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Pasta Tree

$$$
Lower East Side
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pasta, Vegan
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1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
414-276-8867
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 17
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Where's the romance?

My husband took me here for my birthday and I was expecting a quiet, romantic dinner. First, it was a Saturday night and I saw several uber casual diners and families in track suits, yoga gear/sneakers that I oddly felt out of place in a my upscale casual outfit (it was my birthday afterall... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
CzechMate2010
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday and I was expecting a quiet, romantic dinner. First, it was a Saturday night and I saw several uber casual diners and families in track suits, yoga gear/sneakers that I oddly felt out of place in a my upscale casual outfit (it was my birthday afterall!). Our friendly yet slightly harried server... More 

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near Milwaukee, WI
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food was good, but overpriced. To my taste, it was overly salted. I had the Caesar salad, which had an excess of cheese, enough that it overpowered the romaine. Gorgonzola Alfredo had noodles with some body. Yes, it should have cheese, but not so much that I could barely taste the mushrooms. Service was okay. The building itself is charming,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This used to be my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant but I've been disappointed since they added on. Since that time the food has become unmemorable, the quaintness of it has disappeared and it has lost it's romantic aura.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE the Pasta Tree! Great atmosphere and amazing Italian food! We start off with the caprese salad, which is one of our favorites. I always order the linguini in clam sauce, while my husband enjoys the fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli and chicken. We're always too full for deserts, but the tiramisu looks superb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came here for Valentine's day based on a recommendation I got from a friend. We had a later reservation, and when we arrived the hostess took our name, verified our information and spent some time erasing names and adding ours and more erasing, very strange first impression. We were finally seated and asked by our waitress if we were... More 

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Burlington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Having driven past this cute looking restaurant many times, I was excited to find out this is where we would be dining on my Sunday night off. Upon arrival the hostess did not greet us, she just grabbed the menus and said "follow me." Strange. Our waitress was very personable and knowledgable, she was the only good thing about this... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited on a Thursday night. We had a reservation for 7:00 PM, may or may not have been needed. They were busy but a few tables were open. We were seated in an area that seemed a bit smokey from the kitchen. Noticeable but not overwhelming. We ordered the Mozzarella triangles which were excellent. Our main course was Lasagna and... More 

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North Lake, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good food try to get a window seat a little more private. Parking can be a challenge. Portions are good Tiramisu was excellent

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere with lights and decor very romantic and relaxing Friendly employees Food was so good simply out of this world delicious I will definitely become a regular customer and prices are very affordable

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Racine, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not our first trip to the Pasta Tree. It's a quaint little restaurant, lay out is a bit odd, two narrow long seating areas connect at the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen, and they do like to space the tables close togther. It's not a bother, and its not like your bumping into the people next to you.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 414-276-8867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pasta, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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