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Ristorante Bartolotta

7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605
+1 414-771-7910
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service. Excellent cocktails. This spot is a good choice for a special dinner- or dinner any night of the week. Definitely would return.

Thank Peter L
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Peter. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

I recommend the brick oven chicken, I have had it many time, very flavorful and juicy. One time the skin was not crispy, I sent it back and they made it right. Nice atmosphere for couples night out. You need a reservation, they are busy...More

Thank Bonnie C
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Bonnie. We're happy to hear you enjoy the brick chicken!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Without question the best Italian restaurant in the Milwaukee-area. The menu is simple, but elegant. The service is always excellent. Friendly people, great food, always a joy to visit.

Thank Tim T
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Tim! We're happy to hear you enjoy dining with us, and look forward to being your favorite for many years to come.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

My wife and I have dined here a few times over the past several years, and it has always been for special occasions, e.g., birthdays. The food and service are consistently outstanding, but I have to say that the drinks are crazy expensive. For example,...More

Thank NDanger427
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Three of us women who work together wanted to have husbands meet. It was perfect. I had the tasting menu which included a salad, pasta, halibut, and choice of dessert. The wine pairings were outstanding. As usual, the ambiance was warm. Everyone had a wonderful...More

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Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Catherine! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the tasting menu.

Reviewed March 23, 2018

Initial Restorante experience, though a frequent Bartolotta diner. We celebrated a family birthday on a busy Saturday night. Our party was seated within the intimate restaurant that instantly reminded me of Fior d' Italia, San Francisco. Our Antipasti – Mozzarella Pizzaiola and Fritto di Calamari...More

Thank Run42K
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for dining with us. We're happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the birthday celebration, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Recently hosted a retirement supper for three couples and guest of honor. Restaurant was full but our table of seven was set up and ready to go for us. Food was delicious from the calamari appetizer to the salads, the wine, and our entrees. Service...More

1  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

When a restaurant is the best, it's not too far down for a customer to get disappointed. We're from Colorado and this is our favorite restaurant to take our granddaughter when we're in town. So we were disappointed that this was not the predictable 5...More

1  Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

As we were driving home from our dinner at Ristorante Batolatta, we were wondering why we spent so much for an average dinner. This was our first time back in 15 years. It was a hassle to get to with all of the construction, but...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Went to Bartolotta on a recommendation from a friend. It's cozy and a busy little place. We started with calamari which was very good--not chewy! Had the grilled seafood which was excellent. Spouse had the spicy spaghetti with spiny lobster--it was amazing. Tiramisu was Devine....More

Thank L A
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for visiting Ristorante Bartolotta and sharing your experience. Glad you enjoyed your time. Please visit again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $38
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605
    (Harwood Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
  • Phone Number: +1 414-771-7910
  • E-mail
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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