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Zarletti - Downtown

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1951 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
DINE IN & CURB SIDE SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE!

CURBSIDE FOOD AND RETAIL WINE SERVICE
MONDAY-SATURDAY 1:00PM-8:00PM

DINE IN FOR DINNER ONLY
MONDAY-THURSDAY 4PM-8PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 4PM-9PM

PLEASE CALL 414-225-0000

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Zarletti is a fine dining northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Executive chef and owner Brian C. Zarletti focuses on creating regional Italian cuisine inspired by lessons learned in his grandmother’s kitchen and on his extensive travels in Italy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1951 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBryanS1980
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Thanks for making our night away a great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience2

We got sat in the back corner of the bar when there were a lot of other seating options. Also the service was good but I felt like I was getting interrupted every five minutes by the server asking if we need anything and if everything tasted good. I could not have a full conversation with my husband. The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and food !!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. And with the updates to their restaurant and staff to provide a safer dining experience, it did not take away from the atmosphere or amzing food and service.

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insearchof
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back. The screens between the tables were a nice touch. The food, cocktails and service were excellant as usual. I appreciate the extra effort they are making during these challenging times.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Brian (GM) is very welcoming and personable.

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STEVENH
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will not be the last! What an incredible evening. Everything was on point for a high end dining experience. First item to point out in this COVID19 environment was how clean everything was and how well the designers incorporated PPE into the seating arrangements. Felt safe and aesthetically pleasing not distracting to the ambiance whatsoever. Second, was the service. We were graced with the manager serving us for our anniversary. She was exceptional in her knowledge of the dishes, answering questions, timing of plates, waters being filled without knowing. Absolute pro server. Nice to see a manager know how to roll up the sleeves and lead by example. Third and most importantly the food, wow, well done by the chef. Need to meet the staff next time I go. Our starter was the classic caprese with home made mozzarella. It was noticeable that you could taste everything in each bite. The perfect balance of basil, tomato and mozzarella with the appropriate amount of aged balsamic and olive oil. Although simple, the attention to detail hinted to me that we have a great chef in the kitchen and I couldn't wait to try the next dish. For our pasta dish, we had the homemade ravioli stuffed with a mouth watering brazed beef/veal/sausage blend that was delectable. For our main dish, we had the salmon cooked medium in a perfectly balanced white wine/lemon/olive oil. Delicious. I had the classic Ossobuco. The veal shank was fall apart succulent wonderfully paired with gnocchi. Was even served with a small spoon for the bone marrow. All in all, top 3 dining experience in MKE which has many wonderful restaurants. Can't wait to go back and try another dish!

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Bella
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was top notch.

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KH12
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Easily the best Italian dining experience in Wisconsin.

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vipTktosa
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back from pre-COVID. They did a real nice separation at the bar with seats of two separated by glass. Tables spread out. Food was great as always.

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JefferyH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend!! Service, Food was spectacular. Can not wait to go back and try more menu items.

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vipabcd
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Milwaukee and always excellent service.

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CharlesW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was new, but very knowledgeable and well trained. The special, skate and the duck ragu, were outstanding. We enjoyed being seated near the window to watch the world (or at least Milwaukee) go by. We will be back.

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vipCatfan
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Zarletti. We always feel welcomed, the service is great whether we have one of the seasoned professionals or a new server, and the food is always amazing. This is our go to restaurant in Milwaukee!!

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vipjoeb
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Zarletti’s knocks it out of the park. Food is always spot on. Service is wonderful.

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JamesM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared and presented perfectly, the wine excellent with the grouper, the aperol spritz were exactly as we had on on the island of Murano and the service outstanding. What's not to like about this dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was warm, and it was perfect to celebrate my mom’s birthday! Our server, Emily, helped us choose fantastic meal options, and she returned to our table regularly to ensure we were having a great experience. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Wonderful Italian experience.

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great staff, great atmosphere! We totally recommend it for dinner!!

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BrenB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and authentic Italian. Great ambiance. Wait staff very knowledgeable w unique menu.

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Hans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The Osso Buco did not live up to expectations. Just bone, fat and marrow, there were barely 2 mouthfuls of edible meat present.

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vipErinisle
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We always sit at the bar because Bryan the manager/bartender is incredibly knowledgeable and great to talk with!

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bernii
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back!!! So good. Ambiance, service, wine selection and the food choices were wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 Birthday for our daughter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great!! Ambience lively...a bit noisy. Only negative was we felt a bit rushed by our waiter although he was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine

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vipDougL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked in the door and was warmly greeted I knew I’d chosen the right restaurant for the evening. Lots of regulars welcomed by name by the staff. Dined at the bar where the bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine list and menu. Very helpful suggesting menu items that paired well with the Brunello I had chosen. Followed his lead and had a great meal. I’ll return whenever I’m back in town. Highly recommend!

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DavidD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service; we will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and superb attention and service by Bryan the bar host !!
Dave Gregg and Veronica

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MichaelM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner at Zarletti! My seafood pasta was outstanding and my wife loved her filet. The service was top notch as well. We arrived 15 minutes early (we had a reservation) and they were able to seat us right away. Staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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MaryA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Valentine's Day to celebrate multiple things (an anniversary, a birthday, etc.), and we were incredibly impressed by the quality of service and attention to detail! They went above and beyond to make our evening special, all on arguably the busiest day of the year for restaurants. The food was excellent, and the advice given for wine selection was spot-on. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was very attentive and food was pretty good. A bit pricey for the food. Cocktail was good but also a bit pricey for what it was. Definitely a place for special occasions only unless you’re very well off and afford $100+ dinners for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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SteveF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Very fresh flavors. A great new find!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 18th birthday and we had the most wonderful waitress!!

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VeroniqueS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Zarletti's is an amazing dining experience. I have been there several times, but was put in a back corner high-top when other table clearly open.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual! Some of the party hadn’t been there before and they said they would come back. Our server was excellent and very attentive.

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat there whenever in town; food, service, and atmosphere great! Staff fabulous!

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JeffA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zarletti's!!! Great wine and food. Always a pure pleasure dining here.

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Zarletti - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1951 OpenTable diners.

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