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Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

4.7
4.7
607 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
YES WE ARE OPEN. IT'S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL, IT'S BUSINESS, BUT SAFER.
Appleton RiverDome reservation can be made online by visiting the RiverDome page at FratellosWaterfront.com
We are sorry, we can not take reservations for patio seating during the patio season.

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Uncork the fun at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant. The award-winning wines are perfect for getting the party started or a quiet nightcap after a delicious Fratellos meal. The casual, spacious dining room has magnificent views on the Fox River, or surround yourself with the sights and sounds of a cascading waterfall while you and your friends party on the quaint patio. Go with the flow at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Scenic View

  • Appleton

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Foodieplus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raul, our server was so kind and helpful when explaining items on the agenda. He was very attentive to how our food was and in fact went the extra mile to make sure everyone had a great experience. Thanks for making our night out with friends very enjoyable. Will certainly recommend that our family and friends visit.
  2. L

    Lindy

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fratello’s is my favorite restaurant in the Appleton, Wi area. It has wonderful ambience with its huge windows overlooking the Fox River and beautiful architecture. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful… very friendly and the waitstaff I’ve had are knowledgeable about wines and the menu! One of the things I also really appreciate is that the acoustics are good and tables are spaced out enough that you can carryon a nice conversation. This is my go-to place for a dinner in an upscale but very relaxed atmosphere.
  3. SE

    SEKH

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was our second visit to Fratello’s, and we were as pleased as the first time. The white chicken chili was excellent, the perch fried to perfection (moist, not overcooked), the salad fresh. The diver scallops were wonderful, also perfectly cooked. The only disappointment was the octopus, which was overcooked and therefore on the chewy side. The desserts were also excellent— we had the hazelnut flute, the mixed berry flute, and the cheesecake. All terrific endings to a wonderful meal. And to top it all off, the service was friendly and efficient. Fratello’s is our new go-to whenever we’re in Appleton.
  4. BG

    BrittanyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food friendly staff drinks were also really good
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take the college kid out to celebrate grades in Appleton!
  6. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Bland, overpriced food. Service was great, food was not.
  7. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was terrific, if a bit overly attentive. But the walleye was way underseasoned as was the chicken vodka penne. Both dishes were really bland. Some butter, salt and pepper could have helped the walleye. The octopus presentation was pretty spectacular. The diner of that dish thought it was very good.
  8. S

    Superman

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and it was our first time ever at fratellos and we absolutely enjoyed it! From the service to the seating to the check! 😊 definitely will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    They overbooked so we were seated 30 mins late. Otherwise, good service, very good food, beautiful restaurant, and scenery.
  10. TD

    TinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess greeting was very good. I requested window area & she said she would find us when ready. Matt the waiter very friendly. When I asked for special preparation of my dish, no problem, he repeated my request, & later asked me if it was prepared as I requested. Excellent evening.
  11. SF

    SteveF

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walleye was terrific. Elk burger very good. Made reservations. Got to restaurant and was seated immediately.
  12. GB

    GotBeef

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and view. We will be back!!!
  13. AC

    AnnetteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Fratellos. Two in our party had the Short Rib Pasta, and another the chicken entree. The food was delicious and service was great. Will definitely return when in the area.
  14. L

    Lindy

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful riverfront setting, quiet relaxing ambiance and very good food and service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother in laws bday
  16. G

    Gary

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. Would come back again! Great food, service, atmosphere!
  17. J

    Jonezy

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a staple when we come to Appleton!
  18. L

    Lena

    Hong Kong Islan

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came for a late dinner after Green Bay Packer game and the place filled up in a hurry with fellow fans. Service was attentive and competent. Food well prepared and portions more than generous (I had enough for 2 dinners on my plate :-). I had almond crusted walleye and my husband had chicken caprese. We enjoyed it and will definitely come back when in this area. Thank you! PS Nice wine list!
  19. JE

    JordanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yes the service was great food was excellent. My Fiancé and I both got that steak dinner. It was very good! Pricey though but worth it! Beautiful view of the water too.
  20. W

