Onesto

4.6
1307 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Onesto, which means “honest” in Italian, serves a modern twist on Italian fare with an emphasis on fresh, handmade, flavorful cuisine. We also feature an approachable wine list and a craft cocktail menu. When you visit, be sure to check out our dramatic event space.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1307 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, super personable and gave great recommendations. Food and wine were delicious, highly recommend.

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MartinU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience overall, very quiet place with delicious foods and better drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took my daughter who is a Nurse out for dinner. Great food and service!! Best Italian in a long while. Only issue was the red wine, I told the server the Italian wine tasted like it had been open for a few days. Server only promised she would do something for us if we ordered more wine.....

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vipSarahW
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious!!

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Liana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was SO good. I got the gnocchi. GREAT flavor. Portions were small though, I was not filled up.

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scjansen
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops entree may have been the best I have ever had. This place is fantastic. Our server, Emily, was prompt and friendly. We had a wonderful meal.

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BethR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good! This restaurant is one of my staples because of their consistency......they really have amazing food. We had a full meal, but a shout out on the Calamari ...ohhh, yum! Loved the spice, sauciness + our server brought us extra bread....we're not afraid of carbs soooo, that was a bonus!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic New Year's Eve meal with family! Delicious Tortellini, Bolognese, and Short Rib Entrees. Tiramisu was outstanding, gelato very good as well. Top notch service. Recommend highly!

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ScottC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place wonderful pasta! Service was exceptional!

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Simy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious warm mushroom salad starter and scallop entree.
Went back the next night for exactly the same dishes (and wine).
Staff was excellent too!

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TaraK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Service. Onestro has done a stand up job with ensuring safe / friendly / enjoyable dining.

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BrynnG
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The mushroom salad was AMAZING and my petite sirah was delicious!!! I was super excited to try the eggplant but it wasn’t great... definitely wouldn’t get it again, would have been better without all of the seeds and with a bit more flavor. Server was attentive but not personal or nice, just came and took orders and left.

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Nice place for a small celebration. Onesto made the experience very enjoyable. Would definitely dine again.

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ChuckO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and covid safe distanced tables. Lobster pasta amazing and good beer selection.

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znehr72
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, some of the best Italian food we've ever had. Service, ambiance, and presentation was all fantastic. The only thing is that it was expensive - understandable, given the quality of the restaurant. But especially for the appetizers, we wished for more food. But that was also because it was so delicious. The bruschetta was incredibly unique, different from anything we'd ever had before, but we would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were delicious and unique. The pastas we ordered had awesome flavors and the bruschetta with the honey drizzle was amazing! Great experience and good job with the distancing of tables!

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katiem
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good ambiance, good drinks. Mushroom pasta was good but the others in the group (tortellini and bolonagnes) were so-so.

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ZackZ
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome every time. Mussels and calamari are the best appetizers. Ask for extra bread to dip in the sauce!!

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KristinS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality and unique menu. Proper social distancing between tables. Would 100% go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was freezing inside and we ate with our coats on, quite sub-par for the typical Onesto experience, dulls the experience. They should consider creating a better system for the front door cold air. Minus that, fabulous as always!

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1234
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

it was great except the waitress got my order wrong and not the other person i was with so she left his food to get cold on the table while she went to tell the kitchen to make what i actually ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine, apps and dinner without feeling rushed, while we caught up. It was very nice!

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vipARB1968
Milwaukee
103 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We ordered ceasar salad, needed more dressing. Lobster ravioli was amazing, and the pasta with mushrooms was good but a little dry, needed more sauce.

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vipDavidB
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great & Sarah, our server was wonderful with both attentiveness & recommendations. Tables were spread apart & everyone was wearing masks, as well as servers were gloved with sanitizer at each table. They really made the best of dining out during a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipterrih
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great dinner food and service. would definitely dine there again

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RainNFyre
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance wins this restaurant. The menu is extremely limited and the website is not up to date. I was looking forward to papardelle, which was advertised on the site, but they weren’t serving. I ended getting the scallops, which were perfectly cooked, but a bit gritty. The associated zucchini noodles were quite tasty and also perfectly cooked. My SO had the truffle cream sauce over fusilli. The pasta was a little more cooked than I would typically want, but otherwise, I think the taste was spot on. All in all, some hits and some misses.

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Daniela
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is great and the food is delicious. It’s a perfect inbetween for nice, elegant authentic food and also a more casual, inviting atmosphere. Great for first dates as well.

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sydneys
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my daughter for a special night out as I was visiting her at college for the weekend. We LOVED the cheeseboard (and she’s only become a cheese lover since moving to Wisco 3 months ago) Will definitely come back and let other family members try. Great cool old yet modern atmosphere. Pasta with spicy red sauce was really good. Ceasar dressing maybe needed a little more pizazz

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Paulie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, as well as outdoor accommodation and a fantastic atmosphere. Pricey for a family of 5, but was a great treat.

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BarbO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. One of our Third Ward favorites.

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jakes
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was fantastic as was the service, but we felt a little rushed as the next course kept coming out before we finished the course we were on. everything was reasonably priced and the server was knowledgeable and very helpful with the menu

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RebeccaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice evening with homemade pasta, wine, desserts, and environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aly is my favorite waitress to have, she always makes the experience fun and inviting. We were celebrating our engagement with family and friends and it was the perfect spot,

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vipRonA
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We go to Onesto’s at least 2 to 3 times a month and with our last visit the food quality was not there for any of the four of us. I hope this improves because it has been our favorite spot in downtown Milwaukee and the third Ward for a number of years now

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karla is the best! We love her!

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vipJosephK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I went with a group of six for lunch. Two meals were very good. the other four varied from non-descript to cold. The Italian sandwich had so little on it it, it was like eating two pieces of dry bread. A pasta dish was served where parts were super hot and others were cold - like it had been warmed in a microwave and not stirred around before serving. Servers disappeared for long times between appearances. My old fashioned was very good, but my wife's Hot Toddy was a joke, it was basically warmed bourbon - no water, no lemon (just a twist) and no cloves served in a huge brandy snifter.

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend out for his birthday. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Nate did a great job, even paying for my friend’s dessert because it was his birthday!

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jenm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great service and food/drinks

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vipmapdine
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a BD here many other great items on menu as well!

FAQs

Onesto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 308-1600.

Onesto is rated 4.6 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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