About Zarletti - Mequon

Zarletti Mequon: A dining experience designed by restauranteur, Brian Zarletti. The restaurant reflects Brian’s lifelong passion for Italian wine, food, and culture bringing a genuinità to Zarletti Mequon that can be felt throughout.

We hope you enjoy the simple, thoughtful cuisine. Whether it’s our Neopolitan pizza, hand-crafted in the wood-burning oven imported from Italy, or one of our many housemade pastas, each dish is prepared and presented with both appetite and aesthetic in mind.

We are thrilled to welcome you to the world of Italian food, wine, and fun! Buon appetito!

1515 W. Mequon Rd, Ste 1
Mequon, WI 53092
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Port Washington RD

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(262) 241-5990

Website:
http://zarlettimequon.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesdays Pizza Night
50% off any Pizza

Martini Thursdays
Select martinis available at $5

Executive Chef:
Miguel Mayoral

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you’re gathered with family, friends, co-workers or colleagues, Zarletti Mequon’s Private Room will make all feel welcome.

Private Party Contact:
Our Special Events Manager, Allie Arnas: (888) 605-3064

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zarletti - Mequon Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I eat at Zarlettis often. It’s a favorite, always consistently pleasant

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an early dinner with friends. It can be very noisy in the main dining area. Perhaps the early dining time helped. We all enjoyed our meals with a nice bottle of Chianti Classico.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We frequent this restaurant often, enjoying the pleasant atmosphere and good food. It is not noisy so you can actually carry on a conversation at a normal volume level.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The meal was fantastic, every course we had was fresh and delicious. An extensive wine selection and craft beer, partnered for a perfect meal. The service was friendly and engaging. One of the best pizzas we have ever had and the story behind the oven was fun to hear. This was our first time eating at Zarletti, but it will definitely not be our last. Highly recommend this gem on the Northshore.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vegan, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server Evan was extremely accommodating and very pleasant. We arrived early to add 2 to the reservation and the restaurant was basically wide open, our alternate table turned out to be just fine, however the reaction to change was comical. Only negative aspect to my meal was the cake was frozen which made it hard to enjoy the chocolate ganache center.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food every time!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was good but the food and wine were the worst we have had after eating there over 20x in the past few years. For the fourth time in a row they didn’t have the wine I wanted off their wine list. We joked when we placed the order as they are always out of whatever we want.

Food was really bad. We ordered the special rabbit ragu which we love but it came out paste. It was clearly reheated. The sauce had no flavor. The noodles were a gummy paste. It was off putting. The eggplant parm was more of the same. The noodles were gummy with no flavor. They must not salt the water? The eggplant was decent but the sauce again had no flavor.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our first visit . Food and atmosphere was nice but the temperature in dining area was so drafty and cold that we were uncomfortable the whole meal. Kids had to put their coats on. Desserts were delicious.
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Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food for a late night dinner. Nice wine selection, excellent pheasant ragu, very nice spicy sausage over pasta and delicious chocolate cake for desert. Wait staff was very nice and attentive. Ambiance was very nice as well considering the type of location. Easy to get to, also. Highly recommended. The seasonal/occasional wild boar ragu is also fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great ambiance and nice bar! Our waitress was very attentive and the food was very good

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed Zarletti as always; grouper special was delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable
and friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and excellent service. We had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a very charming server, a young red head with freckles. She was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We will be back. My pasta dish was excellent (capitavi) - I would go back specifically for that dish. Kelsey (I hope I remember her name) was an excellent server.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice atmosphere.....waitstaff very friendly. Convenient access off I-43.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Blech

I believe Open Table lists meals at Zarlettis at 30.00 or less. The menu is ala carte, though. So if you want a salad or soup that is more. I think the chopped salad that we ordered was $13.00! So kind of expensive for a pretty disappointing meal.
I ordered the salmon. While there were Italian spices on the fish, it was very poorly seasoned. Salt, people! Use salt! And it was quite fishy. Not fresh at all. The mashed potatoes were really gluey and too wet. Just a splat on a plate.
My son ordered a diavolo pizza that came out too soggy to even attempt to eat with his hands.
My husband had a ravioli dish that he didn’t really comment on. But he will eat gas station sushi.
Now this might seem picky, but I ordered herbal tea when we arrived, and the water wasn’t hot enough to brew the tea. I might have ignored that if the rest of the meal had been spectacular, but the tepid water just added to my frustration. They couldn’t even boil water!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and pleasant surroundings. I had been disappointed in the service at other times when I was there and the noise level made it hard to carry on a conversation. This visit was different in that the waitress, Tracy, was very good and very helpful and the noise level seemed to be much better than other times (perhaps the location of the table). The food was excellent and all of us were very happy with our orders.

