Zarletti - Downtown

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 Birthday for our daughter

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

DL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

DD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

OT
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

MM
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.

MA
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!

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

SF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VS
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.

OT
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.

JZ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit and our waiter made the evening ... wish I could remember her name.
She actually made me realize what a treat it is to have good service. She was on top of every part of the meal but never obtrusive. Our table of four enjoyed traditional fare as well as innovative specials of the night. Portions were just right. All delicious. Can't wait to go back again.

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was tremendously knowledgeable regarding the menu and course offerings. His suggestions changed our meal from terrific to fantastic.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service outstanding, food superb!! Great value for the price. Only complaint is that you are squeezed in like sardines. I felt sorry for the wait staff trying to navigate between the tables— but don’t let this stop you from eating at this fabulous Milwaukee establishment!!!

K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conner was very attentive and appreciated the wine compliments of the restaurant for our anniversary. The appetizer plate was very good.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent; each of the four in our party ordered a different dish-each dish lived up to the waitress's billing; service was outstanding-our waitress was extremely attentive and thoroughly knew the menu as she provided great insight into each dish we inquired about. Valet parking was quick and easy. Overall, a great experience!

AZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

a good spot near the Pfister hotel. like a New York city spot. Good value and interesting assortment
Like it, because I like New York dinning. Please do not take children.. you will ruin it.

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AN
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant is small; food is very good. Can’t go wrong w pasta dish. Salads & desserts are good too!

BT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL,THE FOOD, SERVICE THE WINE

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Fantastic food served at a relaxed easy pace. Wouldn't change a thing. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was on point, but the whole experience was spoiled becoz 2 guys got into a fight. I was amazed that restraint didn’t even tried to stop em or never really cared about other customer as that affected others experience. Disappointing

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and yummy food.

TL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

h
Milwaukee
317 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy loud night. Food excellent as usual. Wait staff worked hard

r
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. But they wanted to sit us by the door on a freezing night when restaurant was half empty. We were after asking able to sit further into the restaurant but waiters kept hitting our chair legs when walking by. Very tight space... Had a carbonara which waiter made a point to explain that it wasn't made with cream (is it ever??). But it was made with large tube shape pasta instead of spaghetti or linguini - that was the odd part which wasn't explained! It was tasty though. Enjoyed the evening. Would recommend.

NM
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was amazing!! Our server recommended excellent wine as well. I am in town with customers about 2 xs/year and we always come here!

JW
Charleston
125 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service at this restaurant is "always" amazing! Authentic Italian meals served piping hot and delicious. Wine list is very nice as well. The group had a wonderful time and will return to try another entrée.

J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding. Very tight between tables.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and dining experience. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience for our anniversary. The service was outstanding, and the food was even better with great selections of drinks.

MS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Mussels appetizer was delicious. Salad and entrees (swordfish and grouper specials) uninspired and overpriced.

W
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Zarletti's for a NYE dinner and it was really amazing! We both had the Gorgonzola salad with spinach and the balsamic vinaigrette they used was very flavorful. I ordered the Grouper with Door County cherry sauce and asparagus and my husband ordered a filet with blue cheeses mashed potatoes. Both were very good. We will definitely be back to try some pasta.

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the panzanella salad to the special ragu to dessert, everything was perfect. Amazing service and food! Thank you for making our brief stay in Milwaukee memorable.