Zarletti - Downtown
CURBSIDE FOOD AND RETAIL WINE SERVICE
DINE IN FOR DINNER ONLY
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Ravioli ai Quattro Formaggi
house made four cheese ravioli with zucchini, onion, red pepper, basil, pine nut pesto
Pasta alla Bolognese
rigatoni, rich tomato sauce slow stewed with pork and beef, Pecorino cheese
Pasta Salsiccia al Marsala
short pasta, spicy Italian sausage, onions, mushrooms and walnuts in a Marsala cream sauce
Terrific as always!!!
Great local restaurant. Excellent choices on menu for good value. Waitress was very helpful with wine and food choices. Will be definitely going back to this restaurant.
Being raised Italian and cooking it at home has spoiled my palette for eating Italian food out. That was changed drastically on Saturday April 4th at Zarletti! From start to finish the experience (during Covid) was outstanding. We were seated at the bar in a very safe private space for 2. It was comfortable and charming. Our server was Brian who was also bar tending but to refer to him as anything less than a sommelier would do him a disservice. His wine knowledge is amazing. From the first sip of the featured Barolo, I wanted to be his best friend. We talked to him about food choices and explained that we love to share a number of items. From a special mascarpone and crap crepe appetizer to pistachio crusted halibut, we were moaning throughout. In between we sampled the delicious homemade pappardelle with wild mushrooms that I ate cold at midnight and it was just as delicious! Don’t even get me started on the homemade tiramisu and banana semifreddo for dessert.
As this was our first outing since Covid we wanted something special. Zarletti was more than special. We even went home with a bottle of that fine Barolo to continue our experience. Special thanks to Brian for adding to our night. I only wish Zarletti wasn’t almost 2 hours from home because I would need a frequent flyer card! Wonderful everything at this very special place!
Favorite local restaurant for special occasions and everyday dinner. Never disappoints!
AMAZING!! Every course was outstanding (we went with all the specials) and service was excellent! We will definitely be back again
Great food! Great wine! Great ppl! Hands down best restaurant in milwaukee
Good food and good service
I was a little disappointed, as it was my sister's birthday and they were aware of it, I thought they usually do some sort of celebration and/or acknowledgement...like maybe a little cake/dessert
Fantastic meal. Skip was a great menu who knew the menu and wine list inside and out.
Our server Brian was absolutely amazing. He knew everything about the menu and was very friendly. The food and drinks were amazing.
We would go back there in a " Milwaukee Minute "
Great service, delicious food, nice atmosphere. Repeat customers.
Food was good ambience was OK services great but little pricey
As usual, Zarletti was terrific. The food was outstanding. The wine perfect. But, above all, the service and hospitality were extraordinary. Bryan went above and beyond, as he always does. Thank you!!!!
In the time of the pandemic, Zarletti’s back with all cylinders firing. The partitions and spacing made everyone comfortable
One of our favorite spots
Excellent as always.
Great service. Felt safe with all the covid measures being taken. Excellent food!
Brian is The Best Bartender in Milwaukee!!
Amazing as always. Always flavorful never over salted. Prime customer service. Sanitation practices are always one of the best.
Always excellent food and service. I would highly recommend Zarletti.
Everything was outstanding!
Great job with sectioning off areas! Love what you did and it didn't feel like I was sitting around plexiglass. We were treated awesome, the food was good! Definitely coming back!
Sat at the bar and Brian took great care of us -delicious food and better service!!
Very good, however my husbands pasta with pancetta, very overcooked.
Hands-down our favorite spot for dinner. Ideal for any occasion or none. Amazing, seasoned staff. Incredible kitchen and great space.
Great service, great food, good setup for safety; had a very nice evening
Nice variety of items on the menu. Not simply a plate of pasta and red sauce. Great options and nice selection of seafood
We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday with dinner and it was AWESOME. Thank you to the great staff. See you all again soon!
One of our favorite restaurants. A must stop when in Milwaukee.
This was our first time at Zarletti's. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was noteworthy. It was beautifully prepared and presented. The atmosphere was pleasant and the noise level in the restaurant was very comfortable. I tried their bourbon old fashioned and it was unique and tasty. My wife and I both chose the four cheese ravioli with grilled shrimp special. We made an excellent choice. We would have gone for their special banana desert but were completely full with the entree. We will definitely dine here again.
My absolute favorite Italian restaurant in downtown Milwaukee. The food and service are excellent.
Skip was a great waiter . Great pasta !
Birthday dinner with our family.
Karen did a great job serving us and the food and wine were outstanding.
I have nothing to say except the food is amazing! The service and attention to detail is impeccable. We sat at the bar that had actual thoughtful partitions and the server didn’t miss a beat. His suggestions were on point! Would definitely come back here when back in Milwaukee (which I come quite often for work). Such a hidden gem!
Great place for a nice romantic dinner. Noise level is perfect. You can hear yourself and not have to shout to be heard. Food was good drinks were great. Would recommend.
Wonderful true Italian food. Great wine list. Very good service.
Very outstanding all around! First time here and I will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family.
The food and atmosphere were fantastic!! The server was so helpful with our food and wine choices. I can’t wait to go back!!
Zarletti - Downtown is rated 4.9 stars by 2080 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.