Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant
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Welcome to Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant

Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant



At Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant, we provide homemade cuisine in a cozy, relaxing environment. We have been providing the best, most fresh Italian food to the great people of Bayview for over a decade. Whether you are in the mood for a flavorful pizza or some quality wine, stop in and see us today.


  • Happy Hour at Tenuta’s is every Sun-Thurs from 4pm-6pm!
  • Come in Wednesdays for Wednesday Wine Night and get $10 off every bottle!
  • We also offer catering and hosting services for those who need a little help feeding their large family, party, or business group!

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.

We've never had a bad meal at Teunta's. We have been eating there for years and drive there from Pewaukee to eat on average of twice a month.
Elaine Williams – 4 Stars
Brought my Mom in yesterday for Mother's day, and of course, it being Mother's day, it was packed. Our reservation ran late so they comp'd us with a free appetizer. While waiting at the bar we had drinks and the bartender was great my Dad and I really enjoyed our Bloody Mary's, they're outstanding. My mom loved her old fashioned (made from scratch, not a mix).When we got our table and ordered, the food was fantastic! The service was also great, they were extra polite even though it wasn't their fault we had to wait so long.
Nicholas Binder – 5 Stars
A cozy and warm neighborhood restaurant and bar. Even the house Chianti was excellent.
Wayne Farmer – 5 Stars
This is my go-to when I'm craving Italian food. Tenuta's is a really intimate, quiet corner Italian restaurant in a residential area of the Bay View neighborhood. If you go during the summer, you can dine outside on the sidewalk. The wine list is great, and they make the best Spaghetti Bolognese I've ever had last time I was there... It actually caused a little bit of a situation: I was full, but kept eating because it was so good. I paid the check and practically rolled home.
John Shaw – 5 Stars
I am from out of town, here on business for extended engagement, stay downtown but work in the area. Found this little gem, amazing food, great service and very reasonable in terms of price for what you get in portion and quality of food.I travel all over the world for work and try to find places like this of the beaten tourist/business path and have found it with this place, would come here for the weekend on pleasure and this would be a destination.Love this place, love Milwaukee, great little/big city.
Paul Fontaine – 5 stars
This place was amazing! My husband myself two of our friends went there for my birthday and the food was out of this world! I was so shocked at how good the food really was and the restaurant was very quiet and intimate and the people there were very nice and helpful. Amazing place can't wait to go back for my birthday again next year!
Melissa Hansen – 5 Stars