Zarletti
Zarletti

Zarletti

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.zarletti.net/
  • Phone: 414-225-0000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian C. Zarletti
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Zarletti reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)special occasion (75)romantic (57)neighborhood gem (52)notable wine list (49)great for lunch (27)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (16)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • RobRyanGang
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Zarletti Burger is to die for. The Chocolate Cake was even better. Great Experience. Thanks,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 5th Dinner Visit
    tuna
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Being that we have been to this restaurant previously, we can only say that it has to be one of the best in Milwaukee, and that is saying plenty, given the number of outstanding restaurants there are in town!! The food is excellent and we have NEVER been disappointed with the service. All of our selections were excellent, right temperature and nicely presented. Their salads are excellent as well. No room for dessert, and we were off to the symphony, so really no time to enjoy this part of the meal. We would highly recommend this great dining experience. You would be wise to make reservations and book between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm as it gets busy and little noisier.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    7304anni
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been going here for years for special occasions. The food and service are unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best Italian in the city
    erikstensonVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    they always have fresh and delicious specials as well as excellent regular items. the ingredients are too quality prepared and served with excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    mgrif
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and how they cook each dish - and why it's done a particular way. I have to say that each selection was terrific. Salads, soups, and entrees were the best I've had at any Italian restaurant and I place the entire experience as one of the best we've had. It was fun, and it was very, very good. We're from out of town, but I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    MkeFoody
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love this restaurant. The giant sea scallops were amazing and the osso buco was great too. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, hit & miss food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service was wonderful, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Not everyone's food was good. My husband's pork chop dinner was over cooked. My mom's pasta dish featured NY strip which was also over cooked. The scallop dish & duck ragu were wonderful. I would give the food 2 1/2, but overall experience a 4.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eatwhenitstime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was very underwhelmed. The décor was okay, the staff nice and friendly, and the service was good. But the food was really very average. I had the caprese salad (tasteless cheese & tomatoes), the pork tenderloins (VERY overcooked--there were portions that I couldn't even cut through), and the gelato for dessert (nothing special). My husband had the ceasar salad, salmon, and cheesecake, and again, all were just average (the cheesecake tasted like a Suzy's cheesecake that you can buy at the store!!). Definitely not worth a second visit--there is much better cuisine to be had in the city!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • POOR SERVICE
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our evening was going fine, until our group of 6 sat and waited for our server to come back. We tried to get his attn politely numerous times for about 20min after our dinner plates were done and glasses empty. This was VERY disappointing! When our server finally got back to our table, we were all very upset that our pretty costly (which we expected and was more than fine) dining experience had been ruined. We had all looked forward to the wonderful dessert menu and a couple bottles of wine. At that point, I asked the server why this occurred and that we were upset about the situation. His response was "So, no dessert tonight then" WOW! really..... At that point I expected an apology of some kind and we did not. We ate dessert elsewhere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    Bob4GreatFood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I met with two clients to catch up on business and life, and enjoyed our outing. The food was great, as was the service, and our goal was accomplished. Space is limited and thus private conversation is risky with such close proximity. For our purposes all was good and I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best scallops ever!!
    LuvItalian
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Attentive service, good wine and great food! Lovely Anniversary meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pasta
    NG1981
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I could eat Zarletti's Bolognese every day. I am not a huge fan of pasta at restaurants, but this their Bolognese is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, great service
    John
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I get here a couple of times a year. Never had a bad meal. Had scallops with pasta. Scallops smoky flavored and delicious. Server pleasant, he asked if we were going to a show. We were. He paced the meal accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Slooow service
    PabMey
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was great. Unfortunately the kitchen didn't seem to organized: 40 min wait for a salad and our waiter seem to be waiting on way too many tables.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    scooterma
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    service was wonderful, food was outstanding and wine was amazing. If you want authentic Italian then come here. You won't be disappointed. Been to Italy a few times and this was authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian star in Milwaukee
    triathlete
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I found Zarlettis through Open Table, and it was excellent! Nice atmosphere, great service, and while it is on the pricier side, the food was lick-your-plate-clean delicious!! If you are in Milwaukee, you owe yourself a visit to Zarlettis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Fav Restaurant
    Rose
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I love this restaurant for any occasion. It's been my favorite for years. The food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    As always, a great dining experience is guaranteed at Zarletti! We had a group in from California who were blown away by the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous pasta special
