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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
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good overall but not great

Great good and service but the ladies rest room was in an odd spot and not as clean as it should have been for a weeknight and light traffic. The outdoor seating was a little tight and didn't offer much privacy but the atmosphere was pleasant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Kathie B
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great good and service but the ladies rest room was in an odd spot and not as clean as it should have been for a weeknight and light traffic. The outdoor seating was a little tight and didn't offer much privacy but the atmosphere was pleasant.

Thank Kathie B
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Friends of ours living here in MKE recommended this place as we desired some authentic pasta, something we don't really get back were we live. Waiter and atmosphere was exactly what we were wanting... Small cozy place with old character. I ordered one of the specialties... Judy's Vodka sauce with egg pasta, my wife had the tomato with meat sauce...both... More 

Thank Declan30582
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 

1 Thank Joseph K
Freeport, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank Timothy J
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Michelle M
Kimberly, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
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 

Thank Csmith89
West Bend, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 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 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Jack G
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank travgu
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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329 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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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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?