Onesto

4.7
1389 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 1389 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BayViewGirl
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Well Done Onesto.

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DavidK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining experience.

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

Emme was excellent and was great!!!

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
89 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.

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diningdiva
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't even know how to describe the food here to do it justice! Started out with the Honey Roasted Bruschetta and Fig, Toasted Walnut and Gorgonzola jar (basically fig jam with walnuts and gorgonzola to spread on bread) and they were both so yummy. And I say this as a non Gorgonzola fan. Then my daughter had the meatballs and pasta while I had a spinach gnocchetti with prosciutto cream sauce and sun dried tomatoes and it was such a wonderful flavor combo. You could tell the pasta was home made, just so soft and fluffy. Didn't really have room for dessert but we had to try the creme brûlée cheesecake with basil simple syrup and it was worth the food coma! Staff was attentive and restaurant was safe and welcoming. I would definitely drive up from Chicagoland to eat here again and again and again

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KellyB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance and food were wonderful. Having been at Onesto multiple times already and 1st time since COVID, my wife and I were very pleased with our experience. The only draw back was the server not seeing and recognizing the reason for my reservation - celebrating my wife's birthday which was the same day we dined at the restaurant. I noted it as a comment in my Open Table reservation, but it was not mentioned at all by the server. Was disappointed. I thought to mention it to the server, but decided it would have been a lost cause. There was only ONE other couple dining at the time, so it was not busy at all. It should have been noticed. Despite this, it will not deter me from going back, just to bring it to the server's or host's attention if this happens again.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I shared the luscious tomato mussels, which even as an appetizer was ample for two, and the wild mushroom salad which was savory and unique. The Spanish Albariño was an ideal pairing - crisp and delicious! The service was attentive and table spacing met COVID standards. It was the perfect lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food in a very cool atmosphere. Wish I wouldn’t have shared my food -we will definitely be back.

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find, a wonderful-looking building, and everything about the place was phenomenal. Sure it may be pricy to some, but it is worth every penny. The Fusilli and Moscato were delectable. Our server, Andrea, was magnificent and should get a raise and/or promotion immediately.

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CindyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would go again and recommend to friends.

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LauraB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your run-of-the-mill Italian. Unique dishes full of flavor. Small portions. Friendly, efficient, staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday. Food was very good as was the service. Felt safe as all staff did a great job implementing Covid protocol. Enjoyed very much.

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CEP1
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious meal in a nice location. The home made pasta was a real win. Highly recommend!

FAQs

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

Onesto is rated 4.7 stars by 1389 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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