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Salotto Zarletti
Salotto Zarletti

Salotto Zarletti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salottozarletti.com
  • Phone: (262) 241-5990
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Salotto Zarletti
Salotto Zarletti: A New Place To Gather, is 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 Salotto Zarletti that can be felt throughout. We hope you enjoy the simple, thoughtful cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Andrew Miller, who pays homage to southern Italian traditions and the bounty of delicious products found right here in the Midwest. Whether it’s Salotto’s 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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Had to send my salad back--it was drowning in dressing to the point I could not eat it. The noise level is extreme--could hardly hear our friends sitting across the table from us. Pizza was excellent."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The appetizers were good while the entree was not anything special. I had veal and it was overcooked. Another member of my party was served 2 glasses of flat prosecco which were returned to the bar and appeared on the bill. Management did remove the charge but made no apology. Staff cleared the table while one member of our party was still eating. This was my second visit and see no reason to return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time my wife and I have eaten at Salotto's. We love the location, the patio is great, however, the food is just ok. The papparadelle lacked any zing. Needed a little more spice and the sausage was skimpy. Pizza's are good. I'm hoping the food improves."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A welcome addition to Mewuon and area restaurant scene. The menu has welcome updated variations of familiar dishes and the service is excellent. Friendly attentive waiters."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch, which included an appetizer, pastas, sandwich, desserts and coffee. The food is very well prepared and creative. The noise level during the core lunch period made it somewhat distracting and difficult to hear, but business was good. Our waitress was attentive, but not distracting. I will return for lunch. If I am looking for Italian food for dinner, however, I will eat at Zarletti's downtown location or at the Pasta Tree."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was very nice. Waitress was attentive, happy, polite, flexible and available. I wish they would have some other kids of lettuce besides arugula....yuck, bitter or Cesar. Nice mixed organic greens, how about that? Loved my veggie sandwich."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Everything (especially the food) is excellent at this restaurant except for two things...the service and the unacceptable noise level. I have been here four times since it has opened and each of the times something from our order wasn't brought to the table. By the time the server had checked, we were almost done with our meal. It's also difficult to order a drink after the first one...servers should check back more frequently. Also, there needs to be thick rugs or something to be done about the noise level. I'm only in my mid forties but end up with a hoarse voice due to having to shout over the table. Neither of these would stop me from going back because the food is THAT good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The remodeled space is exceptional. It is a perfect balance of dark colors and bright windows. Great lighting. Great overall ambience. However, the timing of our service was extremely poor. Both salads and entrees came at different times. Why? I want to like this restaurant. But the absurdly poor timing was unexplainable and inexcusable. Hopefully they rectify these issues because they have great potential and neighborhood needs a great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had been hearing such rave reviews about this new restaurant, I couldn't wait to try it. My husband had the fennel seed cavatelli, my friend had the strozzapretti, and her husband and I both had the diabolo pizza. The pizza was delicious! Perfect crust and tasty toppings. We received our drinks promptly and the service was good. The only disappointment was the pasta. My friend loves handmade pasta and was looking forward to it for weeks, unfortunately it really wasn't anything special. I tasted my husband's pasta and it seemed as though they forgot to add salt to the pasta water. They both said that the sauce was runny and much too thin, it didn't stick to the pasta and they were left with a bowl of soup at the end."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Finally an outstanding restaurant in Mequon. The food was outstanding - all freshly made including the pasta and sausage meat. Service was excellent - ask for Adam. Ambience very appealing. We hope to make this our weekly go-to restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was wonderful! A little loud, but the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!! We had a great time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Place was super noisy and I couldn't hear my wife. The service was very slow. The food was all extremely salty and therefore you couldn't taste much of the food at all. Not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went there for our anniversary and it was just O.K. I ordered the veal and it was without much flavor. The pizza was good. I had to ask for an ice bucket when the bottle of white wine was just put on the table. I had to ask for bread when I saw that other tables had it. No one said anything about it being our anniversary even though I noted it when I made the reservation. Therefore it was disappointing for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "With all hard surfaces, the sound level in the dining area of the restaurant is oppressive. In addition there is a large window facing the parking lot and due to lack of tinting/ shades, the glare is very annoying. Also, while some very good choices in terms of decor (birdcage lights, rustic flooring, couches in bar area) the art choices are questionable at best. This is too bad because the food and service are quite good. Another strange choice is there are no umbrellas on the outside patio seating area. When I was there it was a beautiful sunny day and not one table was occupied. The sausage stuffed ascolan olives, veal meatballs and strozzapreti were standouts."