When the Radicevich family immigrated to Milwaukee from their native Belgrade more than four decades ago, they hoped to establish a family trade of restaurateuring that could be passed down from generation to generation. Since then, the Radiceviches and their children have worked tirelessly to make that dream a reality. Today, their daughter, who grew up working alongside her parents, helms the homey eatery on Lincoln Avenue, drawing in dedicated customers with a menu of flavorful homestyle Serbian cuisine that unites the Midwest with the Old World, promising a smorgasbord of traditional Serbian stews, dumplings, pilafs, and cutlets crafted using local farm produce.
The delectable spread ranges from multicourse feasts of meaty lamb chops and chevapchichi to wholesome meals of fresh fish or stuffed cabbage, captivating the uninitiated with substantial, handmade dishes that are simultaneously exotic and familiar. Families, tourists, and neighbors gather around linen-draped tables, sharing plates of cheese and olives or savory slices of phyllo moussaka as they revel in the eatery’s welcoming neighborhood atmosphere.