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Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge, Williams Bay, WI

Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge

4.1
4.1
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge is a casual dining experience that serves an upscale Pizzeria menu and is located in the heart of Williams Bay just across the street from beautiful Geneva Lake! The menu offers a variety of delicious Appetizers, Salads, Soup, Homemade Pizza’s, Calzones, Panino’s, and more! Privato offers an extensive Wine Selection, Signature Martini’s, Craft Cocktails, and Homemade after-dinner ice cream drinks. Enjoy a seat in the Lounge area or a table in one of the dining areas.

Join us Thursday’s for Live music! Privato can host private parties in our dining room, offering a cozy fireplace option that can seat up to 60 guests. For more information about our private parties please email info@cafecalamari.com!

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (262) 729-3016

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Baldi

  • Neighborhood

    Williams Bay

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thursday Live Music Nights!!

    Multiple dates available
    Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge offers special live music EVERY Thursday night! Please come join us! Enjoy cocktails and dinner while listening to great music!!

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Overall

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Food

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Service

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Ambiance

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Value

  • Lake Geneva

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lake Geneva

    Romantic

  • Lake Geneva

    Scenic View

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  1. PS

    PennyS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was good waitress was good We went ar the same time as a rehearsal dinner so the kitchen was busy but they were in a private room The wait for food was therefore understandable and not the worse I have experienced
  2. P

    reinaP

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I find that this restaurant does not know what they want to be. I love the location - people were great. Pizza outstanding But the rest I don’t know what they are trying to be
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, food and staff! Would definitely recommend! The meatball appetizer is also amazing!
  4. JC

    JessCulb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Great wine at a reasonable price. Our appetizer was delicious however the pizza was one of the worst I’ve ever had. It was just a simple margherita pizza, but it was not good and most of it stayed on my plate.
  5. s

    shopatnord

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food had no taste- whitefish special, deviled eggs were nothing special. Our server was overzealous. He kept throwing the Hawaiian hang loose sign. Took long to get things, never brought the lemons for our fish as he was busy taking pictures of the girls next to us. Won’t ever go back.
  6. s

    susieq

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Great location overlooking Williams Bay
  7. A

    Artgirl

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The waiter was very attentive and the chef prepared my pizza with less cheese as I’m lactose sensitive. We sat outside on the patio. Manager does an excel job in running the restaurant
  8. A

    Augiemom

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza choices or you can build your own! The salads are huge so prepare to share. Excellent experience all around.
  9. RJ

    RichardJ

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Food not up to your normal standards, busy night I’m sure short on help.
  10. AS

    AnnetteS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza was great and there is a good wine list. Service was super including the manager who came to our table. Will be back the same week!
  11. M

    Mary57

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Well it was very warm in the dining room; but we didn't want to sit outside because of the heat/ humidity. The service was slow but our server was nice and sweet. Food was average and the wine was not very cold. It what I would expect for Margherita pizza.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall good experience; wait staff was very friendly and expedient. We ordered two pizza’s; both were very good.
  13. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Ambiance, exceptional food, great service, friendly staff. Can’t wait to come back!
  14. DN

    DavefromNaperville

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We are from Chicago and like all styles of pizza. The garden salad uninteresting. The wine glasses had a dishwater taste and asked for new ones. The pizza was tasteless and at least could use oregano. We heard the chef was new (3 weeks?). Other tables were offered red pepper, we were not. Heard the usual refrain that “we are busy,” so the bartender was slow with cocktails. If staffing is low then limit reservations. Live so close that we walked over but will not return
  15. JK

    JamesK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. We ate on the outside patio. Great food. Great service. Great deal.
  16. MM

    MariagnesM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor patio. The food was delicious.
  17. MB

    MaggieB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Very disappointing- this used to be one of our favorite restaurants. Have been back twice recently and both experiences were less than impressive. Truffle fries which used to be “to die for” are now made differently and aren’t nearly as good. Pizza was bland/tasteless and salad offerings have reduced toppings. Also, they used to have a really good gluten-free pizza. Last two visits they had no GF pizza crust - “still awaiting delivery”. Unfortunately we are done patronizing this restaurant.
  18. TU

    TravelbUg

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host was so fun and energetic from the minute we walked in. He really started out dinner out right. Our server Rachel was prompt and friendly. Food was very good. Tried the Chicken panini, polenta, make your own pizza. Great food, service, price. Must try.
  19. BB

    BeverlyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lakeside atmosphere, great pizzas and wonderful service.
  20. ML