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was the first time any of us had been to Salotto Zarletti, and sadly we will not be returning. The food was okay, the wine was okay, the ambiance was good, the service was acceptable. There are many wonderful restaurants in the Milwaukee area but unfortunately this isn't one of them. Perhaps the chef could kick it up a notch or two? Our appetizers were the best dishes we tasted--the house-made burrata and eggplant starters were good. We tried two pizzas & were not impressed with either one, both arriving with mushy crusts despite the claimed 900 degree oven. The seafood stew was too salty & the seafood seriously overcooked. "Mediocre" is the kindest description for the server-recommended red wine."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Impressed with first visit. Cheese app was delicious with wonderful bread. Salotto salad was great. Pizza and pasta was solid. Service was so so."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We ate at the restaurant, which is very attractive, for the first time last weekend. Our biggest problem was deciphering the menu, as there were many terms with which we were not familiar. Our server did, however, answer all of our questions. My pasta was not great - mushy - but this was probably because I ordered it with gluten-free pasta. The same dish, however, with "regular" pasta, also did not get rave reviews. Salads were good, but the servers couldn't seem to figure out who had ordered what salad or what entree. Pizzas would seem to be the restaurant's strong point, and the one person in our group who had pizza did say that it was very good. Again, however, he had trouble picking one, because of the terminology in the menu."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Having 3 small kids we don't often go out for dinner as a couple. But we've come here 2x in the last 5 weeks, including for our anniversary over the weekend. Great food. Helpful, friendly waitstaff. Atmosphere allows table conversation. Great wines and desserts. We're very pleased."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Happy to have a new restaurant in our area. Modern decor is attractive but noise level is very loud. Server was very pleasant. Food came very quickly - not enough time to enjoy appetizer and salad. Had to ask for pepper on several occasions since it is not on the table. (Service staff still learning.) Glad we tried this new place. (For the money, we will probably not visit again soon. I'm not compelled to go back when I have other options in the area.) Would have enjoyed sitting outside, but they have no table umbrellas that I saw. I had hoped to eat at 6:30 pm but Open Table said the availability was 5:45 pm. The restaurant was half full at 6, half full at 6:30. I'm not sure why I couldn't book a later reservation?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I brought my wife to your restaurant to celebration her 60th birthday. At the same time 25 guests were gathering at our home to surprise her when we arrived home. Although I didn't inform the staff of this, I needed the meal to be on schedule. We arrived precisely at our reservation time and were seated immediately. The waiter was friendly and accommodating and served drinks and a salad in a timely way. Both entrees arrived also arrived in a timely way. The salad and entrees (salmon and scallops) were excellent. We arrived at our home five minutes later than the appointed time! The only negative was that we were seated at a table right next to a servers' station. Were I led to this table again, I would ask to be seated elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our second visit. Arrived a bit early so we could sit in the comfy bar area and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Bartenders were helpful and suggested some refreshing summer drinks which were quite tasty! We were then seated promptly at our reservation time. Service was prompt and our waiter was able to answer all our questions regarding specials and menu items. The appetizer we ordered had more cheese than toasted bread to accompany it. We asked for additional and promptly received. Pizzas were excellent and the wine we enjoyed was suggested by our waiter. The only negative - and it was very minor - was not one person in our party was delivered the pizza ordered. We played a little switch up and all was fine.Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have had lunch at Salotto 4 times now. I wish they would use mixed organic greens instead. They could add more soups but over all the food is good and fun."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was very good. I would have liked more bread with the mozzarella appetizer. Since I am getting older, having all of those hard surfaces makes it hard for me to hear. It seemed very noisy. Both of us really enjoyed our main courses and we will go back to eat outside."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Was very excited to try Salotto Zarletti. I live in the area and would love to have a new 'regular' spot. Decent wine selection, which was great. Ordered pizza - didn't care for the blackened bottom. It took away from the ingredients on top. Our server was a nice guy, but in serious need of training. When he took my friend's salad plate, he removed her fork and knife and put them on the table top!?! EW! How about either getting fresh ones, or putting it on the bread plate?? He did a terrible job clearing used glasses, beer bottles, empty plates...by the time we were having coffee at the end of the meal there was a mess left all over our table - not very relaxing or elegant feeling at all."