"Your love and support continues to fuel my culinary soul. I thank you for allowing me to share with you my passion for life and food. I hope to get you addicted to some new flavors as well at IL MITO East!"
best always, Chef Michael Feker
"Hi Chef Feker, Spending last Saturday afternoon with you was an
absolutely wonderful time [Private Cooking Lesson for Two at CMFs School of Culinary Magic], and I hadn't expected to have such exciting
conversation—just excellent food! But you made our time so educational,
fun and encouraging about our food system and I just wanted to thank
you. My mom and I had a blast, and wow, what a lunch. I'm glad there's
someone like you in Milwaukee helping make our city a better place."
"Gluten Free Paradise
- What a great experience we had here for my birthday. We chose to dine outside, so we felt like we had our own little world. We received attention from many different servers - the service was stupendous. We enjoyed each part of the dinner - the gluten free bread and garlic dip, our eggplant appetizer, and our entrees - the lamb and a pasta dish. Truly fabulous - and in addition our meal was gluten free (you sure wouldn't have known it!). A++ and we'll be back."
Anonymous, Open Table Diner
"I HAVE BEEN THERE FOR DINNER AND HAVE LOVED EVERY BITE."
"Just enjoyed your tasty gluten free dipping bread followed by a
wonderful gluten free pizza....thank you, thank you, thank you! Your
thoughtful options are much appreciated! Can't wait to try the fish
"The food and service at IL MITO was exceptional, but we were also lucky
enough to be seated next to Chef Feker's lovely family. We enjoyed
watching their interactions with Chef and the staff and it was so nice
to see that the image Chef Feker presents on TV of himself and his
restaurant - warm, hospitable and fun - is exactly true."
Sarah and Jon Brugger
"Just had brunch! party of 8 - Sunday, Feb. 26th. Fantastic food, fabulous service. We'll be back!"
"Just home from a very special evening at Il Mito, made possible thru
Make A Wish. Chef Feker prepared a beautiful meal for us, and 4 other
couples in the private section of his dining room. Outstanding!! And
the food wasn’t bad either!!!
Kidding aside, it was a delightful experience, and we will be back…. Not
just for the food, but hopefully to see Chef Feker at work, and to say
Tom and Karen Bellart
"Our thoroughly enjoyed themselves Wednesday evening (at your Chef's
Counter). They were quite impressed with Chef’s culinary knowledge and
entertained by his unique style of showmanship. They loved the
atmosphere, deliciously prepared food and of course the wine pairing was
spot on. They all couldn’t wait to get home to try the “touch” method
for determining the wellness of their steaks. I am betting they think
that they will impress their spouse and children with their vast
knowledge of preparing steak."
"I just wanted to pass this note along letting you know what a great time
I had visiting and dining at your Wauwatosa restaurant this past Friday
evening. It was my first time at the restaurant. My wife and I joined
our good friends who HIGHLY recommended your restaurant. Boy, were
they ever correct in their assessment! Il Mito is fantastic! From the
unforgettable food, to the fun, yet intimate setting, to the highly
hands-on and extremely attentive service. In fact, it was an extreme
pleasure to have been served by the owner. I have lived in several big
cities in my life, and have eaten at many, many restaurants around the
world. Il Mito is now one of my favorites. I will be returning!"
Sincerely, Scott Freeze
"What a splendid demo you presented us with today (WI State Fair, Hunger Task Force Chef's Stage)! I applaud you and
your philosophy on sharing! I can't even explain how impressed I was
with you! I called several relatives and said that you were just
awesome! Your willingness to share and teach are a karma that most
people don't even realize is there. Thanks for sharing your gift!"
"Yesterday I was able to have a great gluten free brunch at IL MITO...
thanks to my IT fella telling me about the article in the Journal Friday
morning. I can not thank you enough for offering a gluten free menu...
Loved the restaurant, the food and the WARM BREAD I could eat served at
the table. I almost cried. We will be back again...and again. I can not
thank you people enough. Our waiter was wonderful as well at the other
fella that was working. PS It is wonderful to 'go out to eat' and not be
sick the next day!! :-)"
"It’s a warm and cozy restaurant. Definitely need reservations for even a
small group. The food was amazing; I had a chicken dish which was
easily the best I’ve had in a long time. Much love goes into the food.
