Bacchus, dining in a historic location.
A Tradition of Excellence
eading Milwaukee’s restaurant scene for two
and a half decades, the award-winning Bartolotta Restaurants group has been pivotal to the city’s growing reputation for world-class fine dining.
The business has grown from Ristorante Bartolotta, opened in 1993, to include 16 restaurants and catering operations.
The synergy of co-owners (and brothers) Joe and Paul Bartolotta has helped build this internationally known operation. Joe is the visionary and leader of the company, while Paul is a two-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef.
The brothers and their superb team of employees have developed memorable venues for Milwaukeeans and visitors alike. Restaurant locations span the Greater Milwaukee area, with choices for casual dining or a special occasion splurge.
The Restaurant group employs close to 1,000 people, with more sommeliers than any other group in Milwaukee. Another distinction is that Corporate Executive Chef Adam Siegel also is a James Beard award winner.
For more information about the Bartolotta Restaurants visit bartolottas.com.
Bartolotta = fine dining in Milwaukee
estled in a historic brewery building in downtown
Wauwatosa, Ristorante Bartolotta serves handmade pasta and rustic Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting. Both the regular menu specialties and the seasonal offerings have earned raves from critics.
Consistently ranked as one of the most scenic restaurants in the U.S., Harbor House boasts sweeping views of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee skyline and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The menu features the freshest seafood available, flown in daily from both coasts. Along with New England-inspired décor, the restaurant’s design includes a three-sided bar, a raw bar, an open kitchen, and a private dining room available for special events and parties.
Lake Park Bistro’s beautiful setting in a park pavilion overlooking Lake Michigan is just the beginning of a dining experience that includes French cuisine and an all-French wine list.
At Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse (Brookfield and Mequon), a wide variety of prime steaks are cooked to perfection in a high-heat wood-burning oven, which gives the meat a caramelized, buttery crust.
Bacchus, located in a historic 1929 site, is part of downtown Milwaukee’s renaissance. The fine dining experience here taps the talent of outstanding Executive Chef Nick Wirth. In addition to the regular menu, always highlighting the best ingredients available, the chef’s tasting menu is available any night. Guests choose between five and seven courses. Sommelier-chosen wine pairings also are available.
Advanced Sommelier Katie Espinosa, who oversees the beverage program, has carefully crafted the wine list of over 800 bottles. With many of the service staff having a Level 1 sommelier accreditation, wines are expertly chosen and perfectly paired.
Group gatherings, whether large or small, are a Bartolotta Restaurants specialty. Discovery World offers stunning views of Milwaukee’s lakefront and the city’s skyline, as well as a number of unique spaces, The historic Grain Exchange features soaring ceilings, sweeping staircases and dramatic columns. At the Italian Community Center, there are banquet halls and meeting rooms for any size event.