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Onesto

4.6
4.6
1976 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Onesto, which means “honest” in Italian, serves a modern twist on Italian fare with an emphasis on fresh, handmade, flavorful cuisine. We also feature an approachable wine list and a craft cocktail menu. When you visit, be sure to check out our dramatic event space.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 308-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sazama

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the second floor loft, our multifaceted, private event space is able to seat 70 guests or 150 guests for standing receptions. Contact us at events@bensonsrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Nickie Rouleau: (855) 821-0979

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Parking details

    PARKING: We've partnered with Secure-a-Spot Parking for $5 lot parking in the Third Ward! Applicable at the 330 Broadway Lot OR Freeway Lot.Broadway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1212, use code HDRG for $5 offFreeway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1258, use code HDRG for $5 off

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,976 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Most Booked

  • Milwaukee

    Italian

  • Milwaukee

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Selkie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, over priced in my opinion for the quality, except for the tiramisu, that was very traditional and the best I’ve had in a long time! Service seemed rushed and all the chairs at our table were dirty.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch for Daughter’s Day!
  3. R

    Retro80

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is not my first time at Onesto. I have enjoyed their food for awhile now. I really like their taste and presentation of all sorts of dishes they prepare. This was the first time there for lunch on a Sunday. I had the Lobster Ravioli. One word to describe that entree - “Delish…”. I would have that again. I would recommend this place for any occasion. Right in the heart of the Third Ward in Milwaukee. Afterwards, you can walk around and visit some of the shops they have along N Broadway.
  4. F

    Foodiechick57

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends meeting for lunch before the Skylight. Relaxing and no pressure of eating quickly.
  5. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time and the food was delicious. Our server was very attentive and kept stopping by to make sure we were all set. We started off with bruschetta and the meat and cheese platter, which was perfect for sharing for four. For entrees, we had the lobster ravioli - the creamy sauce and homemade pasta was delicious; the short rib special, which had good flavor and tenderness- falling off the bone; the scallops - fresh and perfectly cooked; and the Bolognese, which was fine and a good size serving. We shared the flourless chocolate cake for dessert which was the perfect ending to the meal. We had a hard time getting a reservation but it was very much worth it!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely and everyone was very nice. Will be back soon
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We visited for our anniversary. The food was very good but not spectacular. We ordered Caesar salad’s to start with and the food arrived before the salads. The salads never arrived. A bit of a long wait to get water and menus, but that’s understandable with today’s service industry needs. Once orders were placed the food and drinks arrived very quickly, my Manhattan was particularly strong and I definitely only needed one drink. Food was very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service and location…bread not fresh; 2nd time in a row….disappointing….
  9. LT

    LindaT

    Key West

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    If you go here more than once, it gets a bit monotonous. They really need more items on the menu. Food is excellent, but they ran out of Fish, so that made the menu even smaller. SO!! Up the menu so we can come back weekly!
  10. J

    Janice

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Honored my birthday reward even though it was outdated by a few days. Service was especially great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Onesto is incredible. Always have a wonderful meal and time.
  12. RR

    RashelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The ambience of this restaurant was one of my favorite aspects! It was perfect for date night! My boyfriend and I started out with a meat and cheese board which was average, bread for the table (amazing), and split a Caesar salad too. The salad was good, but definitely did not taste like Caesar dressing to us which was a little disappointing. But the pasta was to DIE for. I got the Rigate alla Vodka with grilled chicken and my boyfriend got the Meatballs and Pasta and both of our meals were devoured. Not to mention they had a great wine and cocktail list and I even was able to buy the bottle of wine I had been drinking and take it home! Overall I would give Onesto 4 1/2 stars and will definitely be back.
  13. JS

    JoyceS

    Milwaukee

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We came for Downtown Dining which I assume is a marketing tool. However, we did not order from the Downtown Dining menu because it was a rip. We ordered the same pasta and salad (and, including dessert which we did not order) was either $33 or $35 depending on which pasta you chose rather than the $45 you were charging for Downtown Dining. That experience would not make us want to come back.
  14. S

    Sparks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great food! The noise level is a little much, but overall a very enjoyable dinner.
  15. NA

    NancyA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I understand there is a shortage of servers, but dealing with one that clearly didn't enjoy being there is unacceptable.
  16. SE

    SusanE

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was awful. Our entrees were brought out prior to our salads followed by the salad order being incorrect. We were not served our entree for an hour after the correct salad was brought. Not sure I will ever go again.
  17. a

    alimay

    Milwaukee

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food is okay. Have had better and bigger portions at other Italian restaurants. Service was great.
  18. b

    brinnlyw1234543212345667

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious! waitress was amazing and so nice, definitely recommend!
  19. SS

