Joe Bartolotta, beloved Co-Owner Passes Away

Joe Bartolotta, Co-Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, passed away on Tuesday, April 23 peacefully in his sleep with a smile on his face at the age of 60. Joe is beloved by the Milwaukee community for his hospitality heart, generosity and love of all. The family asks for privacy at this time.  

The funeral service for Joe Bartolotta will be held on Saturday, April 27 promptly at 10 am at The Riverside Theater (116 W. Wisconsin Ave). In homage to Joe’s bright disposition that he brought every day, it is requested that no black attire be worn to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Italian Community Center, Discovery World or the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Share your Memories of Joe Bartolotta

Since the announcement of Joe Bartolotta's passing, we at The Bartolotta Restaurants have been showered with an outpouring of love from the community. In an effort to collect everyone's memories about our beloved co-owner, we've set up a page for you to share your "Joe Story" with us. It is our hope to collect all these messages and share them with his family.

Share Your Joe Story