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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

2995 S Clement Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2469 (Bay View)
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Ranked #61 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Bay View
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67 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Eagle, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Outstanding meal, one thing about Summerfest it leaves restaurants open. We visited the Big Gig then looked for a new spot. What find! We sat outside in a quiet neighborhood, we were greeted promptly. Our server was Brandon 10'year man must started at 16. He was what you would like at all establishments, knowledgeable about the menu, had suggestions, knew... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Their deep dish pizza is delicious! I highly recommend getting one with meatballs and roasted red peppers! My husband and I frequently order out from here and you should as well!

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Huntsville, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited this Italian restaurant for the first time 2 years ago. We were back in Wisconsin recently and that was our first meal stop! The wine choices are good, and the food is fantastic. My husband had the swordfish, and my sister and I had the Ravioli di Funghi (means with mushrooms). It's an old and charming corner building... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to this place for my Mom's birthday back in February and the food was very good. I had a pasta with pesto sauce and scallops and it was delicious. My mom had salmon with quinoa and she really liked it. My family had 3 other dishes but i dont remember what they had, the only one that had... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As if the cozy room and a bar loaded with ever changing wine selections weren't enough to charm any date, family, or group of friends lucky enough to snag a table on a busy evening (most are, in my experience, except perhaps early in the week) --the service and food at Tenuta's are consistently excellent. When I lived in Bay... More

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Columbus. Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was part of a group that split a number of dishes. We had a thin crust pizza, half veggie, half meats. The sauce was too thick and spicy for my taste. But the pasta dishes [rapini, fettuccini alfredo] were good, and we loved the number of vegetarian choices on the menu. We tried the "lunatic red" wine they were... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Excellent selection of wines. The service was great. Reservations are needed, but we were able to get a table after a short wait. We enjoyed appetizers at the bar and when we were done our table was ready. Menu is full of choices for everyone.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by fellow travellers and it did not disappoint. (As it turns out, it is also on our hotel's recommended list). I had the evening special, which consisted of pork medallions over a lovely sauce with gnocchi and brussel sprouts. The test of a dinner with brussel sprouts is the texture, and these were spot on. The... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Three of us had a pleasant Sunday night dinner at Tenuta's and what a great discorvery this was. The food was excellent, the wine list was great and the atmosphere perfect. With soft background music like Sinatra and Glen Miller playing, we felt like we had stepped into a movie scene. Our server was fun and knew when to appear.... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a quaint little restaurant tucked into a neighborhood in Milwaukee. We chose this restaurant based on its proximity to the Alchemist Theater and we were not disappointed. We had reservations for 6 and although running late (and we called) they held our table for us. Their suggested red wine was superb and everyone's meal was excellent. Two of the... More

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