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Onesto

4.6
4.6
2039 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 308-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sazama

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the second floor loft, our multifaceted, private event space is able to seat 70 guests or 150 guests for standing receptions. Contact us at events@bensonsrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Nickie Rouleau: (855) 821-0979

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Parking details

    PARKING: We've partnered with Secure-a-Spot Parking for $5 lot parking in the Third Ward! Applicable at the 330 Broadway Lot OR Freeway Lot.Broadway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1212, use code HDRG for $5 offFreeway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1258, use code HDRG for $5 off

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,039 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    American

  • Wisconsin

    Most Booked

  • Milwaukee

    American

  • Milwaukee

    Most Booked

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  1. RA

    RonA

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner at the Bar and served by Allie who did a fabulous job serving us while filling drink orders for the rest of the restaurant. Made great dinner recommendations
  2. DT

    DianeT

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! All Food was delicious but a little peppery.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julie was very nice and accommodating!
  4. MH

    MargaretH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impromptu birthday dinner. Always wanted to try eating here and it didn’t disappoint. Our waiter Anthony was attentive and his recommendations were spot on delicious. The drinks were unique and the shrimp risotto and mushroom salad were amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter was just okay, not prrsonable. Everything else was great. Will definitely come back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Onestos is my favorite in the third ward. Consistently excellent
  7. J

    John

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I took our adult kids out for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. We wanted a fun, cool vibe restaurant with great food & service….Onesto delivered! We’ll be back!
  8. EZ

    EllieZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly, attentive staff, cozy ambience. Will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Honestly I had higher hopes, especially with it being in the third ward. I will say that we have higher standards for Italian food, and this was just disappointing. I had read the negative reviews beforehand and wish I would have listened. What a waste of money. The workers were extremely awkward and there was a huge lack of friendless you would expect when paying these prices. Our waiter spilled the wine (accidents happen, not a big deal) but I cleaned up the majority of it with my napkin and he did not offer me a new one; I had to ask for a new one after he had left and come back. The food was extremely mediocre. The calamari was chewy and I felt nervous eating it. The pasta (duck egg carbonara)was overly oily and absolutely pedestrian. The food was not timed, and we felt like we were ran through an assembly line; sit down, severed food, get out sort of vibe. No toilet paper in the women’s bathroom stalls. I had been wanting to try this place for years and will never return. There are restaurants with much higher quality food offering the same prices. When the best part of your dinner is the wine, you know it’s a sad situation, and we will never return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Just the two rather of the restaurant was cold for us.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is excellent!!! Service is top notch & the food was everything we thought it would be!
  12. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Time spent at Onesto was like looking up at the constellation while laying down on a trampoline. My server Anthony was phenomenal. His expertise of the environment in which he stood is beyond words can describe. Anthony knew so much about the menu and referred the perfect meal. Worth every dollar spent, I've already referred Onesto to friends, associates and many Guest! -Anthony
  13. LL

    LindaL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good service great food. great location overall will definitely recommend.
  14. B

    Bld2203

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quant Italian restaurant. Limited menu but the food was delicious. Very good service.
  15. CR

    ChrisR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was decent. Service was great. It was loud. We would be back.
  16. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My spaghetti bolognese was very good but it was over peppered. This made the dish hot in the mouth, which suppressed otherwise excellent flavor. Traditional bolognese is not a peppery dish. My wife loved the cacio e pepe, which was less peppery than the bolognese. We sat at the bar, which was great.
  17. EF

    EmilieF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Bad cocktails, good food
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing.
  19. RG

    RobG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Wasn't that the waiter was busy, it was moderate, but poorly trained, did not address the table properly, constantly interrupted the dinner and conversation. Talked too much to the table of women and served our food after it clearly had been sitting. You can make excuses for pandemic related issues in food service, this was not one of them. Shame with what was excellently prepared food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink. Will definitely come back!
  21. J

    James

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went here based on recommendation from a family member and overall it was average. The wine was okay, wouldn't order again. The cheese and meat board was way overpriced for what you actually got and was another item I wouldn't order twice. The cream of carrot soup didn't really have a taste. I will say that the figili pasta was really good, the speed of service, and server were all good. However, overall, for the price of the meal for two and only pasta being something I would order a second time I doubt I would come back again.
  22. P

