Onesto

4.7
1642 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 semi-private event space for your next gathering.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1642 people are saying
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CGeorge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, terrific experience. Pasta offerings were great!! Bruschetta was disappointing but calamari and jars are must haves!

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TimK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great; food, wine & service was all spectacular

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CathyM
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onesto's homemade gluten free pasta was amazing! I actually thought they may have mistakenly given me gluten-full, but they didn't. :)

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TimR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe of this place and very well decorated for the holiday season! Food never disappoints!

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Wolfgang
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! Our waitress, Patty, was great and helped to make my daughter’s 16th birthday a special one. We will be back soon!

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vipAnnie
Milwaukee
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always!
Enjoyed the appetizers, bread and clever cocktails as a warm-up. The team went for the pasta. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good however om my reservation it was stated that it was a birthday and they still didn't do anything but they did it to the table next to us. Also the flour less cake it is quite bad. Plainly sweet with not much flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Owner came over to check on us and the food was excellent! Some of the best scallops and calamari we’ve ever had and the celery root purée was a nice surprise!

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MarkN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambience. Always a great experience

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SuzyQ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebratory birthday dinner with family. The service was exceptional , rivaled only by the food. Pre-dinner drinks, 2 bottles of wine, appetizer, entrees and dessert for 4 cost $260.00 (before tip). Pricey and so worth it.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. When we were seated, we told our server what time we had to leave to be on time for a play. He let us know how much time we had to place our order. Our three courses were well timed. He brought the check without having to request it. Great attention to detail!

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SheboyganCouple
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, house made pastas, and great service. Perfect atmosphere for a date night, and excellent stop for dinner before the theater! Thanks for a an excellent evening!

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Alexa
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Onesto! The food and service were great. We had the seasonal sangria that also was excellent! We will definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with a girlfriend. Thanks for an amazing dinner

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ohmster
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Charming, bustling vibe with SUPER service! Tasty cocktails at vibrant brick-walled bar; nicely balanced & priced wine list at table. Dinner menu was a little heavy on the cream for our tastes. The arugula salad with mushrooms, goat cheese and dried cherries is outstanding!

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LuizP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and place !!

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Michael
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Milwaukee staying at the Kimpton to celebrate our anniversary. Onesto is across the street. It's a great Italian restaurant. We've been here a couple times before, but not in several years. Great to see it's still the same great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastico

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JimmyW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was polite, food came out fast, food was amazing. Would recommend.

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KathleenS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, but portions were small; expensive

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Julie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Only challenge was our table was right by the entrance so it was a little tight.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday. Had a great time. Service was perfect and food was good too!

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vipthirdwardfoodie
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. All aspects were outstanding. Out of town guests were very impressed with this Third Ward favorite spot. As usual, the pasta was perfectly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The front of the house was accommodating, friendly and wonderful to deal with. The waiter went above and beyond to make our dinner special. This is one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee and the service, food and atmosphere are amazing.

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vipBVsailski
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Honestly the food lacked flavor, we had the calamari, bolognese and the meat ball dish. Food was just bland and calamari was rubbery. Other than the food, the rest of the experience, service and atmosphere was great.

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vipGaryD
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a dinner at Onesto. Our server Adam was excellent in that he was helpful with our questions about the menu and attentive. One of us had the bolognese and the other the Fusilli and both were wonderful. A great dining experience and we would definitely return!!!

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter was not very attentive to my wife and me. I noticed other customers were given a complimentary bread basket prior to the main meal. We did not receive one. Also missing was the option of grated cheese other diners received but our waiter did not bother with us on that option. My wife asked for decaf coffee at the end of our meal. The waiter responded with these exact words, "We don't serve decaf here" with a sarcastic attitude. I will go to this restaurant again. Won't allow Adam to be our waiter. I did point out the missing items to the hostess who must have passed that on to our waiter. We got a free desert only because it was our anniversary but no mention of any apology. It was not a busy night for him

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JasonO
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I traditionally love this restaurant but I had a very disappointed date experience there. Arrived at 8:00, order a drink and an appetizer. Told the server that we wanted to take our time with the meal and that we were not prepared to order our main course yet. The minute our appetizer was out she was pressuring us to order. We ordered our dessert and main course at that time and told her that we didn’t want it put in right away and wanted to take our time. She agreed. Then 10 minutes later our entrees were out and 10 minutes after that our dessert came. We were given our whole meal in 38 minutes. This was a very disappointing dining experience. I expect more from my servers and I’m not big on sending back food.

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CarolA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The warm mushroom salad is wonderful as is the scallop entree.

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vipGinaB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful and delicious

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BobP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great "special occasion" place!
Our waitress was prompt friendly, and knowledgeable.

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vipMNO1
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious homemade pasta. Quiet setting in a normally crowded area.

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Jillian
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Shared several things at our table, especially loved the fusilli! Yum! Would definitely go back next time we’re in town!

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SteveN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food ambiance was great

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vipARTM
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My experience at this restaurant was mixed. I found the bartenders to be cold, not very friendly. No smiles, no welcoming greetings. The food was average. I ordered the lobster ravioli which was good, but I was really surprised because I did not taste any lobster. I tasted mostly cream cheese and the pasta. The venue is good, lively, and informal in its setting. I’m glad I visited this restaurant, but I would not put it on my return list. There are just so many good options in the third ward that I would consider others first.

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LynnN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Italian wedding soup was delicious. I was grateful that we were able to eat outside.

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JustinM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipdoccheesehead
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I have eaten here a fair amount in the past and have always enjoyed it; however, last night was a disappointment. First, our table was not ready, which is understandable as it was very busy. The hostess appeared flustered and there was nowhere to wait. Once seated, the manager was very apologetic and promised that "there would be wine"; however, this never came. Our server was very brusque and rushed, although by this time, things had wound down. When he asked for our appetizer order, he literally left before we could order a second item. After receiving our entrees (which were quite smaller than usual), he did not check to see how we were doing, but when one person in our party was finished, he cleared the plate without asking if we were done (fortunately, the rest of us were actively eating). Overall, I was very disappointed; however, given my previous positive experience, I will certainly give them another chance

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NicoleO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great waitress with awesome recommendations food was superb!

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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 4.7 stars by 1642 OpenTable diners.

Onesto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/onesto/giftcards.

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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