Onesto

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$30 and under
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Italian
Handmade pastas, breads and cheeses and an approachable wine list make for the perfect relaxed lunch or dinner.

If you don't happen to find the reservation time that you're interested in, please do call the restaurant: 414-308-1600.

We keep an active wait-list and gladly accommodate walk-ins as part of both our lunch and dinner service.

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Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Scallop entree was cold when it arrived at the table, Salmon was overcooked and dry, shrimp ravioli was good, and warm, but didn't have much shrimp taste to it at all. Chicken & Rice soup was very good before and the tiramisu flavored creme brulee dessert after was good. Very handsome waitstaff and managers who worked very hard and tried very hard.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Onesto! Our server was new and inexperienced but that didn’t detract from our delightful meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Onesto provided a great environment for a special occasion with authentic Italian feel including freshly made pasta in-house daily, fresh Parmesan off the block and excellent wait staff. Will definitely return.

Onesto
Responded on September 12, 2019

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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A
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Making the reservation was handled very well. We had one diner with a power wheelchair, and the people who handled the reservation were kind and polite. We were seated immediately upon arrival. We had to wait a long time for our food with a party of 7. There was also a lot of confusion regarding orders for Caesar salad, when only a few of the orders could be made with the last of the romaine lettuce and the others came made with spring mix. Waitress was trying to keep us comfortable at the beginning, but then did not return for a while. She then came out and told us it would be a few minutes. We waited much longer than that. Waitress indicated that part if not all of the problem was with a new employee in the kitchen. Manager came out later and was somewhat perfunctory in her apology. She indicated she would provide a dessert tray for our having to wait. It was 2 desserts (one if you count that we had acknowledged one of our people was having their birthday that day) and a small bowl of ice cream for all of us to share. If this had been handled better, I might return, but it did not seem that they were that caring of our overall experience (beyond the waitress).

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed with the limited choices. Wanted eggplant parmigiana, but it was not on the menu. Wanted the pesto and mozzarella jar, but it was not on the menu. Got the tomato jar with ricotta - delicious. Ordered the scallops - no choice, it comes with leeks. How do you eat a half cooked leek sliced in half? Not so easy - it should have been sliced and cooked. Oyster mushrooms were tough and burned, but the scallops were good. Service was good, nice atmosphere.

CL
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was great food and drinks. The table was very loud and obnoxious behind us so it was a little hard to truly enjoy and savor the meal.

PE
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our server was professional. It was a fun spot to people watch.

Onesto
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks, Pam! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great.

PM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very relaxing dinner with our friends. I picked the Onesto and we were all very happy. Great food, our waiter was wonderful, and the place itself is comfortable and yet elegant.

Onesto
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you, Patti! We are honored you chose use for a dinner out with friends. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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NB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service; took over an hour from sitting to even receive our salad. Wine was very poor - if you like wine, I wouldn’t recommend it here.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites, great menu, delightful service, and reasonable pricing.

Onesto
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks, Kenneth! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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SL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our party of 4 went midday on a Sunday. A blocklong art fair was in progress outside and Onesto provided sidewalk seating and walk up bar service, but we were there for a long overdue gathering with friends and so sat inside. One of our party was physically impaired as a result of a recent surgery, so the staff kindly allowed us to change our inside seating from a hightop in the bar area to a booth in a quieter part of the restaurant, which we appreciated. The service was very friendly and effiicient the whole time.
The menu we found very limited, as our friends who had dined there several times raved about the food, but had only been there for dinner. We found the food selections, though creatively crafted and served, rather bland. My house salad was excellent however, fresh and well-presented. The dessert selection was limited to the usual tira misu, chocolate cake and limited flavors of gelato. Service superb, food not so much. We would have to try Onesto again for dinner to see if that makes a difference.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a first date. Took her here and she was very impressed....the pasta was fantastic and the samon was to die for!!!!! Our server very professional and personal. I would recommend this place for anyone that's going on a date or with friends.

Onesto
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks, Anthony! I'm so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that your date enjoyed as well. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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F
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening dining with the doors open. Service was very good. My wife’s dinner was excellent, mine was ok. Had the spaghetti and brisket.m. With a side of meat balls. Too much brisket and to Smokey for my taste and the meat balls were very dry. Wouldn’t order again. Loved the restaurant and will come again and try something else.

ED
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner! The food was delicious, the portions plentiful, and the servers extremely attentive!

Onesto
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Nate, had Daniel shadowing him and I think Nate had an arrogant attitude and gave us extremely poor service. When my friend was finished eating, Nate actually asked her if she wanted to lick the plate. Who says that? I have been in the restaurant business years ago and I don’t know if times have changed, but I was appalled by his behavior. He did not attend to us and at 4:30 we were the only customers. There was no excuse for his lack of service. My friend and I are regulars at Onesto! If it was my first visit, I would not come back. The food was excellent as usual. Daniel was very nice! I wish well!

SO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef's special jar (feta one?) - fantastic
Squash special - amazing
Overall great experience and service

JL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience at Onesto. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server, Jenison, was super sweet and completely knowledgable about the menu. We all enjoyed our salads and entrees as well as a shared dessert after dinner.
We'll be back!

Onesto
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you for joining us! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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KM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, we will definitely eat here again! My only complaint was that even though we had reservations, the hostess seemed confused about where to seat us and we ended up at a high top table in the bar area. The ambiance was there was not as nice as the dining room.

M
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not as good as it was under Joe and Angie!

