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Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Wauwatosa, WI

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

4.7
4.7
2955 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 32 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

    Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 serves authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate venue. Rely on our expertise to create a flawless family gathering, special event, or unforgettable wedding day. From authentic, delicious cuisine, to family photos adorning the walls, Ristorante Bartolotta embodies the soul of Italian cooking and graciousness.

  • 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

    $75.00 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 2,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Great for fine wines

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Milwaukee

    Innovative

  • Milwaukee

    Great for fine wines

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Good for special occasions

  • Milwaukee

    Italian

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  1. DD

    DiningDiva

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a couples night out. Delicious!!
  3. DC

    DocC

    Milwaukee

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prefix menu choices we interesting and delicious. Our party of 6 all enjoyed. Wait staff was spot-on. Corked our wines with class and decanted. Already planning our next outing when the region choice switches although the Lombardi region choices were delightful.
  4. P

    Pewaukeemom

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy their dinner tour of Italy series. Can’t wait for the next one. For those with food allergies, they are awesome about accommodating!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great good loved the vibes
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was immaculate, it was truly an experience of flavor, and different textures. I requested a booth and was accommodated per my request. The service was nice and friendly from the host to the servers. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking to try new foods.
  7. BL

    BobL

    Exclusive

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu that was offered was smaller in choices but very creative and enticing. The food of Northern Italy was amazing and our wait staff of Peter and Aarika were terrific. Add in the black truffles for the full experience.
  8. SB

    StewB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The wine list is extensive, but would love to see more offerings in the 50-100 range, to many good wines available without the big price tag!! Missed the red tomato sauces, but understand it was a regional menu!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love bartolotta
  10. TG

    TosaGirl

    Milwaukee

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come to really like their regional menus. I like the smaller portion size so you can try more things. I still took some food home. We don't think $75 is too much for the quality and variety of food you get.
  11. O

    Oriole

    Milwaukee

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    we were seated at a table that was so dark that we couldn't read the menu. the waitress told us that was "part of the decor". that didn't help reading the menu. the manager came over and he was equally not helpful. no one offered to bring a flashlight to the table or increase the number of table lights. fortunately, i had my apple phone with flashlight app. i read the menu and then handled it to my husband who read the menu. not the best way to start a meal at a restaurant we have always liked. doesn't anyone care about customers that can't read in dim light?
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Celebrated our daughter's birthday and chose the regional meal experience with limited choices for each diner. Very nice touch when we arrived there was a birthday card on the table for our daughter. We admittedly made some choices that were out of our comfort zones, portions were very small, most were quite rich. Waitstaff was excellent, price was quite high, $400 for four of us, but we knew that coming in. Would visit again but would opt for more standard fare next time
  13. F

    Foodfitforking

    Milwaukee

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ristorante is like traveling back to Italy for an amazing dinner!!
  14. SB

    SuzanneB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our experience was not anything special. The wait staff was cordial but we felt somewhat rushed. The tour of Italy menu approach was explained to us but there was no explanation of how the dishes were being prepared, unless we asked. There wasn’t any kind of standout in any of the 4 courses served, although I did enjoy the risotto. Wine selection was limited and very pricey for a glass. My husbands seafood primi had scallops that seemed undercooked and the Rosa tenderloin dish was served with a chunky (not enjoyable) purée and undercooked mushrooms. At $125/person, this was pretty underwhelming and not the special experience we were hoping for.
  15. PS

    PaulS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were nothing less than top shelf. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed our first visit to this Bartolatta's location!!!
  16. JE

    JudyE

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the atmosphere. The service and food were fantastic!
  17. RK

    RosaK

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the tour of Italy menu. The food was creative and delicious. The “first kiss moscato” paired well with our food, though that was a lucky choice. Our waiter was not helpful in helping us pick out a reasonable wine under $50. Everything he suggested was over $80. This is our second time trying the tour of Italy northern menu. I’m excited to come back in summer for the southern Italy menu where my dad grew up.
  18. JS

