Zesti

4.5
1005 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Celebrity chef Michael Feker’s global traveles and experiences, combined with his passion for food and culinary artistry have sprouted life in Lake Country! Experience gourmet flavor infusions from around the world in a casual atmosphere with beautiful wines, craft brews and signature cocktails taste tested and approved by chef Feker himself! get back to the table and add some Zest to your life!

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Happy hour 4-6 Monday-Thursday mix & match any featured appetizer with any featured drink for only 11 dollars!
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MichaelG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My entree was off the menu-orange chicken- and was very good
My wife had the steak special: the quality of the meat was questionable and no one asked my wife how she wanted her steak made
When my wife asked for steak sauce it took the waiter some time to figure out what steak sauce is
We also had to ask for more water
Not very attentive service

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We were celebrating a special occasion and had a very good experience. Food was very good; great wine; and good service. Good value for our dining dollar. I would recommend the restaurant.

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KathieP
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Michael Feker and staff did a great job of welcoming us to their dining establishment. The menu is diverse with great choices and 2 specials, which we didn't order. My gnocci in vodka sauce with shrimp was very rich, my husband enjoyed the linguini with seafood in a delicious sauce. The beet salad was generously split in the kitchen. The martini was excellent and the wine pours generous. I'd go back for another chance to try something new.

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LynnD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We are new to the area, and this is our second time to Zesti. The food has generally been good; the wine selection is nice. The atmosphere is great except last night we had to eat in our jackets because it was so cold. That made the meal less pleasant. That said, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Short Ribs and Rice were way too salty. No other flavors came through.
Service was very poor. He never cleared our appetizer plates, did not ask us if we wanted another drink and did not check in after our food was delivered.

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RandyS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We have been coming to Zesti/Il Mito for special occasions for many years, and this visit was, unfortunately, not up to our usual expectations. Starting with our reservation for Saturday being changed on Thursday by the restaurant, it just seemed that the little things we've grown to expect from this place were missing. The Hostess seemed almost annoyed that we arrived 15 minutes early. The young server was not very experienced. I ordered the lasagna (my FAVORITE!) and he never even offered to ask if I wanted grated parmesan. While I mentioned in the reservation that this was a birthday dinner, (my wife) not a word was said about it. The food was, however, good as always!! Hopefully the attention to detail that we have come to expect will return on our next visit.

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DanaP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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vipGT321
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Too noisy. Could not comfortably talk. Took forever to get bill. Food average. Temperature - uncomfortably cold. We live in the immediate area and do not intend to return.

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vipFromwimom
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Food excellent as always.

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JillH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, very pleasant team, but as always - noise control is challenging. Will continue to go back - thank you!!

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terryb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

as a regular for past 5 years. This is the first time the food was horrible.

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DougK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant for appetizer was real good and great value. Had the stuffed pork chop; was really tasty. Wife had the seafood ravioli and was amazing. Luckily for me she’s a light eater so got to finish hers. Will be back to try some of the other entrees for sure!

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Beth
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti’s is one of our favorite restaurants! Always great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a friend’s birthday dinner. Good service and food. Will be back again.

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DanS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious. One of the all time best meals of my life. Order anything, they'll crush it. :-)

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EmilyS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience at Zesti on Tuesday night. Our waiter (who was quite busy) was very attentive and made our time there very nice. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. We will all definitely be back!

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johnw
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited many times and never had a bad meal!

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AmandaR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always find something to love on the menu. The chef offers healthy choices, even gluten free for my brother. This is a real gem of a restaurant.

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kmoho
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the ravioli. Outstanding!!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was excellent, friendly bar tender, very good server, the type of seating that we like. I would call the restaurant interior "industrial", very nicely done.
The food: My wife had a salmon special that she said was the best she had in a long time. As for my Japanese style short ribs (Kobe), if a meal can be "off the charts" this one was. The roasted meat might be the most tender and juicy that I ever had. I don't make that statement lightly.
The best dining experience we have had since before the pandemic hit.

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vipAndreaR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent, and our server, Kayla, was outstanding. She made us feel comfortable and was very attentive.

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vipDPope
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner with my daughter was made even more special by our server Kelly. Attentive but not over-solicitous, she treated my 11-yr.-old as professionally and cordially as she did her adult diners. The spaghetti bolognese and blue crab ravioli were delicious, and the tiramisu capped off the meal nicely. Wine list appeared to be fairly broad-range. Looking forward to another visit, maybe as a date night with my hubby!

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ErinL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love zestis

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Eat indoors or out which is perfect with the current state of things. Love it.

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DebbyK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The only negative of the evening was the noise level.

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JeannieD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic, highly recommend the Zuppa! We'll be back :)

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DebS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves Zesti! Food and wine is always superb. Wait staff is polite and keeps us informed. Absolutely recommend.

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alpinejohn
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My wife and Mother-In-Law ordered the duck, they said it was good, I ordered one of the personal pizza options. Ordered the gluten free crust with some sort of beef, the crust was not good, seems like it was not cooked enough (I have had many of this type of crust over the years. The meat was terrible, like rubber and full of gristle.....not even close to being enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing except the owner has a ridiculous policy of not having the checks spit with different receipts. It’s a weird policy that’s hard to explain. The owner is aware that his policy has had many complaints. Beware for large groups. The owner is just making it harder on the waiters and waitresses

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BJI0702
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Waitress was very attentive and pleasant.
Will definitely go back and sample Chef Fekkers other dishes.

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Wendy
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Lake Country!
Great food, wonderful atmosphere and fabulous servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Super atmosphere, service and the food was delicious.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was socially enjoyable. It's a very energetic and infectious ambience.

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ChereeV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were only two servers, from the looks of it. These two women were literally running to and from the kitchen to give the best service possible, while remaining positive, professional and friendly!!

Food, as always, was fantastic! We all had different meals and shared, all were EXCELLENT!

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Crittrlvr
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Open table asked me if I wanted standard bar or high top seating. I chose standard and ended up getting high top. It also asked me what our occasion was for dining. I said birthday but no one acknowledged it when we arrived so what's the point in asking? The staff was not as friendly as they were in the past. Our mushroom appetizer was not hot, my saffron rice that came with my salmon was cold and my salmon was slightly overcooked. We will be back in hopes that chef Fekker addresses the inconsistencies in the meantime. Lake Country needs good restaurants. I hope this stays one of them.

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lulubelle
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a party of three and we all enjoyed our food. Our waitress was very good and the staff was very friendly. The food was delicious. It was a little noisy.

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JWigderson
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with my wife, her best friend, and her best friend's husband. Service was great, the menu is so different, and the food was delicious. Our friends were really impressed.

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vipChrisP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was poor. Very, very slow service and very impersonal. The food was okay but it has fallen off over the past few years. This used to be our go-to place but now I don't see us going back anytime soon. Very disappointing.

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TeriR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! great service! Had a street view table on a beautiful summer night!

FAQs

Zesti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 367-3333.

Zesti is rated 4.5 stars by 1005 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.