Since 2006, Carnevor has been downtown Milwaukee’s destination for an unparalleled fine dining experience. Under the direction of Executive Chef Mario Giuliani, Carnevor features both USDA Prime and Japanese Wagyu beef as well as fresh seafood and delicious, sharable sides. Year after year, Carnevor continues to earn its place in “best of” restaurant lists…we invite you to our restaurant and enjoy what makes Carnevor unlike any other steakhouse experience.
Owners Mike Polaski and Omar Shaikh would like to thank you for your interest in Carnevor Steakhouse. Your dining experience will be of the highest quality.
Chef Mario Giuliani
Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne Executive Chef
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Chef Mario Giuliani realized his passion for cooking while visiting his family in Italy. Through childhood experiences, he learned the finer aspects of superior products, ingredients, and organic gardening. The Italian culture sparked his fascination for cooking. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mario developed a strong fondness for cooking, which ignited his culinary career. Mario began working at restaurants such as Z-teca, Oakland Tattoria and Flannery's. Once he became seasoned in this field, Giuliani aspired to work for Milwaukee's Premier Steakhouse, Carnevor.
Carnevor’s acclaimed reputation triggered a desire to enhance his skills by learning techniques used in proficient fine dining restaurants. Chef Giuliani attained this goal; he has been with Carnevor for 6 years and was appointed Executive Sous Chef in 2011. Mario has since had opportunities to serve prestigious clientele, generate innovative cuisines and work with the finest chefs in Milwaukee such as Carnevor’s Executive Chef Jarvis Williams. Working at Carnevor and with SURG owned Hidden Creek Farm, Giuliani has honed his skills in cooking and aging fine meats, utilizing premium products including Wagyu beef and Mangalitsa pork. Mario has also experienced the ground floor development of SURG’s state-certified butcher facility.
Mario’s Italian family and community roots have inspired him to lend his time and services to help contribute to charitable organizations such as the American Liver Foundation, and the Milwaukee JCC with its annual KidShare event. Since joining Carnevor, Giuliani has collaborated with diverse and creative chefs to serve delectable dishes and has exhibited expertise in the education of several aspiring young chefs in Milwaukee. Carnevor is proud to have Chef Mario Giuliani as Executive Chef.
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