The energy was great -- there was a large group celebrating a birthday,
and one gentleman serenaded the birthday girl w/a classic Italian song
-- he had the whole place cheering! Great bartenders, too. Will
definitely come back!"
We had brunch at IL MITO
yesterday, Jan. 9, and I just had to tell you what a wonderful
experience it was. There were 7 of us and each one had a different dish.
Everything on the menu looked so good we had a hard time deciding. We
all tried something different so we could taste each other's dish. Every
one was tasty and as good as it sounded on the menu. We thoroughly
enjoyed the experience. The staff was friendly and attentive, the drinks
were great and so was dessert. We will definitely be back, and are
recommending IL MITO to all our friends. Thank you."
"Love IL MITO! Best of all the segments you do on Real Milwaukee show your skills and passion for the art of cooking."
"The food was phenomenal, the service was incredible, even the drinks
were amazing! Thanks you for a wonderful, delicious, fabulous evening! "
"Hello Michael. It was truly a personal and professional pleasure to
meet and work with you this weekend (at the Great American Cooking Expo
in Chicago). I very much enjoy your approach to cooking, your
enthusiasm, sense of humor and stage presence. I will always be very
happy to appear on the same stage as you... at anytime in the future,
anywhere... I will recommend you to all venues I am dealing with, with
my highest regard... Too often I see bumbling, unprofessional
individuals claiming to be chefs trying to impress an audience with
their lack of knowledge, inexperience and unparalleled awful
communication skills. What a welcome fresh breeze you made. We will meet
again soon I am sure. Until then do take care and best wishes and
continued success for you..."
-The Food Mercenary, Chef Michael Niksic
"Every morsel of my dish burst with flavor. Service was good. Atmosphere is a small neighborhood restaurant with lots of charm."
"Excellent restaurant! Food was great and Chef was very personable. We
got there about 8:30 pm so we were at the tail end of the dinner rush
and felt very comfortable and well taken care of for dinner. We were
told about a wine pairing they offer and we ceratinly are looking
forward to bringing friends along to enjoy that as well."
"This was the finest restaurant experience my wife and I have had in
decades. Everything was superb. The owner/executive chef, Michael Feker
was available to all diners, making it extra special while explaining
his dishes and making suggestions. I have never experienced better food,
from the Caesar Salad to the splendid entrees concluding with fabulous
desserts. Everything was prepared in house to please the guests.
Clearly, that was their mission. When the check came from our lovely and
most efficient and friendly waitress Courtney, I was shocked!
Cocktails, wine, salads, entrees and dessert was substantially less than
$100.00. We will be back and so will our friends."
-Mike and Vicki Logan
"Hi Michael, I just got your email about the free range chickens. Eugene
and I were just there the other week and I had the Risotto San Marzano.
I really can't explain my thoughts as I was eating it.... but OMFG! I
had leftovers and they were just as good as the day before! I have been
telling Eugene that we have to go back this sunday so I can get that
again! I missed my 4cheese and lobster dish- this is just as good! So,
thank you for showing me that the farm raised free range chicken is
better than my Pick and Save chicken... not that I didn’t know that...
but I had a way of getting it and tasting it! Once again you have out
did yourself- simple and very tasty! Hope you are having a wonderful
summer and will see you soon! hugs and kisses..."
"We were in Seattle last week. There, as one might expect, we ate many
of the special seafood dishes that lovely city offers. Almost all of
them were very good. BUT, last night, we went to IL MITO, and found that
its seafood dish (which name I forget but it was shellfish and calamari
in a tomato bisque) was by far, superior. I am quite the shrimp
aficionado, and these tasted bolder, fresher, and were more crisp than
those advertised to be fresh off the boat in Seattle. My husband was
served more bread (excellent as usual) so he would soak up the last drop
of the bisque to eat. I don't usually order mussels, but those included
with this dish were so good, I just may have changed my opinion of the
little sucker. Bravo Michael"
"We'd like to thank you for the TLC you provided at our Going Away
Party... Everyone was so please with the ambiance, service and Chef's
unique style... We know you have gained many new patrons!"
