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“What did we miss?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Zarletti

Zarletti
741 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
414-225-0000
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Ranked #20 of 1,338 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“What did we miss?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

We had heard that the food was wonderful, so we took a large group of people who were in town on business. Each diner commented on how bland their food was. The prices were not cheap, and the waiter seemed indifferent, perhaps because he had his guaranteed tip. I just don't understand the draw here. When we eat Italian in the states, we don't expect anything nearly as good or as authentic as in Italy, but we do expect food to be tasty and have some homage to Italy....Zarletti did neither. The location and setting are nice, if you're not too picky on your dinner.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Big Lake, Minnesota
Top Contributor
350 reviews 350 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 164 cities Reviews in 164 cities
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Went as a large group and the service and food were exceptional. Everyone raved about the various appetizers and the entrees were great, including the steaks and lamb which while technically not Italian were very good.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Delicious with romantic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

My husband and I enjoy going to Zarletti on special occasions. The atmosphere is really nice and they have some great seasonal specials and wine events. The service has always been great and we usually end up taking our time eating and enjoying the night. We have rarely had to wait for a table although the restaurant is usually full or close to full when we've gone. I really loved the butternut squash raviolis last fall and I am hoping that they will have them again this fall!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

They really want to be a fine dining establishment, but it's all veneer. I've been here several times and have been underwhelmed. Also, if there's a problem and you bring it to managment's attention, they offer a free dessert. Really lame.

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Roseville, MN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Glad I found this gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

Researched decent restaurants near our hotel and ended up visiting Zarletti. Very cute little place - modern yet comfortable. Service was excellent! Our server Kurt was very attentive and professional. When our food was running a bit late (not that we even noticed) he comped us a couple glasses of wine. That is the kind of service that drives repeat business. Our food was wonderful as well. I had a Shrimp pasta dish and the shellfish was cooked to perfection. The other pasta dishes were equally as good. The place was packed so I would recommend reservations.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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