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Ristorante Bartolotta

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7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605 (Harwood Avenue)
+1 414-771-7910
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant and can be noisy, but still enjoyable atmosphere. Not a lot of choices on the menu, but all the dishes are delicious. Servings are small but well prepared. Great wine list. Delicious risotto, the white truffle special is available after January and is memorable. Attentive and helpful service.

Thank Terry L
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

After a wonderful evening walk through the Boerner Botanical Gardens, we stopped in for dinner and are so pleased we did! With spot on recommendations for both food and wine from our server, we enjoyed one of the best meals we have shared in a long time! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the attention to detail is apparent.... More 

Thank MRPH59
milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

All the Bartolattas restaurants that we have been to always have great service. Ristorante Bartolatta is no exception. Plus, you feel like you really are in Italy. Tables close together, small bar, great smell of garlic, etc., and fantastic service. If you want to celebrate a special occasion like an Anniversary this is the place.

Thank goodguymilwaukee
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I had a gift card for any of the Bartolotta restaurants and because company was in town, decided to go classy! It was described as having rustic Italian cooking. One person had the salmon, one the pork, one a Caesar salad, and I had the chicken. We swapped bites of every entree and they were all superb. The puréed potatoes... More 

Thank Sandy K
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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237 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Ristorante Bartolatta is consistently excellent Italian-inspired food. It features a number of made-in-restaurant pasta options paired with many locally-sourced ingredients. Bread from a local bakery, heirloom tomatoes from a local farmer, and so on. Flavors are both familiar (Who doesn't like Italian?) and unique, depending on the dish. Both the pasta and risotto are excellent. Fish is nicely prepared. Service... More 

Thank PaulLMullen
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Each dinner enjoyed at this Bartolotta venue was superb, well presented, and attentive. Each person dining was thoroughly impressed with their meal and the flavors it featured. A true standard that does not disappoint.

Thank Di7740
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The service, food and value can't be beat ! This Italian cuisine restaurant serves tremendous pastas with delicious sauces . Their entrees are beautifully prepared and presented . Everything is delicious . The seating is close , but you get the feeling of a New York City restaurant in Little Italy . The pork chop is always one of my... More 

Thank Terry60097
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Cute atmosphere, excellent service, great bread! Not too many standard menu options, in my opinion, so I got the mozerella and tomato pizziola app and a salad. Both were good, but not rave-worthy. LOVED the wine the waiter recommended. It was a Rustica, which I learned was like a Zinfandel. This made it worth the cab ride from Milwaukee. Loved... More 

Thank Julie R
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

excellent cocktails, service and food. I ordered off menu this time - house made spaghetti noodles cacio e pepe style with the wild mushrooms added. So fresh, so delicious! The wine is really great. Some other places, the wine is just as expensive or more so and mediocre to boot. You never should have a glass of wine you don't... More 

Thank Scorpiotraveler00
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Ristorante Bartolotta is on of our favorite restaurants. We had an early dinner on a Saturday evening recently, and were treated to fantastic food and excellent service, confirming our prior experience once again. We had the Litre Limonata instead of sparkling water, or wine, and were favorably surprised with a powerful and zesty lemonade that proved to be not only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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
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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