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 Entrées | DessertsSides | Add-Ons

Drink Menu

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

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Tuscan Bruschetta, cannellini beans, Kalamata olives, capers, Roma tomatoes, red onions and fresh basil on top of grilled ciabatta bread $7

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 red sauce
Caprese with pesto and fresh mozzarella

2 for $6 • 3 for $8 

Mussels, Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in a creamy limoncello sauce with tomatoes, garlic and shallots $12

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 $14 

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

Beet and Gorgonzola Salad, roasted beets on a bed of arugula salad with toasted pine nuts, dried cherries, and gorgonzola cheese with a red wine-Dijon vinaigrette $8

Italian Wedding Soup, mini meatballs in a house-made vegetable broth with squash, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, spinach, and tomato
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

Chicken Florentine, roasted chicken breast, fresh spinach, red onion, and fontina cheese with a white sauce, finished with a balsamic glaze $9

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

Classic Pastas

Add a mini Caesar salad or cup of soup to any pasta or entrée for $3.

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

Pesto Primavera, gemelli pasta in a white wine pesto cream sauce with asparagus, peas, mushrooms, tomato and spinach $16

Classic Entrées

Gluten-free pasta available upon request. Add a mini Caesar salad or cup of soup to any pasta or entrée for $3.

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

Parmesan, your choice of Strauss Veal® or chicken topped with house-made tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with linguine and sautéed spinach
Strauss Veal $24 • Chicken $18

Picatta, choice of Strauss Veal® or chicken with a lemon butter sauce and fried capers, olive oil mashed potatoes and Sicilian asparagus
Strauss Veal $24 • Chicken $17

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 spinach $18 

Slightly Wild Pasta

Add a mini Caesar salad or cup of soup to any pasta or entrée for $3.

Fettuccini Alfredo, fettuccini pasta with pancetta and peas tossed in a Parmesan-cream sauce $16

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 

Salmon with Penne Pasta, Alaskan wild king salmon tossed with tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms in a white wine, garlic, olive oil sauce $16

Slightly Wild Entrées

Add a mini Caesar salad or cup of soup to any pasta or entrée for $3.

Bone-in Pork Loin Chop, 12-oz. bone-in pork loin chop, topped with a peach chutney, served with sugar snap peas and roasted mixed potatoes $21

22-oz. Lamb Shank, bone-in lamb shank, slowly braised in red wine, served with sautéed spinach, roasted mixed potatoes and a red-wine reduction sauce $28

Beef Tournedos, three-ounce tournedos with a brandy-cream sauce and pancetta (Italian bacon), with Parmesan-olive oil mashed potatoes and asparagus $31

Alaskan Wild King Salmon, pan-seared salmon with a stone-ground Dijon mustard-cream sauce served with Parmesan-olive oil mashed potatoes and asparagus $30

Steak Pizzaiola, broiled flat-iron steak topped with house-made red sauce, red and green peppers, onion and melted mozzarella, served with cheesy polenta and sugar snap peas $27


Cannoli, a flaky pastry shell filled with sweetened ricotta cream cheese mixed with chocolate shavings, dipped in pistachios $5

Gelato Trio, served with sesame anise cookies - ask your server for today's flavor selection $3 single/$6 trio

Italian Cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake atop chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache with cherry sauce and brandied cherries $8

Lemon Raspberry Basil Cake, a light lemon cake layered with lemon mousse, raspberry jam and basil cream, served on top of a lemon shortbread cookie with chocolate sauce and crumbed biscotti $7

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


Sautéed Spinach $3
Asparagus $3 
Sugar Snap Peas $3 
Parmesan-Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes $3 
Roasted Mixed Potatoes $3 
Cheesy Polenta $3 


Meatball (1) $3.5
Italian Sausage Link (1) $3.5
Spaghetti with House-made Tomato Sauce $4.50
Chicken Breast $3
Sautéed Shrimp $6
Calamari (Sautéed or Fried) $6

Gluten-free options available upon request. Gratuity applied to parties of 6 or more.

*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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