    JackieS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful birthday dinner with a special menu. Service was perfect and the food delicious! Our favorite restaurant for special occasions.
  19. a

    anonymous

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful dinner with family. Thanks for a great night!
  20. BB

    BenB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I attended with my wife and young daughter. We did a 4 course experience and the food was exquisite. My young daughter even tried all the dishes. Very great experience overall.
  21. e

    eccellente

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very special evening. Each of our dishes was extraordinary. The staff was professional and most helpful, answering all our questions and very attentive. Great way to get ready for the holidays.
  22. SR

    SherryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time for dinner. Totally a great experience. Bought two friends and they too enjoyed the evening. All staff members friendly and knowledgeable
  23. KW

    KristinW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good menu and fun atmosphere. Peidmont region provided amazing food!
  24. IL

    ILoveBarts

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was so robust that it was difficult to select within the courses. I was delighted with my selections; so much melt in your mouth flavor and texture. My hazelnut dessert was the perfect ending to an incredible meal. My choices excelled my own cooking and I am always pleased to select items that I don't ever imagine having success with at home.
  25. w

    welltraveled

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious 4 course meal. Each flavor outstanding. Winter seating near window is freezing - time to replace the windows.
  26. W

    Woodsman

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another spectacular dinner at Ristorante Bartolotta; surely more than one hundred since the first one in 1995. We so enjoyed our Piedmont dinner a couple weeks ago that we booked a reprise and invited our friend Deb to join us. Normally, we bring her for one the December lunches; hopefully possible next year. . Siting at the bar, our server/bartender Michelle, was a live wire that sparked a variety of interesting conversations throughout the evening. Her wit and enthusiasm, along with great service, complimented a very delicious dinner. Favorite dishes included anchovy infused chicken salad, risotto with supplemental white truffles, ravioli with veal jus, capon, tiramisu, and chocolate amaretti flan. Pecorino white wine and Barolo were fine accompaniments.
  27. GR

    GregoryR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited to sample the Piedmontese version of their Italian regional menu. Everything we had was excellent. Waitstaff was up to the usual high standards: pleasant, helpful, and competent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic night and absolutely love the taste of Italy experience: this is our 5th time coming since they started this a couple years ago! So Unique and fun!
  29. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and it was amazing. Service was fast, food was fantastic.
  30. NF

    NateF

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar service with beyond memorable food. The wine, though, was on another level. Deeply appreciated the recommendation by our server. It made the meal!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and amazing service
  32. AL

    AlexL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit this restaurant it is a fest for my taste buds!
  33. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Service, great rotating menu from different regions of Italy, had a lot of fun. Very flexible with allergy needs
  34. C

    Cheryl

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian meal I have had in a very long time. Servers are so knowledgeable, the owner is walking around interacting with guests, the food is beyond fantastic.
  35. W

    Woodsman

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another regional menu, another outstanding meal. Our favorite courses included: Piemontese chicken salad - moist, flavorful chicken, with a light delicious vinaigrette Risotto with supplemental truffles - expensive truffle luxury once a year Meat filled ravioli with veal jus - a classic great Chef Juan ravioli Hazelnut mousse with chocolate sauce - new to me and I'd have it every day We shared a few stories with bar tender/server Meghan. Her service was prompt and efficient, starting with a tasting of three red wines. Favorites were the Barbera and Borolo. We shared the latter which was bright, fruity, balanced and sailed across the palette with ease.
  36. TM

    TosaMJP

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome night, food was fantastic!
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. BL

    BruceL

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is rated 4.7 stars by 2955 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 32 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

    Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 serves authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate venue. Rely on our expertise to create a flawless family gathering, special event, or unforgettable wedding day. From authentic, delicious cuisine, to family photos adorning the walls, Ristorante Bartolotta embodies the soul of Italian cooking and graciousness.

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Hietpas: (414) 771-7910

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