    MandyLee

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I made a reservation and we still got stuck at a cocktail table by the bar. Constant noise, people constantly walking past. Server didn't greet us, a manager got our drink order. We were told the menu is brand new and the kitchen staff is all entirely new. (I dont care, I want great food, not an excuse.) Service was very slow. Took 45 minutes to get a pizza. Took 20 minutes to get the left-overs boxed up. The pizza was wonderful, but the service was so bad I won't go back.
  21. AC

    AmandaC

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible on all counts. Reservation on patio told inside only. Waited 40 minutes for a charcuterie board that had olive loaf and tiny crackers and had olives. No refills. Waitress too busy. No mention of sold out items until ready to order. Worst. Pizza. Ever. Tasted like Waterford crackers with melted cheese and stewed tomatoes just dumped on top. Was told, sorry we are getting a new kitchen tomorrow but no comps made for any of the terrible experience.
  22. J

    Jeanette

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very family friendly! Great service and food was excellent. I like that they had specials in addition to the menu. We will definitely return😊
  23. JS

    JanS

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner and staff very accommodating to my group of 7.
  24. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our pizza was perfect and the smoked Old Fashioneds were unbelievable!
  25. S

    Scooterk72

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere in a quaint little downtown area. The polenta and Burrata appetizer was fantastic! The deep dish pizza was different than expected but very good and the shrimp scampi pizza was light and had large, cut pieces of shrimp (rather than cheap small shrimp). Very good meal.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Server was so nice and food was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a reservation on Saturday May 7 to celebrate Mother’s Day and walked in to noisy, lots of little kids!!!, very busy, local, unknown raffle event. No mention of anything on their website. Cleared out at the time we were done with our meal. Would have preferred a toned down approach for our evening out but what can you do. Would probably go back but I’ll call next time instead of reserving on open table so we can be sure of what we’re walking into!!
  28. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas and a cozy atmosphere. Everyone friendly, service was outstanding - thanks Ashtin...
  29. D

    Dwm1034

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our second visit since “under new management”. Wide ranging menu (almost too much paper) but something for everyone. Beer list a little too “usual” choices although a goodly number of them. Suggest they ask their distributor to spice it up with more craft and/or Wisconsin beers. One oops was converted to a plus by management - ordered an appetizer but it got lost in the kitchen. When our regular meal arrived sans appetizer we cancelled it / asked it be taken off the check. When we were finishing up the meal the manager dropped by with an apology and our appetizer / packaged to go. “Waste not, want not” he said, apologized again…lots of points earned there Bottom line…we will be back
  30. JN

    JenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The owner was so accommodating, helpful and kind. Perfect customer service. Would definitely visit again.
  31. t

    tastymama

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat at the bar and enjoyed delicious trio sliders and live music. Very nice ambiance and friendly staff. We will be back.
  32. KM

    KennM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place and new family favorite. We absolute love the staff and service is a 10 out of 10 as well as everything else.
  33. HI

    HenryIII

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked a reservation for a birthday. Was seated immediately in a nice back area with a fireplace. Great atmosphere and food. Only downfall was the time it took to get cocktails. Food was great and came out very fast, granted it wasn’t an extremely busy night. I presume the bar was busy and I only noticed one bartender so I’m sure the bar was overwhelmed. Overall, great food and service. Will definitely come back.
  34. GK

    GloriaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a world where the new norm is short staffed restaurants, that was not the case at Privato. Our server and 2 bussers were extremely attentive to us and provided a lovely dining experience. The GM even stopped by our table for a chat, who does that? Best salad I've had in a long time, and it was just the house salad. Pizza was divine but the star of the show was the garlic bread, an absolute must have.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Drinks were great, food was good. The wait staff was good, however, the staff is very young and could use some coaching on interacting with customers and knowledge of the menu items. Overall, we enjoyed it and would go back
  36. MP

    MikeP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very good overall experience sometimes it took a while to see our waitress
  37. DB

    DavidB

    Milwaukee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with an equally gorgeous inside. Well equipped bar that can make simple drinks to complicated and yummy ice cream drinks. Not a huge menu but they don’t need it. The apps are delicious (polenta) and salads to pizza and paninos. Can’t miss on these. Small and intimate making a great evening. Staff was very attentive and the food orders came timely. A must in this area.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Great food and servers!
  39. P

    Privato

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was a very nice place, Romantic and the decor was very nice with candles on the tables. I highly recommend this restaurant. Food was wonderful.
  40. AM

    AlbertM

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining at PRIVATO and everything was better than expected. We will definitely return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 729-3016.

Privato Pizza Bistro and Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Williams Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Baldi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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