The service was really poor, slow, inattentive. I normally get such good service it was a shock. In addition we all ordered capuchino’s and they were all cold and the hot chocolate was not hot. Everything else was still good just dampened the bday celebration
We checked in with the hostess and stepped aside to let others check in and that party was seated before us. We had requested a window table and we were shown to one of the worst tables in the restaurant. We requested a different table and did get a window table, but one that was jammed into a corner which made the table nearly impossible to seat oneself. The host made a very snarky remark regarding our table change request.
The service was diffident. Other than pouring the first glass, we had to refill our own glasses. We had to request more water. The restaurant was not that busy.
We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. For decades, they’ve offered a complimentary dessert on such occasions. Our last three visits in the last six months have reflected this same apparently new policy. Other fine dining establishments we frequent still offer this perk.
We have had three poor experiences in the past six months here. Three strikes, they are out.
Amazing find as we traveled to and thru Milwaukee. I will make sure I return when back in town.
Delicious as always! Love this place. The food, the wine, the atmosphere...all top notch!
Went here on a date with my wife. Samuel and Nick were our waiters and they did an exceptional job! Sam's recommendations were wonderful. GET DESSERT! The salted caramel pudding is heavenly. Overall a great place for special occasions.
Food and service were excellent although my husband and I felt a little rushed. We are familiar with this restaurant and know it is small but on this particular occasion it felt a little more cramped and noisier than usual.
Excellent food, as always. Waitstaff was helpful and readily available when we needed anything.
From start to finish, appetizers to dessert the meal was not a let down. Great food and ingredients and friendly service. There is a reason they are so highly rated and they performed top notch.
Excellent as always! We have never had a bad experience at Bartolotta.
Excellent food . . Well presented and prepared!
Place was jammed this was at 6:30 PM on a Tuesday night. More power to them. Food was good my Special Chicken was not so special, very bland. It is off our list but others will enjoy..
Excellent service and the Chef’s Black Truffle 4 course meal was amazing.
Very good meal.
We have been coming to Bartolotta for years and the quality and service has been good.
Here are the issues about our last visit that I would like to share.
The service was good but it seems that once the wait staff realizes that I do not drink, the quality of service staff seems to change. I'm assuming the reason is the tip. At $12.00 for a glass of wine the bill adds up quick if you have between the two of us 4 glasses of wine.
For the food, as I said, the food tasted was very good. However the bead was cold and the butter was so hard that it was not worth it to put on the bead. As for the portion size. On the last visit, I had pasta with duck. I ordered the large and it was a large size. My wife ordered the salmon and that too was a nice portion. None of which we too home, so it was the right portion. On this visit, I ordered the same and I ordered the large portion size and when it came out I thought I received the small portion. My wife also order salmon and her portion size was also half of that she received on our last visit.
So overall we are not pleased. Would I go again. At this point, I would say no. There are other restaurant choices that have equal the service and have better value for what you are paying.
I hope this feedback does get to The management at Bartolottas and I hope it helps others in the future.
Excellent food with creative flourishes for traditional faire. Very good service. Nice wine list. Very friendly staff.
Again, great food, fine service and excellent bar/drinks. This is the place fir authentic italian food and well made drinks. Dessert is a must!
We had an exceptional evening. The wait staff were extremely friendly and responsive. The food is extraordinary.
Food & service were great as always, and on par with the quality that Bartolotta's has established across their portfolio. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good, simple Italian dinner!
The best chef around.
Birthday great 70 th
Great place / food always excellent, great service and a relaxing place to spend time.
Both the cuisine and service were outstanding. Probably the best Italian food that I've had. We drove nearly 70 miles for this meal and it was more than worth the effort.
Bartolatta's never disappoints.
Food was amazing. Service was great!
Perfect for Valentines Day!
Food was overpriced and mediocre at best and we were placed at a table less that a foot away from the people next to us.
We had not dined here for many years. The quality was excellent and the dishes creative and approachable. Good cocktail and wine list. Exceptional server. Seasonal specials that added to the variety. A very quaint and cozy place -- the only "downside" is the seating is a bit tight. Will definitely return to this neighborhood gem.
