Timeline

1993: Ristorante Bartolotta Opens

Rustic Italian cooking of Central and Northern Italy, featuring handmade pasta and a chef’s seasonal menu. 
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s best Italian

1995: Lake Park Bistro Opens

Classic French with stunning views of Lake Michigan. 
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s most romantic restaurant

1999: Mr. B’s Steakhouse Opens

Unique 1100-degree wood-burning oven ensures juicy steaks with caramelized, buttery crust.
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 3 ½ stars, Milwaukee’s best steakhouse

2003: Pizzeria Piccola (Wauwatosa) Opens

Authentic, thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas baked to perfection in a wood burning oven.

2004: Bacchus Opens

Contemporary American cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Sleek setting with a big-city feel and beautiful views of Lake Michigan. 
Awards & Accolades: Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s best wine list

Bartolotta Catering & Events Company established, ultimately introducing Pier Wisconsin and The Grain Exchange as Milwaukee’s most impressive venues with delicious menus.

2006: Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World opens

This unique venue offers stunning views of Milwaukee’s lakefront and the city’s skyline with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces anchored by four-star cuisine.

2009: Northpoint Custard (Bradford Beach) Opens

The city’s best frozen custard and burgers served from May to September along Bradford Beach.

Partnership established with SSP America at Mitchell International Airport to open Nonna’s (Concourse D), Northpoint Custard (Main Terminal) and Pizzeria Piccola (Concourse C).

The Grain Exchange, the most recently introduced Bartolotta Catering & Events venue, is a nearly 10,000 sq. ft. space with elegant and grandiose décor located in downtown Milwaukee’s historic Mackie Building.

2010: Harbor House Opens

Harbor House, a Bartolotta-managed property established through a partnership with Michael Cudahy, offers daily fresh fish and a raw bar. The New England-style seafood restaurant is set on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee.
Awards & Accolades: Milwaukee’s best view & seafood restaurant

2011: The Rumpus Room Opens

Traditional, European-inspired gastro pub with unique pub fare, the city’s largest beer, wine and spirits menu and a modern-meets-vintage, steampunk feel.
Awards & Accolades: Milwaukee’s best new bar

2012: Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club Opens in Greendale and Mequon

Joey Gerard’s puts a modern spin on the classic supper club in the heart of historic Greendale and along the Milwaukee River in Mequon. The menu features comfort food and classic cocktails at their finest.

2014: Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque and Downtown Kitchen Open

Miss Beverly's offers barbequed pork and ribs, beef brisket, fried chicken, and traditional sides in a fast casual setting. Downtown Kitchen is the go-to gathering place for breakfast, lunch, meetings and more in the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee.

2016: Bartolotta Catering and Events at Milwaukee's Italian Community Center opens

This staple of the Italian community in Milwaukee has renovated banquet halls and meeting rooms for any size event, executed to the high-degree of standard that is the Bartolotta experience.

2017: James Beard Foundation Award Nominations

Joe and Paul Bartolotta selected as semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Restaurateur.