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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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always Good

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. Very good food and nice wine selection. Servers are educated about the offerings and often entertaining as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jack G
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

When you don't know where to start to compliment a most excellent experience, you must start at the beginning... When we walked in we were greeted like family, from the wait staff and the Owner! When you see freshly sliced mozzarella, in lieu of grated whatever, you know you are likely going to be wow'd but, Wow, were we ever!... More 

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Freeport, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I love a restaurant that is designed so that we felt like we were in our own little back room. The waiter was amazing and helpful, and quickly understood that our family consists of 'meal sharers' and brought us a spare plate. The pasta is home made and melts in your mouth. My husband declared their lasagna the best he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Quality of food is amazing. The flavors are rich and well thought and the presentation is nice. The service is also very good and there are many options to choose from. I do recomend making reservations though if you go on the weekend. Valentines day is always booked at this place.

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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of my favorite places. You can have a romantic meal, or a family meal. The food is great. Love the wine selection. The Moscato D'Asti is delicious. I recommend the pasta with clam. Its a classic and you can never go wrong. The gnocchi is also amazing. Leave room for dessert. This place can get seriously busy so you... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My Wife and I made a reservation Saturday for the early evening, opening time is at 5 PM. We asked for a table by the window and was told they were reserved. That was fine but we finished our meal and was leaving and no one came and occupied those tables. Made us feel good about there policy. Onto the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. Very good food and nice wine selection. Servers are educated about the offerings and often entertaining as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This visit has to be the worst restaurant experience ever. Visited on a weekday to celebrate some friends graduating. To start off-the intial interaction with the host (who ended up being a server and probably the cook too!) was decent. When our waiter, who we found out was the manager, came to the table, he appeared to not be in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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?