We have great spaces available for your social or corporate parties. for details, call 414-771-7910.


Day Time Private Events



Being a dinner-only restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta is the perfect place to host your next private lunch party.  Ideal for both business events and social celebrations, our restaurant is available 7 days a week from 11am (or earlier upon request) to 4pm. You can have the entire restaurant exclusively for your event for an incredibly low minimum starting at $500! 


Our flexible options can accommodate smaller, medium and larger parties up to 60 people in our charming dining room and it is the perfect setting for baptisms, rehearsals, birthday or anniversary celebrations, funeral gatherings, business presentations and more. 


Our menu offers a wide range of options specializing in authentic Italian cuisine and is customized to every event to ensure full satisfaction for you and your guests. Our Wine Director Todd Hasselbacher can work with you to help you find the perfect wines and other drinks to go along with your reception. With Milwaukee's best Italian wine selection, beers and cocktails and our warm, professional staff, your event is sure to be a success.


Please call or email us for more information.

Todd Hasselbacher
Catering Manager

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December Lunches

Once again, Ristorante Bartolotta will open its doors for lunch during the holiday season.
Every year, we create a whole new traditional menu along with a great wine list for the season. The charming village of Wauwatosa comes alive during this festive time of the year. It is the perfect setting for lunch, whether you're looking for a power lunch or a more laid back lunch to reconnect with friends and family.
Reservations are now open and are highly recommended since we fill out very quickly.

*Subject to change


  • Potato-pancetta soup, chive oil
  • Caesar salad, anchovy-romano dressing
  • Citrus salad of orange, pink grapefruit, fennel, olives, watercresss, red onion
  • Crisply fried calamari, marinara, lemon
  • Antipasto of salami, house-made ricotta & chicken liver crostini, marinated olives, peppers, cheese & arugula
  • Fried robiola cheese, butternut squash puree, black trumpet mushrooms
  • Goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs
  • Steamed mussels marinara


  • Risotto, artichokes, pesto, eggplant
  • Semolina gnocchetti, shrimp, crab, spicy tomato, tarragon 
  • Casarecce, pork sausage ragu, rapini, pecorino
  • Pear & prosciutto-filled casoncelli, brown butter, ground amaretti


  • Braised beef short ribs, polenta, kale
  • Roasted cornish hen, Brussels sprouts, pureed potatoes
  • Mediterranean sea bass baked in cartoccio
  • Sautéed pork cutlets, spinach, mushrooms, lemon-caper sauce
  • Grilled pizza, San Marzano tomatoes, prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula


  • Bartolotta’s classic tiramisu
  • Fior di latte citrus custard, fresh berries, orange sauce
  • Salted caramel budino
  • Flourless chocolate cake, amarena cherries
  • Vanilla gelato affogato, espresso shot, cocoa
  • Trio of sorbets

December Lunches Monday-Friday
Open from Monday Dec 1st thru Tuesday Dec 30 (Closed 24th & 25th)
Hours 11:30 am-2 pm
For Reservations Call 414-771-7910



New Years Eve

On the evening of December 31st, come and celebrate the beggining of a new year with friends and family. We will create a celebratory 3 and 4-course menu for this special ocassion. Along with traditional Italian cuisine we feature Milwaukee's best and largest 100% Italian wine list. 



  • Lobster & crab bisque
  • Grilled portobello mushroom salad, field greens, ricotta crostino
  • Roasted scallop, minted-pea puree, lardons, shaved pecorino
  • Truffled beef tartar, celery salad
  • Warm asparagus, fontina fonduta, frisee


  • Butternut squash & Brussels sprout risotto
  • Linguini, tomato-white wine, zucchini, mussels
  • Gemelli, foie gras cream
  • Meat-filled ravioli, butter, veal sauce
  • Rigatoni, sautéed vegetables, tomato sauce, basil


  • Shrimp in garlicky tomato “acqua pazza”
  • Black truffle-stuffed chicken breast, puréed potatoes, mushrooms
  • Roasted filet of beef, caramelized vegetables, gorgonzola butter
  • Pan roasted sea bass, spinach, tomato & squash, lemon butter sauce
  • Double-cut grilled lamb chops, radicchio, cauliflower mash


  • Dark chocolate mousse
  • Panna Cotta
  • Pistacchio semifreddo
  • Meyer lemon-berry tart
  • Florentine hot chocolate, warm bomboloni

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -
3-course menu options 
$65 from 5pm-6pm  &  4-course menu $85 all night 5pm-Close



Holiday Lunches
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White Truffle Menu