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Onesto

4.6
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1265 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1265 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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JanSue
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had high hopes - was expecting more of a quaint, romantic atmosphere. Very young crowd, louder than I expected. I believe kitchen was overwhelmed- food took forever, was cold and seemed hurriedly prepared. Nothing spectacular. Server never offered dessert at end of meal. Probably won’t go back - although I am sympathetic that some of this may have been related to Covid

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MeredithL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Our waitress was great! The wine was very good, the bread was tasty, the bruschetta was delicious, the salmon was good. The meatballs were awful they were hard as golf balls (they said they are never like that) and we didn't care for the torchetti. I would go back (not in the very near future) and try other dishes.

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Was very excited to try Onesto but was very let down. Server brought us the wrong appetizer, then the wrong salad, and to compensate for his mistakes, gave us a free dessert which we were charged for. Called the manager to inform him and he stated he would be back in touch which he never was. Very disappointing especially considering the price of the meal.

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JulesM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and wine — we both ordered pastas and will order them again! The Italian margarita was a good, but a little one-note. Although in normal times I think the ambience could be cozier, we really appreciated the generous spacing between tables and the care staff took to make the experience as safe as possible.

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PamM
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and the second level is so cute.

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VaniaP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always have a great dinning experience at Onestos!

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vipJodiR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and his team always do such a great job. My friends and I have really enjoyed this summer on the Onesto patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in town!

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HilaryH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive while being safe. The food was delicious!

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vipMegan
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onesto has done a great job to enforce social distancing while not compromising the dining out experience. It actually felt like a normal night out to dinner despite the times. Fantastic service as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing experience here. The ambiance is immaculate. We came to celebrate my graduation and they sat us on the upper level. The architecture is original with cream city brick and exposed ductwork- stunning & a true Milwaukee experience. Our waiter was extremely courteous and couldn’t have done his job better. The food was incredible- our favorites being the burrata, cheese plate, and the Fusilli. The latter in particular was impressive- beautiful truffle flavor and pasta cooked to perfection. Will certainly return again & again.

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vipJamesB
Milwaukee
40 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.... Will be back!

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vipMichaelF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great dinner at Onesto this week. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine options as well as our allergy issues. The appetizers were very tasty and the both the salmon and fusilli with meatballs was very flavorful. Ambience was fine as we chose to eat on the sidewalk out front, but the inside looked very warm and inviting had we chosen to eat there. Would definitely recommend and make a return visit.

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TeaganK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a amazing as always! I messed up my original reservation and they helped move things around to fix the issue

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Athena
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My Fiancé and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The ambiance is romantic and they have a great selection of wine and cocktails. Our favorite dish was the charcuterie and cheese board with fruit and nuts. I highly recommend it!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nate was an excellent @ knowledgeable bartender, burrata app & our dinners were great.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great food! Would definitely go to Onesto again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I love this place but tonight was off. We had a reservation at 7:30 and finally spoke to a server at 8:45. The calamari sauce was to die for but the calamari itself was rubber. The meal was fantastic but the extra bread arrived with dessert. Sarah tbe server was a joy to be around but she was obviously dealing with difficulty. I’ll be back and I’m giving them the benefit of covid as an explanation but it wasn’t up tit he standard of what I’ve gotten there in the past

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vipJeffW
Charleston
138 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Labor day meal with the family and this was outstanding. The outside seating, service and food was exceptional. Started with a few appetizers and then on to the main course - spaghetti bolegnese. The beef brisket was delicious and main for a wonderful meal. Ended with a little chocolate cake which was delicious. Great night and see you again son!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at onesto as always! Amazing food, very clean and considerate during this time.

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NancyH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server. She was kind, courteous and attentive. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and dining outside on a beautiful evening. Thank you. Nancy

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Erin
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday lunch and last minute reservation. The place was clean and nice inside. Outside was a little busy for me so in was a great choice.

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UncleRoddy
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for an early dinner. The recommended Corn Bisque wowed us - thank you Kaylie (sp). Both our entrees were full of flavor and not swimming in oil like other places we've been at. My side of scallops made it that much better. Definitely on the return-to list.