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious, waiter a little difficult to understand, only 6 people in restaurant for Sat lunch so very slow and hard to judge ambience. They need to advertise, better signage out on the highways surrounding the location and person that seats you needs to bring you the correct menus (lunch and/or dinner) and be friendly. Sort of depressing that such a pretty place with good food has no customers yet Cafe 1505 was packed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had high expectations for Salotto. I knew they imported their brick oven from Naples, Italy, just like my favorite Chicago restaurant with a similar-looking menu (Spacca Napoli). These are authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas. The crust is just charred enough, just chewy enough and the toppings are fresh and delicious! We shared the Burratta as an appetizer - it was perfect - and split three pizzas amongst four of us: the Diavola, the Del Re and the Genovese. All were superb! We also ordered a couple of desserts - a cheesecake and a lemon custard...neither of these were especially remarkable. Fine, good; but not overwhelming. I am delighted to have found a restaurant so close to home, doing pizza the traditional way. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were really pleased on our Friday date night. Our server, Brandon, was very knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine, and he was extremely friendly without being "in your face". He checked in with us the perfect number of times. (The only weird thing was a manager (or someone) who was wandering around peering at customers and tables without saying anything. I don't know if she was doing evaluations of the waitstaff or what, but it was very obvious and a bit awkward.) We had appetizer, entrees, a side, dessert and wine. Though the portions could be a little larger, everything tasted excellent. We loved the atmosphere and the decor. Perfect for date night, but also for GNO or even a family gathering. We will DEFINITELY be back!!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our server was attentive and charming, knew the menu very well. Our larger group was indecisive and his suggestions were spot on. Great menu! We will recommend Salotto Zarletti."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional. The staff was fast and courteous. Was a little noisy due to hard surfaces. Hope to return soon."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "1. A couple had a DOG at their table. That alone started the evening (our anniversary) on a down note. Why you would ever allow pets is beyond us. 2. Noise level was very loud. Hard to have a conversation between the two of us without having to repeat what was said. 3. Food was just OK. Much prefer Joey Gerards. 4. Waiter was very good explaining the different entrees. However, no one ever came back to refill the water glasses. This is one of the points I always check when reviewing my experience at a restaurant. I would find it difficult to recommend Salotto Zarletti to anyone."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It's nice to have another restaurant come to Mequon. It's a brand new, lovely restaurant in a very accessible area. Parking is easy. Service was fast and friendly. Just wish they had more vegetarian, non spicy menu choices. I think they need to tweek the menu a bit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was good and the service ok, but there was constant questioning about taking away plates on the table. We had appetizers and they were not gone yet and we were asked 6-7 times if they could remove the plate. It was like we were being rushed. Totally get the "turning the tables" but by the time we left it was almost 9pm and there were plently of tables. Don't rush me and don't keep asking to take uneaten food away multiple times."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Solutto is a vibrant energetic restaurant with a diverse menu. The greeting upon arrival was warm and friendly with attentive, if not a bit over the top attention. Rather distracting was the constant parade of wait and bus staff which unfortunately disturbed our dining. Pizza offerings were unique and varied, risotto was swimming in olive oil but tasty and pastas were flavorful. Would try again..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had to wait on ordering food and the dessert took over twenty minutes to get to our table. The food was great but I ordered wine and got less than half a glass. The service was slow but I believe we will try again in a few months."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tiramisu excellent. Soup good but over priced. One salad over dressed; another without dressing. Pizza and pasta good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was very good. This is a new restaurant so I'll cut them some slack on the service but it needs to improve. One minor complaint was a very watered down drink."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was excellent, and the food was great, but the restaurant was very loud."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It took a while before a server came over to tell us he would be right with us. The place is extremely loud so I wouldn't necessarily recommend if you are looking for a quiet dining spot. We ordered a couple of appetizers, pizza and a pasta dish just so we would have several dishes to try. Food arrived in a timely fashion, everything was delicious. Also feel that everything is reasonably priced. Dinner for my husband and I was $70 without tip. We had the two appetizers, pizza, pasta dish and four glasses of wine. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was Delishh, service was outstanding, & ambiance was welcoming!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Salotto Zarletti has brought good cuisine and good service to our neighborhood. We have had DINNER there which WAS OUTSTANDING. This trip was for lunch. The service was great, but the food was a little below expectation after our dinner experience--the lukewarm pizza and burger came out first, and then it took a while for my salad to arrive after that, limp and doused in dressing. I would try it again, as they've only got lunch started, but to be safe i would stick to dinnertime."
    Dined on 6/13/2014