The Bartolotta Restaurants

Face of Fine Dining With a Purpose

Paul Bartolotta (Chef/Owner/Co-Founder) pictured right front and center with the Bartolotta team; Photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage; Instagram: @boutiquephotographer | Facebook: Boutique Photographer | Linkedin: Linda Smallpage

In 2023, The Bartolotta Restaurants will celebrate 30 years since the opening of the group’s first location, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 in Wauwatosa. In those three decades, the company has grown tremendously and has established itself as the premier restaurant group in the greater Milwaukee area. Co-founders Joe and Paul Bartolotta found their formula for success by committing to taking care of their employees, guests, community and vendors before worrying about the bottom line. With a focus on exceptional food and hospitality, the restaurant group helped put Milwaukee on the culinary map at a national level and paved the way for the vibrant restaurant scene we now enjoy. Now, the name “Bartolotta” has become synonymous with fine dining and memorable experiences.

But many people may not realize the broad impact the family-owned company has on our community.

The Bartolotta Restaurants now employs around 600 people in its 17 Milwaukee-area locations, supports many local vendors and businesses, and is a major force in boosting the city’s economic growth.

The Bartolotta Restaurants understands its purpose in the community is much larger than just operating restaurants.

The heart of the company is the dedication its employees feel to the community and each other. Through its charitable giving and commitment to community events, The Bartolotta Restaurants helps Milwaukee realize its full potential as a great place to live, work and dine.