Onesto

4.6
1287 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 1287 people are saying
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London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

it was great except the waitress got my order wrong and not the other person i was with so she left his food to get cold on the table while she went to tell the kitchen to make what i actually ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine, apps and dinner without feeling rushed, while we caught up. It was very nice!

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vipARB1968
Milwaukee
100 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We ordered ceasar salad, needed more dressing. Lobster ravioli was amazing, and the pasta with mushrooms was good but a little dry, needed more sauce.

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vipDavidB
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great & Sarah, our server was wonderful with both attentiveness & recommendations. Tables were spread apart & everyone was wearing masks, as well as servers were gloved with sanitizer at each table. They really made the best of dining out during a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipterrih
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great dinner food and service. would definitely dine there again

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RainNFyre
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance wins this restaurant. The menu is extremely limited and the website is not up to date. I was looking forward to papardelle, which was advertised on the site, but they weren’t serving. I ended getting the scallops, which were perfectly cooked, but a bit gritty. The associated zucchini noodles were quite tasty and also perfectly cooked. My SO had the truffle cream sauce over fusilli. The pasta was a little more cooked than I would typically want, but otherwise, I think the taste was spot on. All in all, some hits and some misses.

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Daniela
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is great and the food is delicious. It’s a perfect inbetween for nice, elegant authentic food and also a more casual, inviting atmosphere. Great for first dates as well.

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sydneys
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my daughter for a special night out as I was visiting her at college for the weekend. We LOVED the cheeseboard (and she’s only become a cheese lover since moving to Wisco 3 months ago) Will definitely come back and let other family members try. Great cool old yet modern atmosphere. Pasta with spicy red sauce was really good. Ceasar dressing maybe needed a little more pizazz

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Paulie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, as well as outdoor accommodation and a fantastic atmosphere. Pricey for a family of 5, but was a great treat.

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BarbO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. One of our Third Ward favorites.

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jakes
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was fantastic as was the service, but we felt a little rushed as the next course kept coming out before we finished the course we were on. everything was reasonably priced and the server was knowledgeable and very helpful with the menu

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RebeccaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice evening with homemade pasta, wine, desserts, and environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aly is my favorite waitress to have, she always makes the experience fun and inviting. We were celebrating our engagement with family and friends and it was the perfect spot,

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vipRonA
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We go to Onesto’s at least 2 to 3 times a month and with our last visit the food quality was not there for any of the four of us. I hope this improves because it has been our favorite spot in downtown Milwaukee and the third Ward for a number of years now

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karla is the best! We love her!

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vipJosephK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I went with a group of six for lunch. Two meals were very good. the other four varied from non-descript to cold. The Italian sandwich had so little on it it, it was like eating two pieces of dry bread. A pasta dish was served where parts were super hot and others were cold - like it had been warmed in a microwave and not stirred around before serving. Servers disappeared for long times between appearances. My old fashioned was very good, but my wife's Hot Toddy was a joke, it was basically warmed bourbon - no water, no lemon (just a twist) and no cloves served in a huge brandy snifter.

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend out for his birthday. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Nate did a great job, even paying for my friend’s dessert because it was his birthday!

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jenm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great service and food/drinks

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vipmapdine
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a BD here many other great items on menu as well!

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LizK
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the salmon and my friends had the warm mushroom salad and both were fantastic.

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JanSue
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
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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vipmomsshopping
Milwaukee
61 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Celebrating a birthday. The salad was fine. Nothing exceptional but palatable. The pasta with meatballs was horrible. The meatballs were so hard it was difficult to cut into them. The pasta sauce was very strong with sage. I asked ahead of time if there was a lot of sage in the sauce and was told no that you could not tell it was in there. However, it was overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great food

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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
2 reviews
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
41 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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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 1287 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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