Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants 2013
Ristorante Bartolotta is a marvel of consistency, and its menu, largely unchanging, now seems classic: the braised duck ragu with pappardelle, most definitely; the brick roasted chicken, certainly. They're dishes that satisfy and comfort, and they're worth returning for.
But I do take particular delight in the monthly menu, where chef Juan Urbieta can stray from the tried and true. One rewarding dish this summer was pan-roasted black cod, like velvet on the tongue, over caponata (eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, red peppers, golden raisins and pine nuts).
7616 W. State St., Wauwatosa
Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5:30-10 p.m. Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday; 5-8 p.m. Sunday
Prices: Entrées, $14.95-$36.95
Payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club
September 26, 2013