By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Mar 31, 2020 at 6:01 PM

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Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., will be shaking up their usual carry-out dinner offerings with two new pop-ups taking place on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2.

One themed pop-up menu will focus on Italian-inspired classics and the other on indulgent sweet treats. Both will offer delicious comfort food dishes made with plenty of heart.

Osteria Amilinda

On Wednesday, April 1, the restaurant will shift to the Amilinda Osteria menu, featuring Italian-inspired offerings for pick-up between 4 and 8 p.m. 

The menu includes an assortment of antipasti including

  • Burrata with speck prosciutto,  peas and mint;
  • Carciofi giardiniera saporiti: artichokes with parmesan, bread crumbs and anchovies;
  • Insalata ricca: a salad of curly endive, radicchio, avocado, hearts of palm, pine nuts and lemon.

Pasta choices include:

  • Bucatini all’amatriciana featuring bucatini pasta topped with pancetta, romano, red wine and tomato sauce;
  • Fettuccine with gorgonzola, lemon zest and fresh rosemary;
  • Raviolo stuffed with housemade ricotta cheese, garlic, onion, chives and served with a spicy tomato sauce.

Meanwhile, main courses will include

  • Monkfish served with cauliflower and scallions;
  • Chicken cacciatore with tomatoes, white wine and mushrooms;
  • Saltimbocca served with vermicelli and lemon garlic sauce.

The full menu will go live Wednesday, April 1st at 8 a.m. at with pickup available starting at 4:30 p.m. Orders can be placed online or by phone at  (414) 369-3683. 

Dolly’s Bakery

On Thursday, April 2, Amilinda will return to its regular dinner menu. However, the restaurant will also offer a very special menu of indulgent treats created by Chef Gregory Leon and Pastry Chef Sara Sara Ostrowski.

Among the desserts, you'll find popular Amilinda classics like their wildly popular chocolate souffle cakes and chocolate olive oil mousse, along with a variety of tarts and rum cake.

The Dolly’s Bakery menu will go live Thursday, April 2nd at 8 a.m. at, with pickup available beginning at 2 p.m. Orders can be placed online or by phone at  (414) 369-3683.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.