benvenuto

Italian-inspired cuisine in the heart of Riverwest

food, wine

& cocktails

Our open kitchen meets you as you enter; dancing flames foreshadow the delectable meal that awaits. Hearty and cheesy, light and zesty, and every taste in between, our chefs will prepare the meal your are seeking. Our seasonal menu features Italian-inspired dishes including pasta, seafood, salad, flatbread, and dessert. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options abound. Our Italian wine list supports family vineyards, reflects the unique terroir of Italy, and provides perfect food pairings. Uniquely crafted or traditional, our cocktails will enchant and our rotating Wisconsin beer list will delight beer lovers.

POV:  you are sipping a refreshing  Italian Greyhound on our gorgeous patio on a perfect summer day (alone but that’s totally okay). This could be you!  We are running this special all weekend baby so come say hello to exclusive Poli Italian Gin, Housemade Rosemary Simple, Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit, and Aperol~~😛🍸☀️😘Reservations still available maybe!
POV: you are sipping a refreshing Italian Greyhound on our gorgeous patio on a perfect summer day (alone but that’s totally okay). This could be you! We are running this special all weekend baby so come say hello to exclusive Poli Italian Gin, Housemade Rosemary Simple, Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit, and Aperol~~😛🍸☀️😘Reservations still available maybe!
1 week ago
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This is tomorrow!! The first one had a great turnout and was loads of fun!  Come by for an awesome night of music with some of the most talented cats in the city!
This is tomorrow!! The first one had a great turnout and was loads of fun! Come by for an awesome night of music with some of the most talented cats in the city!
2 weeks ago
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Warm weather has us feeling creative so here’s a Hemingway Daiquiri drink special!  Rum, lime juice, luxardo liqueur, and house made orange brown sugar simple syrup.  Nice and refreshing on a day like today!  Come grab some!
Warm weather has us feeling creative so here’s a Hemingway Daiquiri drink special! Rum, lime juice, luxardo liqueur, and house made orange brown sugar simple syrup. Nice and refreshing on a day like today! Come grab some!
2 weeks ago
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Sometimes you just gotta go back to the classics.  Delicious breaded chicken Parmesan linguini.  It’ll be here all week. 😍😍
Sometimes you just gotta go back to the classics. Delicious breaded chicken Parmesan linguini. It’ll be here all week. 😍😍
3 weeks ago
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Today and tomorrow!  Scallop and clam linguini with a Chardonnay lemon Alfredo sauce and tomato!  Delicious and “luxurious” according to Chris.  Whatever that means.  Come grab some we have some patio reso’s available tomorrow!
Today and tomorrow! Scallop and clam linguini with a Chardonnay lemon Alfredo sauce and tomato! Delicious and “luxurious” according to Chris. Whatever that means. Come grab some we have some patio reso’s available tomorrow!
1 month ago
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A toast to this raspberry Kouign Amann. With a misting of rosewater we're ready to dwell with this tart and maybe some wine 🍷
Pastry by Chef Arlie 🍰
A toast to this raspberry Kouign Amann. With a misting of rosewater we're ready to dwell with this tart and maybe some wine 🍷
Pastry by Chef Arlie 🍰
A toast to this raspberry Kouign Amann. With a misting of rosewater we're ready to dwell with this tart and maybe some wine 🍷 Pastry by Chef Arlie 🍰
1 month ago
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New week new special!! All week we have this amazing dish featuring Grilled Salmon Filet, Capellini, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Scape Chimmichurri and Crispy Prosciutto.  All locally sourced ingredients, all delicious.  Make your reservation today!  Can’t wait to see y’all, rain or shine!
New week new special!! All week we have this amazing dish featuring Grilled Salmon Filet, Capellini, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Scape Chimmichurri and Crispy Prosciutto. All locally sourced ingredients, all delicious. Make your reservation today! Can’t wait to see y’all, rain or shine!
1 month ago
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NEW SPECIAL!!

Come peep this killer special featuring local garlic scape from Riverwest!  Grilled halibut fillet, served on a bed of arugula and pearl couscous, topped with garlic scapes compound butter sauce with red peppers and capers.  Grab a patio reservation and treat yourself!!
NEW SPECIAL!! Come peep this killer special featuring local garlic scape from Riverwest! Grilled halibut fillet, served on a bed of arugula and pearl couscous, topped with garlic scapes compound butter sauce with red peppers and capers. Grab a patio reservation and treat yourself!!
2 months ago
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PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS!  All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS!  All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS! All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
2 months ago
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We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week. Come stop by: Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover) Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover) Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
2 months ago
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