Perfect Holiday Party Planning Tips

Aug 5, 2021, 7:28 PM

Holiday party planning tips from the event planning professionals at The Bartolotta Restaurants.

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Bacchus Celebrates 15 years with Re-energized Dining Experience

Sep 27, 2019, 8:42 PM

We invite you to explore the new Bacchus experience by making your reservation today at or calling 414-765-1166.

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2019 Gala-Lotta Raises the Roof for Running Rebels

Sep 27, 2019, 3:21 PM

The 2019 Gala-lotta, Care-a-lotta's annual signature program, was held on Thursday, September 26, at the Italian Community Center. The recipient, Running Rebels, works toward a vision to provide positive choices for youth who face the daily pressures of delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and teen pregnancy.

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At Your Service: Joseph Kane

Sep 18, 2019, 2:40 PM

Assistant General Manager of Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, Joseph Kane, answers some questions about his time with The Bartolotta Restaurants, his favorite wine, and his tips for those interested in learning more about wine.

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Event Planning 101

May 21, 2019, 2:03 PM

Whether you're new to the industry or an event planning veteran, here's our list of 7 Things to Remember about Event Planning.

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At Your Service: John Korycki

May 1, 2019, 7:46 PM

A Q&A with John Korycki, Executive Chef at Harbor House.

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Event Recap: The Chef Event at Downtown Kitchen

May 1, 2019, 7:41 PM

A look into The Chef Event hosted by Milwaukee Magazine at Downtown Kitchen in April 2019.

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Exploring Champagne

May 1, 2019, 7:37 PM

A deep dive into the bubbly region of France.

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Sweets of the Season

May 1, 2019, 7:29 PM

A look at some of the new sweet and savory dishes coming out of the kitchens of The Bartolotta Restaurants

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Ways We Give Back

Mar 5, 2019, 4:08 PM

Care-a-lotta, the charitable arm of The Bartolotta Restaurants, focuses on a mission to support local nonprofit organizations and create platforms for awareness to help make Milwaukee a strong, vital community in which to live and work.

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Now Let's Pair...

Mar 5, 2019, 3:57 PM

The only thing better than finding a great wine you love, is to find the perfect pairing of food to go with it! There are a few simple rules of thumb that can help you make choices that will enhance both the wine and the food when combined. One approach is to pair dishes from a specific region to wines that are native to that region. Another good tip is that opposites often attract. For example, a dish heavier in cream or butter might pair well with an acidic, clean tasting wine. Ultimately,…

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French Wine 101

Mar 5, 2019, 3:37 PM

Isn’t it intimidating to go to a restaurant and get handed a wine list as thick as a novel? Perhaps you know you like red wine or prefer Champagne but you have a moment of confusion when presented with the wine list. Mariana Popescu, Sommelier at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, breaks down a French wine list by region, and then by reds (rouge) and whites (blanc), explaining the importance of each wine’s origin or “terroir.”

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At Your Service: Mariana Popescu, Sommelier, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Mar 5, 2019, 3:17 PM

Get to know Mariana Popescu, Sommelier at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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Warm up with Bartolottas

Jan 9, 2019, 6:26 PM

Winter has officially set in and it is time to cozy up to the fireplace, bundle up for walks in the snow, and find creative ways to stay warm in Wisconsin’s frigid temperatures. Many of our chefs and bartenders add dishes or cocktails to reflect the season’s bounty. A dish that might take a backseat during the warmer months takes center stage during winter. We asked some of our staff to highlight a few of their favorites.

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‘Tis The Season for Romance

Jan 9, 2019, 6:16 PM

With the chilly weather not going away anytime soon, our restaurants are the perfect place to cozy up with a loved one. Here are some suggestions on how to make any evening a romantic escape from the doldrums of winter.

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Wedding Planning Tips from the Pros at Bartolotta Catering & Events

Jan 9, 2019, 6:02 PM

We live and breathe events and in 2018 alone helped plan over 100 weddings. With years of experience paired with the understanding that each couple’s vision is unique, our team works to ensure that every last detail is right. Our catering managers share some of their advice, tips, and trends for 2019/20 planning.

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At your service: Amanda Fraser, Director of Catering at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

Jan 9, 2019, 5:36 PM

Get to know Amanda Fraser, Director of Catering at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

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Holiday Traditions

Nov 7, 2018, 6:11 PM

The holidays are all about tradition so we asked a few of our festive employees to share some of their favorite ways to enjoy the holiday season. From classic to a little bit wacky, here are the ways we celebrate.

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Bartolotta Catering Holiday Party Tips

Nov 7, 2018, 6:05 PM

Holiday party tips from the catering team at the Bartolotta Resaurants.

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At Your Service: John Halvorson, Operations Manager at The Grain Exchange

Nov 7, 2018, 5:37 PM

Meet John Halvorson, Operations Manager at The Grain Exchange.

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Menu Updates at Ristorante Bartolotta after the Refresh in Spring 2018

Sep 7, 2018, 6:48 PM

It was the philosopher Heraclitus who said “The only thing that is constant is change,” and while the menu at Ristorante Bartolotta, dal 1993 has become beloved for its classic Italian mainstays, Chef Juan Urbieta is excited to add a few menu items to change things up after his kitchen’s recent renovation. Guests will still find their old favorites but will now see some new menu options. Read on as we explore some of these new dishes, their origins and preparations.

