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Ristorante Bartolotta

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7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605 (Harwood Avenue)
+1 414-771-7910
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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219 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Bruce H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We visit Bartolotta restaurants very often. Ristorante Bartolotta is is located in the Village of Wauwatosa. It is charming, cosy and offers delicious food and wine!

Thank Eva E
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

First off, a younger couple was seated before my wife and I. Our table was so near the bar that peoples elbows hit my head. It is extremely crowded. Food is ok, but overpriced.

Thank fisheater99
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is classic Italian. Anyone who cooks "cucina Italiana" knows that dishes vary greatly between regions in Italy. Legumes, fish, game, and more are all on the menu here, depending on the season. The tasting menu (and optional wine pairings) rotates frequently enough to sample inventive risottos, black and white truffles, and so much more. The staff is probably the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Business meetings, Romantic
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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