Good Italian FoodWe went to Zarletti for Downtown Dining week. We had the tomato basal soup whcih was good. My husband had the osso bucco which he liked. I thought their homemade pasta was great. The lemon tart was fine.
We have been to Zarletti on other occasions and had a better experience. Things were a little rushed and noisy this time, but normally it is a great experience.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good thoughFood was very good though the pistachio crusted fish was perfectly done there was not enough sauce/flavor to finish to the end well. Appreciated the wine specials of the nite and the 3 course meal was a treat.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. FriendlyFood was delicious. Friendly service. We will certainly go back.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite in MilwaukeeThis is my favorite restaurant in the Cathedral Square area. Definitely worth a try!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove!Great food and service! Our waiter Mart was outstanding !6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint Hot SpotI am always impressed with the food at Zarlettis! Great atmosphere, feels like a small hip place out of New York! Food was fantastic, service was right on, and the wine from Italy is Devine! Please make reservations before coming and enjoy!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic place or drinksFood isn't outstanding but the place is very cute. Will come back for drinks.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceZarletti's never disappoints. Outstanding food, great service.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening dinnerWE really enjoyed our dinner, the food was great and the wine great too6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceHad a great meal with superb service. Our waiter was on the ball, knew his wine and his recommendations were fantastic. The price was reasonable as well. Only negative is that the wine by the glass pour not very generous considering the price of the glass. Wine was fantastic, as was the meal.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe enjoyed a large group business lunch mid-week at Zarletti's. The only drawback is that due to the retaurant size our table was in front of the kitchen doors, but the food and service overcame this flaw in seating. Highly reccommend choosing whatever is the daily special- they were amazing dishes. Great atmosphere.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodHad a great meal and service very good. Hadn't been there I a while and it was as good as I remember.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ValueThis is some of the best food in Milwaukee and very good prices. Add in excellent service, even when it is crowded, and you have the best value.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat northern Italian. WideGreat northern Italian. Wide ranging menu, a must whenever I'm in Milwaukee.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood mealWe had a good meal. This place was recommended as a romantic place for a dinner date. The ambiance was a little brighter and more crowded than I was expecting. We did have very good service, though, and very tasty food. Would definitely go back, but wouldn't call it super romantic. Food quality and service were excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA dining mustI had a wonderful experience from the moment I walked in the door. Every employee seemed very passionate about their jobs from the host to our server. The bartender Brian made excellent drinks and suggestions while we waited for our table. I was so extremely impressed with the service, everyone seemed excited to be there, unfortunately unusual to find. Then comes the food. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I chose a pistachio crusted halibut with Gorgonzola mash. Outstanding. It was hard to decide what to order because the entire menu sounded great, so I will definitely be going back. It's ashame I waited so long to try this spot because it's definitely a new favorite. They have everything right.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian restaurant.Authentic Italian restaurant. Our waiter was outstanding and his descriptions of the foods we inquired about made each selection on the menu sound special. Nice view of the downtown Milwaukee area. Food was incredible!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had a group of six thatWE had a group of six that I upped to 7 about 3 days before. They were very accommodating and our table was ready when we got there..Our server was Kelsie and she was outstanding!!!!! We ordered wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert. Everything came out freshly prepared and the correct temperature. We also kept her busy with drink orders. She was more than up to the task. Her recommendations for menu items were excellent. We all had a great time, and were finished with dinner in a super reasonable time. Highly recommend Zarlettis..... You only get one chance for a first impression and Kelsie hit it out of the ballpark and Zarlettis kept up!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA must try!! Exquisite appetizers,A must try!! Exquisite appetizers, succulent salad, and flavorful entree! And then there was the dessert...incredible! We had the olive mixture, caprese salad, scallops entree and cheesecake dessert.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious cuisines, excellentDelicious cuisines, excellent service and tasty wine!