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Gala-lotta 2018 Waukesha Women's Center

Sep 7, 2018, 6:26 PM

Care-a-lotta’s annual Gala-lotta was held on the evening of Thursday, August 23 at The Italian Community Center. The event not only raised $28,000 for The Women’s Center but achieved their goal of engaging new, younger audiences in the organization.

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Ristorante Bartolotta Celebrates 25 Years!

Sep 7, 2018, 6:07 PM

In 1993 the Bartolotta brothers had a dream to bring authentic Italian food to Milwaukee. They probably didn’t imagine that when Ristorante Bartolotta opened its doors in the heart of Wauwatosa, it would become a beloved restaurant, and the flagship of The Bartolotta Restaurants which now has an entire portfolio of fine dining, catering, and casual restaurants throughout the city. 25 years is an accomplishment for any business, particularly one in the restaurant industry - so we are incredibly…

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At Your Service: David Armstrong, General Manager at The Rumpus Room

Sep 7, 2018, 5:22 PM

Meet David Armstrong, General Manager at The Rumpus Room.

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Music in the Air

Jul 9, 2018, 5:55 PM

In Milwaukee, the short season of summer brings everyone outside to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Join us as many of our restaurants offer live entertainment outdoors on a variety of evenings during the summer. Featuring many local artists, our music scene paired with Bartolotta Restaurants’ delicious food, wine and/or cocktails is one of the myriad of ways to enjoy Milwaukee in the summer.

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Party With The Pig!

Jul 6, 2018, 8:52 PM

Every year in late summer, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro takes advantage of its prime location w it h a party in the park and everyone is welcome to join in a fantastic feast that highlights the hog as its main course. This lunchtime event invites Milwaukee locals and tourists alike to indulge in a complete afternoon of great food, entertainment, and libations. This year’s 8th Annual Pig Roast takes place on Sunday, August 12.

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Bartolotta Catering & Events Adds New Venues

Jul 6, 2018, 8:23 PM

Bartolotta Catering & Events Adds New Venues

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At Your Service: Dan Wustrack, Catering Manager at Lake Park Bistro

Jul 6, 2018, 7:18 PM

Meet Dan Wustrack, Catering Manager at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.

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Wonder Women

May 1, 2018, 8:00 AM

Wonder Woman is the preeminent heroine of our time. As a symbol of equality, power, and truth, her natural confidence and unmistakable intelligence make her a presence that cannot be denied.

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At Your Service: Amanda Strandt, Executive Chef at Mr. B's Brookfield

Apr 30, 2018, 8:00 AM

Meet Amanda Strandt, Executive Chef at Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield

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Countdown To Summer Begins…

Apr 20, 2018, 8:00 AM

It is officially spring and in celebration, we are hosting a variety of spring-themed wine dinners, prepping our patios for the summer season, and getting Northpoint Custard ready for its 10th year in business! It is what Wisconsinites wait for all year, those summer months when the beach is open, patios are booked with bands, and the whole city comes alive.

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Event Recap: The Chef Event 2018

Apr 19, 2018, 8:00 AM

The first Chef Event held in partnership with Milwaukee Magazine in 2017 was a giant hit, selling out in less than two weeks. We were so thrilled to get the opportunity again this year to highlight Milwaukee chefs and their cuisine in our beautiful downtown venue, Downtown Kitchen at the U.S. Bank Building, for a second Chef Event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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At Your Service: Patrick Erdman, General Manager at Bacchus

Feb 14, 2018, 8:24 PM

Meet Patrick Erdman, the new general manager at Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant.

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Chef Collaboration: 1st Surf & Turf

Dec 26, 2017, 5:32 PM

This January we are excited to host our first ever Surf & Turf dinner. The brainchild of Mr. B's Brookfield's Executive Chef Zach Espinosa and Harbor House's Executive Chef Andrew Ruiz. The dinner will be held January 31 at Mr. B's Brookfield, where they will bring together the best from both land and sea. Both chefs have been with Bartolottas in various capacities for many years - and both have extensive knowledge of seafood and steak. We chatted with them to learn about this new collaboration.

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Sep 8, 2017, 8:15 PM

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On Cloud Wine

Sep 6, 2017, 8:20 PM

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Sep 5, 2017, 8:12 PM

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Milwaukee Magazine Chef Event

May 3, 2017, 6:27 PM

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At Your Service: Vince Halpin, General Manager at Mr. B's Brookfield

Feb 16, 2017, 6:45 PM

A quick Q&A with the General Manager of Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Brookfield, Vince Halpin.

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Stunning Event Spaces in Downtown Milwaukee

Jan 26, 2017, 6:48 PM

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MPS and Prostart Proud

Dec 15, 2016, 7:00 PM

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Nov 24, 2016, 7:02 PM

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Oct 27, 2016, 7:11 PM

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Bartolotta and MPS

Aug 1, 2016, 7:13 PM

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