Always a reliable choice in the Third Ward for well-prepared modern Italian, good wine list and friendly, non-rushed service. This is our go-to place before attending a show at the Broadway Theater Center.
Business lunch. Loved the Warm Mushroom Salad with Salmon. Excellent and Daniel the waiter was fantastic.
Just out with a friend and as usual a pleasant evening!
Granddaughter’s birthday. Thank you so much
Cozy, friendly atmosphere with excellent service and a great wine list to complement the exceptional food.
Always love dining at Onesto! Located in the heart of the Third Ward right on Broadway so the location can’t be beat! The restaurant is so beautiful with cream city brick and large windows. The service is always so nice, the bread smells so good when they bring it to your table. The salads are so fresh and crisp! The jars are tasty and delightful. The entrees always have great variety to satisfy everyone in our party! Everyone found their meal just right - so flavorful and we had no room for dessert. Love this place!
Food was not good. Not sure what went wrong. Risotto was inedible. Bone in filet was seriously overcooked.
Maybe just a bad night, but the restaurant did not seem busy. I don’t know how you mess up fingerling potatoes but they found a way.
I nice place with pleasant employees. Food was way off.
I love Italian food. Everything was great. My cocktail was excellent. Nice restaurant space with good ambiance.
The New Years Eve “special” of prime rib was very disappointing. It was served barely warm. It was very chewy to actually tough. The side potatoes were also not warm, nor thoroughly cooked. Love the Onesto menu items, but never order the special when it’s prime rib!
Food was very good with a nice menu. Apps were great along with entrees. Certainly will return. Service was ok as I forgot I was in Milwaukee where the staff was less experienced . Pleasant but learning. Food made up for it all.
We had great service and very good food!
Great food! Great service!! Will be back!! The sautéed calamari was awesome!
We were dining before attending the theater and let the server know. They did an excellent job of making sure we had our various courses quickly, and had plenty of time to get to the theater. I appreciated that they had gluten-free pasta and meatballs!
A little too heavy on the sage in the pasta that two of us had. Delicious fig and Gorgonzola jar with really good fresh bread. Nice wine selection by the glass.. Excellent server.
Service was fantastic. I wish the food was as good.
Just a really great dining experience!
Meatballs were dried out both lamb meatballs and the meatballs. Too many scallions in the scallops and zucchini noodle dish. Mussels were delicious.
Overall, it was alright.
We have been to Onesto at least twice in the past and unfortunately will not return. The service was very slow and inattentive - we had to get up to find our waitress to place the order. There was different information from different staff about whether we could get Happy Hour drinks at our table or only the bar. The food was mediocre at best, including both appetizers and main meal. The cranberry creme fraiche appetizer jar was not attractive and had just dried cranberries on top of the clove creme fraiche. My husband ordered a "stuffed" tenderloin which came out as a spiedini - pounded thin "tenderloin, as the waitress insisted", rolled around the stuffing. It is a pleasant ambiance in a good location, but sadly, not worth returning.
Great service, delicious food, and beautiful ambiance - would definitely recommend
Excellent, good service, awesome food, cozy atmosphere.
Excellent experience. The food was prepared and presented beautifully.
Thank you for joining us! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
Place is very nice, clean, friendly, quiet, huge wine list and very delicious
This a convenient place for a meal before or after a show at the Skylight, which is what we were there for. This place has changed over the years. We had made reservations well ahead of our visit and were seated promptly, but in a cramped corner near the bathrooms even though we specifically requested to be away from the bathrooms and kitchen. The table was up against a side wall, so one of our party had to scoot along the bench way into the corner. Not horrible, but not great and the place was fairly crowded so we decided to just deal with it. We ordered cocktails but the server spilled one on the way to our table. She was going to serve it anyhow and said she'd make it up on the next round ---??? We told her to take it back and bring a full one because: 1) a $10 cocktail should be full-sized; 2) she spilled it and shouldn't have even brought it to the table; 3) don't assume we will have another round of cocktails. The food was tasty but some dishes seemed as if they had cooled down while waiting for service. Right after bringing them, the server stopped by to ask how things were but was difficult to flag down after that. Desserts were okay, but not outstanding for the prices asked for them. We will probably eat here again after a show because it's convenient, but it's not the same Onesto that it used to be.
