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Rustico Pizzeria - A Zarletti Restaurant
Rustico Pizzeria - A Zarletti Restaurant

Rustico Pizzeria - A Zarletti Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rusticopizzeria.com
  • Phone: (414) 220-9933
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30am, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Brian C. Zarletti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicago
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is ample in the Third Ward and there are also several public parking lots and parking structures available.
A word from Rustico Pizzeria - A Zarletti Restaurant
Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Premier Pizza and Italian Cuisine Destination! Available For Delivery, Dine-In, Or Carry Out.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Milwaukee has such a short outdoor dining season it is always a pleasant surprise to find another riverside outdoor dining spot with good food to enjoy an afternoon or evening dining and/or imbibing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for Father's Day brunch. I ordered frittata and she ordered scrambled eggs. Waited about 20 minutes. When order came the scrambled eggs were cold. We sent them back. Probably finished cooking the scrambled eggs before Frittata and let the eggs sit. Also did not have all the silverware when the eggs came back. May seem like nothing but details are important. They were not that busy at the time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Toscana pizza was a great classic pizza -- lots of unique pizza combos to try. The cheese/apple/walnut appetizer recommended by our waitress was really tastey -- tons of cheese!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I like the atmosphere...except the tables are too damn close together! Food is always above average and priced well for the value. The staff is always attentive and if its not our waitress assisting, someone else is helping pour water or bring wine."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Friendly service and very helpful. My wife had the chicken focaccia and I had the pasta all'amatriciana. Both dishes were very good and we would have them again. We had a caprese salad as our appetizer which was also very good considering tomatoes and basil are not in season. Normally I have bread with this salad which is something I had to ask for. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "After waiting an unreasonable time for our pizza, it arrived to our table cold. We were given s hot replacement. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Despite the tables being very close to one another, my boyfriend and I love coming here for date night. No better place to kick back with a bottle of wine and a great pizza!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Thanks for the gluten free pizza and pasta options! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Past visits always found extremely friendly and attentive help. This time, not so much. Waitress unable to smile, served wrong dish to party of two, interrupted conversation to write down coupon number, 25 minutes to get drink. Inattentive bartender, streetperson allowed to get half way thru restaurant asking for money. Other than that, things were fine."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 2 on Saturday, 4/26. We were seated at a 2-person table in the worst location in the restaurant. Due to the configuration of the room/walls, the table angled to the main aisle of the restaurant. I was bumped twice by people walking through the aisle and the waitress stepped on my foot, which goes to show how tight of a space this is. There really should not be a table in this location. I kindly asked to be moved to a different location in the restaurant, but we were denied this request because everything else was reserved (even the two open tables near us). My wife and I actually walked out of the restaurant because of the restaurant's unwillingness to find a new table for us. I've never done that before! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a late reservation, the restaurant was busy, the bar was busy and our table was waiting for us. The service and food was great. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food, pizza and the steak sandwich being a couple of favorites. Sitting out on the river is great in the summer. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We came to Rustico for a couples night out with 4 couples. We changed the number from 6 on our reservation to 8 about 30 minutes prior, and they were able to accommodate us with no problem. The staff was so friendly and the food was DELICIOUS! I will have to go back to order something different because there were so many amazing choices on the menu! Loved it! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "...just would have liked more water throughout our meal."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner, excellent Italian American food, good wine, pleasant service with good friends makes for a very nice evening. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great place , lots of choices for different tastes"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Definitely didn't feel like I overspent but the atmosphere and pizza were awesome. Our waitress was nice and gave us plenty of time to look over the menu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love this place. The atmosphere is great. The pizza and Casa salad are delicious. I also like all the Eggs Benedict choices for brunch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Pizza we got was alright-the prosciutto. Good flavor but pizza was almost too thick or not enough sauce. The pasta I would rate much better! Great combination and flavor. Garlic bread was much better then the regular bread. Worth the upgrade. I like the atmosphere...some of the upstairs tables are a bit too close, you know when people leave and can't help bumping you or your table. Otherwise service is EXCELLENT from everyone which is mostly why I would come back and recommend to others. Everyone was friendly!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "So glad we found this spot! We will definitely return - food was fantastic! We are vegetarians and there were plenty of options for us to choose from. We even took food to go for later that night. The ambiance was great - our server was fantastic (Marissa). Definitely earned a spot on our top 5 places to eat in Milwaukee."