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Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Wauwatosa, WI

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

4.6
4.6
2873 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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 2,873 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Milwaukee

    Best Service

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambiance

  • Milwaukee

    Fit for Foodies

  • Milwaukee

    Notable Wine List

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Italian

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  1. CM

    CatfromMSP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the dinner price fixed menu, with the 4 course options. The Duck Parpadelle was to die for, and the rest was also excellent!
  2. L

    Link

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday food and service outstanding!
  3. C

    Chasesfamily

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is second to none! Even though we arrived 10 min after our reservation, the service was flawless and we never felt rushed. When we left the restaurant was at capacity but we still received wonderful service. The dinner was delicious and consistently allows us to try new foods or preparations. We will be back to one of the Bartolotta restaurants for our next special event!
  4. DP

    DeanP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish an amazing night — we did not have a reservation but luckily we’re seated by chance. Wine selection was great, table bread was out of this world and pasta w duck was outstanding! They are certainly living up to the brand and I can’t wait to go back. Outstanding meal!
  5. P

    Pewaukeemom

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and came out quickly. Service was fantastic. The bar had excellent selections too. The tour of Italy is unlike many Italian restaurants offer around. Everyone should try them out. Also they had gluten free options and accommodated for food allergies.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our server did not know the names of the food fully. The server came to our table only once. The food was average in taste. Not worth the price tag. Will not return.
  7. W

    Woodsman

    Milwaukee

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The verve is back at Ristorante Bartolotta. The restaurant was packed, all bar seats were back in place, and, to close the deal, an outstanding Tuscan menu was on tap. The wine by the glass offering was nothing short of outstanding with six Tuscan reds. We tried and liked the Rosso di Montalcino, Bibi Graetz cab/merlot, Ciliegiolo red blend, and Abadia Brunello di Montelcino. The ethereal Brunello was most costly, but a must for this special Tuscan menu. It sang like a wood thrush, which unfortunately very few have been fortunate enough to hear, but like tasting the wine, if you hear it, you will never forget it. Favorite courses were the chicken ricotta meatballs with Chef Juan’s famous tomato veloute', classic Bartolotta duck ragu, wild boar shoulder, and almond cake with chantilly cream. All were delicious. Bar man/server Scott poured tastings of all four wines and provided excellent service throughout the meal. I highly recommend this Tuscan dinner.
  8. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great birthday evening and meal for my GF. Thank you!
  9. SR

    StephanieR

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful dinner last night. We truly loved the Tuscany menu and the portions were so nice and we didn't leave feeling over filled. Drinks were delicious and the weather was perfect. Beautiful ambience as well!
  10. R

    Reini

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife for her birthday and the experience was great and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning
  11. CT

    CherishT

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Reasonable. Good portion sizes. Will definitely fill you up! Noisy but I think this was because of Wauwatosa Fest. Overall great first date! Our server was amazing! Love that he was able to pronounce the menu items! Made us feel like we were in Italy! Definitely will be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Nice place, the service is great. The food is overpriced for the quantity and quality. The food made both me and my wife sick. Average, not worth the money in my opinion.
  13. CA

    CelesteA

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We expected a lot better for a Bartalotta Restaurant. The food wasn’t very good, bland flavor & not tasty at all.
  14. PF

    PFromOcono

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit here, and the four of us had a fantastic time. We really enjoyed the 4 course format of the menu - all of us found items we enjoyed and it also encouraged us to try new dishes. The wine flight option was another big plus - to have a glass of wine with each course that was paired to the dish we each ordered, again, let us sample a variety of wines that we might not have been able to try if we were sharing a bottle. All of that was executed wonderfully - the wait staff were all friendly and professional and the food was deliciously prepared. We will definitely return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and the service was phenomenal. The food was great as always.
  16. r

    rickyrodmke

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service! The patio is beautiful and adds to the experience!
  17. DR

    DRKR

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You made our anniversary dinner a truly memorable event. As a retired marketing guru, I would emphasize that your Tour of Italy really sets you above other upscale competition. Well done, all the way!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Tour of Italy Menu on Sun 8/21/22. Each course was excellent and our party of five enjoyed each course and rated them excellent. Service was top notch!
  19. AW

    AngelaW

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Ristorante Bartolotta. The service is always impeccable. Our server, Enton, was fantastic. Ready to assist or recommend as needed. And the entire dining experiences is just easy and relaxed and perfect. This is always the best choice for a special dinner.
  20. LQ

    LaurenQ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived in town for our 16th wedding Anniversary and was super excited that there was availability on their outdoor terrace. It was a beautiful cool evening with the flickering candlelight and the twinkling lights on the pergola. We did the 4 course meal with the Tour of Italy. Each course was well portioned and we didn’t feel like we were over eating. We are not drinkers and the waitress helped us out with a delicious fruity/sweet mocktail that paired nice with our meal. If we ever make it back out to Wisconsin, we will definitely come here again!!
  21. SW

    SteveW

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was first class!
  22. SP

    ScottP

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I celebrated our 52 anniversary at Rostorante Bartolotta. Once again it was a special and memorable experience. The food was excellent as was the service. We enjoy this restaurant for the creative menu, professional and friently service and the charming and romantic ambience. This is our favorite Italian restaurant.
  23. MJ

    MarkJ

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    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.
  24. H

    Holly

    Milwaukee

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  25. JT

    JoseT

    Milwaukee

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    Woodsman

    Milwaukee

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Not surprisingly, the Island menu prominently featured seafood. Sea bream, imported directly from the Mediterranean, was the highlight. We eat seafood purchased fresh from Empire every week. With perfect texture and taste, the sea bream topped them all. John Dory, also imported, was likewise delicious. Other highlights were octopus meatballs and spider crab pasta. These seafoods were more than ably accompanied by Pecorino Abbruzzo, one of the best white wines we have ever had at Ristorante Bartolotta. It was featured at a wine maker dinner a few months ago and made it onto the wine list at about $55. Lastly, service by Scott at the bar was superb.
  27. a

    annthebrave

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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..
  30. 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
  31. h

    hosive

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    fun restaurant with lots of great options. nearly everything was outstanding. one or two misses as they were starting out a new menu with high difficulty. would definitely return again and again. staff and service outstanding. excellent wines
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. AB

    AnneB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the outdoor seating was beautiful
  37. GB

    GoodBirthdayPlace

    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!!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 2873 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 15 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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