    Walter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The river views from Fratellos are fantastic, with a choice of inside or outside dining which together with a welcoming and well trained staff make it a special place to dine. The quality of the food, however is not consistent. We could count on good food in the past but not currently. Earlier this week, for example, the coating on the walleye ordered by our party earlier this week was so thick as to hide the taste of the fish, and the fish was laid upon potates which were cold which in turn covered broccoli that appeared to be thawing . As hosts to two other couples it was embarrassing. I used to recommend Fratellos with enthusiasm and without qualification but cannot do so currently.
  21. DW

    DaisyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Well our meat entrees were good and large. I loved the glace on my filet. The gnocchi seemed dry on the two plates that had it. The carrots and broccolini could have been a bit more tender! The not hot asparagus soup did not taste like asparagus, and it came with the entree, not before! The one salad that was ordered, came with the meal also, not before! The cheese curds were good. The "mashed" potato portions were enough to serve at least two people each. They were also, not hot. When asked to reheat them we were told that there was no microwave, so we could just get a new serving. Did not make a difference, it was no warmer! We were given NO fresh bread. No salt on the table. I know they were short handed, as everyone is, but things could have been better. The tiramisu which was the chosen birthday dessert was fantastic! Andy ,our server, did her best!
  22. GR

    GRadec

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Arrived on time for 6:45 reservation, seated at 7:15, asked staff if we had a server assigned to our table at 7:30, server arrived at 7:40 and took order, the food arrived at 8:10. Received 2 free glasses of wine for waiting. Pasta dishes were very flavorful. One person ordered a steak, and it was a bit on the chewy side.
  23. A

    Alice03

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Butternut Squash Ravioli was the perfect fall dinner dish, highly recommend. Had the Lemon Ripeino for dessert and it was the perfect way to finish our meal, very refreshing. Overall an outstanding experience.
  24. JV

    JonV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was one of the best we have had anywhere! He made the entire experience memorable. The food and restaurant building also made it a place to continue coming back to enjoy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  26. M

    Mary

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fratellos is a wonderful place to celebrate or just unwind amongst beautiful views of the powerful Fox River. The food is delicious and the service is great. The ambiance of the restaurant is what ultimately brings me back to celebrate!
  27. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met with a friend for lunch. Service was very good. Food was great (we both had salads... she had the watermelon salad and seemed to enjoy it a lot). It's always a lovely space.
  28. DW

    DeborahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    good food and cocktails, lovely view, attentive service
  30. MM

    MarkM

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day outside, so outdoor seating was the place to be. The food was wonderful and the staff friendly.
  31. r

    roamalone

    Northern MI

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Seating by the windows gave us a great view of the rushing water and waterfowl. Our Truffle Shrimp Carbonara was excellent both in execution and seasoning. House salad was just mixed greens and red onions, but had a nice lemon basil dressing. Great desserts. Great wine list. Only negative for us is that you need to pay $4 extra for bread and butter. A small thing, but it is a simple, inexpensive gesture that we missed.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fratellos is absolutely beautiful and there is not a bad seat in the house! Indoor and outdoor seating is top notch, and the service is phenomenal. Try the charred octopus, and the coffee martini!
  33. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our table was filthy, there was a bug in the candle on the table. The water glass my husband was given was not clean. The waitress was very nice and the food was pretty good though.
  34. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, good service, food came quickly. Best part is the great ambiance- the fantastic river views.
  35. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside with a nice view. The food was great and service was excellent. We would recommend Fratellos.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great, we will always remember when we ordered a cheesesteak and got a cheesecake! Gave us all a laugh! Nice to sit on the patio and great drinks
  37. BF

    BonnieF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, loved the outdoor seating
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the patio area. Service was great. The food was good. The only thing that was bothersome were the bees. But we understand that it was our choice to sit outside. We wanted to take in the sure of the river
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    I had been to fratellos before and it was amazing. This time around not so much. We got the bam bam shrimp, truffle fries, and the bruschetta and we all love them! But when it came to our main courses we were less than satisfied. Tow of us got meals with steak in them and both steaks were so tough that we could barely chew them. One meal had scallops and they were very gritty. The crispy gnocchi needs a sauce with it. It is very dry and tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for too long. Our group loved the cannolis that they used to have on the menu, but sadly they were not on there anymore.
  40. BM

    BrettM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and the wait staff were fantastic too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (920) 993-9087.

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

501 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

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