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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Very nice atmostphere, food is good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
BarbiBooS
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Milwaukee, Wi
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Milwaukee, Wi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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milwaukee, wisconsin
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204 reviews 204 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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479 reviews 479 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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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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