IF YOU’RE DINING at a restaurant this summer, you’re likely eating alfresco. Some restaurants are implementing protocols to keep diners and staff safe.
7616 W. STATE ST., WAUWATOSA | 414-771-7910
Setting the bar high is Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, which is seating diners on a new courtyard with plenty of space between tables. Diners need to wear face masks when addressing staff and entering the building, and the ordering system has been streamlined to include touchless menus and payment options. Reservations are required.
2. La Merenda
125 E. NATIONAL AVE. | 414-389-0125
Also on the ball with social distancing is La Merenda. The Walker’s Point small-plates spot requires masks any time diners enter the building – and you have to enter to get to the patio. Outside there’s a mix of well-spaced-out tables available. Call ahead to reserve a spot.
360 E. Erie St. | 414-488-8036
At DanDan in the Third Ward, it’s counter-service only. Guests (in masks) place their order inside at the bar and are given a table number for patio seating. A DanDan employee brings the order to the table. Here, patio seats are first-come, first-served.