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Best Italian Restaurants in Wauwatosa

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A photo of Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3195)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Wauwatosa
Booked 22 times today
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is a revered dining destination notable for its exceptional Italian cuisine. This gem in the Milwaukee area has won the trust and hearts of its patrons with its authentic and inspired dishes. The restaurant's menu offers a gastronomic tour of different Italian regions, demonstrated by their menu 'Un Viaggio in Venice', featuring sublimely prepared Venetian specialties. Customers rave about the freshness, creativity, and most importantly, the authenticity of the dishes, with one especially delighted with their "Tiramisu, the perfect dolci to end our evening". The quality of service is repeatedly highlighted in the reviews, contributing to the excellent dining experience. It's undeniable, as one reviewer puts it, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is indeed, "a great approach to experiencing an authentic Italian dinner."
A photo of Onesto restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2482)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 46 times today
Renowned for its extraordinary service and exquisite Italian cuisine, Onesto offers a dining experience that is consistently praised by its patrons. This Italian eatery has been hailed as serving some of the best pasta in Milwaukee (MKE), with reviewers highlighting the freshness of the ingredients. Diners rave about dishes such as the scallops entrée, branzino entrée, and lobster ravioli, along with their unique cosmo specialty drink. The French bread and caramel cheesecake also receive special mention. With one reviewer, an Italian cuisine aficionado, asserting their meal here as “one of the best they ever had”, Onesto's standouts in Italian gastronomy are evident. Visitors appreciate the attentive staff and the cozy ambiance, indicating that they will definitely return.
A photo of Zarletti - Downtown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2793)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 17 times today
Zarletti - Downtown, is regarded as an exceptional Italian restaurant located in Milwaukee. Customers particularly rave about the flavorful veal osso buco, the panzanella salad, stuffed calamari, grouper, and the variety of pastas. The dining experience is further elevated by the friendly and knowledgeable service. Reviews also extol the restaurant for its excellent wine selection and intriguing olive oil tasting. Many patrons claim it is the best Italian restaurant in the area, often likened to authentic Northern Italian eateries. Visitors also appreciate the restaurant's ambiance, which combines warmth and elegance. Zarletti - Downtown continually delivers an unforgettable authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of Stella Van Buren restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1196)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 15 times today
Stella Van Buren is an acclaimed restaurant offering exemplary American cuisine. Known for its amazing steaks and seafood such as the best scallops ever tasted by patrons and a 16oz, aged, prime ribeye, it is highly recommended for its delectable dishes. Reviewers highlight the "wagyu app/small plate/starter @ $40" as surprisingly worthwhile, proving that the value given by Stella Van Buren justifies its price. Patrons repeatedly return for the classy and spacious ambiance and the friendly and attentive service, with some going as far as to say it's one of the "best dining experiences" they've had. The management and staff, including Anjail and Brian, offer remarkable hospitality, which is highlighted as one of the restaurant's standout qualities. Stella Van Buren's wonderful service and great American cuisine make it a must-visit, with many vowing to return soon.
A photo of Sorella restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1044)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 38 times today
Sorella, a gem of a restaurant, resonates with diners as being an iconic destination for authentic Italian cuisine. With an array of positive reviews, Sorella shines brightly in the culinary landscape. Patrons commend the excellent Italian food, diverse drink menu, and impeccable service. They rave about the "perfect" Livornese cod, "superb" veal cacciatore, "juicy" pork chop, "excellent" chicken parm and "delicious" pepperoni pizza. The unpretentious yet elegant interiors and a welcoming aura seem to add to its charm. Diners also praise the accommodating staff and the special attention paid to celebrations. In essence, Sorella validates its stature as one of the best Italian restaurants in the region constantly through its superior food, drink, and service. Reviews suggest that it is well worth a visit, whether for a special occasion, date night, or just a casual meal.
A photo of Safina restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(250)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 5 times today
Safina, according to the generous words of its patrons, continues to hit the mark as a superb Italian restaurant. With a special mention of being the third generation of Giovanni's, a long-admired Milwaukee icon, Safina has maintained the legacy of delivering outstanding Italian cuisine. Reviewers frequently single out the quality and flavor of dishes, with the eggplant strips, veal chop, and Sicilian steak sandwich gaining particular praise. The "excellent food and service" and "fast, friendly and knowledgeable" staff contribute to the restaurant's high esteem. Surely, Safina might be regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Milwaukee, with its unique and deeply-rooted history in the city and its consistently amazing food and service. With high recommendations and eager return visits, Safina stands as a hallmark of authentic Italian dining.
A photo of Tre Rivali restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1433)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 30 times today
Tre Rivali is a delightful Italian restaurant located in Milwaukee, praised for its authentic, delicious dishes and remarkable service. The menu offers a variety of choices ranging from brunch options like the Italiano sandwich, to wood-fired pizzas, and an array of cocktails. Reviewers speak highly of the cuisine, describing it as "Italian influenced modern cuisine" that's always "very well done". Standout dishes include the octopus, pallea arancini, and pastas like the papardelle with pork ragu. The desserts have also received rave reviews. This superb culinary experience is complemented by friendly, professional waitstaff and a wonderful ambiance. Tre Rivali is truly a gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Milwaukee - Brookfield restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1226)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Brookfield
Booked 25 times today
Bravo Italian Kitchen in Milwaukee - Brookfield serves as an illustration of quality Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently garners high praise from its patrons, with several mention of the Pasta Woozie, pork chop and bolognese being standout dishes on the menu. Notably, the Italian wedding soup is also an unforgettable offering, trusted to satisfy on a cold, windy day. Guests appreciate the attentive and friendly service, with Dale, Alan, and Robert being highlighted for their exceptional performance. The comfortable, spacious booths, ideal for private conversations, and the overall ambiance add to the positive dining experience. Despite being part of a chain, customers lauded the unique, non-chain atmosphere and expressed frequent return visits. Bravo Italian Kitchen evidently knows how to provide an impressive Italian dining experience with outstanding food and service.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Brookfield restaurant
4.4
Awesome(20)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Brookfield
Booked 11 times today
If you’re on the hunt for the best deep dish in Milwaukee, look no further than Lou Malnati’s in Brookfield. Located on the south side of the Brookfield Square Shopping Center, Lou’s is convenient for a break from shopping, post-Brookfield Zoo adventures or heading back from downtown. Enjoy Legendary Chicago Deep Dish and thin crust at the place that’s been perfecting it for 50+ years. Our restaurant features a full-service bar, dine-in, carryout, delivery, group ordering, a private space for up to 45 and drop-off catering. During the warmer months, we also offer outdoor seating on our patio. Lou Malnati’s is the perfect spot to satiate your deep dish cravings.
A photo of Carinis la conca d'oro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(708)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Milwaukee
Booked 12 times today
Carini's la conca d'oro is a gem located in Milwaukee's east side, known for their outstanding Italian cuisine. Patrons rave about the authentic dishes, with a special mention for the lasagna ravioli with champagne cream sauce prepared by Chef Peter who shows great hospitality by engaging with the customers. Its Easter Buffet has been praised for its excellence, maintaining the high standards that Carini's is renowned for. Their pizza, Chicken Marsala and Parmigiana, and Fettucine Alfredo are highly recommended by the regulars. Visitors also acknowledge the friendly atmosphere, family ownership and great service. As one reviewer has described, Carini's is a "great GEM on the East side if Milwaukee. GREAT SICILIAN food - NONNA's Bolognese is to die for! Great Italian wines!" This wealth of positive feedback proves Carini's as a great place for Italian food lovers.
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