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All reviews bolognese salad italian dinner residential neighborhood plenty of street parking tuesday night huge portions outdoor seating chalkboard homemade weeknight
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With just one visit a year ago, Tenuta's in Bay View jumped to the top of our favorite restaurant list. Our numerous subsequent visits solidified our decision. We have never been disappointed in any appetizer, entree or dessert we've had. My hands-down favorite is Zucca,...butternut squash ravioli with crunchy kale on top, which is (sadly) available only on the fall menu. My off-season choices are Pesto with pappardelle pasta or Calbrese, a wonderful spicy sausage dish, also with pappardelle. Bruschetta or Burrata as appetizers are equally delicious, but the burrata is far more filling. My husband loves the meatballs as an appetizer and Bolognese with pappardelle pasta as an entree. We like trading out for pappardelle whenever possible. It's a wonderful thick, homemade pasta that goes well with any sauce. Desserts are plentiful and amazing. Two chocolate chip cannoli could easily feed four (especially after a Tenuta's meal) as can the tiramisu. Both are to die for. Make reservations to make sure you get a table and try the Italian beer for a change from wine.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022

Have you seen an Italian restaurant on TV? White linens (Oh, I suppose you could be critical and want red and white), brass bar rail, chalk board, you get the idea. Huge portions of wonderful fresh pasta. great wine and beer selections, arrancini (and other...antipasti), freshly grated parmesan, soup and salad. Add in great service, good prices and outdoor seating and there is nothing more to ask for.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

The place is nice. The service is excellent, and the food is even better. The price is perfectly aligned with the quality. 100% recommendable!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! Stopped in on a recent business trip for a Tuesday night dinner. It was really full inside so I decided to eat outside. Beautiful evening, 65 degrees and a full moon as well as a view of the planes coming in to...MKE. Ordered the Bolognese with homemade papardelle. Included a wonderful salad and a basket of fresh bread. The BEST bolognese I have EVER eaten. Amazing. Excellent service and probably one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to and I travel the US for business every week and eat in tons of disappointing restaurants. This place is outstanding!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Delightful food in a very pleasant atmosphere. Residential neighborhood, very good wait staff, generous portions, good salad, too full for dessert. Good place to take guests or enjoy an Italian evening before the Bocelli concert as we did.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

Dinner on a weeknight. What we liked: 1. Plenty of street parking 2. White tablecloths 3. Best Riesling I've had in a while 4. Kassy, our waitress, is sweet and attentive. A real gem. Hope I spelled her name right. 5. Delicious bread 6. Clean...restroom 7. Reasonable prices 8. Expansive wine and beer list 9. Oh the bolognese! So delicious. I ate too much. What we didn't like: Nothing. Would we return? AbsolutelyMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Me and the wife went out Pre Valentines dinner and the food was great. The service was a little slow, but overall we had a good time

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

A group of us ate here recently and everyone’s food was very good. The bruschetta appetizer and breaded fresh mozzarella were excellent ! I wanted a modification on my gnocchi to a vodka sauce - no problem - which was appreciated. I don’t understand why...there was an up charge, but okay. The gnocchis were outstanding. The service was great - no pressure to finish quickly or move along. I also tried the chicken parmigiana and it was good. I hope to return soon- glad to have discovered this gem.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Friends gathered over the holidays for a cosy dinner. The ambiance here was fun, quite dark, but not oppressive, chatty but still easy to hear our conversation. Everyone was pleased with their entrees and shared appetizers. The soup was excellent. Later I had wished I...had had a little salad too and taken more of my pasta home for nibbling over the weekend. I am vegetarian, so I am always of the hunt for interesting veggie choices. The parmigiana was expected but quite nice. A touch greasy, i thought. But our wines were dry and delicious. Good strong South Milwaukee cocktails, lavish appetizers, and huge portions of tiramisu. A delicious comfy, pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

This was my first time eating at Tenuta's and I will definitely be back! The food and service was excellent! They have a nice wine selection to choose from as well.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

Great p[;lace in an old bar/restaurant in an equally old neighbor in Milwaukee. The cold november sunday evening we went there had a small crowd no big wait service was very good food just what we needed. Would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

My favorite local restaurant for a great Italian meal or pizza and a glass of wine. All the dishes that come out of the kitchen are delicious...my favorites being the gnocchi and bolognese. We also enjoy going for the pizza, thin crust being our favorite....If you want to try an appetizer you can’t go wrong with the calamari...honestly, the best I’ve ever had. Finish your meal with dessert and make it tiramisu, you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

Very pleasant space, we could hear each other which is always a plus. The waitstaff moved our meal along nicely. We had time to visit, order drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. When we lagged a bit, we were informed very nicely that they would need...the table by a certain time so we picked up the pace a bit. They gave us enough notice so we were not rushed. The food was all very good. I ordered Lasagna which was delicious, one of the best I have had in a long time. We also tried the Cavolo (without the Kale) which had a bit of a kick, but very tasty. The special of the night was a seafood pasta also excellent, lots of seafood in a tomato base that was full of flavor. Tiramisu for dessert was a perfect way to end the meal. The waitstaff was well trained, attentive, friendly and paid attention to us from beginning to end of meal. Attentive without being intrusive, which for me is the best type of server.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2019

Close to MKE airport. Charming Neighborhood location! Great building! The pizza was Fabulous !! and the service first class. What a great find for an out of town Los Angeles guy!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Went to Tenuta’s last Tuesday night. Just as always the pizza was fantastic We did our own special order of green olives, artichoke hearts, spinach, and fresh tomatoes It is a great alternative to meat pizza. Thanks for the good service

Date of visit: October 2019
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TENUTA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Milwaukee - Bay View - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

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Tenuta's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5