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 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.
The food here is great, the prices are v ...
The food here is great, the prices are very high for the neighborhood.
It is a Bartalota restaurant. Slightly o ...
It is a Bartalota restaurant. Slightly overpriced, and slightly underwhelming. Nothing great, but nothing terrible.
I recommend the ristorante anytime someo ...
I recommend the ristorante anytime someone is looking for a excellent meal!!
Extremely helpful with gluten free/ dair ...
Extremely helpful with gluten free/ dairy free options. Great, knowledgeable staff!! Love Ristorante 💜
Food was wonderful, as always! Our serv ...
Food was wonderful, as always! Our server Philip was awesome!
Good food, amazing service - an overall ...
Good food, amazing service - an overall great experience. Expect nothing less from a Bartolotta group restaurant!
Great job. We are going to come back. Ex ...
Great job. We are going to come back. Excellent food, loved the chef's menu and the flexibility that came along with it.
I'm not sure we received the value for t ...
I'm not sure we received the value for the money. The food and atmosphere were good but I had higher expectations. This is a highly regarded Milwaukee area restaurant. I wasn't as wowed as I thought I would be.
Great food as always. A bit more arugula ...
Great food as always. A bit more arugula on pomodoro salad would be nice.
Great First Visit.
First time here but won't be the last. Entertained a group of customers/clients and RB, they didn't let us down! From the host to the service to the food, all over the top good, highly recommend if you haven't tried it out.
Just awesome service. Our waitress was v ...
Just awesome service. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and very attentive.
Duck Ragu is fabulous as is the lobster ...
Duck Ragu is fabulous as is the lobster pasta! Seasonal selections keep the menu fresh and interesting!! Very authentic Italian cuisine!!!
We have been to this restaurant many times. The food is always outstanding and the service is great. The people are friendly without fawning over you. The restaurant has a cozy feeling that is very inviting.
Rigatoni was outstanding. Wine selectio ...
Rigatoni was outstanding. Wine selections were amazing and the sea salt Carmel dessert is to die for!
The food was reasonable. The service was ...
The food was reasonable. The service was poor. After our entrée was delivered, we didn't see our server until the desert menu was offered.
First time at Bartolotta in Tosa. The fo ...
First time at Bartolotta in Tosa. The food was awesome along with the service. My husband and I very much enjoyed out Anniversary dinner.
Food and wine was fantastci
Always great food and friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable staff. All Italian wine listing can be intimidating, waitress helped us pick out a great blend that went fantastic with our dinners.
Delicious food, three of us ordered the ...
Delicious food, three of us ordered the chicken and all thought it was the best they ever had. Service was slow but good!
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.
Amazing food recommendations, and great ...
Amazing food recommendations, and great ambience for a night out. Truly great service.
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 .
Almost as good as being in Italy
Great atmosphere, excellent food and wine, superb staff. Really one of my favorite places to eat. The excellence is very consistent and I always leave wanting to return.
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.
Love everything about this restaurant. Great food and service. However, the noise level is getting excessive. And the parking in Wauwatosa, particularly in this area, is a real problem.
All Bartolotta restaurants are treasures so expected alot I guess. Appetizer, salad and pasta all average.
I'll spare you all the verbiage and make ...
I'll spare you all the verbiage and make this a one-word review: Spectacular!
We had a great evening. The servers provided excellent recommendations for entrees and were simply amazing. We'll be back soon.
Love this Restaurant
This is without a doubt my favorite restaurant. It has a New York feel to it and is simply wonderful. I love the food and the staff.
We have been to Ristorante Bartolotta several times, and it never fails to exceed our high expectations. The food is always delicious and the service is knowledgeable, refined, and yet comfortable. We seem to learn something new about food and/or Italy on every visit, and we can't wait to go back!
Good food & wine
Good food , wine and service what more could you ask for? Authentic Italian food cooked to perfection
Great, attentive service. Food was fanta ...
Great, attentive service. Food was fantastic, but the portions are small (even if you order the 'large').
The food was absolutely outstanding, awesome!
Had a marvelous Sunday early evening dinner. The service was divine, and the food, from appetizer to salad to main course to desert was just tremendous. One of the things I love about this restaurant is that you never feel a need to hurry through your meal, each course allows you time to finish and enjoy. The quality is second to none.
Overall a very nice meal and experience -- probably will go back to Lake Park next time, but overall good. The tiramisu was very good
We took the sommelier's recommendation o ...
We took the sommelier's recommendation on a bottle of wine and it was awesome, as was the Rocket Baby bakery bread. Our entrees were excellent. The Vin Santo/Biscotti dessert was so good, and a refreshing change from our typical dessert choices. Overall very, very good.
Annual celebration dinner
As always, the food, service and ambience are well worth the money spent on a fine dinner. The professional staff is courteous, knowledgeable, engaging but not overbearing. We never feel rushed helping to make this an even more enjoyable experience. We only have dinner here once a year and have never been disappointed.
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