Though Milwaukee’s history most often honors its French traders and German beer barons, you can find a slightly different, and tasty, history at Milwaukee’s Italian restaurants. For one of the most traditional takes on Italian culinary history, Il Mito Trattoria e Enoteca bests most other Italian restaurants in Milwaukee. There, tables are loaded with expansive plates of pasta and sides of polenta tossed with expertly prepared seafood and sizzling steaks. And though Glorioso’s Italian Market isn’t technically a Milwaukee restaurant, its supply of Italian goods makes it the only place you need to go for a home-cooked Italian meal. It stocks dozens of kinds of fresh olives, meats drying in rope slings from the ceiling, and a range of pungent and subtle cheeses. Those who are hungry immediately can use its supply of Italian goods to create truly gourmet deli sandwiches.

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