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a great place to go for a date. We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. We also had excellent service, as the waitress and members of the staff were very attentive. We had some questions on the menu and the waitress was very knowledgable in answering our questions. We ordered house salads and a pizza to share. Both were excellent. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our server was great when we first arrived and very attentive. Unfortunately, due to the late hour of our reservation and the party of at least 10 that arrived shortly after we sat down, she quickly disappeared. After serving our meal and asking shortly after how everything was, we didn't see her again until about 10-15 minutes after we had finished our food and were waiting for the check. Other than that small mishap, everyone working there was exceptionally nice and very helpful for any needs we had. The food was all wonderful. We ordered Mama's Meatballs as an appetizer (I didn't even want them but they were SO good!) and the Carne pizza as the main meal. Will definitely come back again. I love that food is served til 1:30am!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I made reservations online for Valentines Day, it was super easy, I appreciated that. We were seated upon arrival and the service was lovely throughout the evening. The ambiance was warm and relaxed. We had a great time, it was a perfect place for our special night. The pizza was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time here. Food was good and nicely presented. Staff was very friendly and helpful with selections. The timing between appetizers and meals was good ( did not feel like we had to rush). The dessert selection was good and the desserts themselves were very tasty."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Fresh ingredients. Wonderful/personal staff. Suiting and casual ambiance with formal character and spontaneity."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was our first time eating here. We love Zarletti's, so perhaps our expectations were too high. Pizza was ok, nothing great. Dough was too moist and gummy; sauce tasted just like canned crushed tomatoes; sausage tasted processed. The bread. was gummy too Salad was good but unimaginative. Cheese and apple appetizer was a disappointment. For pizza, I would go down the street to Times Square Pizza. It might not have ambiance, but it has great pizza."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "2nd time we've been. Never disappointed! Carne Pizza both times. 2nd time also the Rustico salad. Delicious! We brought friends this time and they enjoyed their food too."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "was good. went on new years eve and it was somewhat busy. waitress brought another tables order but no damage done. brought a complimentary pumpkin ice cream."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Try the breakfast pizza with egg on top and all! Make sure to include a Bloody Marry with pepper infused Vodka."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Menu is somewhat limited for my taste so I stick to the usual...fried eggplant, proscuitto pizza, and a pasta dish. This time I tried the pesto pasta which wasn't so great. It was very greasy and not the pesto I'm used to but still worth a try. As for the fried eggplant, it could have been fried for a minute longer. Other than that, will definitely return since it's the only place that has a good proscuitto pizza."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Rustico has a special vibe to it. Located in the heart of Milwaukee downtown it is a great place to enjoy a romantic evening with some especially memorable food. We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Stopped in early around 630 on a Friday when many places are overwhelmed with bar patrons but Rustico had a nice mix of bar and table crowd. Seated right away and server was quick and attentive. Pies are generous and ingredients are fresh! We will go back!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a reservation for 6 with a note that we needed to leave by a certain time due to a show. We arrived 20 minutes early and were able to seat us immediately. The service was prompt without being rushed. We had plenty of time to spare and didn't feel like we were looking around for the check to get out in time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food came out cold and I was still hungry after finishing my meal"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Not the first time visiting, and was expecting more from the food. Table ordered a number of appetizers, pizzas & pasta dishes to share, none of which were that great. Bruschetta came with barely toasted bread points, breaded eggplant was soggy & pasta dishes didn't come with the appropriate type of noodles given the type of sauces. Pizzas were the lone bright spot, crisp thin crust, decent sauce, good ratios of toppings. Service was very attentive & fast, was the best part of the whole experience. Would come back again, but food quality has slipped since the last time I visited."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The ambiance was fantastic, exposed brick everywhere, Rustico is true to it's name. Oh and the food was great too!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The service and food was great! We have been here several times and never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very good spot for brunch or lunch prior to afternoon shopping or to meet family and friends. Pizza is outstanding !"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife and I went early on a Sunday evening before the theatre. We had a wonderful bottle of Italian wine (Primativo) and the pizza and pasta are what you would expect from Zarletti's - delicious. The waiter was very attentive and helpful. I will certainly be back and I will bring friends the next time"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We live in Minneapolis and visited Milwaukee for 1.5 days and had a great time. Someone recommended Rustico and we were thrilled to have some place to eat that has great food and could accommodate our family of six."
    Dined on 10/18/2013