    SarahS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The homemade pasta was amazing. The desserts were amazing. Nice place to celebrate a birthday.
  20. z

    z726beth

    Milwaukee

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm giving Onesto the five stars I always give them and we've been there multiple times. Our server was great. The creme brulee cheesecake with basil was amazing - one of the best cheesecakes I've ever had. Two things from this visit though....first, the short rib was definitely a Restaurant Week version. The real version is one of our favorite dishes at any restaurant anywhere and this was delicious but not the same. Second, don't try to seat us at a corner table in a high traffic area when a quieter table of the same type is available. And when we get brave enough to ask to be seated at the other table and you say yes then be nice about it, don't be begrudging and act like we shouldn't be asking . Oh and definitely don't do all that and then not need to actually seat anyone at the high traffic table for the next hour.
  21. SM

    ScottM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Freezing in the restaurant and meal not worth the price paid
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service to help celebrate a birthday. Onesto is always great!
  23. GJ

    GaryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Did not know that there was outside seating available when reservation was made. Would have preferred to sit outside on the nice day than it was. The food was very good but pricey. The waitress gave us the wrong bill… It was much less than ours. We brought that to her attention and she quickly And apologetically retrieved the correct bill.
  24. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    AVOID THIS PLACE. Extremely overpriced for incredibly bland food. Appetizer: caesar salad looked and tased as if someone stepped on it. Main couse: dish included meatballs that tasted as if they were cooked two days prior and left out overnight, with sauce that rivals that of spagettios. My partner's rigate alla vodka dish was served as if there was a shortage on sauce. The only saving grace was the dessert, which tasted as if it couldn't possibly have been made in house. For nearly $150, you can find much better dining in Milwaukee.
  25. L

    Lena

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Amazing pasta dishes and desserts! Will definitely come back.
  26. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service! I always recommend this establishment to friends and family!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All food was great. Also had a good Old Fashioned to start. Finish up with a yum dessert!
  28. LT

    LindaT

    Key West

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We noticed this is a busy place every time we walked by. Now we know why. Great food, very nice atmosphere inside and out, and really wonderful servers. Thank YOU.
  29. LL

    LisaL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Lobster Ravioli and the awesome service ! Also love that we can bring our 2 year our cockapoo "Nelly" with us for a delicious summer lunch in the city !
  30. JD

    JeffreyD

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. I got the lobster ravioli and my wife got duck carbonara with scallops. We both love our dishes and the service/ambience was great. Will be back again soon.
  31. LP

    LaurieP

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Always need reservations- so be sure to make them ahead of time, they are always busy!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went here for her birthday. The place felt cozy and romantic. The service was timely and our waitress was attentive and conversational. The food and drinks were all delicious but the main course was by far the highlight of our experience. My wife had the Fusilli and I had the Duck Egg Carbonara. The fresh pasta was cooked perfectly al dente; the dishes were so good, we were disappointed when we realized we were finished! We plan on going back the next time we can manage a date night. Thanks for a great birthday meal!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was just ok. Nothing amazing. Probably not worth another visit.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok. Waitress had too many tables.
  35. L

    Lisad

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration!
  36. TP

    TanyaP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta dishes were SO good - great cocktail and wine list, too. Ramon is the best! So attentive and helpful.
  37. M

    Maxine

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous! Service impeccable. My next trip to Milwaukee I will be dining here again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Background music (light jazz) was perfect.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing to complain about. Everything was absolutely amazing. I got the lobster ravioli and I was extremely happy with it. I would definitely come back and recommend to anyone.
  40. D

    Diana

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our drinks and food weren’t great unfortunately-drink seemed watered down, ricotta jar was really bland, caeser salad was overdressed and fishy, carbonara and fussili were pretty good. Nice outdoor spot on a beautiful night, staff was nice but otherwise disappointing unfortunately.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Onesto using the Order Online button. Onesto also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Onesto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 308-1600.

Onesto is rated 4.6 stars by 1976 OpenTable diners.

Onesto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Onesto

221 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    PARKING: We've partnered with Secure-a-Spot Parking for $5 lot parking in the Third Ward! Applicable at the 330 Broadway Lot OR Freeway Lot.Broadway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1212, use code HDRG for $5 offFreeway Lot: https://parking.secureaspot.com/hourly/zones/1258, use code HDRG for $5 off

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sazama

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 308-1600

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the second floor loft, our multifaceted, private event space is able to seat 70 guests or 150 guests for standing receptions. Contact us at events@bensonsrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Nickie Rouleau: (855) 821-0979

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