Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa
All but the serverAll but the server was great. We wanted a quiet, romantic evening, a time to talk, catch up, enjoy each other. The server kept popping in and pushing us to order. We told her that we weren't ready to order, that we'd like to talk over cocktails, and we'd let her know. But she kept popping in to take our order. Sheesh! Give us some space! Everything else was wonderful!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMImcrefible food, slow serviceEvery course was amazing. However, the service was a different story. We waited 5 minutes for a server after we say down. Then it took another 5 minutes to get wine. If contributed to be slow all dinner. They did give us 2 free desserts.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a wonderful experienceJust a wonderful experience from the beginning. The maitre d's welcome, the excellent service and attention to detail, the superb combination of food and tastes all made this a memorable evening. We regret we do not get down to Wauwatosa more often to enjoy the total ambiance of this great Italian restaurant. Carl6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat italian foodGreat restaurant in Tosa. They serve italian food but with a twist on it. I would describe it as sophisticated italian food. Flavors are complex and the ingredients work well together. The pappardelle pasta with Duck Ragu sauce was unique and excellent. The wine list is impressive and they can help navigate it with good recommendations. The gelato was delicious. Our servers, especially Esteban, were great. Would go back often.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to our expectationsWe visited Milwaukee and were planning on going to this place ahead of time because of all the good reviews. We made a reservation several days in advance. The food and service were top notch. The prices are on the higher end but it is really worth it with this kind of restaurant. If you are looking for excellent Italian food in the Milwaukee area look no further.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant, as areExcellent restaurant, as are all of the Bartolotta restautants I have visited.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a delightBartolotta's never misses a step. Their service is professional and non-intrusive, the food is excellent and thoughtful, and their seasonal menus well executed. We have been enjoying this place for years.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousLoved the tasting menu, Natalie makes a killer martini. The wine was so tasty. Chad is always fun and helpful!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMStill wonderful!I seem to go to Ristorante Bartollata about once a year and always wonder why I waited so long. My wife and I had a salad and entrée then sorbet and tiramisu. Every dish exceeded any reasonable expectation. Perfect steak, marvelous scallops, creamiest Gorgonzola and tiramisu that melts in your mouth. Friendly and helpful waitstaff that were not intrusive. If you haven't been, GO! If you have, go again. Always worth it!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as alwaysOur annual visit to celebrate my birthday was a couple of weeks late this year, but I still received a "bonus" birthday dessert. As usual, the food and the overall experience were flawless. The seasonal menu was superb, especially the "Tigella Modenese con Squaquerone," an interpretation of an Italian street-food sandwich with house-made fresh cheese (that's the "squaquerone") and the wine pairings -- which consisted of wines I never would have chosen individually -- were very successful. I don't think anyone makes better carpaccio.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic, butThe food was fantastic, but what really made the evening amazing was the incredible service we received. We had an incredible dining experience that actually exceeded our expectations.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for Italian FoodThe food was nothing short of excellent. The ingredients were all fresh, and the variety was more than adequate. I would not hesitate to go back for a great experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMbest Mother's day idea everThe Mother's Day brunch was our first time at Ristorante Bartolatta, and it won't be our last. Great food, fabulous drinks and super ambience. I was more than happy with the service and the pace of our meal. This is on our lisr of special places to go!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably my favorite BartolotaProbably my favorite Bartolota restaurant along with Lake Park Bistro.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy AtmosphereMy family and I enjoyed the whole dining experience. My daughter and I especially liked the choice of smaller portions.
Don't change anything.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ServiceChef's tasting menu was excellent and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYummie chickenWe had eight people. Everyone enjoyed the food.
