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27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.54
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[ Eatery, Store ]

3203 52nd St
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53144-4003
United States
phone: (262) 657-9001

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

As a beer store, THE BEST! From New Glarus, Black Husky, Valkyrie, 3 Sheeps, to Surly, Founders and more they have it all.

As an Italian Marcato, better than any in Chicago!

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

how these guys get so much beer into such a small space is hard to believe but there is literally tons of beer. The guys at the store were very knowledgeable and had some beers set aside for me since I was coming from out of town. Cleaned off one of the shelves and they even had more beer Somewhere else to restock which I which is hard to believe. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stock up on Wisconsin beers. Btw. Great selection of new glarus products

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4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of beerlover41
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My wife and I go to Tenuta's quite often since we live about twenty minutes away. We spend about thirty dollars there every time we go but it is so well worth it. The staff is very friendly and if you want to try a taste of something they will let you. We will def keep going as much as we can.

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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is my first time posting on BA and I felt obligated because I travel for a living and use BA to find local beers all the time. BA led me to Tenuta's and I was so pleased with the outcome that I will begin passing on my experiences with everyone else. I'm from Cali and cannot get New Glarus. After I called Tenuta's and talked to Kyle, he said no prob, we have ton's. After I got there, I was a kid in a candy store. the isle of beer is so long it almost goes to a vanishing point. Kyle came out and hooked me up! after BS'ing craft beer for awhile, he helped me decide which New Glarus would be the best to pack back to Cali, hooked me up with a 4-pack of the wild sour ale (his own stash from the back), and took my info for shipping the New Glarus special sours later down the road. the trip was very successful and they also had a ton of selections from all over. Thanks Tenuta's and BA!

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4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I'll start off by saying that Tenuta's is my local favorite store. The deli is fantastic, the beer is fantastic, being close to home is just a bonus!

The beer manger is a great guy who knows his customers and is nearly always ready and willing to find something, answer questions, or just shoot the breeze about beers.

The beer selection is enough for me to keep going back, but you have got to see the world selection of wines and cheeses, the deli is nothing short of authentic Italian and amazing. Oh, and make your way to the back right corner of the store to see the wall of Olive Oil...What else says Italian like hundreds of bottles of Olive oil?

Outstanding selection, fair prices, good place. Bottom line.

This is a family business and you can feel the warmth and soul of the place.

One visit and you'll be a fan.

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4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Drove up in the morning after our stay in Chi town, while on our beercation.
This is quite the place. A hot lunch window outside offers sandwiches and drinks. Inside is a full deli with all the classic Italian dishs. We tried some canolis, biscotti, 4 year old cheddar and sharp provolone. It was all so tasty.

Now the wine was plentyfull and the manager who helped me was great. We bought a nice red from Oregon. The beer isle was well stocked with about half bmc and half craft beer in the coolers. A smaller section dedicated to bombers and a good amount to sixes and 12 packs. We picked up a few NG bombers and a few local sixes to round out our fun shopping trip here. Thank you Kyle for your help. We'll be back if we're ever in the area.

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4.28/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

IF you don't like chaotic cramped places, you might not enjoy Tenuta's. If you do, or if you like broad selection and reasonable prices, and can manage the close and overwhelming atmosphere, you'll dig it.

Personally I love this kind of place.

I'm not sure who buys their beer, but the guy I spoke to wasn't a beer snob. Is there a snobby term for beer snob, like oenophile is for wines? Anyway, he knew what they had in stock, but wasn't in any position to make recommendations or discuss the qualities of any of the beers.

The selection of WI beers is, as expected, pretty good. Otherwise the selection was in the Binny's range (for F.I.S.H like myself).

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4.13/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

What an amazing place. Can't believe I've never stopped in here. The place is 50% Italian market 50% alcohol. My wife and I were simply amazed at the amount of shelves that contained booze. An entire isle from one of the store to the other filled from top to bottom with beer. All the newest seasonal were on the shelves. Every brewery from Wisconsin was well represented along with tons of American craft and a solid import section.

The food from this place is top notch. I've had many dishes prepared with their authentic ingredients.

Service was non existent but I wasn't looking for any. Prices were reasonable. Not really my neck of the woods but if I'm in the area I will be stopping in.

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4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

2014: Much improved selection, new shelves in front with lots of seasonals and one-offs. Finally met the beer guy Kyle, who helped us out greatly.

2011: Selection has improved some, there's a rack full of seasonals up front before you hit the beer cooler aisle. Noticed a few things like AK Smoked Porter, Lagunitas Sucks, Schells Burton Ale, Nøgne, and a few other things. Oddly hidden behind the register there were dusty bottles of Samichlaus and Chiostro. Place is always a zoo, but it's a fun zoo.

12/2009: Saturday afternoon they were doing a Sprecher beer tasting in the beer aisle. Noticed some new seasonals like Eisphyre and Steamworks Diablo.

I see Tenuta's was added to beerfly...i've been here a dozen times and never really considered it the best stop for beer in Kenosha. That said, it's an institution of Italian food & culture for sure, with an ok beer selection.

The main thing they have beer-wise is decent local stuff, New Glarus, Tyranena (no BGW), Central Waters (basic lineup). It's about 50/50 craft/macro, but what they have is decent. Some good imports like St. Bernardus and Paulaner, nothing too obscure, mostly just the staples. Usually a couple mini-kegs in the cooler, be sure to check dates. Beer is along the wall past the registers to the left. If you venture into the grocery area, things get a little maze-like, but it's kinda fun. Be sure to check out the deli counter and their homemade panini, muffaletta, and hot meatball sub sandwiches (hence the high food rating).

Don't just expect to buy beer here, there are also a ton of homemade grocery items like italian sauces, hot pepper spread, all manner of exotic Italian foods. Be sure to check dates on stuff though, they are known for not always rotating stock. High school kids mostly tend to work here, so don't expect much help.

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