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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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year and celebrate with Ristorante Bartolotta. From 5pm - 6:30pm only we will offer a 3 course set menu for $75. After 6:30 until 10pm we are offering a 4 course set menu for $90. The menu will be a combination of exciting new items and old favorites. Make your reservations now!

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.7

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (8)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined a day ago

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Their Holiday Lunch is always fantastic!

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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was excellent as always!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a last minute reservation later i the evening. We had great drinks, some appetite dishes and some salads due to the late hour. Food was great and plan to revisit and try the full menu. Great service and experience overall

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Intimate setting. Comfortable. Well made and properly served cocktails. Staff well versed on menu, kind, attentive and service oriented. Truffle dishes are excellent with appropriate portions. Authentic and best desserts ever!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, the food was stellar. All in our party appreciated the complexity of flavors and delicious options for those who were gluten free. And the desserts were lovely. The Budino al Caramelo was beautiful and a non-dessert persons bliss!

One unfortunate note was the lovely bottles of wine we had, Terre Rare Carignano Del Sulcis, had sediment left behind in glasses. When we asked for the next bottle to be decanted, the waiter didn't seem to understand what that meant, and just dumped the bottle into a carafe. No filtering or placed in a true decanter. When we poured the second bottle of wine we still had sediment in our glasses. A real fail from our perspective.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My girlfriend is still raving about that being the best meal in her life

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing, well prepared food & drinks. Perfect for a date night.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome dinner. A little pricey....... awesome dinner. Price ??? Return visit in the plans.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service was exceptionally good. They did a great job in accommodating a special seating request.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrated my birthday at the restaurant that launched the Bartolotta empire. As always, the food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. My wife raved about her tomato and gorgonzola salad and I loved the duck ragu pasta. There are lots of restaurants closer to home, but none that we enjoy more than Bartolotta's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Overal the Food and / or menu options were good. It was a bit on the pricey side. Service was great. Our server was very attentive. Parking was a challenge. I'd go back and/or recommend however . A good option for the Milwaukee market.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always, the food and service were wonderful. Had a great time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It's white truffle season and the menu options are terrific.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our go-to place for a great dinner when we are in the Wauwatosa area. Very good food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always Fabulous! The white truffles are amazing! Come to celebrate my cousins birthday every November.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great. It was our first time there and we were impressed with the service and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful dining experience with my wife and friends we had t seen for many years from college and work. The food and service were both excellent. As an appetizer. We shared the calamari which was done perfectly. My wife ordered the spiny lobster dish which she was looking forward to having and it was prepared perfectly. I had the duck and pasta dish which was also delicious. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake. The service was fantastic and atmosphere was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, can substitute and very accommodating . Wait staff is friendly & professional. Very relaxing with good food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service and food was excellent.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent, from appetizer to chefs menu, to standard menu (duck ragu), I look forward to every reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was stellar. The gentleman who took care of us gave great recommendations. Overall a lovely experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a nice time. The food was good. There was nothing about the restaurant that knocked our socks off. The food seemed priced higher than the meals warranted. The service was on the slower side and it was pretty apparent they didn’t put our entrees in when we ordered them. We had a night without kids so that didn’t bother us. Because the food wasn’t spectacular, we probably won’t be back as we can find a better value at other eateries we love.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were uncertain what we would find as it has been 12 years since our last visit. It was wonderful and we left happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Bartolotta’s will continue to be my go-to restaurant. The food and service is outstanding. You are never rushed. My favorites are the chicken with caramelized Brussels sprouts paired with your favorite wine and then of course the best Tiramisu dessert ever! We have literally ordered this dessert as a take out in a large party pan we love it so much. Thank you Joe Bartolotta for one amazing restaurant❤️

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was incredible. Service is pathetic, arguably the worst I have ever had

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Handmade pastas and seafood are exceptional! Duck Ragu - always a winner. Server very knowledgeable about the wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The calamari was fabulous and so was the service!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We make it to Bartolotta's at least twice a year. Our favorite is the lobster spaghetti and the cabrese salad. The wine selection is outstanding and if you need help with a food/wine pairing the wait staff is extremely helpful. Both the service and the food are consistently great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fantastic calamari, risotto and the best beef filet I have ever had. The chicken was slightly dry and the skin was not crisp. We finished with a great cheese board, but the bread was burnt on the bottom. Overall, exceptional with a few missteps.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We dined here for our anniversary and it was perfect. Nice atmosphere, great food, excellent wine selection, and superior service.

Our service team was Jeff and Tony. They were personable, knowledgable, and attentive. Kudos to both of them for making our evening enjoyable.

The only thing I'd change is portion size. Just slightly more would be a better value. No complaints about preparation, presentation, or quality ingredients. Five stars for those.

We absolutely will dine here again and recommend it to others.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service is always top notch. This is one our favorite restaurants when we are in Wisconsin for the summer. Duck pasta and the lobster pasta is as good as it gets!! Best tiramisu in Wisconsin! Will be back many times!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always loved this restaurant - food this time was average and completely overpriced for a bowl of pasta, flourless chocolate cake was literally a sliver
My daughter ordered an Italian soda--server placed a whole liter on the table and charged $10?
Service was less than expected
Disappointed, will be returning to our favorite, Lake Park Bistro

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was attentive but not cloying.
The food was well made and memorable.
The drinks were superb.

We will be returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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