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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469 (Bay View)
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Ranked #66 of 1,409 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Bay View
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Hartland, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My friend and I were in Milwaukee shopping in the Third Ward district and wanted to try a local Italian restaurant. I asked around in the Public Market and a waitperson there recommended Tenutas, which was not too far away by car. A wonderful neighborhood restuarant with great service, great food, and very reasonable prices. We started with appetizers, of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place has always impressed me with their food and wines. We recently went here for my fiance's birthday and it was the best meal I have had in a long time (the item with the butternut squash and ricotta ravioli). The wine I ordered was perfect too. Although I have had to wait a long time for a table... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

what an unexpected gem in in a wonderful neighbor hood. it was small but the food was awesome. everything hand made and fresh. will go baCK AGAIN

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Wichita, Kansas
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205 reviews 205 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Overall a great place for Italian. Nice variety on the menu, very nice cozy atmosphere, and wonderful service combined with great food make for an enjoyable evening. I've been in town for a week on business and this is easily the best meal we haw had all week. Would definitely go back.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My daughter recently moved to the Bayview area and has been absolutely RAVING about Tenuta's so my husband and I gave it a try last night. This place is charming! Not sure how old the building is but we parked down the street and the front of the building is done just beautifully with the outdoor bistro tables and hanging... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm stunned by the previous review. I have been here many times and never once had even an average experience. Both the service and food always blow me away and this place is high on my list of restaurants I tell visitors to try. It's a little gem tucked into a cute neighborhood, and it's always busy, but never so... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having extensively looked at Italian restaurants in Milwaukee to take my girlfriend for our 5 year anniversary, I made a reservation at Tenuta's due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time, and were told by the young lady working as hostess that our table would be ready in "a few minutes." After about... More 

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Additional Information about Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

Address: 2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469
Phone Number: 414-431-1014
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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