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GinaB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great like always

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GerA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with Onesto and the quality of food served. Staff was friendly, informative and helpful throughout the meal. They even gave us recommendations of places to go afterwards. Highly recommend people try the homemade pasta and the sangria mixed cocktail.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad to hear that we were able to help you have a great evening both while you were with us and the rest of the night too! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They forgot about our table but when they realized - service was great and they even provide us the choices of a free appetizer or desert for the mixup. Fantastic food and good atmosphere

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vipAwesome
Atlanta
214 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my client called to say their plane was late, I didn’t want to use a full table so I was moved to the bar and served by Michale. What a great treat. His knowledge of the menus was very helpful. Started with the hot fresh bread with a fig, Gorgonzola toasted walnut jar. Cesar was great and then I just couldn’t decide between the aged ribeye or the lobster ravioli so I had both. Pared with a 2014 Brunello. Great thing I took the leftovers and had for lunch today. Highly recommend this place.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words! We'll be sure the share with Michael how much you appreciated his service. That Brunello is a rock star. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food. Not impressed by their covid precautions. Was seated next to the bar and the my were not enforcing adequate social distancing at the bar. Technically the seats were 6 feet apart but they were allowing people to stand up at the bar and they would get within 2 feet of our table and they were not wearing masks despite the fact that they weren’t eating or drinking. Won’t go bqck until covid is over.

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EricA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was terrific! Storms rolled in, and we were able to easily move from outdoors to inside. Food was very good; wide variety of choices and meets many dietary needs.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks so much for being a good sport about moving around due the storms. Those mid-meal shuffles are never anyone's idea of good time. Hope we get too you again soon, Eric!

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vipRobK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks Rob! Always great to hear that people are enjoying themselves at the restaurant.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was the first time ever eating here with my bestfriend, and I was happy that we were seated before our reservations, I just was not happy about my food being cold and the portion of the scallops at the cost of $12.00 they were not worth that price...(I'm sorry) I get that were in a recession and everyone is trying to bounce back but I would of prefer to have paid half the price or at least $8/ but not $12/ for the extreme small scallops... the waitress was very NICE I had no concerns with service. I hope to go back at sometime and hopeful the food served will not be cooled.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Sara, so sorry to hear that your dining experience wasn't up to either your or our expectations. While our service aspects are big part of who we are, the food should also be served at proper temperature, for sure. I've reached out to you using OpenTable's private message function as well with my email so that we can figure out a make up visit for you and your friend.

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DavidP
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks so much for coming in, David. Great to hear that you enjoyed everything. Hope we get to see you again soon!

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MaryT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a delight to enjoy the outside patio option and delicious food.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Definitely appreciate you coming in, Mary! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays. It was a wonderful evening as usual at Onesto.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Happy belated birthday to the both of you! Thanks so much for spending your evening with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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LaurieH
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our food was barely warm. The drinks were good tho..

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Yikes! Looks like we missed the boat on your recent visit, Laurie. We'd love to make it up to you some time, to show you how good the food is when it's the correct temperature. Please reach out so we can help arrange that.

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SheriK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh food with amazing flavor! Wait staff was attentive. Very good social distancing in place. We will definitely dine in again.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Great to hear that your visit went so well, Sheri! Hope we get to see you again soon.

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viprebeccag
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve always been a huge fan of Onesto. This was our very first time in a restaurant since the pandemic hit. We were most grateful that they had outdoor seating. I wish they would allow reservations outdoors. I don’t really understand why restaurants can’t provide that. The only issue with the Onesto patio is that it’s straddles the sidewalk so as groups of people walk by without masks on and they are chatting you feel like you are in the line of fire. The food was good, not the usual spectacular, but we know that it’s hard to be inspired right now. We were just grateful that somebody else was cooking :-)

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

We're so happy that you came in to dine with us, Rebecca! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipBelle
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit and the staff was very respectful regarding masks at the table and bringing untouched dishes ready to eat in portions separated for the ladies ~ well done!

Onesto
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words, Belle. We look forward to having you in again soon!

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vipForrestR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad this place is open. House made pasta, excellent fish, and clever appetizers always make the restaurant an enjoyable experience. Virus safety was evident, making the evening even more pleasant.

Onesto
Responded on September 1, 2020

We're glad to be open too! Thanks for coming in and for the kind words about the food you enjoyed. We're definitely doing our best to take all the precautions we can for everyone's safety. Hope to see you again soon!

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Xcentric1
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The pasta dishes were fabulous. Unfortunately the steak I had was undercooked and I had to send it back. The restaurant was very understanding though and did not charge me for that meal. We would definitely go back.

Onesto
Responded on August 10, 2020

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the pasta dishes. Hopefully, we were able to fix the steak to your liking too. Hope to see you again soon!

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

Onesto is rated 4.6 stars by 1265 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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