Full Disclosure: I paid for my meal with my own money, the opinions are completely my own, and I am not being compensated for this post.
Last week I took a quick trip to Milwaukee – like I was only there for about four hours quick. Tina and Skinny Runner were in town for an event so I decided to drive down and meet them for dinner! It may be the only time I see them this year so it was worth the drive!
After wandering around a bit, we chose Louise’s Trattoria. We hadn’t really looked at any restaurants in advance, so it was kind of a shot it the dark. The place looked cute, we were all pretty hungry and the menu had a little bit of everything to choose from, so it was where we chose to go.
The meal started with a basket of foccacia bread for the table, with some olive oil for dipping. Mmmmm…. so good.
To start, I also had a salad. I decided to get it kind of last minute so I went with the small Insalaia Louise which has mixed lettuces, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella, mushrooms, and bell peppers without realizing really that it came with all of those veggies. It was tasty though!
For my entree I had the Three Cheese Ravioli with Fresh Spinach. It was good, you could definitely tell it was freshly made, but it was a little too al dente for me.
The other ladies had pizza, and to be honest I was a bit jealous of how delicious their pizzas looked! (they said they tasted delicious too!) The one that Tina had in particular looked really interesting. It was the Four Seasons Pizza which was basically four different pizza’s in one!
Overall it was a good meal! The atmosphere was really relaxing, the service was good, and the food was good. A pleasant surprise for not having looked into it at all in advance. (Well, maybe not everyone is like me but I pretty much always have a place or two in mind before going out to eat in an unknown area.)
Taste: A-, not perfect for me but pretty darn good! (I’m pretty sure the other girls would give it an A+!)
Cost: B+, I’m torn because $5.95 for my salad was a great deal, but $12.95 for my ravioli seems like a little bit much.
Would I go there again? I think so. Even though I didn’t love my meal, they do have a huge menu, so I do think I would want to try something else…..or maybe some of that delicious looking pizza!