. We had business to discuss, so we really took our time ordering drinks, then appetizer, then dinner, so we were there for about 3 hours!! The drinks and food were great as was desert. There was a team of 2 that waited on us and they were very receptive to our wants and needs and very quick with a drink refill when needed. With drinks appetizer and desert it came to about $55 per person which for 3 hours of eating, drinking and discussing was a really a good value for us! I will go there again.
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