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Pasta Tree

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1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
414-276-8867
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a good choice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Amie Z
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW 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 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Food was delicious. Fried mozzarella was like none I have ever had. Not sticks; large triangular slabs breaded just right. Chicken Pesto with Spinach pasta was a treat after tomato basil soup and bread with garlic butter which is on the table for a starter. Make a reservation, they get busy. Parking on the street is easy to find. Fun... More 

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summit,NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My family and I recently relocated to Milwaukee from New Jersey, the mecca of Italian restaurants. Our real estate agent recommended this gem and so far her batting average is 100% Our server, Bridget, was truly one of the best restaurant professionals I have ever encountered. She was thoroughly knowledgeable about the menu and wine. When we were debating between... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Don't go here. I'm sorry but this place was awful. 1st the hostess was rude and seemed miserable in her job. I even overheard another table comment on her attitude problem. Second the tables were really crammed and uncomfortable. Third we walked through the kitchen to be seated and the floors were dirty. I prefer to eat from restaurants with... 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, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

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