Owner Travis Dowden, whose aim has been to open multiple restaurants, is describing Culaccino as a modern Italian restaurant. With the Wisconsin St. building available, a lack of Italian restaurants in West Bend’s downtown and a chef interested in Italian cuisine, the decision to open Culaccino was “sort of a no-brainer,” Dowden said.
— Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The menu will offer made-from-scratch pastas and sauces, wood-fired pizzas baked in a stone oven and a variety of classic Italian dishes and seasonal specials. The restaurant will also showcase a full-service bar featuring 12 tap wines and modern interpretations of classic Italian cocktails.
— Lori Fredrich, OnMilwaukee

The restaurant’s name, Culaccino, is the Italian word for the mark left on the table by a cold glass. “While there is no actual translation in English, the new dining destination hopes to become a place of gathering for friends and that the name - Culaccino - will come to stand for the lasting memories of something good...
— Melanie Lawder, Milwaukee Business Journal

Located in the heart of West Bend (110 Wisconsin Street), the new Italian space will serve lunch and dinner six days a week; Monday’s they will be closed. The menu will offer made-from-scratch pastas and sauces, wood-fired pizzas cooked to perfection in a stone oven, classic Italian dishes, as well as seasonal specials.
— Judy Steffes, Washington County Insider

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