Wild Earth Cucina Italiana

Traditional Italian Favorites and Reinvented Classics with Bold New Flavors

Settle in, relax and feel the warmth and comfort of being surrounded by friends and family while dining at a casual Italian restaurant in Milwaukee. Wild Earth Cucina Italiana offers familiar flavors like spaghetti and meatballs, but also taps into Italian food that is a little different—maybe even slightly wild.

The seasonal menu is a mix of contemporary and traditional interpretations with a focus on organic, sustainable and local ingredients.

Gluten-Free Menu Items

For guests with special dietary needs, Wild Earth Cucina Italiana offers gluten-free pasta, available upon request.

For reservations, call: 414-847-7626 or book online.

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Enjoy a new take on a traditional Italian menu at Wild Earth Cucina Italiana. Choose a familiar flavor or try something a little different—maybe even slightly wild.

Appetizers | Salads and Soups | Flatbreads | Classic Pasta | Classic Entrées

Slightly Wild Pasta | Slightly Wild EntréesSides | Desserts

Drink Menu

From Italian wines to domestic beers; signature martinis to specialty cocktails, explore the wide array of beverages to pair with your meal.



Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and cream cheeses blended with artichokes and roasted red peppers, served with ciabatta toast points $8

Calamari Fritti, lightly floured and flash-fried rings and tentacles served with house-made tomato sauce and lemon  $9

Arancini, Parmesan, fontina and mixed mushroom risotto fritters served with sweet pepper aioli $7

Italian Sliders, choose from the following:

Italian sausage with fresh mozzarella and pickled onions
Meatball with house-made tomato sauce
Breaded eggplant Parmesan

2 for $6 • 3 for $8 

Mussels, Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in fish stock, white wine, lentils, capicola, garlic, roasted tomatoes $11

Fried Artichokes, crispy-fried artichoke hearts tossed with Parmesan cheese and served with a white truffle mayonnaise $7

Homemade Crab Cakes, pan-seared crab cakes mixed with red peppers, scallions and panko bread crumbs, served with a lemon mayonnaise $12


Salads and Soups

Classic Caesar, romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, creamy Caesar dressing and shaved Parmesan  $6
Add Chicken $3 • Shrimp $6 • Calamari (Fried or Sautéed) $6 

Italian House Salad, tomato, onion, cucumber and romaine lettuce tossed with green olive tapenade vinaigrette  $7

Apple Fennel Salad, shaved fennel, Molinari sausage, gala apples, mixed greens and a citrus-honey vinaigrette $8

Minestrone Soup, house made vegetable broth, squash, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, spinach and tomato, garnished with ditalini pasta and pesto 
Cup $3.50 • Bowl $5.50



Add mushrooms, onions or extra cheese to any flatbread for $1

Shrimp, house-made pesto, Gulf shrimp, pancetta and fresh mozzarella, finished with arugula and balsamic glaze  $11

Sausage and Mushroom, Italian sausage, mixed mushrooms, mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce $10

Florentine, fresh spinach, Kalamata olives and garlic tomatoes on top of a creamy white sauce $9

The Italian, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, garlic and olive oil sauce, basil and prosciutto  $9


Classic Pastas

Add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3.00 to any pasta or entrée

Spaghetti or Rigatoni, our house-made tomato sauce with your choice of meatballs, Italian sausage link or Bolognese sauce  $13

Frutti di Mare, linguini pasta, Gulf shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and mussels steamed in white wine and fish stock with a roasted tomato and garlic sauce $23

Shrimp Scampi, Gulf shrimp tossed in garlic, spinach, tomato, white wine and linguine pasta, finished with toasted bread crumbs $17

Beef Ragu, beef, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and spinach in a rich, red-wine beef sauce, tossed with orecchiette pasta $19


Classic Entrées

Gluten-free pasta available upon request. Add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3.00 to any pasta or entrée.

Lasagna, layers of ricotta cheese, pasta, Italian sausage and ground beef, topped with melted mozzarella  $15
Substitute Bolognese Sauce  $3

Parmesan, your choice of Strauss Veal® or chicken topped with house-made tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with linguine and sautéed Swiss chard
Strauss Veal® $19 • Chicken $17

Picatta, choice of Strauss Veal® or chicken with a lemon butter sauce and fried capers, olive oil mashed potatoes and Sicilian string beans
Strauss Veal® $18 • Chicken $16

Beef and Sausage Cannelloni, pasta stuffed with beef and Italian sausage, seasoned ricotta cheese, onions and garlic, with your choice of Alfredo sauce or our house-made tomato sauce, served with sautéed Swiss chard $18


Slightly Wild Pasta

Gluten-free pasta available upon request. Add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3.00 to any pasta or entrée.

Chicken Carbonara, spaghetti with pancetta, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach, tossed in a garlic cream sauce $18

Puttanesca with Linguine, olives, capers, stewed tomatoes, anchovies and garlic, tossed with linguine $15

Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta, roasted eggplant and fresh mozzarella tossed in our house-made tomato sauce, served with rigatoni $16


Slightly Wild Entrées

Add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3.00 to any pasta or entrée

Bone-in Pork Loin Chop, 12-oz. bone-in pork loin chop, topped with a mushroom tomato sauce, served with a mix of roasted potatoes and sautéed Swiss chard $21

Braised Short Ribs, slow-braised beef short ribs, cooked in a red wine vegetable and herb broth, served with roasted tomatoes, bacon Brussel sprouts and Parmesan-olive oil mashed potatoes $28

Farmhouse Chicken, slow-braised semi-boneless chicken breast topped with a bacon cream sauce, served with Swiss chard and Parmesan risotto $18

Breaded Lake Superior Whitefish, Whitefish crusted with herbed bread crumbs, served with Sicilian string beans and a mix of roasted potatoes $27



Sautéed Swiss Chard $3 Parmesan Risotto $3
Sicilian String Beans $3 Meatball (1) $3
Bacon Brussels Sprouts $3 Italian Sausage Link (1) $3
Parmesan-Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes $3 Spaghetti with House-made Tomato Sauce $4.50
Roasted Mixed Potatoes $3 Loaf of Bread $1



Rosemary Pine Nut Panna Cotta, rich rosemary custard with a pine nut nougatine  $7

Ricotta Cheesecake, ganache-glazed ricotta cheesecake topped with cherry sauce, brandied cherries and fresh raspberries  $8

Cannoli, sweetened ricotta cream cheese with chocolate shavings and pistachios  $5

Gelato, served with amoretti cookies—ask for today’s flavor selection  single $3 • trio $6

Zuppa Misu, 151 caramel sauce, vanilla pastry cream, sponge cake, ladyfingers and coffee mousse  $8


*Before placing your order, please inform your server of any known food allergies. Always speak with the Chef or Manager regarding any food allergies. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illnesses.

Menu subject to change without notice.

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