It’s as important as ever to support the amazing collection of local restaurants that we have in our beautiful city. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 amazing restaurants. Try just one of these every week and you’ll have visited them all by the end of 2023. View the full list here OR download an abbreviated printable PDF file.
Despite its more casual, neighborhood restaurant feel, Sorella doesn’t scrimp on the details, offering a varied menu of seasonal dishes inspired by Southern Italy and shaped with a bit of East Coast inflection.
You’ll find a mix of shareable items (including big bowls of wood-roasted veggies), pastas and wood-fired pizza along with compelling, moderately priced entrees that are unlike any other restaurant in the city.
The menu is built for sociable sharing, so don’t be afraid to order multiple dishes to split among a group of friends. Save room for sweets like Sorella's Nutella calzone.
Recommended: roasted broccoli; cauliflower agrodolce; Duroc pork chop, cavatelli with Monday sauce
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.