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housemade spaghetti, brisket
Berkshire pork, grass-fed beef, marinara, provolone, brioche, housemade chips
Food was great as always. Staff were very attentive and did an excellent job of social distancing tables and following covid guidelines.
During Covid-19, I was impressed with their precautions. The food was very good at a good value.
Celebrated a birthday and enjoyed a limited dinner menu. Overall I’m happy about the reopening based on a good experience with fine meal, wine, and service. But MKE government fear mongering and mask policy is ridiculous.
This nonsense must end and 25% occupancy will lead to bankruptcy of this favorite spot among many others. Open the bar and please ASAP return to preCovid-19 atmosphere and dining experience. Thank you for partially reopening at least!
Great place. Intimate with a classy vibe. Truly great quality food and good portion size.
Artie, Thank you so much for the kind words. Hopefully we'll see you again very soon.
It was as wonderful as could be during the ‘pandemic’. Will go back for sure.
Thanks so much for coming in. We definitely appreciate it during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you next time!
Great to enjoy a nice meal with good service again!
We couldn't agree more. Thanks so much for coming in. Looks like we could have done a bit better for you on the food side. If you've got any feedback we can share with the culinary team, I'd love to hear it.
Our server Ryan knew his stuff. We loved his recommendations. My only critique is that there was no Negroni available. How can this be an Italian restaurant and you not have a Negroni?
Hi Peter, We'll be sure that Ryan hears about the shout out. We can absolutely make you a negroni the next time you're in. While it's not currently listed on our signature cocktail list, we can always make one for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
The service and food was incredible. We had an absolutely magical night!
This is so nice of you to share, Liya. We can't wait to have you in again for another magical evening.
Cool place. Great pasta for a reasonable price. Expensive wine. Fancy appetizers (which tasted pretty ‘meh’). Cool locations. Solid date spot.
Thanks so much for coming in. So glad to hear you enjoyed the pasta. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon - maybe we can find an appetizer and wine that hits the spot for you better!
Best Italian in Milwaukee, priced and portioned that way as well. Not your regular weekday don't feel like making dinner spot, but for a special occasion they can't be beat. Their limited COVID menu doesn't compare to their full menu, but everything on it is to die for.
Thanks so much for the kind words, Scott. We are looking to add a few more favorites onto the menu soon. Look forward to your next visit!
Enjoyed it. Ambiance was great, food was good, waiter was terrific.
Thank you so much for kind words, Ann! We look forward to having you in again soon.
We requested a high top table, instead we were seated in the most opposite... upstairs which has scant atmosphere compared to downstairs.
So sorry we missed the boat on your seating. We do our very best to honor all the requests we get, but sometimes our best intentions don't quite work out. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.
This restaurant has officially become my favorite in the city! delicious food, wonderful service, & all-around outstanding atmosphere.
Thank you so much! I don't know that we can do any better than that, but we'll keep trying! Can't wait to have you in again soon.
As always, Onesto was superb! We had the cheese and burrata. Followed by fusilli and lobster ravioli. And finished with amazing desserts. The fusilli is literally the best Italian dish I’ve had. Megan was our server and she did a phenomenal job , especially with all the new restrictions . And the manager , Eric , is one of our favorites. He always makes us feel special and is a real asset to your company. There are a ton of great dining choices in Milwaukee, service is what sets you apart! Great job!!
Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words. We'll make sure both Megan and Eric hear about how much you appreciated their efforts. We're definitely proud to have them both on the team! And we couldn't agree more on the fusilli! It's been Chef's favorite since we opened.
The food is just amazing. We enjoy taking out of town guests to Onesto. They are always impressed.
Loud and a little expensive. Service was slow, which was unusual.
Hello Tyler, sorry the service was slow. You are right it's not our standard here at Onesto. I hope you come see us again soon so we can provide you with the service you deserve. I hope you have a great day.
Jake was our server. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and food, and provided wonderful service. The food was delicious, pasta prepared perfectly. The food arrived hot and in a timely manner.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the night with Jake. He really knows how to guide people thru the menu and ensure that people have a great experience. Thanks for coming in and I hope you have a great day.
My wife and finished dinner at 9:45 pm and wanted to sit at the bar and have another wine. Bartender told us "We close in 10 minutes". They still had a group of 8 and 4 still sitting in the bar area. I was kind of shocked at his response. We left and will not return or recommend. It was our first time there and we were having a good night. For the record, our server was awesome. I ordered my steak medium well, it came medium rare. My wife enjoyed her salmon and we both enjoyed our warm mushroom salad.
The food was excellent
Our waiter was super at recommending great wine to try.
