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Zarletti - Downtown

4.8
2007 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 2007 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplisak7001
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and the food was outstanding! We all had the pistachio crusted halibut with the cherry beurre Blanc sauce, julienned vegetables, potatoes and a half order of the
Mushroom Pappardelle. The Super Tuscan was the perfect compliment and the Tiramisu for dessert was delicious. This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in town. I have yet to have a bad let alone a mediocre experience here. Bravo Zarletti and thank you!

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

Always amazing food and amazing staff. Great little joint tucked in downtown Milwaukee which has otherwise limited food choices. Great for dates or just a great meal.

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JamesM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first night dining inside since the world has changed. The calamari appetizer stuffed with crabmeat was just fantastic. It was wonderful to see that Zarletti's has kept up with innovative dining in the current restricted world. Service was impeccable along with generous portions. The only downside was that the restaurant was not as lively as it was when we were there in February.

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Recommend trying some of their cocktails and specials they have for the day. Great spot for high end italian dining.

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Dave
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing Anniversary at Zarletti. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back! Our server was top notch and the food was spectacular. We enjoyed handmade pasta and a halibut special that was to die for. we even took advantage of their wine special and purchased an extra bottle to take home.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. We sat at the bar and Bryan took care of us. He was knowledgeable, personable and gave amazing service. Food was out of this world and is the best Italian we have had in a long time. We felt very safe with all of the Covid protocols and precautions. Thanks for such a great dinner, we can’t wait to come back.

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Kelley
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Food was excellent and we had great assistance with menu and food choices from Brian, he helped to make our evening very special. The restaurant has taken thorough steps to make sure diners have social distance from others and yet can enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the restaurant and downtown location. We felt very safe, and we will be back!

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Betts
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

we ate outside on sidewalk so that is lack of ambiance but our choice. The food was out of this world, we shared some pasta for a first course and it was just amazing. I had lemon veal , and it was best I have ever had. My friend had fish she raved about. I had an outstanding manhattan, ok I had two...overall the food could not have been better.
we had a very attentive and pleasant waiter , there are not heaters but it was fine this evening to be outside. It appeared to be quite a few diners inside as well. They have put up partitions at their bar every two people, very innovative and safe looking . I would highly recommend Zarletti's.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and felt safe with the social distancing measures taken.

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VaniaP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went out for a friends birthday dinner, she got the bolognese (4/5) and I got the truffle oil pappardelle pasta (5/5). Overall we had a great time!

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ScottM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! The dining room has been redesigned for the pandemic, and we felt comfortable eating here. The food, as always, is exceptional. The staff are welcoming, educated and professional.

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LauraW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Milwaukee gem continues to shine, even in Covid times. I’ve been reticent to eat indoors, like so many are, but Zarletti put all my worries at ease with their protocols. Food and service were impeccable as well. It was a delightful evening.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and service was excellent. Our server offered good recommendations and the restaurant was quiet. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

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vipJeffW
Charleston
138 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal outside enjoying the sounds of the city! Started with a few wonderful appetizers and a glass of Italian wine. Then moved to the entrees having halibut while others in the group flocked to the pasta fungi. Amazing meal and service with "Ceasar" is always on point - professional, attentive and great personality! See you all soon!

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SusanFay
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date,
night out, easy to converse,
Noise level low
You won’t be disappointed

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dining experience. Second time here since C-19 and they definitely do it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always there a consistency of purpose which is there secret to success

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Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well set up for covid-19. Excellent food and exceptional service

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PRE1
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Bolognese is excellent. Good wine.

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vipGreat
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Service was just as good. Gave us room to talk yet were friendly and efficient.

JM
vipJeffM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration they were amazing

JW
vipJeffW
Charleston
138 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was very nice as we sat outside enjoying downtown! Very quiet and pleasant. Service was amazing as usual! Very attentive and never wanting or waiting for anything. The pappardelle pasta was incredible!! Piping hot and delicious. Wine paired wonderfully with the meal as well. See you again soon!!

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Arlener
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my entire meal, from the dipping

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great staff!

MF
vipMuskegoFoodie
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful accommodations for Covid 19. Still great food and service. This was our first meal out and didn’t feel any stress about the virus. Thank you team Zarletti.

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was first class. There was an issue with our dinner and they took care of it before we even knew offering us a free dessert. The food was very good. Great bread and olive oil. Partions are in place, but it is a smaller place, so if I couldn't sit outside, I would get take out.

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vipChris
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and anniversary. Food and staff were great. Only glitch was the food was a bit slow out of the kitchen. Fortunately we were not in a hurry.

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vipClaudiaG
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service. Everything was made with care and attention to detail. I really enjoyed the pan seared salmon and our guests loved the ragu, tiramisu and cannoli. They did a great job dividing up the restaurant for social distancing.
Help support our local restaurants! Zarletti deserves a visit.

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PerriT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Me and my boyfriend had never been there before and I’m glad I picked this place! Food was great, drinks were great, service was amazing, and they’re practicing social distancing very well. I see why it’s one of the top restaurants in Milwaukee!

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vipjohnm
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very wonderful interior response to covid. Good designers!

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RichardR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent wine! Excellent (FRESH) pasta! Our waiter (Nick) was a delight. We would recommend to anyone looking for a good experience...............

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somethoughts
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. The Osso Bucco...halibut encrusted..beautiful bread salad.... they've social distanced with privacy panels. We'd try outside too. So delicious and never disappointed.

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RobF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in town. innovative build out for social distancing that allows for nice dining experience with your guests. halibut in cherry beurre blanc was outstanding

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vipyeyeye
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service!

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StephF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual. Ravioli was delicious. Mushroom chicken pasta was tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan is hands-down the best person in the whole restaurant.
We came back for anniversary dinner just for this restaurant! We definitely recommend, The food is phenomenal and the service is exceptional. 5 stars

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DianeK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, wonderful service. A fine Italian restaurant.

TK
TKeeg
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing: Pheasant Ragu , Mushroom Pasta, Lamb Lolly Pop. Service was great as well. Noise level was perfect; didn't have to raise my voice to talk to my wife and could hear other tables easily.

FAQs

Zarletti - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 2007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.