Onesto

4.5
1048 reviews
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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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M
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not as good as it was under Joe and Angie!

JA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Onesto
Responded 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
75 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
79 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.

BE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great location, good food, very enjoyable experience. we will absolutely go back.

SJ
Milwaukee
75 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was exquisite from the moment we started until the last sip of coffee. The restaurant is located in a vibrant and active area of Milwaukee. Want something special? Make a reservation and have a great meal.

KA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Everyone in our party plans to return.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, ambiance was great!

SO
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside so the noise level was greater han being inside the beautiful restaurant. Everything about this place was outstanding. The prices were very reasonable, service was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the menu and Milwaukee area. The salmon tartar and calamari appetizers were delicious. The homemade bread warm and melted in your mouth. Entrees were perfectly portioned.
I would highly recommend this to couples on date night or friends gathering together or families meeting up with older kids attending college in the area. We had a phenomenal experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food, but the service was very rushed. Definitely felt hurried out of there Main courses came with salads still unfinished on the table. Kind of a bummer and unlikely to be back

EB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice location and a decent facility otherwise a solid experience across the board. Nothing to really highlight or lowlight.

RM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience. Would recommend. Thank you!

ED
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner! The food was delicious— and the portions were large. The Cesar Salad was one of the best I have ever had. The service was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from jar to entree, we will be back. A new fav......

k
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's hard to say whether we would "recommend" Onesto. We neither liked it or disliked it. Everything was just "ok."

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice for a special day.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really outstanding food. Appropriate for hosting an out of town visitor with a sophisticated palate.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a date or catching up with friends. The atmosphere and food is fantastic!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for dates 😍😍

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent homemade bread and pasta, friendly and attentive service, fun outdoor seating. A delicious dinner and relaxing evening with my daughter.

WI
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had dinner there before a concert at Fiserv Forum. Windows were all open in the beautiful space. Cocktail and food was amazing.

HE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. We were visiting Milwaukee and will definitely return to Onesto on our next trip.

KS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated just a few minutes after our reservation, service was prompt waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine parings. The food was delicious. Will go back again!

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