Onesto

4.6
1558 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1558 people are saying
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Melissa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong drinks. Delicious pasta. Lovely staff. What is not to like.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great food and atmosphere!

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JLLS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Everything was great except the food!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the scallops entree. My suggestion would be to lower the sweetness of the risotto, maybe add a bit of Parmesan instead. The squid appetizer was delicious. Very good waiter. Thank you!

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vipBecky
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onesto's food is so good and it's so consistent, which we love! Service was great too.

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vipPhillipM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall very good. Server a bit uninterested but food quality great!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

House salad was all oil. Dinner was cold. People were nice

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Nehi
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service on a Monday evening. Busy but died down around 8:00pm. Look forward to returning!

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ARoss
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is fantastic. But the menu doesn’t change often. Both times I’ve been there, I’ve felt rushed and they want food orders fast. Pet peeve, when entrees come out while eating appetizers. Happened both times despite asking to space them apart

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vipRobertoA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice surprise!!! Service was amazing...startimg with the host (such a Lovely lady) food was amazing.. pasta was incredibly fresh...very nice experiencia and our server was very knowledgeable. I would go again every time in town!!

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vipVickieK
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great location in the Third Ward. We go here often as the food is good and like the ambience. Service on this visit was extremely slow.

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vipscottb
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good. Very reliable. Very nice server

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DaleS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! wonderful food and service!

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rhmc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food and shared tastes with each other which made us all want to return and try other entrees.

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NikolaJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, glorious atmosphere, reasonable prices!

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vipGregR
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryder cup. Great service and food!!

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vipJoAnnY
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mars is an excellent waitress!!!

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JessicaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the warm mushroom salad and a side of the seasonable vegetable which was roasted Brussel sprouts. I thought that the warm mushroom salad would for sure be the star of the show the entire night because it was just divine- but I was proved wrong when our main entrees came out- mushroom fusilli and seared scallops over sweet corn risotto. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the fusilli just melted in your mouth. I’ve had better tiramisu but the afogatto with the bourbon caramel gelato was soooo good. Overall, great dining experience and Joey our waiter was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our waiter seemed great at first, but there were several large time gaps where we never saw him. Towards the end of the meal he was gone so long we had to ask another waiter if they could get our check.

The charcuterie board was ok at best, but the quality was not there.

The meals were ok but again nothing to write home about. Meatballs tasted like they were frozen and just microwaved. The pesto chicken sandwich was more a chicken salad and again average at best.


On the plus side it was a perfect day to dive al fresco as the weather was perfect!!

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vipMariahM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

There was a lot of confusion with the outdoor seating they were turning a lot of people down we got lucky because we said we would wait for a table. The coffee bar wasn’t open on a beautiful Saturday morning which was upsetting, I don’t understand how a bar tender can’t make a cappuccino. So we got espressos and it sat and got cold because the server forgot the sugar so I got up and went inside to the bar for it - also only one raw sugar was left and there were two of us..it’s the little things that make a difference! We went there for a BIG craving of spaghetti and both reminded her to make this change to the dish, it did not come out that way of course so I ate my dish while we waited for the spaghetti. Pasta was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived in the third ward for 18 years and have tried most of the restaurants and Onesto is #1 on my list of recommendations. All the pasta entrees are excellent and the wine list offers great variety.

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TrentB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jacob was excellent! Helpful, descriptions of the dish variations and around when we needed but not overbearing! All around a great dinner experience as we have had every time we’ve come to Onesto. We WILL be back again!!

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JoanZ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I asked to be moved from high top to regular seating, and that was not a problem.

Bathroom clean.

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CarolK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sadly the meatballs were bad basically meteor balls .they def were understaffed ( like everywhere) so taking the food back was not an option as we didn’t see her much at all . The Bolognase and spinach gnochetti were amazing and the place is extremely nice

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vipKenM
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a nice anniversary dinner here. Service was a sporadic: once sat, we were easily 5-7+ minutes alone without being greeted or getting a stop-by; drinks took a while. Appetizers and salads were delivered promptly, but then we waited 20 minutes for our entrees as did most other tables. There was some sort of snafu in the kitchen.

They were not that busy, so not sure what happened. Service issues aside, the food is delicious and the wines they offer are terrific. We'll definitely be back.

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vipthirdwardfoodie
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Salads and pastas are great offerings for a business or social occasion.

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Fredloes
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Italian ristorante, elegantly simple tasty food, very well prepared. Ciao.

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vipAmyA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice diverse menu for lunch with soup, salad and sandwiches.

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AnnieS
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most dishes were really good. Excellent for sharing and reasonable portions for doing so as well. Waitress was awesome giving us plenty of time but checking in frequently. Attentive but not intrusive.

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vipPattiB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The scallops were amazing as well as the Lobster Ravioli but the meatballs were really salty.

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Sharla
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, fresh pasta with decadent sauce! Plus the service was fantastic!

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RajeevD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. Thank you Ms Mars.

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Steak
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of wines. The first and following courses were excellent.

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chicagoab
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Typical Italian options with a few twists.
A small hiccup with our reservation - we asked for a high top table and the host seemed unsure of where to seat us.
All good in the end.
Will be back when we return to Milwaukee.

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Norman
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. The pasta was great as well as best salad. Waiter was very good. Loved it

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JenP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burrata, delicious jars, fresh bread, pasta and delicious wine. What more do you need?

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vipOVPH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the ambiance and atmosphere is good. We like Onesto however this time we realize that portions from main entree has been reduced. We love french portions this time I ordered the gnocchis and I think that was able to count.

I noticed this behauin other restaurants as well which is an indication of an indirect price increase

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WhitneyG
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Onesto - food and service were incredible. It really is a hidden gem in the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place. I’d go back

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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 1558 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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