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Ristorante Bartolotta

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7616 W. State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (Harwood Avenue)
(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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Time After Time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
HouseStark
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Milwaukee, WI
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Milwaukee, WI
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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450 reviews 450 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Located in a late 19th century Cream City Brick building in the Heart of Wauwatosa is the spot for Italian Food. This was the first of the Bartolotta restaurants in Milwaukee and remains a standard for superbly prepared Italian Food. It is my favorite of all of their restaurants because I love Italian Food and the intimate and cozy seating.... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant has an intimate setting in the middle of the Wauwatosa Village area. The chef has interesting takes on Italian classics and makes phenomenal fresh pastas. An artisan cocktail menu is rounded out by a wine list featuring all Italian wines. The service was exceptional and the staff really knew the menu. This is the perfect place for a... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ristorante Bartolotta is located in the quaint little village in downtown Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee. Bartolotta restaurants own and operated many different restaurants in and around the Milwaukee area. Most of their restaurants cater to the upper end of the dining spectrum. On this particular evening, we dined with another couple at Ristorante Bartolotta. This quaint little restaurant is... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Great, great, great! Do you understand it was great? With that clear, i can say the food was awesome, service awesome, atmosphere awesome...location well was tough to find but loved the experience.

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Sarasota
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134 reviews 134 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I love fine Italian restaurants, so upon entering, I found the attractively decorated dining room to be very inviting. Several years ago, on a business trip, my husband had dined at Ristorante Bartolotta, but couldn't remember anything about that experience. The bar, where we had a drink before dinner, was comfortable and the service excellent. After being... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We’d love to follow up with you about your experience. Email us directly at media@bartolottas.com More 

Miami, Florida
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450 reviews 450 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Of any Italian restaurant I have been to anywhere in the country, this is my favorite place. Everything from appetizers to the main entrée dessert is always expertly done. The fact that this restaurant has been in the same place for 20 years says it all. Off the beaten path in downtown Wauwatosa, this is a place that you must... More 

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Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very good, authentic Italian cuisine. Service was prompt and informative without being overbearing. We began with a local heirloom tomato caprese salad accompanied by their Affettato Misto di Prosciutto e Salumi alla Emiliana - an artisan board of cured Italian meats. Having enjoyed their house specialty, Pappardelle al Ragu d'Anatra (duck) during my previous visit, I opted to try Bistecca... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?