Onesto

4.6
978 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Handmade pastas, breads and cheeses and an approachable wine list make for the perfect relaxed lunch or dinner.

If you don't happen to find the reservation time that you're interested in, please do call the restaurant: 414-308-1600.

We keep an active wait-list and gladly accommodate walk-ins as part of both our lunch and dinner service.

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NM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for our 5 year wedding anniversary, and it was our first time there. We walked in and our reservation was acknowledged, and we were immediately seated. Our waitress/ server was phenomenal! She was informative, gave amazing descriptions of menu items we were not familiar with, and came back to check on us in the right cadence. My wife and I will definitely be returning. The only downside was the price, I feel it could have been slightly less expensive, but if they are using they extra $$ to pay to have such courteous and attentive staff, I will certainly pay their prices to go there!

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were fantastic. Mike the bartender always seems to find just the right bottle for us. Thanks again Mike. Tyler was a great server too!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes for this dinner! It's a charming restaurant, but ended up disappointing. We were seated upstairs with about 4 other tables, but the majority of the restaurant and atmosphere is on the first floor. It felt a little too out of the way. We ordered a bottle of wine and bruschetta. The bruschetta was mediocre at best. Two of us tried the meatballs which were overcooked and came with orecchiette shaped pasta—it felt odd paired with meatballs. The other two of us ordered the seasonal corn capellete dish. Again, just ok—not much flavor. Service was fine and no complaints there. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but I wouldn't recommend.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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JA
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Love the wine on tap! Nice options.

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j
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always come back to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Good food, excellent service and lovely ambiance. Terrific bar.

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HP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my boyfriend out for a date (it was my turn!). I remember coming in quick for a glass of wine and wanted to come back to take my boyfriend. Great food, and Jake was a wonderful server. A little noisy in the restaurant but I know that’s not always something that can be solved. Looking forward to coming back!

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food poor service, we love this restaurant and have eaten at Onesto maybe 10 times in the past 3 years which is pretty good for us since it is an hour drive to get there, when we arrived they were almost full but not overly busy had plenty of staff and told us that they were running 15 minutes behind, no problem went to bar and had a drink, we were then informed they were clearing our table and we would be seated next, we then noticed they gave out table to someone else, no big deal, but then it happened again and again and again, we sat down at our table 90 minutes later, and then the poor service kicked in, our waiter totally forgot about us after bringing our drinks, we had to ask for some appetizers and bread, he took the food order 45 minutes later, rarely came back to check on us our let us how much longer it would be, he did not even offer to bring us drinks again, The food was fantastic but the service was so poor that we will not go back It's truly a shame we loved that place

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s day

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O
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Every bite was a hit! Our server was helpful without being pushy and attentive without making us feel rushed. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good advice from the wait staff on food choices. Overall great dining experience.

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FW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My standard question to myself would be, would I go back? Yes. Great experience with a nice wine selection. The food was prepared excellently. It was a busy Saturday night and we never felt rushed.

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MS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always great but the service can be mixed. It took sometime to get out table and it seemed like the host was too occupied with other things than preparing the tables and seating guests.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Onesto has a great menu selection and it was hard to decide what I should order. I was very happy with my choice and would definitely go back. Nice location, great atmosphere and delicious food! Thank you!

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Onesto a handful of time now and love it every time we go - so delicious!

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OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pasta in Milwaukee!

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j
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Iggie was terrific. Food was great. Love the experience. We always come back when we are in Chicago.

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SS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Soups were fantastic, entrees were okay, not outstanding. Enjoyed the quiet atmosphere.

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food but main dishes come with little to no vegetables and no starch, like rice, noodles, potatoes. Had to buy an $18 pasta dish to share with my wife’s and my entree. Food was again delicious though.

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W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I dined here for her birthday. Great place for a special occasion. We were a little early to our reservation, so we headed to the bar to get a drink. I smelled fresh basil and ordered a basil smash, which was delicious and well made. I had just got my drink when the host came to let us know that our table was ready. We were seated next to the window at the end of the bar, it was a little cramped, but I enjoyed the view and we weren't crowded or bothered by bar patrons. We started with a cheese plater, which our server let us know was meant to complement the house made breads. There were a good variety of cheeses with varying flavors and firmnesses. For our main courses, my wife had a steak and I had salmon. My salmon was prepared perfectly and was very enjoyable. Side dishes are not included in the main dishes, but all are $5 and portioned for sharing. My wife's steak was a little overdone compared to what she had ordered and expected. Upon telling the waitstaff, the manager came over and offered to have another steak cooked. Rather than wanting to make a fuss, as the steak was still perfectly edible, we took up the manager's offer of a free dessert. We enjoyed a flourless chocolate cake with a side of black cherry gelato, both of which were divine.

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MS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!! The cheese board was everywhere I hoped it would be. The cocktail drinks were delicious!! We definitely will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great ambiance!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had one of our very first dates at onesto in 2016. Two years later he proposed to me on their patio. Onesto holds a special place in our hearts and we are so thankful to have such an amazing (and delicious) place to celebrate.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Mushroom ragu dish fabulous!

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TP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service were exceptional! Pasta was wonderful!!

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JW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been there twice in the past 5 months and the second time sealed the deal for us - we'll be back often. The food is so very good as was the waite staff.

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TI
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice experience there. The food, service and atmosphere was so wonderful. A real treat! And thank you Jim for the unexpected desserts. We’ll be back.

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JC
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Onesto truly has delicious food. The array of spreads and other things you can get just to go with their amazing housebaked bread is enough to bring us back again and again. The homemade pasta just tops it off. Wonderful place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meeting a friend in Milwaukee for dinner. Had a very nice dinner

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s
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. The food is fresh , and delicious. The service is excellent. Can’t wait till I get to return .

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L
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Easter dinner. We each ordered a Benedict which was presented so differently from the norm, we were pleasantly surprised. And the cloudless chocolate cake was superb. Nice holiday meal, thanks for being open for business!

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TG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings and good food. Will visit again.

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C
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for Easter brunch. Onesto is always a favorite, but brunch was a bit less of what is usually a great experience. Service was slower and food was good but nothing special.....like the dinner menu can be. Still a great time and we'll get back soon.

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t
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic. There was 4 of us who attended brunch. We ended up splitting a few dishes. So glad we did! I have to specifically shout out the waffle and chocolate gelato. Yum! The sparkling wine recommended to us was also a win. Already looking forward to going back. Can't wait.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pleasant. Great date spot!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, fantastic service, amazing food in perfect portion sizes.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great, very accommodating.

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TF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Onesto was fantastic! Our bartender/server, Mike, was very knowledgeable about all the food as well as what wine to have. The food was delicious and we would definitely go back again.

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LI
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Onesto, our regular go-to after theater. Consistently good food, including vegetarian choices, and expert servers.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Milwaukee for the half marathon, and we choose Onesto for the carb loading, it was great, the fusilli pasta was delicious, also the salad and the filet.

Great option!

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