How Care-a-lotta Works

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

Although our mission has not changed, we are not in a position to financially support philanthropic causes and organizations at this time, therefore, The Bartolotta Restaurants have suspended its charitable contributions until further notice. This page will be updated once we can reinstate our community support programs.

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 100 guests and subject to availability) in one of our restaurants or catering facilities - Bartolotta's 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.

  • Events that are 100 guests or more, and occur Sunday-Thursday, will receive 15% percent back, of the food and beverage sales not to exceed $2,500

  • Events that are 100 guests or more, and occur Friday-Saturday, will receive 10% percent back of the food and beverage sales not to exceed $2,500 

Events must be 100 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. 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. 

The Care-a-lotta Credit is not to be combined with any other discount and is subject to change.

To inquire about booking a private event for your nonprofit organization with The Bartolotta Restaurants, please call (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 your certificate via mail in early March.

GALA-LOTTA: Annual Not-For-Profit Fundraiser

Congratulations to CourageMKE, our current Gala-lotta Partner!

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.