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 traditional Italian menu items at Wild Earth Cucina Italiana for lunch Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Choose a familiar flavor or try something a little different—maybe even slightly wild.

 

Appetizers | Salads and Soups | Subs & Sandwiches

Flatbreads | Entrées | Pasta | Desserts

Appetizers

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

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

Fried Artichokes, Crispy-fried artichoke hearts tossed with parmesan and served with a white truffle mayonnaise  $8

 

Soups & Salads

Classic Caesar, Romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, creamy Caesar dressing and shaved parmesan  $6

House Salad, Spring mix lettuce, cucumber, tomato and shaved red onion with a choice of creamy parmesan or Italian oil and vinegar  $6
Add Chicken $3

Minestrone Soup, House-made vegetable broth, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, spinach, fresh herbs and ditalini pasta  cup $3.50 • bowl $5.50

Soup and Salad Combo, Choice of salad and minestrone soup $8

 

Subs & Sandwiches

Meatball Sub, House-made meatballs on a fresh roll with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese  $11

Sausage Sub, Italian sausage link with red and green peppers, onions and house-made tomato sauce  $10

Chicken Pesto Sandwich, Herb-marinated chicken breast with provolone and pesto mayonnaise  $11

Veal Parmesan Sandwich, Breaded Strauss® veal with house-made tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese  $11

All sandwiches come with a small Caesar salad, coleslaw or seasoned Italian fries.


Flatbreads

The Italian, Roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, infused garlic oil, basil and prosciutto  $9

Sausage and Onion, Italian sausage, shaved onion, mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce  $10

 

Entrées

Lasagna, Layers of pasta, beef, sausage and ricotta cheese covered with tomato sauce  $13

Cannelloni, Two cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese, beef, sausage and spinach  $12

Fish Fry, Battered cod with coleslaw and Italian fries  $11

 

Pasta

Spaghetti and Meatball, One large house-made meatball with spaghetti and house-made tomato sauce  $11

Spaghetti and Sausage, House-made tomato sauce and spaghetti topped with an Italian sausage link  $11

Fettuccine Alfredo, Creamy parmesan cheese sauce tossed with fettuccine noodles  $10

Pasta Margherita, Linguine tossed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and basil  $12

All entrées and pastas come with a salad or cup of soup and fresh-baked ciabatta bread

 

Desserts

Cannoli, Sweetened ricotta cheese with chocolate shavings and pistachios  $5

Zuppa Misu, 151 caramel sauce, vanilla pastry cream, sponge cake, lady fingers and coffee mousse  $7

Gelato, Served with sesame anise cookies  $3 single • $6 trio

 

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.

 

Appetizers

Olives, seasonal olives, extra virgin olive oil, orange peel and fresh rosemary  $4

Antipasti, Parmesan cheese, Molinari salami and Recla® ham with pepperoncini, marinated artichokes and house-made caponata  $8

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

Arancini, Parmesan and fontina 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 and mozzarella
Breaded and fried fresh mozzarella with caponata   2 for $6 • 3 for $8 

Mussels, Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in fish stock and Peroni® beer with fennel, tomato and roasted sweet corn $10

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

 

Salads and Soups

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

Italian House Salad, tomato, onion, cucumber and romaine lettuce tossed with green olive tapenade vinaigrette  $6

Italian "Stalk,"stalk of romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, tomato, pancetta
and Parmesan cheese with a basil-cream dressing $7

Minestrone Soup, house-made vegetable broth, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, spinach, sweet corn, tomato and fresh herbs  cup $3.50 • bowl $5.50

 

Flatbreads

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

Shrimp, fresh rock shrimp, pesto, pancetta and fresh mozzarella, finished with arugula  $11

Sausage and Fennel, Italian sausage, shaved fennel, mozzarella and house-made tomato sauce  $9

Mushroom, mixed mushrooms, caramelized onions, house-made tomato sauce and fontina and Parmesan cheeses  $10

The Italian Pesto, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto sauce, basil and prosciutto  $9

Meatball, house-made meatballs and tomato sauce  $9

 

Classic Pasta

(gluten-free pasta available upon request)
(add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3)

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

Frutti di Mare, linguine pasta, rock shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and mussels steamed in a white wine fish stock with a roasted tomato and garlic sauce  $21

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

Pasta Margherita, linguine tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and basil  $14

 

Classic Entrées

(add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3)

Lasagna, layers of ricotta cheese, pasta, Italian sausage and ground beef topped with melted mozzarella  $14
Substitute Bolognese Sauce  $3

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

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

Seafood Cannelloni, pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, bay scallops, shrimp and cod topped with your choice of our house-made tomato sauce, served with sautéed $17

 

Slightly Wild Pasta

(gluten-free pasta available upon request)
(add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3)

Fettuccine Alfredo, fettuccine pasta with peas, pancetta and tomato tossed in a rich Parmesan-cream sauce  $16
Add Chicken $3 • Shrimp $6

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

Alaskan Wild King Salmon Penne, penne pasta, Alaskan Wild King salmon, spinach, asparagus, peas and tomatoes in a dill cream sauce $18

 

Slightly Wild Entrées

(add a petite Caesar salad or cup of soup for $3)

Bone-in Pork Loin Chop, Great Earth Farms pork with a balsamic-fig reduction, served with sautéed spinach and warm potato salad  $20

Carved Flank Steak, sliced flank steak topped with garlic-herb pesto, served with Sicilian strong beans and cheesy polenta  $22 

Alaskan Wild King Salmon, olive-oil poached salmon topped with red onion, fennel and lemon salad, served with Parmesan-olive oil mashed potatoes  $21

 

Sides

Sicilian String Beans $3 Cheesy Polenta $3
Sautéed Spinach  $3 Parmesan-Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes $3
Asparagus Spears $3 Warm Potato Salad $3
Meatball (1) $3 Sausage (1) $3
Spaghetti with House-made
Tomato Sauce $4.50
Loaf of Bread $1

 

Desserts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cake, Gianduja with peanut butter mousse, crunchy feuillitine, roasted strawberries and vanilla-strawberry sauce  $8

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 sesame anise 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

 

* Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illnesses.
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Gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 6 or more. Menu subject to change without notice.