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with a group of 6. OurWent with a group of 6. Our server knew when to leave us chatting but also was able to work in the specials and provided suggestions for our group. We ordered the seafood antipasti app for the table on the reco of our server. WOW. It was fantastic. Everyone's entree was great, clean plates all around. They know their menu and how to make suggestions accordingly. Another meal well done!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good/excellent food -Very good/excellent food - crostini with mortadella! Pasta's were excellent. Nice wines. A4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fantastic dinner atHad a fantastic dinner at Zarletti this past weekend. The food was phenomenal, and we based our entree choices on the great recommendations our server gave us. The only issue was the main course coming out a little quickly before we finished our appetizer, but our server was very apologetic.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a delicious varietyWe enjoyed a delicious variety of tastefully flavored selections that will make us return soon and recommend it to others. Wonderful birthday dinner!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceAlways have a great meal & great service at Zarlettis!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good, serviceThe food was good, service was good. I had the pasta special and it was delicious. One of our group is a very fussy eater - he had the pasta with marinara and loved it. Only complaint is that the space can't really support large groups. We had eight and were seated right by the kitchen - way too much activity going on so it was hard to hold up a conversation - waitresses right behind us getting drinks, picking up orders etc. Otherwise loved it.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all around! BryanExcellent all around! Bryan is a great bartender, remembered my wine choice from a couple months back, impressive.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a real nice dinner withHad a real nice dinner with my wife here. She had the halibut and I had the scallops. We both enjoyed our dinner, but the star of the evening was the tiramisu. Best tiramisu I have ever had.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had to change our reservation,We had to change our reservation, as we learned our play would interfere with the time. The maitre 'd, was kind enough to reserve a table generally held for walk-ins. We actually preferred that seating, where we had a window and could watch people walk by. Our waiter was extremely kind, knowledgeable and efficient. Our food was outstanding. We loved the shrimp appetizer special and minced lamb ravioli. The stuff calamari appetizer was very good, as was the osso bucco. The homemade limoncello as an appertif was outstanding. It is definitely a fine dining experience and we hope to return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been here in a numberHadn't been here in a number of years. We had great service --attentive but not overly attentive. Extensive wine list. We all ordered appetizers and salads which were very good. Salads had fresh ingredients! The eggplant appetizer was tasty and the perfect size. Served a nice hot loaf of fresh bread too.
Definitely will go back for dinners next time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 34th weddingWe celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at Zarletti's with our son and his wife. We wanted to have a very good dinner and to enjoy ourselves. Zarletti's did not disappoint. The table service was outstanding--just the second time in 35 years a waiter has used my name when serving the table--such service is appreciated and makes the whole evening better. We managed the 5-course by sharing antipastas, pasta, and dessert. All orders were different and tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wishes to have a very fine dining experience. We will go back. Tim S.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS!!My girlfriend and I dined at Zarletti on April 1st for her birthday. Everything was superb! Our server (C J), was FANTASTIC! The food was AMAZING! We had the crab cakes and bruschetta for apps., we both had the pistachio sea bass for dinner and split a piece of cheesecake for dessert. What a meal!!! We will definitely be coming back!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and service!We've always have wonderful food and service at Zarletti. I had the Calamari Ripieni appetizer. The squid was small and tender with plenty of crab stuffing, and the grilled bread helped soak up the wonderful sauce. It was a delicious start to my meal. My entree was the Brodetto di Pesce. It was full of seafood and it had a tasty broth and grilled bread for getting every last drop. The cheesecake was luscious way to end the meal.
My niece had the Caesar salad (she ordered it last time and loved it so much she had to have it again.) Being a vegetarian, she ordered the Raviolo Quattro Formaggi, which she loved. She couldn't leave without having the Tiramisu - it is outstanding!
We were both stuffed and each took home part of our entree.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery tasty meal & great service.Very tasty meal & great service. One member of our group did wish his entree had been warmer, but still enjoyed it. Everyone else liked their food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible evening! Try theIncredible evening! Try the halibut...unbelievable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM