Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tenuta's Italian Restaurant - Bay View, Wisconsin
Since I've never been to Wisconsin before and we're just getting the opportunity to get out and explore we've decided to go find a local restaurant for dinner. After driving from West Allis down past the shores of Lake Michigan we stumble into a quaint area locally referred to as Bay View. We've explored Urbanspoon all afternoon and decide we want pizza since we're so close to Chicago. Tenuta's Italian Restaurant is our destination. The restaurant is very cute and stands on the corner of a somewhat busy street down into a neighborhood. The restaurant has outdoor seating but since it's somewhat chilly we decided to forgo the outdoors and sit inside. After perusing the menu my friends and I decide we're definitely getting an appetizer and pizzas. I settle on the Mozzarella Fritta and my mother decides on the shrimp with zucchini and squash. The Fritta was pretty good but nothing I've not had before. The shrimp on the other hand may have been the best I've ever had, very tender. Now that it's time to order entrees I decide on the Virgin Pizza with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, chicken, and onions. My mom orders the Virgin Pizza Classic pizza with sun-dried tomatoes. The Virgin Pizza is a crust that is slightly thicker than thin crust but not as deep/thick as deep dish. Our friend Sheila orders the Stuffed Pizza with sausage, pepperoni, and sun-dried tomatoes. The pizzas come out and they are huge! We pig out but have to take over half the pizzas with us since there is no way one person could eat a small pizza. For dessert we try the canolli but we're so full already we can't enjoy them too much. Overall it was a very good dining experience in a quaint family owned restaurant.