di Carlo’s Italian Restaurant Blog

Trattoria di Carlo Recognized for Charitable Work and 10th Anniversary

Posted by Amy Plennes on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

Oak Creek mayor, Steve Scaffidi, honored Trattoria di Carlo and owner Carlo Pedone for their charitable contributions to the Haley Rae Cabreza fundraiser.

The restaurant was also recognized for recently celebrating its 10th Anniversary in December 2012.

Read the full article.

Tags: Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Trattoria di Carlo, Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary di Carlo!

Posted by Amy Plennes on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

Trattoria di Carlo wants to thank you for 10 years of loyalty! A $5.00 menu is being offered with special prices on our core menu items from Monday, Dec. 3, – Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

These entrées are available for PICK UP ONLY. No more than 4 entrees from the $5 menu per order/visit. Enjoy these entrees for $5:

  • 14” cheese & 1 topping pizza (regular or extra thin crust only)
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Gnocchi with red sauce

There are also Anniversary Bar Specials that loyalty members can partake in, at the BAR ONLY.

  • $2 – Domestic Bottle Beer
  • $2 – Tap Beer
  • $5 – Chicken wings (8pcs)
  • $5 – 14” one topping pizza (regular or extra thin crust only)

Along with the special $5 menu and the bar specials, we also have these entrée specials:

  • Pasta special 14.95
    Carlo’s signature homemade sauce made with his homegrown tomatoes sautéed with roasted chicken pieces asparagus and spinach tossed with freshly cooked Fettuccini.
  • Seafood special 18.95
    Oven roasted tilapia topped with casino sauce that has pearl onions crispy apple wood bacon white wine lemon zest and chopped bell peppers. Then we sprinkle seasoned roasted breadcrumbs over the top. Served with side of spaghetti with red sauce.
  • Chicken special   18.95
    Chicken scaloppini lightly dusted pan roasted simmered in a roasted garlic white wine sauce that has sun dried tomatoes spinach and jumbo Sicilian olives. Served with a side of Sicilian style veggie frittata.
  • Steak special   22.50
    Choice cut 12 oz. New York strip steak seasoned with cracked pepper and sea salt cooked to your liking. Topped with roasted shiitake and portabella mushroom. Served with a side Parmesan encrusted mashed potatoes.

Come and join di Carlo as we celebrate 10 years of loyalty and partake in these mouth-watering specials!

Not part of our Loyalty Program, but interested in joining to enjoy these specials? Becoming a member is simple! Ask to join the Loyalty Program and start receiving the many benefits from Trattoria di Carlo!

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Tags: Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Trattoria di Carlo, Anniversary

Oak Creek Private Catering and New Catering Bar

Posted by Amy Plennes on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

Italian restaurant Trattoria di Carlo now has a catering bar that can be transported to catering events and private parties. With this traveling bar, you can leave the drink mixing to the catering bartender so you can enjoy your special event. The bar can be used both indoors and outdoors, making it versatile for any occasion.

The catering bar can be included with a catering package that best fits your needs, . Choose from our different catering options to fit the needs of your special private event. We offer:

Additional catering services include:

  • Complete bar service
  • Beverages
  • Tents, tables, and chairs
  • Skirting and full service linens

Customize the catering based on your needs using combination menu choices. Contact the catering director for more information or to book a private catering event.

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Tags: Oak Creek, Catering, Private Catering

Real Milwaukee Visits Our Restaurant For An Italian Experience!

Posted by Amy Plennes on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 02:29 PM

Tony from Fox 6 Real Milwaukee visited Carlo in our Oak Creek restaurant today for their morning show. Here’s the video of each segment. Stay tuned for some behind the scenes video and photos on our blog and facebook page.

Tony checks out what Trattoria Di Carlo has to offer

Tony helps make Eggplant Parmesan

Tony gets a taste of Chicken Italian Sausage

Tony checks out the spread at Trattoria di Carlo

Milwaukee Football Pizza Specials

Tags: Oak Creek, Italian Restaurant, Real Milwaukee

Wedding and Special Event Catering

Posted by Amy Plennes on Fri, Apr 01, 2011 @ 03:07 PM

Here at Trattoria di Carlo we do a lot of different styles of catering from weddings to corporate parties and everything in between.  We have seen a lot of different ideas through out the years. Some that work and others that don’t. We thought we’d take the opportunity to share a little of our knowledge as well as offer tips to planning your special event.

One of the first things you need to after deciding on date for your event, is decide on a budget.  Talk to ALL the people that will be involved in contributing weather it be just you or a group of people say a committee or your parents.  You don’t want to get ahead of yourself with planning and then find out later that you don’t have as big of as a budget as you thought, or vise versa. 

 Next you want to do research.  Research different venues some places will only allow certain things, and your idea of a perfect event may not fit into that.  Also you want to be and research costs of different services you will need. Most likely if you are planning a wedding it is the first time and you may not know what to expect as far as prices of different things. Such as Dj Services, Limo Services, Catering services, Flowers and even dresses and Men’s wear.  It is important to research these topics so you not only know if you are getting a fair competitive price but also so you know how to setup your budget accordingly.  Courtesy of www.theknot.com here is a budget breakdown on what you can expect to spend your money on 

Reception: 48%-50%
Ceremony: 2%-3%
Attire: 8%-10%
Flowers: 8%-10%
Entertainment/Music: 8%-10%
Photography/Videography: 10%-12%
Stationery: 2%-3%
Wedding Rings: 2%-3%
Parking/Transportation: 2%-3%
Gifts: 2%-3%
Miscellaneous: 8%

  • To avoid stress, allot about 5% of your budget for a “just-in-case” fund.
  • If you’re paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.

It is also important to decide what is important to you.  If you feel that flowers are going to make or break your event than be sure not to scrimp on this area. However, there are many people who just don’t think flowers are that big of deal and maybe think that Music is what makes a good event, well then this will be the area you do not want cut back on. 


Here are some pics some of the fun events we have done, some old some new, but all beautiful.

Tags: Milwaukee, wedding tips, catering tips, Oak Creek, Wedding Budget, wedding planning tips