    DSReeseMS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had looked at the menu in advance and picked out a pasta but the waitress talked me into a mushroom stuffed ravioli with added scallops. It was delicious. My husband ordered off the menu and loved his as well. There is not much room in the restaurant and the tables are very close together but it was still easy to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    4cookies
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The atmosphere was trendy and clean. The service outstanding. The wine list was extensive. The food was wonderful. I would definitely suggest them to friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • duckdine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food. Always some interesting specials and a stable of great regular dishes. Service was friendly and well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience and Food
    PinkLady
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The tables were very close together which meant you could hear other people's conversations. And, it was so dark that we could barely read our menus. I love "romantic" lighting - but this place was just too dark after the sun set. However, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Duke
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The atmospher and location are great ! It is a small but very quaint space. The food was good not great. Good wine and enjoyed the downtown feel. I would go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIZZIE2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I TRULY FELD IN LOVE WITH THIS RESTAURANT. SERVICE, ACCOMADATIONS, CLEANINESS AND FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. OUR WAITRESS WAS SO POLITE INFORMATIVE ABOUT THE ENTIRE MENU AND THE CHEF'S SPECIAL AND SUGGESTIONS. I BRAGGED ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY AT THIS PARTY I WAS ATTENDING AFTER DINNER.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New to Milwaukee
    ILuvWI
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I were spending one over-night in Milwaukee at the new Marriott. The hotel recommended the restaurant and we're glad they did! The food was outstanding and the service exceptional. Our server recommended an excellent bottle of wine to compliment our meal. We dined outside - it was a perfect evening. Thank you, Zarletti's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place!
    TeMe
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our daughter gave us a gift certificate to Zarletti's for our wedding anniversary. We were VERY impressed by the food, our service, and our outdoor table. We would definitely come back here again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lester
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was great. Service was unobtrusive but good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    jokam
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times. Each time my husband and I order something different and it is always great. I think its because it tastes so fresh. We have had the same server before and he always does a great job helping to pick the correct wine and he even suggests items to add to our meal to make it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimK
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Loved it. Great location in heart of downtown Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!
    Steve
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, great wine list, nice selection of beer, and great cocktails. Zarletti is close to the Marcus, Riverside, and Pabst. If you are downtown, love Italian food, and great desserts, then you must try Zarletti!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • most everything was great
    gjat
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Before dinner drinks were good. Had the chicken special and it was delicious. Also had the ravioli special (veal and beef filled raviolis in a red sauce) that was not good at all. Fresh bread served with dinner was outstanding. Desserts pretty good (cheesecake and lemon sorbet type dessert). Will definitely go back even though one of the meals wasn't good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    Oops
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    What a wonderful find. Great location, walking distance from our hotel. Absolutely awesome menu. Server very nice and knowledgable. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food
    DD111
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful food, magnificent pastas, traveled to the meat side and enjoyed the duck and the lamb chops. Always great execution!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zarletti's is Fabulous!
    skylines
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was our first visit to Zarletti's and we were very pleased with everything. The food and service was incredible. Some of our party had the special, and I had the Pollo Pesto Chicken panini. There is a nice selection of wines and the staff was helpful picking one out. We will return for another lunch, and try a dinner, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    It was a good place for a first date, and it went great! The food was good, the service was good, the only thing I did not like was that it was a little too loud to hold a decent conversation, though it was pretty busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    phgfoodie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a great meal at Zarletti to celebrate a birthday. A little concerned going in because is was a Monday evening, but they gave us an outstanding experience. We had a large antipasti plate to share with meats, cheeses and olives that was absolutely delicious. And the fresh pasta dishes we had were all outstanding! Good service - Perfect dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter with a attitude
    Carol
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was overpriced for what you got and our waiter had a attitude. He just was not happy to be helping us he had a arragont attitude .
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    fit for foodies
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  • Consistently good
    CCWriter
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had not been to this restaurant in quite some time just as a matter of convenience. The wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Also they aren't rushing you to move on. I can judge by the freshness of a salad if the restaurant pays attention to details. I had the pear salad which was very substantial. Very fresh and dressing was excellent. Our guests enjoyed their salads as well. I had the crab cakes which were tasty and not too spicy. The others each had a pasta dish which they also liked very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent - Highly Recommended
    slickrick
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food and wine selection makes this one of my favorites in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown Dining Gem
    Clancy09
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Zarletti's participates in Downtown Dining week and allows diners to sample their delicious food for a very reasonable price. Lunch, especially, delivers a wonderful experience. The minestrone soup was brimming with flavor, the caprese sandwich plentiful and rich, and the gelato a great way to top off the lunch. All in all, a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.