Onesto

4.7
1398 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 1398 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely wonderful! Every time I come here I enjoy my meal. Highly recommended for any type of dining you’re doing in Milwaukee

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three ladies, first dinner at Onesto. Waiter was very helpful with choosing entrees and which protein to add. Wine and food were excellent! Definitely plan to return soon!!

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Leah
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is superb. The service was OK. Overly attentive when not needed and then gone when we did.

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Onesto
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well worth a visit. The calamari was outstanding as was the beet salad and mushroom stuffed cappelletti. Highly recommended!

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BayViewGirl
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Well Done Onesto.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great food. Excellent service. We’ll be back

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DavidK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta. Had the small gnocchi with spinach..delightful.
Sauce was outstanding.

Sort of cozy ambiance, hip place and vibe.
What’s not to like?

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RhodaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our experience at Onesto was good! It would have been made much better if we hadn't had to wait 20 minutes for our server to offer us water! We had to ask if we were going to be waited on! But, luckily, the food was excellent. The short ribs were perfectly seasoned and succulent, while the grilled salmon was tender and sweet. The flourless choc cake was perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience.

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Riley
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spinach Gnochetti and Lobster Ravioli were both AMAZING, along with the meat and cheese board appetizer. Our waiter, Adam, treated us so well and made so many sweet comments to us because we were celebrating an anniversary. He was also very helpful with the menu, and overall made our first experience there perfect. Can't wait to return!

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SandyP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service (bartender) was friendly, attentive, and made the experience even btter

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. We took patio dining and it was fun people watching while we visited and dined. Our food was amazing from bread, salad, entrees and desert. I had sangria which was a treat. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend a try.

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Shandar
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've really enjoyed our meals. Food and service were great. I had a seat where the sun was in my eyes. Otherwise everything was great. Good variety for menu

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RoyW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onesto never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emme was excellent and was great!!!

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
90 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mussels only a few weeks ago but I think the recipe changed and they added meat to the broth -I preferred it without. Onesto is always a good choice

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vipMommarbla
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and the wine were superb. Our server was very friendly, knowlegable, and attentive.
The portions are not overwhelmingly huge, which is appreciated, but they seemed unusually small compared to other past visits.
All in all, we will return and enjoy our meals there.

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NoelB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions too small for price. Not for a hearty eater.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So appreciate the unparalleled customer service here! They seated us earlier and accommodated us having another drop in guest despite being very busy. Food and drinks were excellent, we will definitely be back!

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KatieM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! And service was wonderful! Wish it had been a bit warmer in the room (everyone was putting on jackets ha), but overall was a wonderful date night ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and delicious meal!

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rickyrodmke
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After three visits to Onesto over 7 or so years, this was the best experience!

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vipWilliamAndMargaret
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Calamari appetizer overcooked and extremely rubbery. Our red wine was served warm. Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated despite reservation. Our table was poorly spaced and out of compliance with city of Milwaukee’s Covid rules. Main entrees very good and our waiter was excellent. Overall an inconsistent performance by a restaurant that has done better in the past.

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BarbaraZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the warm mushroom salad and lobster ravioli.
Service was fabulous.

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Epimetheus
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian. Beautifully executed. Nice short wine list—the Cab Franc was quite good. Excellent service—didn’t feel rushed at all.

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JasmineB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was throwing a surprise murder mystery dinner for my friend's birthday. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful! It was a fantastic experience!

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LeifO
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good. Pasta dishes were great, scallop fish was high quality but not a great value. Server was very rushed. Very drop-and-go. Made the whole experience feel a little off-kilter.

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JulieK
Northern MI
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent although portions on the pasta dishes are quite small. Perfect size for the lighter eaters at the table but hearty appetites may want to order an appetizer and salad with their pasta. Other than that everything was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waitreds

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Ravioli is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. Highly recommended!

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Billness
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved to MKE in the fall. Onesto has become my go-to spot for quality food. Love it.

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vipThomasR
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Food was excellent..service matched...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have eaten at Onesto dozens of times before....this time my pasta boulanaisse was TERRIBLE. The first plate arrived and I could not find the sauce on the pasta. It was basically a bowl of pasta with a couple of pieces of meat on top. I sent this back, because if Covid rules, was told that the chef had to give me a whole new order. The second pasta entre came back slightly better.......still NOTHING like the boulanaisse that I have had at Onesto many times before . Very disappointing.

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LeahS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The pasta dishes have gone up 5$. That’s a giant hike.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ty was an excellent server! I look forward to having him again!!!

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vipMangare4
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with awesome food and nice ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The eggplant was not seasoned at all and grossly over cooked. The service was horrid. Our main course came out before the soup plates were cleared. Then once the main plates were placed next to the empty soup plate, our waitress started to walk away.

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CLAY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, service was fast yet I never felt rushed. My wife said her entre was awesome and my meal was exactly what I wanted and not to much food. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hightop dining for 6 including two 9 year olds. The meals were fabulous, service excellent and the social distancing arrangements were reassuring. This was an excellent place for an early lunch on the weekend.

FAQs

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

Onesto is rated 4.7 stars by 1398 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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