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Pasta Tree

1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328 (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #365 of 1,392 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Lemont, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are somewhat discerning about what you put in your mouth and stomach, do not eat here. The food was nearly inedible. The service upon arrival was awful. We were greeted with one word: "reservation?", followed by the the hostess walking away without a word; we stood at the front for several minutes. When she came back, she said... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The pasta here is delicious! But the food is over-priced. $18 for cheese tortelleni? Yikes. But the homemade egg pasta is so good - I'd say best pasta in Milwaukee. I'd recommend the Artichoke Cream or Fresh Basil Pesto Cream. Both are delicious! Service has been mediocre. And yet, I have been there three times. Just the right kind of... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were very excited to go here on a recommendation from someone who works at Whole Foods - pre-race carb loading dinner. Restauarnt itself is very charming and we loved the atmosphere. We had a reservation and were seated right away. We were surprised how slow it was for a Friday night with a triathlon in town. We were told... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had dinner outside on the patio and was very nice. It started raining so we could hear the drops hitting the canvas overhead, very soothing with the meal. Our server Samantha was bubbly and informative in helping us pick out meals. Great personality she has. The meals were very good but the cost is a little on the high... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Many of the reviews on this place are spot on. I have dined here 4 times in the last year and my most recent visit was disappointing. The waiter, Robert is very nice to regular patrons, but super rude to others, including those with coupons. They are always understaffed; keeping patrons waiting for an excessive amount of time. If you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My fiance aren't exactly rich, so anytime a Groupon or Living Social Deal would come up for Pasta Tree, we would get it. The food itself is delicious but very expensive so we had to take advantage of deals when they arose. However, the attitude of the waitstaff would completely change as soon as we brought out the printed deal.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited here on Valentines Day 2014. The parking here was an experience and the restaurant is very cramped and dimly lit. Once you get past that everything else was great. I had half a lobster tail in pasta with white sauce and it was amazing. My fiancé had pasta as well but her dish was a little bland on flavor.... More

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

From the antipasto to the desert, this meal was a true Italian treat. The service was spot on, the food wonderful, and the ambiance perfect for a romantic dinner for two - and they even take reservations. A must see for locals as well as travelers.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was the 2nd time to Pasta Tree and both trips were outstanding. My Caesar salad was the best I have ever had. I love the Gorgonzola pasta with blue cheese. I've never tasted a pasta dish like that before. My wife love the vodka sauce and also the sun dried tomato & artichoke pasta. We also liked the calamari... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A place for special meals. Excellent food and a warm atmosphere for eastsiders. Convenient from Brady Street or East Towne.

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