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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.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Street parking & 3 Public lots within 1 block of restaurant.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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❤️
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.
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.
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
Dinner out with daughter/ son in law, and Ristorante did not disappoint per usual.
Prompt very attentive service. Appetizers including bruschetta from the seasonal menu were spot on delicious. Main courses were both outstanding, pasta was perfect and both types of Ragu so rich and delicious. Desserts and espresso very good.
Always a great meal and great time at the Ristorante, they have yet to dissapoint me in all these years. I'll make sure to be back sooner rather than later!
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