The chicken was the biggest hit!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMService was informative, professionService was informative, professional and unobtrusive. The food was delicious. We will return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPenso che sia il miglior ristorantePenso che sia il miglior ristorante italiano nel Midwest!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try gem in TosaThis place is my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. Rustic Italian style food made by one of the best Chef's in the Midwest. You cannot go wrong!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing, whatThe food was amazing, what we've come to expect from the Bartolotta group. We were also impressed with the service --it was our 12th wedding anniversary, and they made it a special dinner for us. We've now tried all the Bartolotta restaurants, and I think this was one of our favorites --upscale but not pretentious, with knowledgeable friendly staff, and classic Italian cuisine. The tiramisu is incredible --save room!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood Italian.Great neighborhood Italian. Top notch food and service. Fresh and crispy calamari, and delicious artisan cured meats shared as appetizers and fantastic house made spaghetti and duck ragu as well as spicy tomato lobster and pasta. Finished off with great sorbetti and gelato flights. Service was perfect. Highly recommended.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great--a "goConsistently great--a "go to" restaurant when everything has to be perfect!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, service wasFood was good, service was excellent. Definitely not an every weekend eatery, our bill was over 100 dollars. My pasta was good, but not worth the 26 dollars it cost. The ambiance was nice and it wasn't loud, so that was good.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our 31stWe were celebrating our 31st Anniversary!! When we checked in, we were greeted with "we know you are celebrating your anniversary and a table by the window will be ready shortly!" We sat at the bar sipping a beautiful glass of red wine when we were informed that the booth was available. The food was outstanding and both Josh & Marva(I hope I spelled her name correctly) were outstanding. It was so very interesting to hear that Marva was going to Italy and would be working at a winery! When she brought the dessert, she also brought each of us a glass of dessert wine to accompany our dessert. Thank you for a fun and very memorable wedding anniversary!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there. WonderfulFirst time there. Wonderful ! Would definitely recommend !!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my wifes birthdayCelebrated my wifes birthday in style. Servers were great and the food fantastic.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBARTOLOTTA WAUWATOSA HASBARTOLOTTA WAUWATOSA HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF OUR FAVORITE DINING PLACES. WE VISIT AT LEAST 6 TIMES A YEAR WITH OUT OF TOWN GUESTS AND A CHILD. THE CHLD IS NOW ELEVEN AND MUCH ADEPT AT ORDERING AND HAS BEEN EATING AT BARTOLOTTA'S SINCE SHE WAS 4 YEARS OLD. SHE LOVES THE DUCK DISH AND THE CEASAR SALAD. WE ALSO MAKE IT APOINT TO VISIT AT THE CHRISTMAS TIME LUNCH. THE STAFF HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWLEDGEABLE WITH THE MENU SO DINING IS SO EASY.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was fantastic!Our dinner was fantastic! Great service too. We can't wait until the next opportunity to dine at Ristorante Bartolotta.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur daughter was in town fromOur daughter was in town from Madison, and we wanted a nice Sunday lunch. We have been to several of the Bartolotta restaurants in town, but this was our first visit to Ristorante Bartolotta; I can tell you it will not be our last! The service was outstanding, the presentation divine, and the food was incredibly delicious. We ordered a recommended bottle of wine and our server was spot-on with the choice, as it was an excellent compliment to our meal. Deserts were heavenly. The overall atmosphere was friendly and comfortable, cozy, just a wonderful place to have a great meal.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA little noisy, but it wasA little noisy, but it was a Saturday night 8:30pm reservation. Food was DELICIOUS. I had the chicken polleta for dinner. It was incredibly moist with an excellent blend of flavors. For dessert, best tiramisu I've ever had. I know the caramel pudding is hyped, but, in my opinion, the tiramisu is much better. Very romantic ambience. A great find.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSeasonal Menu is a Hit!I ordered the Lenten 4 course dinner and it was exceptional! I would recommend Ristorante Bartolotta to anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal with great service and atmosphere.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always loved RistoranteWe have always loved Ristorante Bartolatta. This time was no different. I had the fish stew (Brodo di Pesce) which was a special on the lenten chefs menu. So delicious I want lent to last till Christmas!
Bartolatta keeps the fare clean and delicious. Many newer Italian restaurants in the area overload their entrees with extra ingredients making the food too busy. Not here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful.Everything was wonderful. Will definitely go back again when in Milwaukee next.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my husband's birthday.Celebrated my husband's birthday. It was perfect. Great friendly service, perfect food for everybody, excellent presentation and taste. We had their special ravioly with black truffles and brazed lamb cheek with black truffles with great wine. We love this restaurant.1/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBlack truffle spaghetti andBlack truffle spaghetti and their main course lamb cheeks with black truffles were outstanding. We have to go there again soon.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM