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Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Wauwatosa, WI

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

4.6
4.6
2920 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 has been a local favorite and is regularly voted the best Italian in Milwaukee. The charming Ristorante Bartolotta features handmade pasta and Northern Italian cooking. Guests’ spirits and palates will be taken on a culinary journey through regional Italy.

Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Reservations are for our main dining room and upstairs dining room. Specific location requests will be accommodated as available or as necessary for accessibility.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 771-7910

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Urbieta

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room will accommodate 55-60 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Hietpas: (414) 771-7910

  • Neighborhood

    Wauwatosa

  • Cross street

    Harwood Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking & 3 Public lots within 1 block of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A Tour of Italy - Special Regional Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The team at Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 invites you to take a culinary journey through regional Italy! The four-course meal highlights the cuisine from the featured region in Italy and is fully customizable. Choose from several selections for your appetizer, pasta, entree, and dessert, and enjoy an authentic Italian meal! Sparkling or still bottled water is included. You are in control of your culinary journey through regional Italy.

What 2,920 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Notable Wine List

  • Milwaukee

    Notable Wine List

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Italian

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  1. TM

    TosaMJP

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prix fixe menu was outstanding. Excellent wine recommendations.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome night, food was fantastic!
  3. r

    ramichoto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    the atmosphere is very good it is like being at home, the food is very expensive to spend 65 dollars per person the portions are very small I think you have to balance the portions to the price you pay, this is experience for the future I grew up in an Italian family and I think it does not reflect in the Italian tradition in the cost of food and portions.
  4. JC

    JeffreyC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great regional Italian menu! Menu changes so will return for next region on culinary journey!
  5. BL

    BruceL

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal, expertly served by Tony and Paige. Thank you for the enjoyable evening.
  6. NJ

    NicoleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There is nothing negative I can say about my experience. It's the perfect place for a date night! Our server was amazing, informative, and friendly. The food was absolutely divine. Not one dish was bad. Everything melts in your mouth and keeps me hungry for more. If I had an extra stomach, you would have to charge me rent because I would never leave this restaurant. I highly recommend this place to everyone I know! Thank you so much for the delicious food, impressive service, and a cozy place to relax with my boyfriend. We had a wonderful time!
  7. K

    Kendra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very crowded, lots of noise, but the food and beverage was so awesome!
  8. ME

    MadEater7

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday and had a wonderful time and excellent meal.
  9. EH

    EricH

    Milwaukee

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Milwaukee!
  10. LK

    LuellaK

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Another great dinner. Took advantage of the Alba White truffles - they were great! really enjoyed the Emilia region, but do look forward to their traditional menu next spring.
  11. RZ

    RobertZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent service. I can't recommend enough.
  12. RK

    RiittaK

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was meh. Especially not worth the price we paid. Boring flavors. Glad we didn’t splurge for the truffles, we would have been even more disappointed. Every single dish lacked something.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are still taking about our meal two days later. What a great way to explore some excellent food. Attentive, yet approachable service really added to the night.
  14. M

    Mufasa

    Naples

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous!!! Next time I will ask the server to slow the courses a bit. It felt like there was very little time between courses! Always one of our favorites!!!
  15. LZ

    LindsayZ

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Dad’s 62nd! Favorite country traveled to was Italy, and this dinner blew him away! Service was impeccable, food outstanding and wine was perfect. Cannot wait to celebrate other special moments here!!
  16. W

    Wisprof

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tabes are very close so if you have loud talkers next to you, it's hard to carry on a conversation. Food, service, ambiance is all great. Wine list is very expensive.
  17. SR

    SandyR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed the food as well as learning about region.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The menu here is a crap shoot. You might get the dish of your dreams, or you might spend $75 on really fancy mac and cheese.
  19. WG

    WhitneyG

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and incredible service, per usual 💛
  20. AI

    AndrewI

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Milwaukee
  21. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Disappointed with the extreme lack of awareness of the management. They put us in a room outside of the restaurant in another building where private events are held. They threw us in a small room with a table of 16. It was truly an awful experience. Spending $500 on an evening for my birthday was actually spent with screaming children and the party FaceTiming everyone they could possibly imagine. There was no music just a extremely loud table. Highly selfish of management to allow a table in that room and pretend it’s acceptable. The poor waitress had to grab drinks from the other side of the restaurant, which took a long time. She did her best and grateful she tried. It was almost humiliating that they assumed we thought it was okay to throw us up there. Also, the bathrooms were littered with old paper towels and toilet paper. My step-son has worked and trained as a sous chef at a Michelin Star restaurant. This experience was an insult to the Bartoltta’s name.
  22. w

    waynel

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pre fixe menu continues to be a disappointment. Much better when dinner could be ordered ala carte. Forces one to eat things not wanted.
  23. MB

