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Pasta Tree

1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328 (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #274 of 1,389 restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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83 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Expensive for what you get. - Should list themselves as 3 1/2 dollar signs on the PR gab. the - Shrimp Broccoli Cream $19 - Plump fresh shrimp served in an herbed Alfredo sauce with steamed broccoli, only included 5 large, far from jumbo shrimp. Would the 6th shrimp have bankrupted them? And no small salad. No wounder people flock... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee, a great place for a date night. It's definitely my favorite carbonara in the city, I like most pasta dishes offered and secretly hope they can add cacio e pepe to the menu. The service is always friendly and attentive, and I always feel welcomed back. Highly recommend.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our waiter was very attentive , friendly and our food was served promptly and we never felt rushed, and encouraged to enjoy our time there. A waitress I had at a prior visit to Pasta Tree said to our table, "you don't want any more bread do you? You will be too full for your dinner." I didn't see her... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I read several good reviews and was looking forward to trying a local Italian restaurant. The best word to describe my disappointing experience is "underwhelming." For the entire restaurant, which was serving quite a few patrons, there was 1 server and 1 host who were so busy they were running around like crazy people and unable to focus on their... More

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