Joe Bartolotta, the co-owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, has passed away, according to the group.
In a statement, the restaurant group said Bartolotta died “peacefully in his sleep with a smile on his face last night at the age of 60.”
The Bartolotta Restaurants group is co-owned by brothers Joe and Paul.
“Joe is beloved by the Milwaukee community for his hospitality heart, generosity and love of all,” the statement said.
Bartolotta appeared on WTMJ Conversations with Gene Mueller in October 2016. You can listen to their full interiew below.