About Zarletti - Mequon
Zarletti Mequon: A dining experience designed by restauranteur, Brian Zarletti. The restaurant reflects Brian’s lifelong passion for Italian wine, food, and culture bringing a genuinità to Zarletti Mequon that can be felt throughout.
We hope you enjoy the simple, thoughtful cuisine. Whether it’s our Neopolitan pizza, hand-crafted in the wood-burning oven imported from Italy, or one of our many housemade pastas, each dish is prepared and presented with both appetite and aesthetic in mind.
We are thrilled to welcome you to the world of Italian food, wine, and fun! Buon appetito!
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
Lunch 11am - 4pm
Dinner 4pm - 9pm
Lunch 11am - 4pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm
Lunch 11am - 4pm
Dinner 4pm - 10pm
Brunch 11am - 2pm
Lunch 2pm - 4pm
Dinner 4pm - 9pm
Port Washington RD
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tuesdays Pizza Night
50% off any Pizza
50% off wine by the glass
Select martinis available at $5
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Zarletti - Mequon Ratings and Reviews
The homemade burrata and calamari were g ...
The homemade burrata and calamari were great.! We were a bit disappointed that our waiter didn't tell us about the specials before we ordered. However, we overheard him telling a couple that came in after us. I had the short ribs and risotto, it seemed salty. My husband ordered pizza and he said it was okay. I would go back for appetizers but not entrees. I would have loved if someone asked if we were celebrating a special occasion.
As a group of gym friends we love to din ...
As a group of gym friends we love to dine out occasionally and try out different restaurants. This is the only restaurant in our five years of dining that everyone from the group agreed we must return to again and again. Great food, service, ambience, convenient parking, and views.
Went here after walking out of another r ...
Went here after walking out of another restaurant because of obnoxious music being played at club levels. Zarletti's Mequon was a great find: very good food and reasonably priced wine, helpful staff and great manager who was wiling to replace Black Crows and Jimi Hendrix with Nicole Henry. We'll be back soon.
we were seated near a window. the late ...
we were seated near a window. the late afternoon sun streamed in and the restaurant had no way to use a curtain or blind to cut the glare. it was disturbing to have sun in our eyes for at least 25 minutes. the food appeared appropriately and the meal was satisfactory.
Great food and vibe.
The food at Zarletti's is great and the ambiance is quite fun. You can see the kitchen from some tables and the large pizza oven. The pancetta wrapped shrimp appetizer was excellent, as was the special of Mushroom Ravioli. The Salmon and Veal entrees were also very good.
Great food and service
We went had a family dinner here to celebrate my son's high school graduation. I was worried that they wouldn't have a space to accommodate nine of us comfortably, but it was fine. The food was delicious, and my dad even commented on how efficient the server was. My younger son wasn't happy with the flavor of his salmon, other than that everything was great!
Not worth the price
My husband and I thought we would try a new-to-use Italian restaurant. We read some reviews first but decided we needed to try for ourselves. We should have listened to the reviews. Although the food was tasty, the portions did not live up to the prices. Our waiter was attentive and after waiting a while to get our original water glasses, they were never empty after that. The noise level at 7 pm on a Friday was a little more than we would have liked, but it was tolerable. We won't be going back.
Out of town guests
We were entertaining guests from the East Coast who had not been back to the Milwaukee area in 20 years. Zarletti's - Mequon turned out to be a fantastic choice for dinner. We had prompt service, quality appetizers, and the caliber of each of our meals was outstanding.
We decided to try this restaurant for th ...
We decided to try this restaurant for the second time in a few years and it was not acceptable. The mushroom ravioli (one of the specials) tasted like rubber and was just awful. This was a business dinner so two of us (who ordered this) didn't want to take the time and interruption to our dinner to complain. The ravioli was like a ton of rocks sitting in my stomach after a few hours and i left half on my plate.
If this is an Italian restaurant, why can't you even make pasta that is homemade and wonderful, not like rocks mixed with paste?
Great Date Night Locale
Zarletti has great atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food. Each time I visit, whether lunch or dinner, the experience is always great. I still have yet to try an entree that's not pizza. With around fifteen different pizzas to choose from, it makes it hard to want to try any of their other options because the pizza is just that good. Wait staff is very attentive and polite which enhances the experience that much more.
Stylish, comfortable dining
Very comfortable place to dine with friends -- high ceilings and large windows at front. However, it can get a bit noisy when crowded. They have a nice wine list which we took advantage of. The entrees were a bit uneven--some good, some better than others. I think the descriptions need improvement, as does some of the prep. But overall a lovely atmosphere and great service that will keep us coming back and trying new things.
Addition to Mequon
Zarletti- Mequon was a very enjoyable experience. Our table was ready when we arrived. The service was excellent. The place was very alive and vibrant. We dined with a friends and all four of us had a great time. Although the noise level was high it added to the fun atmosphere. We will able to converse at our table without problem. The appetizers and entrees were both excellent. My wife and I both love the Milwaukee Zarletti, and this one is very similar in quality. It is much more spacious and open however. I highly recommend the Zarletti- Mequon.
First time to Zarletti-Mequon. Great time!
Went for lunch for the first time to Zarletti Mequon. Service and food were both great. Stopped at the bar after to try some their outstanding cocktails. Learned lots about the restaurant, food, and drinks from the very friendly staff. Would definitely go back. In fact, will be going back to try their dinner menu.
Best place for business lunch in Mequon
I was searching for an appropriate place in Mequon to meet another business person for lunch. Zarletti's was perfect - the best option in Mequon outside of a country club. The restaurant is not crowded for lunch. The food was very good and we were able to have a very nice discussion over lunch. The server took a while to bring our bill, but if we were in a hurry, I am sure she would have brought it right away. I would recommend this for business lunch meetings.
We were looking for a place for a mini reunion with friends - someplace that had good food, nice ambiance and conducive to visiting. We were absolutely delighted on all of those levels, plus our server was friendly, welcoming, attentive and accommodating to our event. We will definitely be back to try more menu selections and know with confidence, we will be very pleased. Thank you.
Zarletti in Mequon was disappointing
The appetizers, fried olives and arancini were very good. The one person who had the cream of chicken soup and the caprese salad was the only one who truly enjoyed dinner. The pasta was the venison ragu had a strange flavor, because of the carrots in the sauce. The other pastas were not well prepared and were over-cooked. The seafood risotto had such a cheesy sauce that it had the consistency of a gooey macaroni and cheese.
The ambiance would be rated higher had we scored a booth, but the other tables are not very nice. There are a few extraordinary items, like the homemade Burrata. However, my veal was a bit too salty and not as tender as usual. Definitely worth going on a date or with a group.
We felt welcomed upon arrival and our service was very good. When we ran low on bread, the bus person brought more without our asking, The drinks were adult sized. The meals were quite good although the pork chop seemed to have been braised versus grilled or sautéed. It was fine, just a different texture than expected. All in all we were satisfied with our visit.
We first tried Zarletti's in Mequon seve ...
We first tried Zarletti's in Mequon several months after it opened. We have always enjoyed the downtown restaurant and were expecting to be equally impressed. That meal was next to inedible and the service was terrible. I recently returned for lunch as I was told that major changes had been made to the menu. Food was excellent and the service couldn't have been better. It was surprisingly empty for a Friday lunchtime, so I hope that anyone who had been previously disappointed as we had will give it another try. It is well worth it!
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