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Ristorante Bartolotta

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7616 W State Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (Harwood Avenue)
+1 414-771-7910
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nestled in a historic Pabst brewery building in the heart of downtown...
Nestled in a historic Pabst brewery building in the heart of downtown Wauwatosa, Ristorante Bartolotta is the flagship of The Bartolotta Restaurants. Opened in 1993, Ristorante serves authentic, traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting. Ristorante Bartolotta, rated four stars by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel upon opening, continues to garner high praise with both critics and customers as Milwaukee's best Italian restaurant. The traditional menu features handmade pasta and imported Italian ingredients, with the three-course chef's menu changing seasonally. Ristorante Bartolotta is led by Chef Juan Urbieta, who joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 1998 and is known by many as one of the best Italian chefs in the Midwest. Ristorante Bartolotta features an exclusively Italian wine list and a small, passionate and experienced staff able to guide guests to a glass, carafe or bottle they will savor with their meal.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Excellent

We came from out of state to take our 8th grade graduate granddaughter to a special restaurant to celebrate her accomplishment. The place was full on a Tuesday night so I'm glad we had a reservation. We ate family style so we could do a lot of testing. The calamari appetizer, in-house made pastas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We came from out of state to take our 8th grade graduate granddaughter to a special restaurant to celebrate her accomplishment. The place was full on a Tuesday night so I'm glad we had a reservation. We ate family style so we could do a lot of testing. The calamari appetizer, in-house made pastas, salads, Atlantic char, and desserts were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I would love to live in a neighborhood with restaurants like Bartolotta's. We walked in late and there was a nice happy summer evening vibe--everyone was a good mood. We had a light meal with starters and small plates of pasta. We love the idea that main courses are offered in two sizes because typically main courses provide much more... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We came in without a reservation and they bent over backwards to be accommodating since we were from out of town. It helped we were on the early side, but the place filled up quickly. The owner happened to be in the restaurant that evening. What a charming and welcoming individual. He came by every table to make sure everyone... More 

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Milwaukee, Wi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Bartolotta's has a very quaint atmosphere with good food, but the menu feels limited. I felt as is I did not have enough to choose from and was basically compromising when I ordered. My dish (duck ragu) was good enough, but not spectacular, as I would expect in a Bartolotta's restaurant. The wine list is extensive and good. Service is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've dined at Ristorante Bartolotta several times. Each time I enjoy my meal, I enjoy the service. But why am I reminded of Maggiano's? Do I like Italian? You bet. I can pay $27 for ravioli stuffed with cheese and spinach at one, or get two dinners for half that at the other. Was the ravioli good? You bet. Awesome?... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Outstanding service from our server Carissa, excellent tour of the menu and recommendations. Always there when needed, never hovering. Food was outstading, excellent spirits and wine list. Will make a point to return.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Forgot to make a reservation & had dinner at the bar. It turned out to be a wonderful night w/ our son & his fiancee. The food were excellent & the bartender took care of us like we were his only customer.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I love Ristorante Barolotta. I have been dining here for years and I have been impressed with the quality of the daily menu and the astounding and varied chef's menus Chef Juan has presented over the years. One of my go-to places for a nice night out. Ask the servers if they can do a small nightly risotto as a... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Bartolotta restaurants are consistently good. I've always thought in terms of quality, service and great oysters, Harbor House was the best of the lot. I would say that Ristorante comes very close to the top. We had dinner for 6 there over the holidays. Everyone enjoyed there meal and the service was top notch. If I were to have... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is phenomenal and the location is quite romantic. When they have a Truffle dinner you have to go.

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Additional Information about Ristorante Bartolotta

Address: 7616 W State Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone Number: +1 414-771-7910
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7616 W State Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
    (Harwood Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
  • Phone Number: +1 414-771-7910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Nestled in a historic Pabst brewery building in the heart of downtown Wauwatosa, Ristorante Bartolotta is the flagship of The Bartolotta Restaurants. Opened in 1993, Ristorante serves authentic, traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting. Ristorante Bartolotta, rated four stars by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel upon opening, continues to garner high praise with both critics and customers as Milwaukee's best Italian restaurant. The traditional menu features handmade pasta and imported Italian ingredients, with the three-course chef's menu changing seasonally. Ristorante Bartolotta is led by Chef Juan Urbieta, who joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 1998 and is known by many as one of the best Italian chefs in the Midwest. Ristorante Bartolotta features an exclusively Italian wine list and a small, passionate and experienced staff able to guide guests to a glass, carafe or bottle they will savor with their meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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