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The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Lower East Side
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1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
+1 414-276-8867
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an eternity of hearing her talk about wanting to visit this establishment, I finally brought my wife here on a Wednesday night as a surprise date. We arrived a little earlier than 5pm, but were graciously let in and seated while our host continued about his setup for the evening. The ambiance says "date night", by the way... Our... More 

Thank Indignity
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 10 plus years we finally made it back to Milwaukee without kids for dinner! This was my wife’s favorite Italian restaurant back from her college days. We called to make reservations in route on a Friday night. They did not answer, we were a bit disappointed. The message said that reservations were required on Friday and Saturday nights. We... More 

Thank EandRGO
Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate dinner here with our son, his girlfriend and her parents. Everyone loved their food. I ordered the heirloom tomato salad and butternut squash ravioli for an entree. We had reservations, so there wasn't a wait for a table. Thought the Tiramisu was a little on the runny side but the flavors were right. I'm very particular about my... More 

Thank Courttime
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a top choice for me when I'm looking for a romantic meal out. The pasta is very tasty. However, this restaurant is usually jam-packed with people and it can feel rather crowded - rubbing elbows crowded. And parking in this area is always a bit challenging, otherwise I think I'd come more often!

Thank RebL1231
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had not been for dinner at the Pasta Tree in some time and had a good experience in the past...we just don't get "downtown" that often when we are in Milwaukee. Since we had business near by it fit perfectly into our schedule. After a trying day the Pasta Tree was our reward. Our waiter Todd was welcoming and... More 

Thank Sheila R
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants for authentic pasta. We've been eating here for over twenty-five years and the food has always been delicious! It's cozy and romantic. A great place to celebrate with the one you love

Thank Bonnie_B_Traveler
Huntington Station, New York
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This restaurant has excellent food, not your run-of-the-mill Italian. Our waiter was exceptionally friendly and attentive (we had water glasses filled just as we hit the half-way mark), providing help with ordering as well.

Thank elsiecow
Grafton, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

As a local, I have been to the Pasta Tree 3 times and I will never go back. The first time I went, I felt like the place had potential. It was a quaint little place. I did not like my particular food selection but I chalked it up to poor ordering on my part despite the dish being the... More 

Thank Stacy B
ICOOK2, Owner at The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves in our food and service. Could you please email me at thepastatree@gmail.com and let me know in detail what was wrong with your experiences. We aim to make all of our customers happy and comfortable and will only learn or use your information to be better. I appreciate you feed... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We have been coming here for our past 3 anniversaries and it never fails to be excellent. All meals are cooked fresh to order an they have a great winelist as well! If you have a chance ask for Bobby as your server. Her is personable, efficient, friendly and attentive!

Thank Spence V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Went there on Sunday on a whim. Service and food were excellent! I have the Porcinni Canneloni special. Canneloni stuffed with ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke, and pancetta served with creamy tomato sauce. Really tasty. Sara was prompt and very responsive. I will go back.

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8867

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?