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always good food but service is spotty and the atmosphere is just cold and sterile. We love the food and it is a great place for decent Italian and Pizza. It could just be so much more if they put a little more into it. Everyone just seems to be going through the motions. I would say the same about their downtown location. No longer a top spot.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Both the lemon chicken and eggplant Parmesan we’re HEAVILY breaded and we would not get them again. Flavor was good.
One of our guests got the meatballs and said they were too spicy and one of our guests commented that the linguine was over cooked. All in all, not an impressive first visit! The bread was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The restaurant was very understaffed and therefore service was quite slow. We ate at noon on Sunday.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. Had a great lunch with the girls.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience. Bar and wait staff were efficient and cheerful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was with a group of 6 and we had excellent service from our waitress. I ordered the special of butternut ravioli which was probably 6 pieces. That was all that came with meal and it was $21.00! I had no clue it was so expensive and definitely not worth it!
Very over priced!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, great service at a very reasonable price

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was mediocre for the price and service was slow, but the restaurant was very busy and appeared to be under-staffed. Tiramisu, however, was excellent.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very Noisy and when we asked for another table, hostess said "none available". Later before we were served, one opened up exactly the same size as ours. I politely asked if we could move, and hostess said she'd check, but never came back to respond. I've been there when it was less crowded (and no Badger game on TV), and thought it was better. The food only average, so I'd never go again at dinner on a weekend. If you can't talk to each other at a 4 top, it's really not worth the hassle.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Went on a Monday evening for my birthday, was greeted promptly upon arrival and the service was spot on throughout the meal. Ordered the shrimp linguini, which was good but the shrimp were a tad more done than I prefer. We shared a bottle of wine And a caprese, both which were delicious. Server offered a complimentary dessert for birthday but we were both too full to indulge. Would go back, not exceptional but certainly was yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal with some friends of ours. The food was great, as usual. At check in however, they were confused about our reservation. Our friends had already arrived and were seated and they were directing my wife and me to another table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The only bummer is the noise level. We had 8 of us and there was no way we could talk to anyone other than the person right next to us. Not a big deal, but not great for a big group, or anyone who wants quiet.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always love the pizzas...Fried olives are to die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We made reservations for brunch with our daughter and her friends to celebrate her 16th birthday. When we arrived, we asked to be seated outside rather than in the dining room where they had us set up and the staff was very accommodating. Our server, Larry, was polite and had a wonderful sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch, the food was exceptional and the setting was lovely. It was the perfect spot for our quiet morning celebration!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Nice Italian food although Zarletti's downtown location is better. Service and foodwas good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

good selection of pastas, wines,and desserts. and appetizers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Was very disappointed with the slow service at this restaurant with only half of the tables occupied.
Food was not of the quality nor quantity to justify the prices charged.
My dinner of Ravioli was totally covered and saturated with a butter sauce. Definitely not worth the price.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The waitstaff was excellent, very professional. The fried olives appetizer is my favorite. The four of us loved our food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I dine here a few times each year - I seem to like it better each time. This time, I had the fish special - swordfish and asparagus - it was REALLY good; I'm a really fussy fish eater, so I was a bit cautious. My husband had veal marsala and loved it, too. I really like their outdoor patio and fireplace, too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had an outdoor table and the weather was ideal. Our waitress was attentive and the food reminded us of our time in Italy.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wait staff was friendly and provided great service. The wine, food, and dessert was quite good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was good. Service was poor. We waited for almost 10 minutes with menus in front of us and no water before our waitress appeared offering no apologies. She continued to be inattentive throughout the meal. We will return as long as she is not our server.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love the pizzas and pastas! The burrata is delicious. Our favorite is the linguini shrimp dish and spinach salad. Good, friendly service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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