Potawatomi Bingo Casino To Open Wild Earth Cucina Italiana At End Of Summer

MILWAUKEE – The world-renowned tastes of Italy will soon be available in the Menomonee Valley as Potawatomi Bingo Casino introduces Wild Earth Cucina Italiana. The restaurant, set to open at the end of summer, will feature the old world flavors of traditional Italian favorites, along with re-invented classics with a twist. The inviting menu will be coupled with friendly, hospitable service that will make any guest feel as though they’re dining with family.


“We think Italian fare will complement Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s already world-class dining experiences perfectly,” Potawatomi Bingo Casino Food & Beverage Director Don Sally said.  “We want to give guests a menu that’s familiar to them, full of comfort foods they know and love, while at the same time providing new dining experiences they won’t soon forget. We’re confident we’ve built an Italian restaurant unique to Milwaukee.”

Wild Earth Cucina Italiana’s menu created by Chef Audrey Vandenburgh, returning to Potawatomi Bingo Casino after serving as chef at SPiN Milwaukee, will utilize premium local and seasonal products whenever possible. Her menu will offer a wide selection of authentic Italian classics originating from Piedmont to Sicily and all regions between, including chicken carbonara, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs; as well as unique variations on Italian-inspired recipes, such as Italian sausage sliders and Laughing Bird® shrimp and pancetta flatbread. A selection of breads, soups and desserts will be made from scratch, in-house daily.

A full bar will feature 40 bottles of fine Italian wine, hailing from every region in Italy, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and Italian beers. Other highlights include house-made beverages such as limoncello and Italian sodas in a variety of flavors.

The atmosphere of Wild Earth Cucina Italiana will have an inviting feel, with warm fabric booths and intimate tables, dark wood floors lined with stone pillars and scenic Italian artwork dotting the wall. A private dining room with seating for 12 will remind guests of a warm family gathering.

Wild Earth Cucina Italiana will be open for business at the end of summer and offer dinner service Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant will be located on the third floor, immediately off the skywalk.

To introduce the restaurant to the community, Vandenburgh will perform a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Festa Italiana on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. 

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is one of two casinos owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It is located at 1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wis. The casino is a showcase for high stakes bingo, offering some of the nation's highest daily payouts.  A popular attraction for local guests, tourists and tour groups, the casino features blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette table games, video and reel slot machines, off-track betting, and a variety of live entertainment.  Potawatomi Bingo Casino is committed to raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,600 multicultural employees.  Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. Driving directions and more information about Potawatomi Bingo Casino can be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-PAYS-BIG or by visiting the website at www.paysbig.com.