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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

#110 of 1,344 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Bay View
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2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and great atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
15 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.

Thank fjwalker
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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

Thank iceal1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

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 

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 

1 Thank mbk123
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 

Thank Lynkno
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank kat_scratch_fever87
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank Ann W
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank palrn
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

1 Thank jemma40

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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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?