The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2010. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
OnMilwaukee.com readers have spoken, again. As they have for the past two years, they have chosen Ristorante Bartolotta in Downtown Tosa as Milwaukee's best Italian restaurant.
For more than a decade, Joe Bartolotta has run one of the most consistently great Italian restaurants in town. And thanks to head Chef Juan Urbieta, the menu has never gone stale.
Urbieta and his crew create great special menus, including ones that focus on the bounty of regional Italian cuisine, spotlighting the diversity of Italian cooking, as well as winemaker dinners that pair great wines with special menus. So, if you're looking for red-checkered tablecloths and 10 versions of spaghetti and meatballs, you'll have to go elsewhere.
If, on the other hand, you like seafood, polenta, risotto, a wine list worthy of exploration, warm and crusty bread, a comfortable atmosphere and an attentive, knowledgeable staff, Ristorante Bartolotta remains the place to go in Milwaukee for Italian food.
The OnMilwaukee.com editorial staff agrees and also picked Ristorante Bartolotta as its editors' choice.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Ristorante Bartolotta
2. The Pasta Tree
tie. Osteria del Mondo
7. Calderone Club
8. Il Mito Enoteca
9. Louise's Trattoria
tie. Sala da Pranzo
13. Third Ward Caffe