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
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.
Our meal was just fine. However our tab ...
Our meal was just fine. However our table was in the back near the restrooms. Every time someone came out, I was bumped. I did complain, and our waiter said that the table we were at was used for walk-ins. When I said we had a reservation, they comped us a dessert.
Unfortunately our experience was awful. ...
Unfortunately our experience was awful. We were celebrating a birthday and had made an early reservation on a Monday night. It was crowded upon arrival but not full. After waiting a good 10-15 minutes I had to ask host for a waiter as we were not greeted nor given any water to start. It was downhill from there. Very disappointed as we have dined here many times before and our expectation was high. Needless to say, we won't be going back anytime soon. 😔
Four of us went for dinner on a Sunday n ...
Four of us went for dinner on a Sunday night. It seems that the restaurant had their B-Team due to the spotty service. We arrived early to have a drink or two at the bar but found that there was no bartender on duty. The bartender duty was shared and we had to wait for some time and then the server made us feel like he was doing us a favor. Not pleasant.
When we sat down service got better but it was slow and they screwed up on another drink order. To be fair they did apologize for the poor bar service up front and offered free drinks but I simple would prefer the correct drink done right the first time.
The food was good but not up to standard. When my scallops arrived I was told that the sauce was "broken" but it should still taste ok! Wow, I was not impressed.
I am guessing that this was simply an off night but I wonder if Sunday's are all off...? I have had some great meals and experiences here but this is definitely not the first under par meal I have had here.
Two of the meals were excellent (pasta d ...
Two of the meals were excellent (pasta dishes)and two were very mediocre at best (pork collar, which was highly recommended by waitress). Would expect that having two waitstaff for the table, they could at least see when the water glasses were empty....
It was a hot night, the air conditioning ...
It was a hot night, the air conditioning was inadequate so it was quite warm in the restaurant, uncomfortably warm. The food was good however it was overshadowed by the poor service, ordered a side of pasta with entree it never came, ordered a drink it never came, had to consistently ask for updates on previously ordered items.
Ordered an entree which consisted of an assortment of seafood including shrimp, scallops, octopus, and fish of the day which was a small square piece of something that was dried out and had no flavor, the other items had good flavor and were prepared well.
Three others in my party ordered pasta dishes which were all prepared nicely and enjoyed by all.
How long does it take to get a proper gl ...
How long does it take to get a proper glass of white wine? Our waitress Christin was inattentive and a bully. When she brought warm wine after being seated for 20 minutes it took us more than 15 minutes to get her attention. She fought with us when we asked to get a new bottle. She brought us ice in a bucket and said it would chill in10 minutes. Already 40 minutes had Passed at that point. Embarrassing and a terrible experience for my dads 87th birthday. Bad news for Bartolottas. Find some wait staff that merit your good name.
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