How Care-a-lotta Works

Our mission is to support local nonprofit organizations and create platforms for awareness to help make Milwaukee a strong, vital community in which to live and work. Read below to see exactly how we work towards this goal.

CARE-A-LOTTA CREDIT: Donations AFter EVents

Any Wisconsin 501(c)3 organization will receive a donation from The Bartolotta Restaurants that equals a percentage of their food and beverage costs when hosting an event (minimum of 75 guests and subject to availability) in one of our restaurants or catering facilities - Ristorante Bartolotta, Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse, BacchusThe Rumpus Room, Joey Gerard’s, Downtown Kitchen, Discovery World, The Grain Exchange or The Italian Community Center.

  • Receive 15% of your food and beverage total back when hosting an event Sunday through Thursday

  • Receive 10% of your food and beverage total back when hosting an event Friday or Saturday

Events must be 75 people or more and must be hosted on-site on a mutually agreed upon date. The Care-a-lotta Credit is only valid towards hosted food and beverage sales from the event; it does NOT include cash bar sales, room rental and service charges. The Care-a-lotta Credit is not to be combined with any other discount and is subject to change. Payment in full must be received within 15 days of the event in order to qualify.

Organizations that are awarded the Care-a- lotta Credit will not be eligible to receive gift certificates. 

Events held July 9 - 16, 2020 are not eligible for a Care-a-lotta Credit.

To inquire about booking a private event for your nonprofit organization with The Bartolotta Restaurants, please contact Cindi McLeod at (414) 935-5014 or

COMMUNITY CARE-A-LOTTA: Gift Certificate Donations

Each month, The Bartolotta Restaurants award $100 in Care-a-lotta certificates to 40 local organizations for their benefits, galas, fundraisers, and other events. These certificates are awarded through a lottery system. Organizations may apply as often as they’d like but are only permitted to win once per the calendar year.

Applicants are placed in a lottery one month prior to the month of their event. It is recommended that you apply at least two months before your event.

Organizations that are selected will receive a Care-a-lotta certificate at the beginning of the month of their event. For example, if your event takes place in March, please apply by January. If your organization is selected, you will receive you certificated via mail in early March.

Apply for a Care-a-lotta Community Certificate

GALA-LOTTA: Annual Not-For-Profit Fundraiser

Congratulations to CourageMKE, our 2020 Gala-lotta winner!

Each year, The Bartolotta Restaurants selections one local not-for-profit organization as its Gala-lotta partner, allowing us to use our resources to raise awareness and funds for the organization and its mission throughout the year.

The Gala-lotta winner will host their fundraiser in the beautifully renovated Italian Community Center. The partnership is intended to be highly collaborative and will be completely staffed by Bartolotta employees volunteering their time and talents.

2021 Gala-lotta Applications will Open on February 10, 2020

Read Gala-lotta Guidelines