Villa Dolce

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$30 and under
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Italian
A modern Italian cafe in the heart of downtown historic Middleton. With a contemporary vibe this fusion Italian gem features unique topping gourmet pizzas, handmade pasta and famous Gelato.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. ALWAYS excellent food and friendly staff.

GB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very good experience in no small part because we were seated outside in the alcove. This was then much quieter than inside and we were able to carry on a good conversation with our friends. The service was good as was the food. We will be back.

t
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Villa Dolce's commitment to quality is impressive. So many restaurants take the foot off the accelerator after a few years, but not here. It's as wonderful as it was the first time we ate here years ago. Gently friendly service, too. We love this place.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizza and great drinks, excellent service as well. We also enjoyed our bruschetta and dessert as well. Casual, semi-European ambiance; quite busy but still private. Top notch value too, quite a gem in Middleton.

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TC
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went out for a pizza, salad and some wine. Our server was excellent. Food was delicious. Added some gelato for desert. All in all a great night out.

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RE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. I had the grilled shrimp and scallop pasta. Servers are always nice.

S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful and beautiful night outside!

m
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Villa Dolce for pizza or for a drink and appetizer, or dessert but not for an entree' The dinner entree was overpriced for what we received ( $30 a plate). We both ordered seafood dishes that had few pieces of seafood for the price - one dish was loaded with vegetables and the other dish was loaded with pasta. At $30 a plate, I expect a little more. Martini and wine was good. service was good. They are always friendly and food is usually good.

OH
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

G
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but we were disappointed in how loud it was in the room where we dined - made it difficult to converse.

OT
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, wonderful service and atmosphere- will definitely return

DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had mushroom ravioli. Delicious! Comfy ambiance. My son tried the barbecue chicken pizza and liked that.

G
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Calamari appetizer lightly fried and very tasty. Gelato
A home run. Noisy.

JB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meal, great place for dinner

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice. First time will come again. Server was lovely but a tad slow. It was a busy Friday night. We all enjoyed it and will come back. Food very good.

MD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Villa Dolce...great food, ambience and service in happening downtown Middleton. It's always a treat.

S
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Villa Dolce, and we will return. There was a group of about 20 people in the same area we were in, but it did not slow down our service, and the noise level was still good. That was amazing. Great wait staff with several people helping take orders, bring food, bring our bill, take our payment, etc. Our food was just delicious. I had the wild mushroom ravioli, and I loved it. I would have liked a couple more raviolis and a few less mushrooms, but I would order it again as I had it. My husband had the sausage plate (sausage made with lamb & beef) & the sausages were just outstanding. The bread rolls must be homemade, and they were so much better than most restaurants. We will definitely return. So nice to have discovered this great restaurant, and we will recommend it to our friends.

TC
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a last minute reservation. Ate earlier than usual. Service was excellent. Salmon special and pasta bolognese were very good entrees. Waldorf salad is always good. All in all a great meal.

GW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Middleton period. We love it and keep coming back.

TF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Villa Dolce is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always amazing and the service is outstanding.

GL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not know this restaurant. We left Milwaukee on our way to American Players Theatre. This was a convenient stop. It will now be our regular when we go to APT. Everything about it was excellent. Thanks!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Consistently delicious food!

SG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyone was friendly and efficient. Reservation was helpful. Food was excellent. So very busy, noise level was a bit high but not horrible.

MD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Villa Dolce and return often. A great combination of great food, perfect location, wonderful owners and service. Highly recommend it.

TC
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with our almost three year old grandson. Our server quickly took our order and our salads and entrees were delivered quickly. Everything was delicious and our server responded quickly to our grandson’s requests. A bit hectic but a wonderful evening with our family.

EK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta and good wine selection. Good bread and quiet atmosphere

MA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love sharing a meal with my husband here! The decor is unique and relaxing! The food is always delicious! Tried the grilled seafood platter this time and everything was perfect!

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this restaurant. Great food, great staff and great atmosphere.

CS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite dinner location. Food is always great, and service is exceptional. Due to the size of the restaurant it can get a little noisy when it's busy, but well worth dealing with a little extra volume to experience the unique ambiance.

JG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and perfect. The caprese Salad with the creamy burrata was outstanding. I’d go back again soon!

DG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Always love this pkace

r
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Villa Dolce is a great little spot in downtown Middleton. It has a nice menu with a variety of nice choices. The serving staff is engaging and friendly. The food is served quickly, and is very tasty.

LT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Stick with the pizza which is a bit pricey but solid. We had the grilled fish enrtree which was dull.

JP
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, one of our favorites.

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely porch for outside dining. Food was very good.

WC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really nice ambiance. Food was ok. Ice cream was excellent. Prices were extremely high for portion/food quality (e.g., Caesar salad with just greens, bread crumbs and a small salmon piece was $21). Saving note is that the draft beer was only $5 a glass. I'd say great place for beer and hors d'oeuvres. Get the Goat Cheese Bruschetta and pair with their draft IPA.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose to sit at one of your outdoor tables
and enjoy the beautiful day!
This was our first time here. We had a friendly and attentive waitress and enjoyed a delicious lunch!

RM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought out of town quests. They thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We had the chicken pasta special and the pizza. All was very good and we will return soon.

SC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is such a surprise. Wonderful rooms with character and lovely table settings. Our server took drink orders immediately and when delivered told us about the specials. Three of us ordered the Shrimp Pasta special which was superb and one ordered the salmon that they liked very much. The noise level grew as the evening wore on. By 7:30 the noise level was so high we decided against dessert but we enjoyed the 6-7:15 part of the evening and will return.

BR
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The salad was outstanding. The salmon special was over cooked and swimming in a heavy sauce with a sparse amount of asparagus

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