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741 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4451
+1 414-225-0000
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Western Springs, Illinois
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner experience at Zarletti! It was a much-needed night away and this was the perfect dinner spot. Everything was great (especially the beef tenderloin special and the service).

1 Thank Vicki v
Mequon, WI
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Booked a 5:00 PM dinner reservation at Zarletti's as we were in Milwaukee to see the Shen Yun performance. Glad we had reservations because the restaurant filled up fast. The meal was just outstanding! We started with the Bruschetta appetizer which was so delicious! We each ordered a Caesar Salad which was very good served with warm bread. My main... More 

1 Thank Midwest G
Annapolis, Maryland
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278 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Within easy walk of many downtown hotels, a table for two was easy to get on a Saturday night just after the holidays. The restaurant was full, so I think we lucked out. I enjoyed my parmigiana de melanzane, but my wife didn't care for the carbonara with pappardelle. The sauce was flavorless and the home made pasta was not... More 

1 Thank 30POP
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Who can believe it? Pizza made to order and served for all to share!! Unlimited orders on pizza, beverages for one low price!! Sports-bar, if you're so inclined; lovely pier-side view of the Milwaukee River. A must in downtown Milwaukee when it is open for business!!

Thank Yokan1
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Zarletti is the real deal! I was in town for for business and wasn't sure where to go. I stumbled in based on the curb appeal, and boy was that a blessing in disguise! From the moment I sat down my experience was second to none. Brian was the most knowledgable, cordial, attentive bartender I've ever had. Fact. He immediately... More 

2 Thank jmi888
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The BEST VEAL i have ever eaten anywhere in the world. FANTASTIC service owner EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. Do not miss this place.

1 Thank Ron M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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408 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Several years ago I had a wonderful meal at Zarletti, but since then success and expansion have provided complacency and a formulatic cushion. The room is still lovely, although our party of five was shoved into an uncomfortable corner table at the entrance to the restaurant. Normally, I would complain, but I was entertaining another couple. Our server had a... More 

Thank Philip G
silver lake
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here in over 5 yrs. Pleasantly surprised with everything. Stopped in prior to dinner seating and bartender Brian was very accommodating, knowledge, and offered us some appetizers even though kitchen was closed. Last minute made dinner reservations and, again, happy with everything. If you haven't been here, give it a try.

1 Thank mep604
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I met a client here at her recommendation and was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. Also, the chef happily accommodated a request for tasting two sides instead of just one. I would go back there again when I'm in town.

1 Thank Carolyn S
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192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Nice surprise. In our visits to Milwaukee we always passed by Zarletti's and thought we'd have to try it. In the past, we kind of passed it over in favor of other Italian restaurants, but really, I think it's the best Italian restaurant (of those we've been to). The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Decor is kind of "simple... More 

2 Thank Mike16Chicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 741 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4451
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-225-0000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?