MILWAUKEE – With guests returning to its newly reopened restaurants, and more re-opening dates on the horizon, The Bartolotta Restaurants has announced it is hiring nearly 80 employees to fill front and back-of-house positions at its Bacchus, Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s Brookfield, Harbor House, and Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 locations. 

The restaurant and catering organization, family-owned and operated by Chef Paul Bartolotta, has posted full and part-time positions for bussers, hosts, servers, line cooks, pastry cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, and more. Chef Bartolotta is committed to rehiring staff that were temporarily let go during the pandemic-related shutdown, as well as looking to add new talent to the team. 

“This has been a difficult year for our community and our family of employees, but with perseverance, we are preparing to welcome many of them back along with some new faces,” says Chef Bartolotta. “We have made significant investments in our health protocols while enhancing our level of service, and with every reopening, we are trying to do our part to give our employees and Milwaukee’s economy a boost.

“We are so grateful to be able to be put people back to work, and we are looking forward to seeing employees and guests join us in this new, exciting era.”

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Harbor House, and Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield have been open for several weeks, and reopening dates for Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro and Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant will be announced soon. As the reopening plan proceeds, The Bartolotta Restaurants will continue to enforce its heightened sanitation and safety standards, including:

  • Face masks for staff members and guests

  • Reservations required (reservations will be held for 15 minutes) and temperature checks upon entry

  • Touchless payment options and QR codes to view menus on smartphones

  • Rearranged dining rooms that offer distance and privacy between tables; as well as custom-made safety partitions where applicable 

  • UV-C technology that actively seeks and destroys microorganisms in the air and on hard surfaces

  • Meticulously and deliberately cleaned tables within every new reservation 

All open positions will be posted online and those interested must apply online at



The Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally recognized restaurant and catering organization co-founded by restaurateur Joe Bartolotta and his brother, two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Bartolotta. Since the opening of its flagship restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, The Bartolotta Restaurants group has grown to become the premier culinary brand in the Greater Milwaukee region, offering first-class service and cuisine across a portfolio of 17 one-of-a-kind restaurants and catering facilities, including fine dining, upscale casual, upscale food hall, wood-fired pizzeria, and quick-casual concepts. Additionally, its presence as a forward-thinking, respected, and community-minded company has produced a charitable arm, Care-a-lotta, which supports numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Milwaukee. More information can be found at