Zarletti is a fine dining northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Executive chef and owner Brian C. Zarletti focuses on creating regional Italian cuisine inspired by lessons learned in his grandmother’s kitchen and on his extensive travels in Italy. The interior at Zarletti is minimalist urban chic while remaining welcoming and warm. The dark chocolate brown walls are offset by floor to ceiling windows that offer dynamic views of bustling Milwaukee Street. The lunch and dinner menus are a great combination of classic regional favorites along with modern interpretations of traditional dishes.
The Zarletti menu focuses on a variety of freshly prepared seafood, veal and homemade pasta, along with seasonal creations and daily house specialties. The hand-selected, primarily Italian wine list features 30 wines by the glass while focusing on small producers. The emphasis is on sharing a passion for wine with everyone at every price range. Glasses range from $6 to $12 with bottles ranging from $24 to $200. Food and wine pairings are encouraged by the knowledgeable, attentive and always friendly service staff. The goal is to bring a piece of Italy back here to Milwaukee; to share the culture, passion for food, wine and the sacrament of the dining experience.