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Who We Are

At Nadi Plates (pronounced "Naughty Plates"), our mantra is simple: we treat you like family because that's who we are...literally. There's Chef Nadia, the daughter of Italian immigrants with 30-plus years in food service management; Zach, the wannabe-wedding planner (and real-life wedding videographer); and Bianca, Nadia's mini-me and right-hand woman in the kitchen. Together, our mission is to bring Nadia's unique take on the Italian cuisine to your plate. And because our family is big, crazy and full of many ~different~ characters, our menu is all of those things, too. We can work with any budget, from $7 personal pizzas to full-service sit-down dinner and equipment rental. We don't charge extra for gluten-free or plant-based substitutes, and we take care of your vendors, too.

Where We Serve

We're based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But because we work out of a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen, we can go virtually anywhere!

Types of Service

We pride ourselves in our ability to work with any budget. Here are the different levels of service we offer:

  • Buffet, Family Style, or Plated Dinner with linens, napkins, place setting and wait staff
  • Passed Hors d'Oeuvres (Cocktail Hour Appetizers)
  • Late-Night Pizza and/or Sandwiches
  • Hot Food Drop-Off

Send us a message or visit to see our full menu and to get started with making your dream wedding meal a reality!

At Nadi Plates, all are welcome at the table. We are a woman-owned business and proudly support people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, identities, religions and abilities.

  • Woman-owned

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Leah O. Married on 06/26/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mouth Watering Dinner

Nadia created outstanding dishes that had tremendous flavor. Everyone at the wedding talked about how wonderful the food was and went back for seconds. Nadia cooks her food with love while putting in the hard work to make the meal perfect. This was the best food we have ever had at a wedding and look forward to a day when we can have another one of Nadia's outstanding meals.
Jessica V. Married on 09/15/2023
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LOVED the food and the experience!

Nadi plates provided their amazing food truck at my rehearsal dinner and it was a huge hit!!! The food was amazing, the service was fast and efficient. I highly recommend Nadi plates for any event!!
Alli S. Married on 08/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

BOOK. THEM. NOW. they're perfect!

Nadi Plates was recommended by our event coordinator, Jess, from Mercantile Hall, for their unique menu and hospitality. The overall casual, fun vibe of their website (re: tagline, "we make food that doesn't suck" & not charging extra for gluten free) meshed with our desires and personalities from the get go, and we had a great conversation over the phone when discussing our ideal menu. Out of the gate, Nadia, Zach, and Dave were happily accommodating and when we mentioned we originally wanted BBQ, specifically brisket, at our wedding; they basically said "hold my beer." While they traditionally serve authentic Italian food, they were open to anything. I brought my best friend and bridesmaid to the menu tasting, which was held at their GORGEOUS home, and we were blown away. Not only did they BUY A SMOKER but then learn how to prep and smoke a brisket (???!!!!), it was probably the best brisket we had ever had (major shoutout to Dave for this one!!) They had an enormous variety of food for us to try, all of which was fabulous. The tasting lasted about 30 minutes, but we found ourselves for nearly two hours just shooting the shit. We walked in as strangers and left feeling like a part of the family. (Fun fact and double score - Zach also ended up being our videographer through his company fourfourpictures, though he is no longer accepting new clients). Zach and Nadia went far above and beyond being accommodating with our payment plan for both services, as we had run into unforeseen circumstances during wedding planning. They were all communicative, responsive, honest, caring, and professional during the process start to finish. Everything worked out, but we were extremely grateful for their understanding. Fast forward to the wedding - everything was absolutely perfect. The passed apps were beyond anything we could have imagined and we're STILL getting comments and compliments over a month later about the arrancini! We of course went with the brisket, along with a prosciutto stuffed chicken recipe that Nadia whipped up in the kitchen the day of our tasting (which she later added to the menu) and of course pasta, broccoli, and potatoes. Zach checked in on my husband and I several times during the day, aside from his videography duties. The late-night pizza was *chefs kiss* perfection. They also made sure we had vegan vegetarian, gluten free meals at our wedding, and were willing to get a kosher meal if we needed it!! Bottom line... do yourself a favor and BOOK NADI PLATES FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!!! We love you guys!!
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Nadia Santaniello Bucholtz
Nadia Santaniello Bucholtz

Nadia Santaniello Bucholtz is a first-generation Italian-American with a lifelong passion for food and the way it can bring people together. In 1991, she opened Villa Santaniello, a 300-seat banquet facility, and served as its first Banquet and Catering Director. After 25 years in the family business, she ventured into the corporate world and made a name for herself at major food & beverage companies across the Midwest. She moved to Milwaukee in 2021 to start Nadi Plates with her three children, all of whom are involved in the business.

Zachary Bucholtz
Zachary Bucholtz
General Manager

For Zach, Nadi Plates is the realization of a lifelong dream to open a business with his mom. He runs all our marketing, and is the first point of contact for new couples. He's also the owner of FourFour Pictures, the highly-awarded wedding videography business, and is working on adding wedding planning and day-of coordination to his job titles. Like his mom, he resides in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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