Dinner here get's a "10/10 would recommend" from us-- not only was the staff helpful and friendly, with great suggestions on what to order, but the food was the best I've had in years. The ravioli was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious, as was the duck pasta: the homemade noodles were soft and light, and the sauces and flavors were rich but not overdone. I'd also recommend the salted caramel creme pot for dessert. As an added bonus, wine bottles under $100 are half-off on Mondays and Tuesdays, so you can really go all out without breaking the bank. Bartolotta has a cozy atmosphere, so whether you dress up or keep things more casual you'll feel right at home. We came for our anniversary, and left eagerly awaiting the next special occasion that warrants a return visit!
It was very busy - big bday party and many celebrating v-day so wait was long even with a reservation- but they gave us prosecco as an apology- which was nice. Food was delicious and they were so thoughtful to give my daughter a dessert for her birthday. Was a very nice dinner to celebrate her birthday, she felt very special- Thank You!
I miss Chicago, and it felt like a couple of my favorites from there. Great place
Ristorante Bartolotta is always a great choice for a special occasion. The ambiance is wonderful: small, authentic Italian restaurant. I would recommend getting reservations. Superb wine list, excellent dessert menu and they always have great specials usually including truffles. We have never been let down and service is excellent.
We had a wonderfully leisure meal, excellent service and food.
One of our favorites!
My wife and I celebrated her birthday on a snowy February night, and we had a nice window table. The restaurant is not large, and our waiter was very good. The salads , main courses, and dessert were very good. They have a huge Italian wine list, and it was a half priced bottle night, which was a real value. Our waiter brought us a tiramisu dessert for my wife for her birthday--very nice!
The ambiance stood out to me the most- perfect dinner date scene. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and enjoyed a night different from our typical restaurant scene. The snow outside, lights across the roads and the setting in the restaurant made for a fairytale date night. I wasn't as impressed with my entree, although my boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his, as well as both of the beers he tried. Service was prompt and professional. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale dinner date!
I’ll keep this one short: everything, as usual, was perfect.
Went for an early Valentine’s date. Food was spectacular. Noise level was a bit loud, but no trouble hearing my date.
Second time dining at this restaurant (and I am from out of town!). Highly recommend. Very good food, wonderful staff and great ambiance. Added bonus was the aria singer on Friday night! Go....thank me later:-)!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on our anniversary. Service was excellent.
We were having an early birthday celebration for my husband. We didn't realize that Monday & Tuesdays were 1/2 price wine night. Bonus! Had delicious Rocket Baby bread to start followed by a Caesar Salad and then an app of mozzarella, olives, oregano & tomatoes, MOZZARELLA ALLA PIZZAIOLA, with toasted bread. My husband had a pasta dish that was similar to Alfredo, GARGANELLI ALLA PANNA CON PROSCIUTTO E PISELLI, Pasta quills tossed with cream, prosciutto, peas and Grana Padano. It was delicious but very rich. I had the RAVIOLI DI MAGRO AL BURRO NOCCIOLA, Hand-made ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach; butter, grana and truffle oil minus the truffle oil (do not like anything truffle). It was simple but delicious. We decided to skip dessert but they knew that we were celebrating his birthday so they gave us a TIRAMISU to go including a birthday candle. The best we've ever had. Thanks so much!
We have been coming to Ristorante Bartolotta for many years. It's always consistent and the food is excellent. The bartender on this particular night, when we arrived a little early, was delightful. I had a cocktail and the rest of the party had wine. Great experience.
The meal was excellent and it was a fun evening for our friend who was celebrating his birthday. It's a great place if you want to have conversation without shouting above the noise. The waitstaff is knowledgable the ambiance is very comfortable.
We have dined at this restaurant many times and it’s been nothing short of amazing. Perhaps they were short staffed, but service was extremely slow and w had to wait 20 min to get our reserved table. Food was excellent!