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About Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

The flagship of the Bartolotta Restaurants, Ristorante Bartolotta opened in Wauwatosa in 1993 and has been a local favorite ever since. Regularly voted the best Italian in Milwaukee, the charming Ristorante Bartolotta features handmade pastas and rustic Northern Italian cooking, with a chef's tasting menu that changes ever so often by the season.

7616 W. State Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Harwood Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 771-7910

Website:
http://www.bartolottaristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Chef's Special Menu changes often and always offers the best authentic regional Italian cuisine. Peruse our all-Italian wine list of over 200 labels - you will surely find some new favorites! Enjoy half-off bottles of wine under $100 every Monday and Tuesday night.

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

Executive Chef:
Juan Urbieta

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/ristorante-bartolotta/ to see upcoming events at Ristorante Bartolotta!

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Authentic (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Waterfront (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined a day ago

Love the ambiance. Delicious food.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food/experience overall. Not much elbow room at the table we were seated at. Some of the tables seemed pretty close together.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Newish to Milwaukee Dining Scene:
We recently moved back to Milwaukee and decided to celebrate the move back at Ristorante. The service was excellent. My wife and I️ were not crazy about how tight the table spacing was, and found the food to be in between “ok” and “good”. Not sure if this is the best Milwaukee has to offer for Italian but we did love our wine so we are willing to give it another try.

Pro Tip: eat at the bar

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

We always LOVE the food, the atmosphere & the service. Exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This quaint restaurant provides the perfect venue for a special occasion. The food is exquisite and the service friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is warm and romantic. We have been here on several occasions and the food and service are consistently wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Pacing of courses was too rapid-we both ordered chefs tasting menu and food came so quickly we could not really savor each course. Nice touch comping dessert wine to help us celebrate our anniversary

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing as usual! My favorite restaurant for years!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was good but just decent. Service was extremely poor. Waited at least 15 mins before we were served water and greeted at our table after being seated. Confused about who our wait person was and the person who appeared to be the assigned server did not seem to be overly concerned with providing service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was spectacular; the best, most delicious gluten free pasta I’ve had. Hubby’s strip steak special was ... chewy and underwhelming. Our servers, Nick and Samuel, were amazing and attentive and helpful. Really noisy because people tried to talk over the music - good music, just too loud. Why is this? All in all a lovely evening. We will return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent as usual.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the cozy atmosphere but a little pricey. We all had pasta and the portion sizes
for the price could have been better.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner with my daughter and son in law, another great meal once again.

Service was spot on! Everything from drinks, to appetizers, main course, espresso and dessert were delicious. New seasonal soup option and pasta option were delicious, first day of serving I believe.

Never disappointing always a treat, i'll be looking forward to another visit soon!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, and quick to offer suggestions. We had never been to this restaurant and the experience was pleasant. It was a little hard to hear each other at times, and the parking is truly a challenge, but we're glad we spent a birthday here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food at a great restaurant. The waiter helped us select our wine and the white truffle entrees were tremendous.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Annual Christmas & New Years lunch with old friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Family post Christmas dinner. Nicely paced and not rushed. Waitress didn’t check back very often. Menu could have a few more choices and maybe a daily special, but we all liked our 3 different entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have dined there many times. This particular time the service was fine. Although, it was not up to the standard I have been used to. The food was very good, and they immediately addressed a problem we encountered. I would still recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love the special lunches during the holidays! Try to go to each year and the food is always terrific.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everyone had a great meal except the veal was a little tough.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Duck Raghu was outstanding! Peyam, the waiter recommended a great wine to accompany it. Overall, will definitely return.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Try enjoyable evening

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love the coziness of this restaurant. The food and service were superb. I will definitely come again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and I went here in a date and loved experiencing a Bartolotta restaurant for the first time. Our service gave us space which allowed us to experience the ambience. The food was fantastic and something very different for is to try. The wine that was suggested was very pleasant.
I would highly recommend Ristorante Bartolotta.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a holiday get together. The acoustics are terrible. We could not hear each other. We ordered the $45 ravioli each. It was one raviollii. It was not amazing and we had to go across the street to grab more food. Really disappointing.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was not what we expect from a Baralottas restaurant-service was off all night and food was good, but over cooked, which is something again you do not expect from a restaurant of this caliber-disappointing-maybe Baralottas is spreading themselves to thin these days

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wait staff was excellent! Very patient with menu questions, and knowledgeable about the choices. Made lunch pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 18, 2017

White truffles always a treat during the holidays.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great restaurant for celebration for holidays

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food. Authentic Italian food in Wisconsin. Highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, didn't tell the staff but the servers overheard our conversation and surprised him with a candle!
Met Paul Bartolotta as we were leaving, what a thrill...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a very mixed outcome here.

Out waitstaff (Payam and Tony) were outstanding.

My wife's dinner and my mother's dinner were almost inedible. The octopus was burnt to a crisp and just tasted of burn, ruining the rest of the dish. My steak was very good. The appetizers and desserts were well done.

The space was very tight and as it filled up, the noise level rose to make conversation difficult.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

All great. Server should carry cocktails from bar to table. Didn’t. Otherwise, fabulous food and wine. Duck ragu was magnificent.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences. There were 7 of us celebrating a holiday get-together, and we were crammed into a table like sardines. It was obvious that the server wanted us in and out. We had to ask her twice to explain the specials before she did. When we asked for a second bottle of wine, her answer was, "Oh, that's our last bottle -- want something else." One of the diners ordered a small portion of Gnocchi -- cost $45!! Overpriced - ridiculously overpriced. The price for 2 scallops was also overpriced. All of us dine out frequently and enjoy good food. We have had far superior meals at other restaurants in Milwaukee for a far less price. It was a great disappointment.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

All around fabulous, as usual. White truffle season is not to be missed, as the special truffle dishes this time of year are truly memorable.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food, pictueresque place, pictueresque location, great service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I always love exploring the wine list and menu dello chef at Ristorante Bartolotta but the holiday lunches are my absolute favorite. Consistently delicious, fun, and just special. The zuppa, uovo, and mango mousse were ordered at the recommendation of our server and did not disappoint. Zuppa was perhaps a little sweet for my taste but enjoyable, the uovo is heaven, and I wouldn't have ordered the mango mousse had the server not suggested it but it was incredible, not too sweet, and topped with mango slices and a gooseberry. My husband had the reliably good caesar salad, risotto with truffles, and tiramisu. We both enjoyed a glass of the red blend - only $6. Can't wait to do this again next year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Their Holiday Lunch is always fantastic!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Everyone was fantastic. Great waiter and food was outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always an amazing experience. The food was wonderful and the service is amazing. One of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food and atmosphere is always fabulous! We love taking advantage of the December lunch option.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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