Wonderful food and fabulous service!
Sat on the windows at a high table. Great view, beautiful restaurant and even better company(experience may vary based on who you bring). Hand made pasta is ridiculous and the service is top notch.
All aspects of the dining experience were excellent.
Absolutely no problems or concerns. We had out-of-town visitors, and Onesto did not disappoint.
The seared salmon has been consistently outstanding over several visits. All four guests thoroughly enjoyed their dish.
Great value for the quality level. Superb!
Food was cold and small portions. Tasty wine though.
Starters were great, but salad was dry and entrees were less than stellar.
Had a great meal and experience before taking in a show at the Riverside.
Everything was great including the service. Definitely want to come back in the future.
Thank you! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience prior to a show at the Riverside. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
I'd tell them the pasta was undercooked but perhaps it was just a bad day in the kitchen. I've been there in the past and it was fabulois!
We ordered and our ticket was lost in the kitchen, it delayed our meal about 30 minutes and then everything came at once. At the end of the meal, waitress automatically said she would bring the check, didn't ask if we wanted anything else or dessert.
Also, my seat was in perfect view of the host stand...there were two hosts and one was painting the nails of the other. It was a nice Essie (brand of nail polish) light blue, but not something I'd like to watch while dining.
Overall interesting experience, since I've had great experiences in the past.
Food was exceptional and a lot better than I was expecting. Not that I was expecting it to be sub-par, I figured it would be good, I was just amazed at how good the food was. Service was great, I made reservations with some instructions (have drinks and appetizer ready by the time we got there) and everything was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner and nice evening. I will be returning
Thank you for joining us, Anthony. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that we are able to join in the birthday celebration. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!
My girlfriend and I are from Chicago and blindly chose Onesto for my birthday dinner based on reviews and we were blown away! The staff are very friendly and were very knowledgeable of the menu, describing the dishes with passion and experience. We enjoyed every bite of the homemade pastas (even the gluten free) and sauces... it’s been days and we’re still talking about it! We will definitely be back ❤️
I am thrilled to hear you all enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for allowing us to help celebrate your birthday! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon the next time you are in Milwaukee. Happy Birthday!
Let’s start by saying that I am a natural born Italian, living in the US since something more than a year. I am normally quite reluctant to go in american-italian restaurants, but Onesto looked different and inspiring. We weren’t wrong: we had an amazing experience. While waiting for our table we had a cup of wine and a meat & cheese appetizer: the wine was excellent and the appetizer delicious, I particularly appreciated the soppressata, which taste made me feel homesick. We ordered a pasta dish for our dinner: I took the Bolognese with homemade spaghetti and my partner the fusilli with asparagus, mushrooms and truffles cream. The Bolognese was actually quite distant from the real recipe of Bologna, but instead was a very nice recipe that remind me the style of Piedmont region, with beef and big pieces of meat, the homemade pasta was extremely good and I enjoyed the dish quite a lot. Fusilli dish had a very nice sauce, again reminding Piedmont style. Service was good and the atmosphere incredible. We’ll be back for sure on our next visit to Milwaukee.
Food was outstanding. Service was okay...very busy...had to ask a couple times for items.
We have had good experiences at Onesto before, but this dinner was great. The waitress was very helpful in helping us and our dinner guests order exactly what we wanted. After the multiple dishes arrived, we enjoyed every one.
Thank you, Jake! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you all again soon. Cheers.
Food was delicious. Service on point. Celebrated a special birthday with a complimentary dessert. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for allowing us to join in the birthday celebrations! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you all again soon.
Fusili or Die
So happy you enjoyed! That is my go-to as well. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
Four friends - each ordered something different and all were delicious. Service was great. Highly recommend.
We were at a book event at the ICC and decided last minute to dine at Onesto. Booking the reservation was easy. The hostess was fabulous about accommodating some last minute changes for us. Our server was great and the food was spectacular. We will return often!
Hi Lynn - I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!