About Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

★ ★ ★ ★ - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
Wine Spectator
 Award of Excellence winner since 2003
Named One of the 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2020 by The Daily Meal
Named One of The 25 Best Italian Restaurants In America by Thrillist.com

Nestled in an historic brewery building in the Village of Wauwatosa, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is the flagship restaurant in The Bartolotta Restaurants portfolio.  Conceived by The Bartolotta Restaurants co-founders, restaurateur Joe Bartolotta and his brother, Chef Paul Bartolotta, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is acclaimed for its handmade pasta and authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting. 

Executive Chef Juan Urbieta presents the popular “Un Viaggio in Italia” menu series, highlighting a different city or region of Italy with a four-course, customizable menu that takes guests on a journey of Italy and changes monthly.

One of the most recognized restaurants in the region, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 was recently awarded the coveted Marchio Ospitalità Italiana certification of excellence by the Italian Union of Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award honors a restaurant for its commitment to “Made in Italy” quality and authenticity. Receiving this certification recognizes Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993’s unwavering commitment to Italian cuisine and the “hospitality heart” that serves as the foundation for The Bartolotta Restaurants.  

Dining al fresco is available during warm weather in the courtyard, La Terrazza, a relaxed, outdoor dining experience where you can enjoy an authentic Italian meal under the evening sky. The patio is open weather permitting and seating is first come, first served. 

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 is an ideal venue for intimate family gatherings and business meetings. Available for daytime and evening events, as well as full buyout events on Saturdays and Sundays. Customized menus available.


Juan Urbieta

Executive Chef & General Manager, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

Juan Urbieta serves as Executive Chef of Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, the flagship restaurant in The Bartolotta Restaurants portfolio. For more than 20 years, Chef Urbieta has been a key driver in the company’s success, securing multiple awards for Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, including DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) honors, Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” (annually since 2003), and a “25 Best Italian Restaurants in America” ranking by Thrillist, while maintaining an exemplary level of quality that defines The Bartolotta Restaurants. In 2020, Chef Urbieta launched the “Un Viaggio in Italia” (“Tour of Italy”) series that takes guests on a culinary tour of Italy with a new menu introduced approximately every four weeks.

Elliot Mumpy

Sous Chef,
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

Jackie O'Brien

Restaurant Manager,
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

Raul Gonzalez

Assistant General Manager,
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993