PRESS

"I like it when restaurants get personal. With their menus, I mean.  Zesti in Hartland does a bit of that. It's the newest restaurant by chef Michael Feker, who also operates the Italian restaurant Il Mito in Wauwatosa. Zesti has its share of Italian-ish plates — pastas and small pizzas, mainly — but it goes a little more global; Feker includes dishes from some countries where he's lived and worked…" Read More

MEDIA & AWARDS

  • Best Milwaukee Restaurants, 2013

  • Diners' Choice Winner (Fit for Foodies, Italian, Neighborhood Gem, Best Service), 2013

  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, 2013

  • Reader's Choice Awards, 2012

  • Local Eats That Tempt & Treat, 2012

  • Dining Guide:  Where to Go and What to Expect, 2012

  • Diners' Choice List Winner, 2012

  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, 2011

  • Reader's Choice, 2010

  • Top 50 Restaurants of America, 2009

  • Most Non-Profit Volunteering, 2009

  • Chef of the Year, 2009

  • 3.5 Stars, 2001

  • Chef to the Stars, 1995, 1996, 1997

  • California IL MITO received 4-star rating by California Food Writers Association, 1994, 1995

  • THE place that is not Spago, 1993, 1994

  • Best Chef of Year by California Food Writers Association (CFWA), 1993

  • California IL MITO named Best of LA by 1992

  • California's Best New Chef of the Year, 1991