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Welcome to Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant



Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant – Bay View is your #1 Italian Restaurant in Milwaukee!!!
Thanks to Milwaukee for your continued support. We are humbled.
Thank you to our amazing staff who work tirelessly to give you a memorable dining experience, in our dining room or yours!
Congrats to all the nominees and all of the Best of Milwaukee winners, and thanks to the Shepherd Express!
A happy and healthy new year to all. Cheers to 2021!


We are now accepting Dine In reservations and limited seating at the bar!

  • We have some new protocols that ensure your safety and ours. Masks are required when moving about the restaurant.
  • We are happy to provide you one for $2. If you do not feel comfortable wearing one during those times, we apologize, but we will not be able to serve you. 
  • For our reservations, you may choose indoor or outdoor seating, but we cannot change your
    reservation from inside to outside or vice versa.
  • If you make your reservation for outside and there is inclement weather you will be called and
    informed. If we are able, we’d be happy to move your reservation inside, but we cannot make
    any guarantees.
  • Please have one person from your party come in to check in. Reservation slots will be for 1.5 hours or less in order to accommodate our guests throughout the rest of the evening.
  • We would prefer guests pay with credit card, but we can still accept cash payment as well.
  • Checks will not be able to be split at this time, so we will ask that one credit card per
    reservation is used.
  • We can accommodate up to 6 people per reservation.

We understand that this is a lot of information to take in, but we appreciate you sticking with us
and we look forward to safely serving you!

Curbside & Carry Out of our full menu will continue!!

From our Family to Yours…Please stay healthy & safe


Our Story

Cesare and Antonia Tenuta traveled to America from the southern tip of Italy in 1961, bringing a vast knowledge of Italian cuisine and recipes along with them. With a passion for great food and treating people like family, they opened up Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant more than 10 years ago. The restaurant is currently located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Milwaukee.

Our Menu

Our goal is to make simple, tasty, authentic and homemade Italian food. By using local and fresh ingredients in all of our dishes, we guarantee each dish will give you a little taste of Italy in every bite and keep you coming back for more.

Our Wines

If you were to list two things that define Italian cuisine, they would be pasta and wine. At Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant, we know how important a great glass of wine can be. Our selection ranges from the familiar to the exotic, and our staff is trained to help you pick the right bottle for every dish and personal preference.

Tenuta's is THE BEST Bayview restaurant, in my opinion. The staff are all very professional and sweet, while the atmosphere is second to none. And the food? Incredible! Their gnocchi has showed up in my dreams a time or two. A true neighborhood gem!
Molly Mags ~ 5 stars
One of my favorite spots in Milwaukee - great food, great service, cozy atmosphere.
Jean Radtke ~ 5 stars
Me and Mrs. have eaten here many times over the years and it has always been excellent. Last night was no different as our dinners and the service we received was great. If you love great Italian food do yourself a favor and have a meal here. You won't be disappointed!
Steve Gales ~ 5 stars
This has to be the most under-rated restaurant in Milwaukee. It's the closest experience to eating in Italy as I have ever had in the United States.
Christian Senn ~ 5 stars