Definately worth the time and experience
Thanks Bill!!! We really appreciate the great feedback. I hope you have a great day.
Reliable foodie food and reliable service. Every time I come to Milwaukee I try to eat here.
Hello Janis and thank you for the great review. I'm glad that we can be a go to for food and service when you come into town. We look forward to seeing you again soon then. Have a great day.
It was our first visit and everything was wonderful.... Service, food, drinks and ambiance. We had a perfect high table by the window, so we could enjoy the beautiful weather and passers by. We look forward to returning!
Onesto is consistently a quality experience. People should know they don’t have brunch any longer, no issue just hadn’t realized they changed. We go to Onesto often and like it very much
Dined here on a Saturday night. Thank goodness we had made a reservation - it was jammed ! Which is a good thing because it signifies that people love the place. Housemade pasta dishes are the way to go. Also really liked their appetizer jars. Server (Daniel) was both attentive and patient. Michael, I believe the main bartender, has great knowledge of the Italian wines available which is what we drank. We will definitely be going back - and sooner than later.
Fetuchinni special with shrimp was outstanding! Carafe of wine for happy hour served 4 generously. Bread and fig “jar” was. bery tasty. Perfect for before show dining at the Skylight.
We had another wonderful experience. Our server was top drawer. Attentive, informative and grascious. This has been our consistent experience with Onestos.
Excellent waiter who guided us through the menu. Enjoyed the wine pairing and special of the day. Recommend the mussels and lemon ricotta cake. Delightful.
great food. top notch service and excellent bar tender.
Very relaxing atmosphere, wonderful service, excellent wine list and delicious food. Will definitely be returning.
The menu is very interesting and absolutely delicious!
Valentine's Saturday and they had their regular, full menu. Not a shortened version. Kuddos! Service was timely without being rushed. Food was very good. A little nosy, as we sat on the bar side of the restaurant, but not so loud that we couldn't have a nice conversation. We were very pleased. We'll head back on another night.
Onesto was great! Our server Daniel S. Made sure we were always taken care of and you wouldn’t have realized it was Valentine’s Day. The food was phenomenal and the ambiance was even better!
We got a reservation in the last time slot available on Valentines Day... the staff seemed done for the night and the food tasted like it was what was left at the end of the night. Disappointing.
I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and my boyfriend ordered the Bolognese at our 9pm dinner reservation. They definitely overbooked people for Valentines, and had 3 couples and a group waiting at the door because the bar was full. However, we only had to wait 10 minutes before getting our reserved seats. The waitress was amazing and very attentive and fast. We ordered the mussels appetizer and it was cooked to perfection! The cream sauce was so we good kept dipping our warm bread into the sauce long after the mussels were gone. The wine selection was also very good.
The spaghetti and meatballs were very good but very shocked to see only medium sized 3 meatballs for a nearly $20 plate. The pasta and sauce were incredible and the meatballs were alright if not a little lacking in flavor. But very skimpy in sauce..and portion. The Bolognese was a miss for me and my boyfriend. The sauce lacked all flavor..the brisket was yummy but it did not integrate with the sauce and it felt very discombobulated. Not a food expert but we eat a lot of food..and for us both to think the sauce was extremely bland (in a Bolognese no less) was a bummer. We questioned that maybe they ran out of sauce since it was so late at night on a very busy day, and close to closing time. I am hoping to come back on a regular day and try out a different pasta entree to really get a better picture of their menu.
Very disappointed. The food lacked seasoning and was average. The fusilli lacked mushrooms & there was no hint of truffle oil. The salad was barely dressed and other tables also had to ask for more Caesar salad dressing. Some tables were offered fresh Parmesan for their entree-we were not offered this option. We ordered another glass of wine when our entrees were delivered. It arrived as we were finishing our meal. The ambiance is good but could use some artwork upstairs on the walls. Overall, our experience was very disappointing based on the high rating by other diners. We won’t be back.
Love Onesto ))
Everything was delicious and everyone was super friendly.
Onesto is one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee and always will be. I adore the seasonal menu with fresh and seasonal ingredients and have had some of my favorite dinners ever here. The service and drinks are always exceptional. The food is fantastic, the simple but flavorful combinations on the menu are superb, but on our most recent visit the ricotta tortellini was a bit dry. I’m not sure if it was because we were a later table or it had sat under a heat lamp, but it tasted a bit dry. This was the first and only time this had happened and we have visited many times. Regardless, we will be back. The menu and flavors are fantastic and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Milwaukee.
The last time my wife went to Onesto we were very disappointed but we thought we'd give it another try and they did not disappoint - our server, Ryan, was great and handled our requests with a great deal of patience.
Onesto does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.
Onesto is rated 4.5 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.
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