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741 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #16 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Rancho Mirage, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were in Milwaukee for a wedding and decided to try Zarletti based on reviews on this site. Zarletti is a small, downtown Italian restaurant. Seating is very cozy (i.e. tables close together). Servers were pleasant and outgoing. Good selection of Italian wines at reasonable prices. Three of us shared Bruschetta and a special beef appetizer. Both were very good.... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Zarletti's is real Italian food, made and served by staff that know Italian food and wine. The best I've ever had, bar none. Prices very reasonable. Be sure to make a reservation or go early to get a seat.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Best. Restaurant. In. Milwaukee. Food: 5 stars Service: 5 stars Go. Go often. At the end of my unbelievably delicious meal I did something embarassing I had never done in public before - EVER.... I belched - - out loud. The food was THAT good. And I was that uncouth. I appologize - but OH my was the food stupendous!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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168 reviews 168 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

....Zarletti's that is, not Zorro's. Watch for the big 'Z' at the corner of Milwaukee and Mason and you've found one of the very top Italian restaurants in the Milwaukee area. It's a bit small, seating perhaps 80 people. Reservations are recommended. The menu is extensive and there is an excellent wine list. Prices are a bit on the high... More

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Chester, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love Italian food, but I did not love this restaurant. My wife’s shrimp pasta had large pawns, but was overwhelmed by the spice and could not taste the succulent shrimp. My son had the expensive “rack of lamb” which consisted of four overdone chops. My osso buco was good, but tasted the same as I cook in my crock... More

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Milwaukee, WI
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bar, Food, Service are all top-notch. You will not be disappointed! Every dish prepared exquisitely; extensive wine, beer, and cocktail menu.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have heard great things about Zarletti and finally had the chance to dine there. It was by fare the best Italian we have experienced in greater Milwaukee and highly recommend it. I would suggest reservations!

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Sterling, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I picked this based on the fact that it was close to where we were staying (the Pfister) & the reviews on here. We were not disappointed! Phenomenal food (pistachio crusted halibut. ..YUM!) & service (Leahnna!) & a great atmosphere for a romantic dinner.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Zarletti's, in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, has a cozy, intimate atmosphere that makes it special. The service is attentive, but not overbearing. Both my husband and I look for gluten free dishes and Zarletti's has freshly made gluten free pasta. It is first rate. I'm looking forward to another meal there the next time we're in Milwaukee.

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I brought my wife to Zarletti for her birthday based on positive reviews from folks on Tripadvisor. Once again my fellow reviewers didn't leave me down. We ordered a bottle of Italian red which our waiter Kris knew would be high in sediment. He filtered out the sediment and the wine was excellent. Kris steered us through the menu and... More

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