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Pasta Tree

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Lower East Side
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Perfect date/night out restaurant

Went here on a whim without knowing much about it. It is a wonderful dark, cozy, place for a dinner out. The ambiance can't be described, but it's warm, inviting, and classy, without being over the top of trendy. And the service is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MidwestTRVLR82
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been driving past this place for years, but never stopped. So glad that we finally did. The restaurant was unusually busy for a Tuesday night - lots of no-reservation walk-ins (like us), but the waiter handled it with grace. Service was perfection, as was the food. I ate the Smoked Salmon Alfredo and my husband had the Cioppino -... More 

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Thank Lola0827
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a whim without knowing much about it. It is a wonderful dark, cozy, place for a dinner out. The ambiance can't be described, but it's warm, inviting, and classy, without being over the top of trendy. And the service is excellent.

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Thank MidwestTRVLR82
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here before a concert and used a restaurant.com certificate. It was definitely a neat place to eat, great ambiance. I would come again even if I had to pay full price.

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Thank Despst
Racine, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The food was fantastic, everything was very fresh! Portion sizes were small, so, don't expect leftovers (unless you order an ap, which we didn't). Atmosphere is very cozy, good romantic spot. Otherwise, the service was not great, not terrible, but our waitress didn't seem to put much effort into her job. My wine glass had lipstick on it, so I... More 

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Thank cntry_mouse
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here because we had gotten a deal through living social. We were highly dissatisfied. We were sat upfront right by the bar, which would have been fine except the bar seemed to be the congregation of staff and where they went to talk. We got to hear the staff discuss there weekend plans and stories.... More 

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1 Thank jpfitzy
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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.

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Thank Kathie B
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Declan30582
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Joseph K
Freeport, United States
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62 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 

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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.

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1 Thank Michelle M

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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: Romantic

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