    MaryB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate the anniversary of the day we met at Ristorante Bartolotta every year. Ir is always wonderful. This year stood out with some of the best food we have ever had there. My husband’s favorite dish was the Artichoke, celery, and sausage soup. Mine was Traditional meat-filled tortellini in capon broth.
  24. DZ

    DavidZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food with a pre fixe menu, but very expensive.
  25. EH

    EricH

    Milwaukee

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First night of the new Regional Menu and it was my favorite one to date. My wife & I had a really hard time choosing from each course. We will be back again before they change this Menu! Chef Juan and staff great work!
  26. MP

    MarkP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The regional cuisine we tried was so tasty and perfect in every way. Looking forward to the next time!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food tour of Bologna! Great choices and excellent flavor. Like being in Italy.
  28. J

    Jeff

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, amazing food.
  29. T

    Toobe

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This is my third visit to Ristorante Bartolatta. We had a wonderful evening with friends! I was happy that my request for a booth was honored. It did not become available for 30 minutes after our reservation but I understand these things are sometimes hard to control. My first memory here was a lovely dinner with my (late) mom 20 years ago. At that time I recall the ambience and lighting in my head and heart. The dining room lighting is much too bright currently! You can see that extra bright lighting has been incorporated and I don't understand why - it is a big distraction from the natural ambiance and experience of the restaurant! Please fix it! This was the second night of the new menu and there was some confusion on the part of service staff with plates being mis-delivered and staff not having a complete understanding of what was being served. But again, not really a problem for our group. After hours, that very night, they were going to be served portions of the new menu. My only critique of the dolce menu is the presentation of the Tris di Parmigiano-Reggiano con Frutta e Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena. The grapes did not seem fresh and were not presented well with broken stems, no bunches and there was by far too much cheese which was not easily distinguishable from each other. Can't you add some fresh berries or something more appealing. This was a special night out and our treat to friends that have been especially kind to us. This is not a restaurant we could afford to return to regularly so I wish I could say everything was perfect and that I would save my pennies to return sometime soon. We have been treated by other friends and family to other Bartolatta restaurants and have had wonderful experiences but I guess I do expect a lot for the cost. Two people in our family have worked directly for the late and I'm certain well missed Joe Bartolatta at his homes and I think he would be pleased the way his legacy continues. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here for their tour around Italy small plate menus. It’s just enough food and everything is always delicious. It’s usually dark with a romantic ambiance. Staff always brings out dishes perfectly timed and does the transition between plates beautifully. We plan to keep coming back. It’s a special time we treasure together every month
  31. MB

    MrBirthday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back
  32. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    It was not that memorable. Food was good, but for the price of the dinner for two, we had higher expectations for the entire experience.
  33. KH

    KimberlyH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was prepared perfectly, extremely enjoyable. The service was perfect, the staff was very attentive.
  34. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tour of Tuscany was fabulous. It was also great to be able to experience one of our favorite dishes ever, PAPPARDELLE AL RAGU D’ANITRA.
  35. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our time at Ristorante Bartolotta was wonderful! We had an incredible waitress named Michelle who truly made our experience special! I am very happy we went here for my Fiancé's birthday!
  36. J

    Janisc

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy eatting here. Good distance between tables. Nice servers. A little slow at times. Food was good. 4 or 5 choices for each course. Answered our questions thoroughly.
  37. P

    Pewaukeemom

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! They were also great about accommodating for our food allergies with each dish.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I went here with my significant other for his birthday. The waitstaff asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, and I told them it was his birthday (which was also indicated on my Open Table reservation). We saw three tables around us be delivered a dessert with a candle in it for their own special occasions. I was very sad when my significant other did not receive a birthday candle on his dessert or anything else to signify the celebration. I understand mistakes happen and this is a minor detail, but we rarely treat ourselves to fine dining and the bill for both of us was near $200. The special occasion was mentioned twice. A very expensive evening ended with a disappointing dessert and feeling like we were treated differently than other customers.
  39. PB

    PeterB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The dinner was excellent and the staff was superb. Finest dinner we have had in months. The Tuscany based menu was amazing!
  40. SM

    SelmaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good. Tony explained the choices on the menu so we understood the choices. Didn't feel rushed at all.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is rated 4.6 stars by 2920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

7616 W. State Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harwood Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Wauwatosa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking & 3 Public lots within 1 block of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Urbieta

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 771-7910

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room will accommodate 55-60 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Hietpas: (414) 771-7910

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