-Ann McCormick & Mary Nolte
"Chef Michael, Jon, Stacy, Jessica and the rest of the IL MITO Staff,
What a WONDERFUL party you hosted for us on Sat evening!!! Everyone
there had a wonderful time, enjoyed the food, especially enjoyed Chef’s
presentations and interaction, and many mentioned how attentive and
accommodating all of the staff was. You all are a well tuned orchestra
that clearly understands how to run such events and cater to your guests
and customers. Several guests commented on how clear it is that Chef
Feker enjoys his work. That is invaluable.
I know that you have gained many new customers from the evening, and for
that I’m glad for you. You are terrific and it was the best party I’ve
ever attended let alone hosted. Thank you for all that you did
individually and as a group working together, to make it happen.
I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! (seriously) THANK YOU!!!"
"Recently enjoyed a fabulous anniversary dinner at your restaurant!!
Thank you for a wonderful experience!! We are looking forward to
scheduling a night to cook with friends!"
"I want to reiterate how great the whole evening was! Our families were
SO impressed by all the courses, and all the new flavors they were
trying! They decided to get brave and try some of the dishes that they
were not sure about and really were surprised at how cool food could be!
Each course was so delicious and new to them- all the way to dessert!
IL MITO was a perfect choice for Joe’s Birthday and we truly appreciate
all the attention and the genuineness of your staff. It was a treat to
treat our family to such a special dinner! We have certainly recommended
it to our friends, and plan to come back many times-I can't even tell
you what was my favorite to eat, (although the Tiramisu is my absolute
favorite dessert ever- and YOURS is the best in the city!)
Thank you once again and continued success in your incredible restaurant!!
-Sue and Joe Loesl
"Another great dinner last night chez vous! YUM... loved the special... meatballs..., di vitello! Perfetto! See you soon! Ciao."
"Thank you all for a wonderful New Year! Dinner was fabulous, staff was
outstanding. I'm looking forward to our next visit. You never let us
"I will always cherish the meal my wife and I shared at your place and
am planning to be back real soon. It was by far one of the most
memorable experiences my wife and I have shared in a long time. Tell
Mark we say hello and thanks for making our experience full of energy
and positive vibes. I just love the fact that healthy cooking can taste
-Todd R. Wage
"Thank you all for one of the most lovely and memorable nights I have
ever had. My Mom was so excited about the night and says that it was the
best present she has ever received. We are already trying to figure out
how and when we will return with our extended family to have a similar
experience and enjoy the people, food, and ambiance of Il Mito and the
Cooking School. We were touched by the interactions we had tonight and
feel like we found an extension of our family! I look forward to staying
connected and continuing to grow our food palate and friendships. Thank
you for such a memorable night!"
"Delicious food... house Cabernet very good!"
"Thank you for making my Dad's 60th Birthday unforgettable! Everything was perfect! Thank you. Thank you."
-Brian and Kelly Karolewicz
"I visited Il Mito for dinner this past Saturday night and wanted to
tell you, the service was impeccable and the food outstanding. I will
definitely be coming back! I can't recall when I have had such a
wonderful dinner experience. I also ordered a cocktail (summer iced tea)
and now I wish I knew how to make one... Anyway, great place. I am
tired of all the chain restaurants in town and this was a great
experience. Keep up the great work!"
"You've made a forever memory! You are wonderful!"
"Always a pleasure - great food, nice atmosphere, interesting music and adorable waiters."
"The food is fabulous!"
"Perfect! Keep up the outstanding work!"
"We love it here!"
"Fantastic in every way!"
"Our first time here - LOVED IT!"
"One of the best I ever experienced. Excellent recommendations."
"Very enjoyable meal and pleasant atmosphere - thank you!"
"Most authentic Italian food I have had since my visit to Italy! Your restaurant puts a smile on my face!"
"Always a great time. East Tosa needed a place like this."
"Way beyond anything else in Milwaukee! We loved it!"