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Zarletti - Downtown

4.6
1465 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Phone number
(414) 225-0000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian C. Zarletti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Milwaukee & Mason
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Parking details
Valet available Thursday - Saturday (PM)
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1465 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wow, all four of us enjoyed every bite! This was such a memorable evening for us: great wine, even better food, fun people in tables that are darned close together, and excellent service. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable. I can see why many revisit this place regularly!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were in town for a performance at the theatre and had dinner on Saturday evening. Both of our fish entrees were excellent! Would definitely order seafood here again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Slight mix up with our order but our server made things right.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A frequent customer, I love Zarletti. The food is excellent, fresh and well-presented. The wine list is great but surpassed by the service. A great spot for a show night as it’s a short walk to the theaters from there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Zarletti is a gem. Everything was delicious- from our wine, to our appetizers, to our entrees and dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really enjoyed the place, food was very good; anrancini, stuffed pork chop, 4 cheese ravioli and cheesecake. All looked great and tasted better, great service with Karen also.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic service and great food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent all around.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was delicious and the server was great too! I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Another wonderful evening at Zarletti. The food and wine were superb, but it was Matt’s impeccable service and excellent recommendations that made it a truly special evening.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was superb. Curt was an attentive and a fantastic waiter. The staff was attentive and respectful. An absolutely wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, charming place. Excellent staff, very friendly. Excellent food!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was very good. I'll go back to try different plates.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Zarletti's was awesome as always. We've never had a bad experience there. Our waitress Brianne was pleasant, knowledgeable and personable. What a wonderful server! Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Was meeting a friend that flew in from San Diego. I had a late reservation. Instead of rushing us through the staff was very attentive and relaxed . Didn’t feel pressured to hurry. Had a great meal. Lovely atmosphere. Great wine list.
My only complaint is I wish they had more fish entrées on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love this restaurant but was sad when we got there that they got rid of my favorite dish.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A cozy spot with good service and atmosphere. Unfortunately the food is not quite up to scratch.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great dinner with family prior to heading to Broadway Musical. Food was great with much variety to pick from. This was our third time eating here and it has been great everytime.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Consistently excellent and innovative cuisine and delectable pasta

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Second time enjoying Zarletti's and was just as impressed this time as I was the first! The attention of the staff is second to none. The food was impeccable and given 10 thumbs up...there were five of us!

If you love Italian, make sure you check out Zarletti's. You won't be disappointed. The quality and taste of the meals will delight everyone, even those who might be a bit picky.

Our waitress, Liana (sp?), was very helpful. When we were discussing sharing an antipasta, Gamberi Pancetta, which normally comes with three shrimp, she offered to bring four shrimp so everyone could try one! She had originally had offered five, for our entire table, but we had someone with shellfish allergies, which is why she changed it to four.

I could write a small novel on my love of Zarletti's, but you get the idea. It's a restaurant you need to add to your list of "Must visit restaurants".

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

the food was very good and the server was knowledgable about wine pairing with our meals.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food and wine were amazing! Halibut with pistachio-delicious! Karen was fab - reviewed wine list and menu in detail ~ made great suggestions ~ sweet and fun! Great experience - will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome food and dining experience

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was great. Ravioli and pasta very, very good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Anniversary. Hostess acknowledged as well as Curt our waiter. Curt was very pleasant and patient in explaining the specials in detail. We had a great time. Our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a last minute reservation. The server Corrie was good and engaging with us. Our choices of seafood and risotto were both excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lovely wine selection to match menu items. Plenty of variety of menu items for both traditional and foodie Italian favorites. Looking forward to our second visit to try more menu items!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The menu was a little limited, but the foods we had was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent. Would recommend it to anyone. Food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A place we will return too. Vert nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK is that 50

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were not impressed with the food or prices. The restaurant is quite pretty but the food was just average and prices were fairly high. Our server was exceptional. I was put off that they charged an extra $2.00 for anchovies in a Cesar salad - I thought that was part of the salad. There was nothing bad at the restaurant - just not as good as we hoped.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Zarletti's is one of maybe three places we love to go to when we need to be downtown. Part of its charm is the closeness of the tables and the hustle of the waitstaff. The food is consistently top notch and authentic - northern and southern Italian dishes. I have a hard time getting past the osso bucco on the menu because it's just t hat good - so flavorful and tender. I sampl;ed my partner's veal picatta (sic) crispy with a lemon and white wine finish, and it also was fork tender and not dry.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I was there for my son’s birthday. I mentioned it in the reservation and they remembered.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Delicious , creative food.
Great service. Lovely atmosphere .So enjoyed my pistachio encrusted halibut with Door County cherries! Next time we are in Milwaukee we will return!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Ambience is crowded and a bit loud.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As always, food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very good food and attentive service

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our food was fresh and delicious. It was a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We have been to the restaurant before so familiar with the offerings. This trip was to celebrate my wife's birthday and we couldn't have had a better time. Hats off to our waitress and the chef. Loved the entire experience and we will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I love this place and the people that work there. Fabulous food. I always recommend Zarletti’s.

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