    Parentof2

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance were excellent. I had the bolognese and Caesar salad. Both were stupendous! Our waiter was exceptionally attentive to our needs (party of 5) and kind. We will definitely be back!
  23. QN

    QualityNotQuantity

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Don't bother... It's not what you're looking for. Based on the website's/restaurant's description of itself, we were excited to give it a try. As a party of 5 ( three adults a 13 year old, and a 10 year old), we had a reservation, arrived slightly ahead of schedule, and were eagerly seated by our host right away. Our table was "adapted" to accommodate five people. The table was set well, and clean. Lighting is warm, as is the color palette throughout the restaurant. The entire establishment is open, allowing noise to eagerly circulate throughout. Our server was young, polite, well trained, and spoke articulately... We appreciated him. We started with the restaurant's version of charcuterie/ antipasto. The selection of offerings was excellent, flavorful, and of fair quality. For the most part, this is where the remainder of our experience went downhill. I should take an aside and qualify... My wife and I are roughly 50. My family is Italian, and we frequent Italy, France, and Switzerland. I am a self-professed culinary artist, and have studied cooking in Lucca, Italy. The third adult with us is my wife's aunt, who lives in France. Our two children have been traveling to Europe with us annually (generally for the summers) since they were each three months old, and appreciate a diverse selection of food. We recently relocated to Wisconsin from fermont, where we were accustomed to a regular supply of quality, farm-to-table foods. Admittedly, our standards are somewhat different and higher than most. Now, the rest... Between the five of us, we ordered four different entree's, one of which we promptly returned as it tasted nothing like it should have. The beef selection was so grainy, and strung with gristle that it was only partially eaten. The risotto was under-done, and dry. The upsides; the house-made pasta wasn't bad, and the flourless chocolate cake was actually good. Through it all, our server was gracious and understanding.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality great server knowledgeable about menu
  25. LW

    LouisW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eric was outstanding and shared great recommendations to my guest that is visiting from Washington DC.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We never get the table we request
  27. WL

    WitLess

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pasta
  28. CE

    CarynE

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our server was attentive and very friendly. We had a great dinner before seeing a show nearby.
  29. l

    liannac

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wine selection is always amazing, mande has not changed much, but I love the warm mushroom salad
  30. t

    thirdwardfoodie

    Milwaukee

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch. Salad was fresh and ingredients very well prepared. Service was perfect. Overall a great experience.
  31. T

    Trudy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding--very pleasant and accommodating to the very limited dietary restrictions of one of our members. Food was excellent. Would prefer less noise for those with hearing impairments.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food!
  33. M

    Miley1435

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my go to restaurants in The Third Ward! Onesto never disappoints, the food quality and service is consistently exceptional!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our experience was alright. My bf and I felt as if they were rushing us the whole time. The food was amazing, just felt rushed to order our entree while we literally just got our appetizer (charcuterie board) - we just got done with work so honestly we just wanted to relax, talk and have a glass of wine while we snacked on the board. The waitress kept coming up to us almost every 5 mins it seemed like. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS SO GOOD.
  35. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  36. t

    thirdwardfoodie

    Milwaukee

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Always a good experience at Onesto.
  37. MB

    MicaelaB

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks!
  38. LM

    LeaM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Drinks were very good. Food was average and majorly overpriced for what came to our table. Going forward if we return it would be for an app and a drinks. There are too many other great restaurants to downtown to eat.
  39. LC

    LindaC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Loved wine recommended. We each got a different pasta.. all were delicious and artfully arranged.
  40. LG

    LindaG

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    So loud difficult to hear even with raising one’s voice

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Onesto using the Order Online button. Onesto also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Onesto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 308-1600.

Onesto is rated 4.6 stars by 2039 OpenTable diners.

Onesto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Onesto

221 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    PARKING: We've partnered with Secure-a-Spot Parking for $5 lot parking in the Third Ward! Applicable at the 330 Broadway Lot OR Freeway Lot.Broadway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1212, use code HDRG for $5 offFreeway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1258, use code HDRG for $5 off

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sazama

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 308-1600

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the second floor loft, our multifaceted, private event space is able to seat 70 guests or 150 guests for standing receptions. Contact us at events@bensonsrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Nickie Rouleau: (855) 821-0979

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