Milwaukee September 12, 2017
9 Italian Restaurants In Milwaukee That Serve Pasta To Die For
Finding Italian food in Milwaukee isn’t as hard as it looks… if you know where to look! If you want to wine, dine, and have some of the best pasta in the city—look no further. These nine Italian restaurants are packed with all the pasta you could ever want and need.
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1. Tenuta's Italian Restaurant
Tenuta's is a hidden gem located in Bay View. This Italian restaurant offers some of the most delicious pasta around! The owners are from Italy, and not only are they great people, Tenuta's is dedicated to the community and participates in many local initiatives.
Tenuta's is located at 2995 S. Clement Avenue in Milwaukee.
2. Ristorante Bartolotta
Ristorante Bartolotta is one of many Milwaukee Bartolotta restaurants. Though a little more upscale than most, Ristorante Bartolotta is worth a try at least once in your life. With the finest wines, a wonderful chef's menu, and beautiful scenery, this is a great date night spot if you're looking to impress!
Ristorante Bartolotta is located at 7616 W State Street in Wauwatosa.
3. Divino Wine and Dine
Divino is quite possibly the most popular spot for the locals, and we can see why! Whether you're looking to sit down and enjoy a big bowl of pasta or have it delivered to your door, Divino's is where it's at. This family-run Italian spot is great any night of the week, and every night has a variety of specials to try!
Divino Wine and Dine is located at 2315 N Murray Avenue in Milwaukee.
Onesto is a classy bistro located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The name "Onesto" means "honest," and this place is honestly great. Everything on their menu is absolutely delectable and their atmosphere will make you feel like you're in Italy!
Onesto is located at 221 N Broadway in Milwaukee.
5. Balistreri’s Italian American Ristorante
Balistrari's is a wonderful family-owned gem in Tosa. Their eclectic decorations, red and white checkered table cloths, and massive portions of pasta will make you feel like part of the family.
Balistreri's Italian American Ristorante is located at 812 N 68th Street in Milwaukee.
DORSIA is Brady Street's newest spot! This modern Italian restaurant is already making a name for itself. The bar and bistro offers a full menu of pasta and pizzas made with the freshest ingredients available. Stop in for a pasta flight! You heard that right, a pasta flight. Pick any three pastas and try them all!
DORSIA is located at 1301-07 E Brady Street in Milwaukee.
Zarletti is one of downtown's hottest Italian restaurants. This classy, simple spot is always great for a date night, and the service is awesome.
Zarletti is located at 741 N Milwaukee Street in Milwaukee.
8. Centro Cafe
If you're looking for Italian food done right, Centro Cafe in Riverwest is a great pick! Their dining area may be small, but the staff is friendly and their food is worth the wait. Be sure to try their duck risotto!
Centro Cafe is located at 808 E Center Street in Milwaukee.
Louise's is a downtown staple in MKE. This classic Italian restaurant has all the ravioli, fettuccine, and filet mignon your heart could desire. Within walking distance of just about everything downtown, this is the perfect spot to end a day out.
Louise's is located at 801 N Jefferson Street in Milwaukee.
Where’s your favorite Italian restaurant in Milwaukee? Let us know in the comments!