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Il Cervo—Italian for ‘The Deer’ and pronounced “il CHAIR-vo”—serves modern Italian food and drink, sharing a spectacular view of the city skyline and world-class hospitality. We welcome everyone to enjoy a night in the Deer District: The Trade Hotel guests, Fiserv sports and entertainment fans, and Milwaukee at large.

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World-class hospitality atop The Trade Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Our Trade

Embracing our trade, we cook with our hands: roll and cut every noodle, soak and stretch fresh mozzarella, ferment and toss sour dough pizza. Our seafood and meats are carefully sourced, prepared with respect, and cooked to perfection. You'll find our beer and wine list meticulously curated with local standards and worldly bottles; our cocktails creative yet classic.

The Players

As an enterprise of local companies and larger ventures, Il Cervo projects a formula for world class food, beverage, and hospitality. The Madison-based Food Fight Restaurant Group operates the entire top floor restaurant with incredible attention to detail and years of industry experience. The NCG Hospitality group owns and operates The Trade Hotel property as a member of the Autograph Collection® by Marriott. 

Our Team