Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ann's Italian Restaurant in Hales Corners

Last night, we went to dinner at Ann's Italian Restaurant in Hales Corners.

us at Ann's Italian Restaurant, Hales Corners

Ann's Italian Restaurant menu

Since we didn't get to go out to eat on our wedding anniversary (a month and a half ago), we celebrated with a nice dinner at last.

Instead of waiting an hour for a table indoors, we opted to take one outside. Good thing we brought our coats! There were heat lamps outside and when the sun was shining it felt warmer.

Craig at dinner

Besides, the patio was pretty and we don't always get to eat outdoors.

Patio at Ann's Italian Restaurant

I started with a wine flight of Riesling from the J.J. Muller vineyard in Germany, a Chianti Classico from Italy, and a Red Riddler from Napa Valley. I got to try 2.5 ounces of the three wines for only $10.

Isn't the stand the wine came on so cool? I was definitely not expecting that type of thing to come out!

wine flight Ann's Italian Restaurant

My favorite was the Riesling! I just like the sweet white wines a lot. Rieslings always remind me of our first stop on our honeymoon, Bacharach, Germany, where the riesling vineyards are above the city.

Lisa with wine flight

We started with salads and garlic bread. Both were addictive--the garlic bread was perfect and the Italian Vinaigrette was delicious. Even Craig, who rarely eats salad, ate it except for the carrots. He loved the Italian dressing. I'll have to get some Italian salad dressing spices at Penzey's and mix up our own dressing so he eats more veggies!

salad and garlic bread

Craig and salad

I had Grilled Vegetable Ravioli, which had grilled red and yellow peppers, asparagus, crimini mushrooms, onion, and fresh carrots blended with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses wrapped in basil pasta.


It was very good and paired well with the red wines.

Craig had lasagna and enjoyed it as well.

Craig with lasagna

Overall, we really enjoyed the food at Ann's. Everything tasted homemade and delicious. It is definitely one of the better Italian restaurants I have been to in the Milwaukee area.

The service was excellent too. Considering that they were constantly busy, our waiter was attentive and friendly.

Exterior of Ann's Italian Restaurant, Hales Corners

Now I want to try the pizza there because people were coming and going with pizza boxes to take home to their families. They are known for their pizza and it looked really yummy.

Glad we found a nice restaurant in the area that we both really liked and can go to when we're in the mood for Italian food.

Ciao ciao!


  1. Ann's looks so cozy. That'd make me want to go. And I love the picture of you two. It's a great one.

  2. It looked even cozier on the inside, so we'll go back and make a reservation next time!