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Welcome to Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant

*Reservations are strongly encouraged, but not required

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