1993: Ristorante Bartolotta Opens
Rustic Italian cooking of Central and Northern Italy, featuring handmade pasta and a chef’s seasonal menu.
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s best Italian
1995: BARTOLOTTA'S Lake Park Bistro Opens
Classic French with stunning views of Lake Michigan.
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s most romantic restaurant
1999: Mr. B’s - A BARTOLOTTA Steakhouse (BROOKFIELD) Opens
Unique 1100-degree wood-burning oven ensures juicy steaks with caramelized, buttery crust.
Awards & Accolades: DiRoNA award winner, Rated 3 ½ stars, Milwaukee’s best steakhouse
2003: Pizzeria Piccola Opens
Authentic, thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas baked to perfection in a wood burning oven.
2004: Bacchus- A BARTOLOTTA RESTAURANT Opens
Contemporary American cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Sleek setting with a big-city feel and beautiful views of Lake Michigan.
Awards & Accolades: Rated 4 stars, Milwaukee’s best wine list
Bartolotta Catering & Events Company established, ultimately introducing Discovery World and The Grain Exchange as Milwaukee’s most impressive event venues with delicious menus.
2006: Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World opens
This unique venue offers stunning views of Milwaukee’s lakefront and the city’s skyline with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces anchored by four-star cuisine.
2008: Bartolotta Catering at The Grain Exchange Opens
This venue is a nearly 10,000 sq. ft. space with elegant and grandiose décor located in downtown Milwaukee’s historic Mackie Building.
2009: Northpoint Custard (Bradford Beach) Opens
The city’s best frozen custard and burgers served from May to September along Bradford Beach.
Partnership established with SSP America at Mitchell International Airport to open Nonna’s (Concourse D), Northpoint Custard (Main Terminal) and Pizzeria Piccola (Concourse C).
2010: Harbor House Opens
Harbor House, a Bartolotta-managed property established through a partnership with Michael Cudahy, offers daily fresh fish and a raw bar. The New England-style seafood restaurant is set on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee.
Awards & Accolades: Milwaukee’s best view & seafood restaurant
2011: The Rumpus Room - a bartolotta gastropub Opens
Traditional, European-inspired gastropub with unique pub fare, the city’s largest beer, wine and spirits menu, and a modern-meets-vintage, steampunk feel.
Awards & Accolades: Milwaukee’s best new bar
2012: Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club Opens in Greendale and Mequon
Joey Gerard’s puts a modern spin on the classic supper club in the heart of historic Greendale and along the Milwaukee River in Mequon. The menu features comfort food and classic cocktails at their finest.
2014: Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque and Downtown Kitchen Open
Miss Beverly's offers barbequed pork and ribs, beef brisket, fried chicken, and traditional sides in a fast casual setting. Downtown Kitchen is the go-to gathering place for breakfast, lunch, meetings and more in the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee.
2016: Bartolotta Catering and Events at Milwaukee's Italian Community Center opens
This staple of the Italian community in Milwaukee has renovated banquet halls and meeting rooms for any size event, executed to the high-degree of standard that is the Bartolotta experience.
In 2016, the company also renovated and began managing the food program at Kohl's corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, including The Kitch, The KIC, Hub Coffee and bar code coffee.
2017: joey gerard's - a bartolotta supper club in Mequon transitions to mr. b's - a bartolotta steakhouse
The Mequon location is transformed into the popular Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse concept.
2018: the bartolotta restaurants celebrates 25 years with refresh of its flagship restaurant
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 undergoes a refresh to celebrate its 25 year anniversary.
2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020: James Beard Foundation Award Nominations
2017-2019, Joe and Paul Bartolotta selected as semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Restaurateur. In 2020, Paul was selected as a finalist in this same category.