About Zarletti - Downtown
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Zarletti's specializes in Italian fine dining.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Milwaukee & Mason
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Brian C. Zarletti
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zarletti - Downtown Ratings and Reviews
Incredible food, formal yet intimate and ...
Incredible food, formal yet intimate and quaint ambiance, bartender and servers were professional and courteous and knowledgeable. Wine list was excellent with mostly Italian wines. Great restaurant for date, special occasion or business meal.
I really wanted to like this location an ...
I really wanted to like this location and it was alright, however I will say that it did not stand out to me. The food was good but nothing spectacular. Prices were reasonable for a upper scale location. Drinks were also pretty good. The best part of our evening was our waitress whose name I sadly cannot at this moment remember. She was very personable and funny. If the rest of the location can come up to her level it would be a much more memorable dining establishment.
Zarletti's has excellent food and servic ...
Zarletti's has excellent food and service. Anyone who says otherwise is a rare exception. My only issue is that the restaurant is just too small. Saturday night dining is just not enjoyable if you are that cramped. I'd love them to move to the old Moceans. In the interim, I'll be a repeat customer on week nights only.
Great experience from start to finish. ...
Great experience from start to finish. Greeted immediately and were shown to our table and our coats were checked for us. Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He recommended a wonderful red blend wine based on what we said we were looking for. Food was delicious and dessert to die for! If you drop anything from a napkin to a knife, they have it picked up and replaced before it even hits the floor! Will definitely return next time we're in town!
Excellent food, at a great price, as alw ...
Excellent food, at a great price, as always. But the true high point of this place is the service. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly without being overbearing. I never feel rushed through my meal here, or pressured to get my order in. Know they the tables are cramped and close together, but the food and service is worth it. My only complaint is that the tables near the door get awfully chilly in the winter with people coming in and out and constantly opening the door--not sure there is anything the restaurant could do to fix that given the small space, so the best solution may be to dress warm or ask for a table near the back. Still would not deter me from coming, and I can't wait to come back.
My wife and I ate here following a Millw ...
My wife and I ate here following a Millwaukee Rep performance. Zarletti's has a warm, comfortable ambience. Our waiter was mature, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had the traditional Ossobucco which was simply outstanding. My wife had the Seafood of the Day plate and she gave it high marks. We had a bottle of Speri Amarone. It was spectacular. We have traveled a fair amount and eaten at numberable excellent restaurants. Zarletti's is a place we wouldn't think twice about re-visiting.
We scheduled a business luncheon. From ...
We scheduled a business luncheon. From the moment we walked in, we received very attentive service from Bryan. The food was excellent...something for everyone. Karen was a terrific server.The restaurant was perfect for interacting with clients and making a good impression. Well done! Thank you.
My husband had Osso Bucco which was the ...
My husband had Osso Bucco which was the best that he had in many places including Italy. We started out with the special appetizer dish, baked shrimp in wine sauce with cheeses and artichoke. It was done so right and perfectly. Caesar's salad was light and to our liking, especially since it was only $5. We asked for a pasta dish prior to our main dish that was not on the menu, just with simple garlic, olive oil, red pepper, herbs and cheese. Perfection! All of these, the two of us shared along with their warm and crusty bread. Then as our main course we had Osso Bucco and Seafood Soup. We picked a bottle of excellent Italian red wine for $60. To wrap up the evening with delicious Tiramisu. At the end of the whole dinner the bill was only $160! My husband's jaw dropped for the value of what we got out of this fantastic 30th Anniversary dinner at this downtown establishment. The staff (especially Curt) gets an A for their knowledge, professional service, efficiency and friendliness. One last thing, they treated us with excellent prosecco as we arrived for dinner making us feel very welcomed for our celebration.
Our waiter Ricardo was a true gem. He wa ...
Our waiter Ricardo was a true gem. He was very helpful in menu suggestions and was very knowledgeable of the restaurant itself. We loved the food. My husband had the Brodetto di Pesce and it was to die for, the light fish flavoring in the broth was so good. I had the special wild mushroom ragu and it was delicious. We will definitely be back again.
The service was outstanding--both welcom ...
The service was outstanding--both welcoming and timely. The food was outstanding. I had the veal and my wife had the steak. Both were excellent. The only negative was that we found the tables very, very close together, so you don't really get much privacy. All conversations could be overheard, if you wanted to listen. The only other problem, on this particular evening, was a birthday celebration that got somewhat out of hand, and people got pretty loud. It was good when they left. They clearly had too much to drink.
Our waiter was great and very knowledgea ...
Our waiter was great and very knowledgeable about the menu. When he shared the antipasti and entree specials, we decided to go that route, even though the main menu looked equally delicious. The veal meatballs were an excellent start. We then shared the pulled pollo (chicken) ravioli and rabbit ragu. Both were fantastic, but my #1 vote went to the ragu! We'll definitely keep Zarletti on the list for our next stay in Milwaukee!!
Everything about our dinner was excellen ...
Everything about our dinner was excellent. I had the halibut and my daughter the butternut squash. Our server was attentive, made recommendations and was very friendly. The dessert was magnificent. If you haven't tried Zarletti's you need to!
Very nice ambiance. Waiter was outstand ...
Very nice ambiance. Waiter was outstanding. Did very well with his recommendations. The order was mixed up, however, the mix up worked to our advantage. The pairing, soup and salad, were much better than our initial selection! Kodos to the mistake!
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