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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

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2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469
414-431-1014
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    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
What a find!

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor as I was looking for Italian and we are in town on business. 4 of us went to this amazing hole in the wall and it was worth it. Driving there we thought we were lost as it is in a residential area, but once we walked in, we knew it was going to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jcandherboys
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor as I was looking for Italian and we are in town on business. 4 of us went to this amazing hole in the wall and it was worth it. Driving there we thought we were lost as it is in a residential area, but once we walked in, we knew it was going to... More 

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Thank Jcandherboys
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a group of friends on a Friday evening. The restaurant is located in what was likely a former corner bar in a residential part of the Bay View neighborhood. Street parking was easy, even on a Friday night. The decor looks like it hasn't changed too much from the bar days - dark wood wainscoting with wallpaper... More 

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Thank Thorgoesmobile
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diavola pizza is my favorite, a must-try if you like spicy! I also crave the Fungi Ravioli on a regular basis. Salmon risotto is also very good! Their wines change a lot, but the bartenders are very helpful if you tell them what you like.

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Thank Anna R
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! Originally from Kenosha, I feel this place brings the taste of the old town to Milwaukee. Love the thin crust pizza. Never really tried anything else, but everything looks very good. Wine and beer selection is adequate, and the service always friendly. The place is small and can get crowded, so get a drink of choice,... More 

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Thank eugene p
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Tenuta's never disappoints. Excellent service, delicious specials & very extensive wine list. Wednesday's they take $10 off any bottle of wine. Their pizzas are great. The Calabrese was fresh & tasty.

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Thank fjwalker
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We were here for dinner one night and appetizers another. Great food and service. Appetizers were very good. Wine list is extensive and different. Took a pizza home with us and it was outstanding

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Thank iceal1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A delightful place tucked in a nice residential neighborhood on the south side of Milwaukee. Clean, neat and friendly. Our waiter was lovely, she introduced the menu and told us about the items and made suggestions. The starter plate was really nice with meats, cheeses and olives as well as a home made jam that was delicious. We had a... More 

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Thank FunTravelerForSure
Bay View, WI
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have eaten at Tenuta's twice. Once in the resturant and the other was take out. The food is really very good, but I would recommend dining there. The ambiance is quite nice, like a little bistro. The take out food didn't seem as good for some reason. I will have to take my husband there and dine outside as... More 

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Thank MurWI
Milwaukee, WI
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?