JA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive and friendly service, great atmosphere. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio dining experience

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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BC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

After enjoying an outstanding beet salad w/lemon vinaigrette as a snack the previous evening, we had high, perhaps unrealistic, expectations going into dinner last Thursday night with a couple we invited. Different cooks possible, or maybe an off night, seeing the reviews. A bit overcooked here, a bit oversauced there; mostly good, nothing bad per se, but not 5-star. Small portions, decent wines, appropriate service, comfortably casual, loft-like atmosphere, somewhat overpriced. We'll try again before recommending.

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice menu selections but salad a little overdressed and service a little slow. Enjoyed the bottle of wine we ordered very much.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I'm sorry to hear you did not have a 5-star experience with us. We want every guest to leave thrilled with their dishes and service. Please email me at eatshareenjoy@gmail. I'd like to learn more and invite you all back.

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TT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is perfect balance for carnivores and vegans with easy substitutions. The interesting seasonal menus from starters to desert keep us coming back and referring friends and colleagues

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks, Terry! I'm thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your experiences with us. We hope to serve you again soon! PS -- keep an eye out for some awesome new seasonal additions to our menu this September.

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PH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal and being able to sit outside. Would return and recommend!

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks, Patti! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Onesto and it didn't disappoint. It is a lovely atmosphere, casual but elegant. The food is outstanding and the service was just right, helpful but not intrusive.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks, Cynthia! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The Calamari Appetizer was not very good. The service was very slow. Will not be returning.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

Katie, I'm very sorry to hear this was your experience with us. I would like to learn more about your visit. Please email me directly at eatshareenjoy@gmail. Thank you.

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M
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Every was fine until after We got the appetizer. I think our waiter forgot to take our order to the kitchen. So after the appetizers we waited at least 35-40 min to get our entres. We had to say something because nobody was acknowledging that someone had messed up.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I'm very sorry to hear of the frustration caused with our lack of communication during your visit. We hold ourselves to a much higher standard than that and I'm disappointed it affected your evening with us. Please email me at eatshareenjoy@gmail so I can attempt to make this right.

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C
Milwaukee
78 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on a beautiful afternoon. The ambiance was special in that we watched all of the people pass by. The salmon ciabatta was delicious. All pasta is made in house although the meatballs and pasta was good but not the best. I would try other pasta dishes. Overall, a wonderful meal.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I'm disappointed to hear you weren't thrilled with the meatballs and pasta dish -- I do hope we have the opportunity to serve you again and find a dish you LOVE. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and thoughtful feedback.

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r
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

What a disappointment ! We left after 45 minutes of waiting for our main entre and the waiter having "gone missing" for at least 15 minutes after telling us our order would be "right up". The manager "comped" our glasses of wine and salads, but that was small compensation for being hungry with
no ready back-up plan. The salads, btw, where only mediocre with warm romaine lettuce in my case.
My recommendation? : avoid this place.

Onesto
Responded on August 20, 2019

I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. This is certainly not the level of food or service we hold ourselves too. I would like to learn more about your experience. Please email me at eatshareenjoy@gmail so that I can attempt to make this right with you all.

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FO
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Drove here from Chicago to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. I should have had her drive to Chicago. If this restaurant were in Chicago, it would not last. It is not your traditional Italian restaurant. No chicken, veal or seafood. Not even eggplant parmigiana. It has about 6 pasta dishes. NOTHING special. I had spaghetti and meatballs. I think chef boyardee is better. The meatballs were terrible. My wife had a mushroom salad. Very poor. My daughter had shrimp ravioli. No shrimp. I asked the waiter and he said it was shrimp flavored. Oh well. I will say, the calamari appetizer was excellent. Calamari cooked perfectly. Sauce was outstanding. Would not recommend to anyone, and will definitely not be back.

BN
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate service! We are outside and enjoyed a lovely table outside. Recommended wines and dinner were excellent! We will be back.

CV
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was very knowledgeable and offers us alot of suggestions! The food and wine was amazing.

KG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We were thoroughly disappointed in the food at onesto. We have eaten there before I'm not sure if i they changed the menu recently but there wasn't much of a selection of food and the pasta did not seem to be homemade. Our dish was rather bland.

F
Indiana
81 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

What a wonderful find in Milwaukee. The burrata was wonderful. So was the warm mushroom salad. Would definitely return. Ate outside on a cooler night but was perfect.

AG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, delish food and food service. Want to go back to try more of the menu!

MC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation but arrived about 30 minutes early. We asked to sit outside in order to be seated immediately. The hostess let us know that it may rain and if we sat outside they wouldn't have a table for us if it started to rain. We checked the forecast and took our chances. We were enjoying ourselves until the manager came out and reiterated that there isn't a table inside for us and that he would try to set aside some places at the bar. Now, it was pretty dreary out, but there was no rain to be seen. He continued to explain that he just can't have a server come outside in the rain and walk around inside drenched (as if we would sit out in the pouring rain to eat). This is where it turned and started to feel like we were a huge inconvenience. He told us he couldn't set aside a table inside because of reservations. It was at this time we went online and booked a table under a different name for a mere 15 minutes in the future. He felt it necessary to come out an inform us that he had 3 places at the bar reserved and one more would most likely open up soon. We got our food, ate, and left....and guess what, not one drop of rain. Our server mentioned how he had tried to set aside a table for us, and got scolded by the same manager who ruined our whole experience. Four people out to dinner, all in the industry, we know how a customer should be treated. We weren't being demanding or even asking to be moved inside, but were made to feel like we were a burden to the establishment.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary celebration with outstanding service and delicious food and cocktails!

KS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chicken meatballs were chewy but farfalle pasta with veggies was excellent. Need to put lasagna on the menu. Good wine selection and lovely interior. A restaurant for the millennials but us young boomers still lived it.

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