Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

4.8
2711 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are required, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Per CDC recommendations, face coverings are required for all guests during the following instances: When walking in at any of the restaurants, when ordering or addressing a Bartolotta employee, or when walking in common areas. We appreciate your support in keeping our employees, guests, and community safe and healthy by following our guidelines: https://www. bartolottas.com/reopening

Reservations are for main dining room and upstairs dining room. Specific location requests will be accommodated as available or as necessary for accessibility.

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.

Support Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2711 people are saying
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ElaineJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Bartolotta is one of our favorite restaurants. Wonderfully prepared food, served by a knowlegable and attentive staff. Tonight we celebrated our 40th anniversary there and had a truly memorable dining experience. They pulled out all the stops with truffles, a great wine selection followed by a Happy Anniversary plate of chocolates and expresso on the house!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The wait staff outstanding and the food amazing.

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SaraS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I am sorry to say that this Bartolotta restaurant was nothing to brag about. The food was not up to par as I thought it would be the soup was very watery ... and cold, the appetizer the plate must of been nuked in the microwave then served and was still cold?? My lamb meat was over cooked along with the other pieces of meat... the only thing that was OK was the pieces of sausage/sm pieces of potatoes... and the dessert was bad! I rather would of spent my money at either 5 O'Clock restaurant or Capitol grill and would of enjoyed my meal and drink! I feel bad that i told my bestfriend this place was highly recommended ... I will NEVER nor would I tell anyone to eat there. Bad choice for a Italian restaurant... Sad waste of $$$.

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TGil
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of their game! Been a fan for years & can honestly this was the best meal I have ever had with them. John, Patrick & Meghan were warm, professional & attentive, and Chef is running a top notch kitchen! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick guided us with the perfect wine and 4 courses. Covid protocols were excellent and made us feel very safe.

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JimS
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This months regional tasting menu was delicious, we both ordered all different choices and every single one was excellent. We can't wait to come try the next region's tasting menu !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Dining at its finest! Worth every single penny.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, it was very quaint and special.

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OmaGirl
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Such a fabulous delicious experience. I will definitely be back when I am next in town. Thank you so much.

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JasonT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. They have appropriate restrictions for Covid without being over the top. Drinks were a bit overpriced, but the cocktails were very good.

JB
vipJosephB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Patrick is THE BEST server....ever! Will ask for him every time I am there.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant experience, but ultimately probably not worth a second visit anytime soon.

JM
vipJillM
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Most courses were excellent. A couple just okay that’s why not outstanding. Would definitely go back. I liked the idea of food from diff regions. It was all so interesting. Good service.

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vipLaura
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal!! We loved the pre fixe menu... between the two of us, we enjoyed 8 different things - all outstanding! Great spacing and barriers between other diners. So nice to be able to get back to one of our favorite places

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fatherz
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful and special Valentine's meal! The chef's food choices were extremely creative. (Blueberries and risotto? It worked!) My wife and I will definitely be back.

CO
ChristinaO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The culinary tour of Italy is fantastic! The menu contains unique options that would never be on a regular menu.

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vipTosadiva3
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt very “COVID-safe” while dining. They take your temperature at the door. Much fewer tables on the floor and glass partitions between tables. The servers will not take away or deliver food to your table unless you have your masks up. The food was great. The only small complaint I would have is that the table by the window (which I requested) leaked quite a bit and therefore it was somewhat chilly sitting there. I tried not to let it ruin our evening.

JJ
vipJoleeJ
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our eating experience was outstanding. My friends love good food and this was the best place to go for their birthday celebrations. They were pleased!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food by Chef Juan was fabulous as always. Due to Covid Masking requirements, the service was not as seamless as in the past.

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vipEricM
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the new upstairs dinning room.
The food was great and Peter our Server was Fantastic.
Bartolotta's has gone to great lengths to make us feel safe and comfortable during the Pandemic.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very Covid safe social distancing and masking. Beautiful place, and the Italian regional course meals being offered are beyond amazing. I love a prix fixe menu, very European. The four-course meal scared me at first as I thought I can't eat all that, but the courses are portioned to be able to finish. I slowed down at the meat course but rallied at the dessert course. Enjoy the intimate feeling setting with a lover or a group of friends.

