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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

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Bay View
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2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469
414-431-1014
Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected Neighborhood Delight

Our family dropped into Tenuta's Italian Restaurant in cozy Bayview last week. Our party of 7 dropped into Saturday night early without reservations. We were welcomed and space made for our larger party. The room quickly filled with obvious regular diners enjoying the same gem we just discovered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Will J
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Hartland, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milwaukee, WI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have been enjoying Tenuta's for years for family dinners, small birthday celebrations or a night out with friends. This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my future daughter in law and it exceeded all of my expectations. It was a private event for 22, held in the afternoon before the restaurant opened for the evening. The table... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I lived in Bayview for about 2 years. Its been about 3 years since i left. After i ate there a couple weeks ago with my girlfriends for my Birthday Dinner, I was kicking myself for never eating there when i only lived 5 blocks away!!!! There were 4 of us, and we all ordered something different, and we all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just had the all time WORST birthday celebration of my life at this restaurant. I had a large family gathering of 7 including myself. My family brought a cake to the restaurant with them for my celebration. The server was excellent and very attentive, the food was good. Three people at the table ordered spaghetti, big mistake. All three orders... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Arrived early, without a reservation. By 4:15 on a Saturday, there were already many tables filled, and within a few minutes, they were no longer taking walk ins. All because the food is great, as is the service. I had the special which was scallops and my husband had one of the spicy pasta dishes. Both were delicious. We had... More 

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Milwaukee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice neighborhood restaurant. I had the pasta which was perfect. Just the comfort food I wanted. My friend also had a pasta dish and it was excellent. The service was excellent. Warm bread. I had a salad but I should have had the homemade soup that my dinner partner had… The pizza looks good and fast. Saw several people sitting... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After hearing so many great things about this restaurant, the experience of dining there was disappointing. First, even though we had a reservation for 7 people, we were squeezed in around 2 2-tops pushed together. Second, even though we were dining after 8:30 p.m., it took more than 45 minutes to be served our food. During that time our server... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A lovely neighborhood restaurant! Great food and a fun bustling atmosphere. We've been several times and always leave happy & full.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our family dropped into Tenuta's Italian Restaurant in cozy Bayview last week. Our party of 7 dropped into Saturday night early without reservations. We were welcomed and space made for our larger party. The room quickly filled with obvious regular diners enjoying the same gem we just discovered. We had kids and adults and enjoyed a variety of excellent Italian... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I'm sorry, I know a lot of people really like this place but I just wasn't impressed. The food was good, but not all that great - I've certainly had better. I found it to be on the expensive side for what we ordered (pasta dishes with no meat). I will give the server her due credit - she was... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped in last week on the recommendation of a friend. I was not sure what to expect but it was fantastic. I have eaten at many of Milwaukee's Italian restaurants but this was far and away the best. My fiance' had the pizza and the it was beyond belief it was so good. I had the Calabrese with spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighborhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: 414-431-1014

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?