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Ristorante Bartolotta

7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605
+1 414-771-7910
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
7616 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2605
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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

Thank Catherine L
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.

Reviewed August 3, 2017

The place is beautiful. We went at 6pm on a Wednesday night and it wasn't that busy. But our waiter seemed to be the only waiter in the place. Service was very slow. They also seat you on top of the person next to you....More

2  Thank mnick554
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

It was a great meal with friends. The food was excellent. The ambiance great. Good food, good friends.....worth the trip. Love Bartolotta's.

Thank sunnygirl2017
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Food and service are outstanding. Good wine selection. True Italian preparations. Parking can be a bit limited at times, but it is right in the middle of the downtown wauwatosa social scene.

Thank Jim P
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We love Bartolotta restaurants, but have not been to Ristorante Bartolotta in a year or so, it was absolutely amazing! We found the menu to be very Italian, as if we were having dinner in Florence, Italy. At the same time the service is impeccable,...More

Thank Mike L
Joe B, Owner at Ristorante Bartolotta, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience at Ristorante Bartolotta. So glad you had a wonderful time.

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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
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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