Caterina's Ristorante

(414) 541-4200 | View Website

9104 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI | Directions   53227

42.988377 -88.026264

 
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Tags: Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Menu
Calamari, Steamed Mussels, Breaded Mussels, Shrimp Cocktail, Escargot, Prosciutto Wrapped Fresh Mozzarella, Bruschetta, Conch, Mozzarella Marinara, Baked Clams... more

Reviews for Caterina's Ristorante

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This place is not woth it....bruscetta was over drenched and to much seasonings..salad with dinners was tiny only ice berg lettuce drenched with dressing. Veal piccata was dry floating in a bowl of wine sauce not cooked down and to much lemon.. they asked to do it over but waiting another thirty minutes we refused. They all noticed my wife ate one piece and still charged us thirty bucks. Wasnt busy at all and it still took for ever to get our food. To top that off every five minutes a guy came too our table who didnt speak good english at all saying r u done, r u done, r u done. This place is a disgrace. Olive garden is a lot better. Or for the same price here but ten times better go to carrabas on 76th and layton. A lot better food and service their. Real italian food how it should be...seniors with no taste buds who want terrible food way overf priced go to catarinas..

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My favorite, favorite restaurant – My favorite restaurant to go to, and has been for many, many years. The food is of the best quality, every dish I've ever had is delicious. Their home-made breading and tomato sauce is the best. Get anything breaded-breaded steak, breaded chicken, breaded shrimp, veal. To die for. It's very, very comforting (and somewhat foreign...) to have warm, friendly staff that actually remember their customers and you get a lot of food--no alacarte......is a dream now in nice restaurants! Usually I pay upwards of $30-35 for salmon....$10 for a salad....$8 for a side of potatoes or mushrooms. Not here. Keep up the great work caterinas, you've been doing something righ to be around so many years.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

LOVE this place – Gosh, I love this restaurant! It's my #1 favorite without a doubt, and has been for years. They've been around many years. I have so many favorite things on the menu. The breaded scampi are to die for. Their shrimp is the size of other restaurants lobster tails!! and you get 4 of them. evertyhing comes with free appetizer plate, fresh bread and soup, salad and pasta! Yes, you will have leftovers. It's so adorable and everyone is so friendly there. It's really unique, like nothing else you'll find in Milwaukee or anywhere near.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Bad New Years Dinner – My wife and I have been going to Caterinas for New Years for three years, This was the forth. We both ordered the Lamb Chop (2--10oz. each) done in garlic infused olive oil which we have had in the past. They brought out the bread basket with olive oil in a soup cup, over half the cup was filled with sliced fresh garlic. One bite of the bread after dipping in the oil tasted like I was eating a clove of garlec, needles to say that was the last bread we ate. Our Lamb chops arrived, one bite and it tasted like the oil for the bread. Not wanting to say anything to anone except the waitstaff, we took it home and threw the chops in the garbage. So as far as we're concerned we paid $100.00 for two cocktails, two wines, two salids and a plate of anitpasta. All it takes is one bad meal and we're not going back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best Place to Have Lunch or Dinner OUTSTANDING!!!!! – THE GREATEST BUT,

kashe review, must be a real moro...[a real piece of work, if you know what I mean] Everyone knows that whenever you go for the fine dining that this is the place to go for the best! I have been going here 28 years and never ever ever was I disappointed. All my friends rave about this place too. I think I know who this person

kashe is and I could tell a tale you just would kring, I actually think I encountered the moro.. but the best thing is that he will never go back to complain again! I will be eating another great meal this coming Friday night..........

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Milwaukee's Best Kept Secret – I've been going to Caterina's for years and everytime I go I am always impressed with the service and the food. I love the atmosphere and how I am treated. I feel as though I am part of the family. I've read some of the other reviews and it is obvious that the people who gave it only one star do not know what they are talking about. The food is always fresh and made to order. There are over 100 wines to choose from and the sauces are always prepared fresh and not from a jar.

Caterina's is owned and operated by a father and son duo and if there is a problem one of them is always there to resolve it. Unlike all the chain restaurants, you definitely feel the difference of it being family owned. You get more than you pay...from the complimentary antipasta, soup and salad, to your side order of pasta with your meal you will not find that anywhere else. All other places charge a la carte prices whereas everything is included in the price at Caterina's.

I discovered Caterina's by mistake and have become a lifetime customer. It truly is Milwaukee's best kept secret!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome food..... – The food here is absolutely delicious. I always end up taking my "leftovers" home because I can't go there without also ordering appetizers: calamari is the best I've ever had----eggplant strips are sensational----clams

are the "real-deal"! We celebrate every special occasion at Caterina's - and the staff always makes it

extra "special". They always remember you and treat you like "family".......Now - "THAT'S ITALIAN" !

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Outstanding ! – We have been dining at Caterina's for many years - and have never been disappointed. Mom's favorite is the fettucini alfredo.....Dad always looks forward to the veal dishes...."my Honey" has always insisted on the linguini with chicken livers - (but has recently discovered

the chicken & pork chops calabrese - and now is always in a quandary as to which entree to order!!)....

and I love EVERYTHING on the menu...!!!!

The service has always been friendly and helpful - even during busy times. You've not experienced authentic Italian food & hospitality until you've experienced Caterina's!!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Calamari and Fettucini Alfredo like my grandma made at home! – Very friendly service and we were greated warmly and seated immediately. Reservations are a good idea. The bone in tenderloin was outstanding and the side order of fettucini alfredo was great. Our calamari appetizer was one of the best I have had in Milwaukee! My wife had mussels marinara. Sweet and tasty but not to heavy on the garlic flavor. Our waitress , Shane, was outstanding and took great care to be sure we were comfortable and well fed. Nice wine list with some great Amaroni's. Eating at Caterina's is like having dinner at a friend's house. We will go back to sample more of their menu.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Authentic Italian cuisine is featured at the family-friendly restaurant that offers meat and seafood platters.

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