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vipSI123
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Service is incredible and their tasting menu has been phenomenal. Tyrolean has by far been our favorite thus far!

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Jeff
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In today's COVID mad world, Ristorante Bartolotta is a perfect place to have a great meal in a completely safe and friendly environment. The food is terrific, and the service excellent. It is a little expensive, as you would expect under the current circumstances, but well worth it.

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AngelinaW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This menu is outstanding. Never been to Italy...and now, cannot wait. Must try the Spatzle di Spinaci --- complete surprise. Simply outstanding. The Risotto al Mirtilli was my wife's favorite Primi on the Bartolotta Italian Tour. Both the Fagiano alla Crema Di Castagne and the Cariolo al Ginepro was excellent. Fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. 4 courses were all unique in flavor and texture. Will definitely return.

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vipChristopherH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Creative, atypical regional menu excellently prepared in sharing portions. Service was spot on. Excellent recommendations from service staff for wine pairing, menu selections and after dinner drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Wonderful and creative menu!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The COVID-19 policy is fantastic and my husband and I felt incredibly comfortable dining out. Due to COVID-19, the menu is 4-course regionally based and was great! This was preferable to the traditional a la carte menu.
Would recommend, thanks!

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GingerS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at a Bartolotta restaurant is always very special. The new menu is spectacular. It concentrates on different regions of Italy and Sicily. The food is exceptional and the presentation is outstanding. The wait staff are super attentive and are always available to get you what you need and do a great job of explaining the menu and the region where the food comes from. I would highly recommend dining at Ristorante Bartolotta.

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vipkfgf
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great to be back at Ristorante after a long absence. We were there on a Sunday night and it was very quiet - only 4 couples there the entire time. It could be because the Packers had just played (and lost) and no one wanted to go out, or because of covid, or because it was Sunday night. I just hope that business will pick up for their sake.

We had a 4 course special menu. There were several options for each course (appetizer, primi, secondi, and dessert), so anyone could find something that would appeal to them. I had beef carpaccio, a portobello and ricotta dumpling in mushroom sauce, beef goulash, and pear and chocolate streudel. My companion had a duck breast and asparagus appetizer, I don't remember the next course, a venison filet, and tiramisu for dessert. Every course was nicely cooked and presented and, most importantly, very tasty. Ristorante has not lost its touch during the pandemic.

Customers must have temperature taken when they enter and then we had to put our masks on when interacting with the wait staff or moving around the restaurant. When eating a 4 course meal, there is a lot of interaction and, as a result, a lot of masking and unmasking. The meal was still worth it. Please support our local restaurants!

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KaseyG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Wait staff was helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

DR
DanR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a world-class dinner. The venison entree was some of the best meat we’ve ever tasted. The service was great and there were no concerns about being too close to other tables.

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NewBerlinfoodie
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just gets better every time we go. COVID protocols make us feel very safe and regional menu is awesome.

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eatoutmore
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dinner menu. We had a four courses with many delicious selections.

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vipSlipped
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience we have had in years

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vipNorthShoreCoppolaCrazies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding new menu, simply delightful tastes and love the ingenuity of the chef to pair all courses! Bon Apetite, a must for any foody to experience. Wait staff beyond attentive but classic to the entire restaurant group-

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I am impressed with how the restaurant management and staff have been very innovative in their efforts to ensure the experience is as close to normal as possible during these unusual times.

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senao
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and anniversary celebration

JP
JPDIPSO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some hits and some misses. The lava cake was overdone/dry. The Uovo in raviolo del “Maestro Valentino” was wonderful. The Grigliata mista di carne was like the initial comment (pork rib seened 'tired and dry". The lobster special was a bit on the overcooked side as well. A quality decanting of wine will also ensure the lees remain in the bottle and not carried over to the decanting vessel/glasses. Recommend with "reservations".

SG
SteveG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with all aspects of our dinner experience and especially impressed with the restaurant's Covid precautions - temperature test at the door, masks required when addressing the servers. Additionally, the food was memorable, absolutely fabulous !

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Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa is rated 4.8 stars by 2711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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