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Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Wauwatosa, WI

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

4.7
4.7
2855 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 10 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 2,855 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Milwaukee

    Best Service

  • Milwaukee

    Notable Wine List

  • Milwaukee

    Italian

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  1. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    While the food was good, it was not exceptional. I do not mind spending $250 for 2 at dinner but I expect something above normal dining for that price. I also did not like the new menu situation either. I would prefer to have a standard menu that I can chose from. The staff was professional and attentive and we appreciated their efforts. We will not be going back until the menu changes to a standard menu.
  2. H

    Holly

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Was a nice dinner but could have been great with a few extra touches. Some of the items to pick from are rather strange. We came for the islands surrounding Venice menu, thinking it would be lots of seafood. While it was, is leg of rabbit really something most people will want? When we were in Murano, we had a memorable meal of Branzino, which was not on the menu. Instead Mallard duck was. My husband likes duck, but not after it was described as a Mallard duck, seen in the lagoons, etc. We are aware that chefs like to salt their food, but my fish and my husbands meat platter were overly salty. Salt should enhance the flavor of the food, not just make it taste salty. Also supplemental fees are applied to certain dishes, like Caprese salad. Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil needs to cost more? We did enjoy the tiramisu, but It may be awhile before we venture back.
  3. JT

    JoseT

    Milwaukee

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Terraza is a great ambiance! a bit of a walk away from their kitchen…
  4. a

    annthebrave

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely prix fixe meal! Everything was delicious and tasted very distinct from other dishes. The highlight of the experience was the very lovely and spacious outdoor seating. Bellissima!
  5. AR

    AnnaR

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the whole experience.
  6. PN

    PatronNumberOne

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was ok. Had much better for much less money..
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great a different experience I liked it
  8. E

    Erik

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my girlfriends birthday to do the “Tour of Italy” and had an amazing time! The staff were beyond wonderful and very helpful and the food was spectacular! Felt like we were in Italy. Ten out of ten recommend!
  9. MM

    MeaganM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Other than the couple of outdoor noises we heard to remind us that we were in Wisconsin, we felt whisked away to a little bistro in Italy. The food was quite good.
  10. CS

    CathyS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside dining was great but those cars’ need some speaker etiquette lessons. Our servers were wonderful, funny, and very responsive.
  11. AB

    AnneB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the outdoor seating was beautiful
  12. LH

    LisaH

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was just average. For what you pay and the food received do not match up. The ambiance and service were great, really wish the food was better! Tasted salty too.
  13. CI

    CreativeItalianFood

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem for downtown Wauwautosa - perfect for anniversaries and romantic nights! Great job with thoughtfully crafted food and an amazing wine list!!
  14. MW

    MichelleW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only having the option of buying the 4 course dinner is offputting. It is very expensive for what you get.
  15. MR

    MarthaR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Basilicata menu is EXCELLENT!! I highly recommend dining there. Always great service. Indoors is awesome. And the Terazza is totally charming.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been about 5 years since we last dined at Ristorante Bartolotta. We make a point to visit anytime we are in Milwaukee. We missed having our Duck Ragu, but the tasting menu was outstanding and they were very accommodating making a couple a la cart items for our kids. The Hugo cocktail was a great way to start the evening off! Can’t wait till our next trip back!
  17. JM

    JoelM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I would prefer the menu which was ala cart. I felt the option/food was better. Some of the courses were very small. For the cost, the value was not there.
  18. HA

    HarryA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lots of really interesting selections, and everything we ordered was delicious. Service was very attentive and prompt without our feeling rushed. A really enjoyable evening.
  19. TK

    TomK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party of four all enjoyed the 4-course dinner menu. The second course, all pasta small plates, was especially good.
  20. F

    Faircritic

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 6:00pm reservation on a Wednesday evening. Indoor seating was about 50% occupied. Loved the Tour of Italy selections in the 4 course regional menu being offered. In my opinion this is a great approach to experiencing an authentic Italian dinner. Service was excellent and wait staff was helpful in answering all our questions regarding menu and wine selections. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will return soon.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside - wonderful meal and service. Terrific evening.
  22. KS

    KimS

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We should have eaten outside as the tables on the patio were spaced out better as inside the restaurant we felt like we were on top one another. The panna cotta and tiramisu were the highlights of the four courses. The starters were good but the pastas had too much oil for our liking and the cod was way undercooked.
  23. EG

    EvanG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the changing menu! Always a great experience.
  24. RO

    RonnyO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business celebration
  25. NP

    NylaP

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Once a favorite, now just ok. The service was mediocre. Asked for wine suggestions and the server said “I don’t know.” The pre-fixe menu is based on 4 courses of the region they are featuring- which we were all looking forward to. There was no discussion with the wait staff about the region, things try or wines to accompany the dishes. Two of the four courses were good (1st & 2nd) the other two were average at best. We realize staffing in the fine dining world is difficult, but just we’re expecting more from this experience.
  26. c

    carlandcarl

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a wonderful evening. food was very interesting and delicious. service was great.
  27. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was very good, the service was excellent. However, the food was a bit overpriced for being a four course meal. The ambiance was lovely.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new menu!
  29. j

    jacque

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    a tasting menu is offered and there were choices that we were happy with. Unfortunately, the smaller plate and portions were a surprise for 65 per person. Mainly because one course is pasta and the appetizer is under 2 oz of cheese. Each dish tasted great and the service was top notch. i miss the paperdelle and olive oil/bread.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Excellent as always. We had not been to Bartolotta since last fall and are sorry it had been so long. Everything was outstanding and we love the prize fixe menu. We like being able to try different dishes. Will be back soon
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony was amazing and the food was exceptional.
  32. d

    dover

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The service level was very good, the food presentation was average, food itself was served barely warm and given the price, I was disappointed.
  33. DB

    DuaneB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Outdoor hostess needs a chair.
  34. DD

    DanaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really impressed by the experience and the food! Made me feel like I was in Italy again.
  35. b

    barbara

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining here for nearly 30 years/ Always come back. Always unique and delicious with penomenal service.
  36. SS

    StevenS

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We highly recommend this restaurant! It’s was a great experience. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful!
  37. f

    foodlover

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a tremendous dining experience. The themed menu gives a tour of Italian food in regions not always experienced. Four courses with distinct regional flavors, and outstanding and attentive wait staff. Not inexpensive but a great experience.
  38. AI

    AndrewI

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best if not the best Italian food I’ve had. Wonderful experience.
  39. BS

    BrianS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxed pace, great service, great wines, lovely meal.
  40. BM

    BetteM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been dining at Restaurante Bartolotta for decades and always loved everything about it. Because of Covid we have not been there for a couple of years. We prefer ala cart dining and the old menu. The food on this new “price fixed “ menu was good but not outstanding—especially for the price. We probably won’t be back unless there is a change.

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 4.7 stars by 2855 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 10 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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