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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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  • 16
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  • 18
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
2 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.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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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near Milwaukee, WI
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE the Pasta Tree! Great atmosphere and amazing Italian food! We start off with the caprese salad, which is one of our favorites. I always order the linguini in clam sauce, while my husband enjoys the fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli and chicken. We're always too full for deserts, but the tiramisu looks superb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came here for Valentine's day based on a recommendation I got from a friend. We had a later reservation, and when we arrived the hostess took our name, verified our information and spent some time erasing names and adding ours and more erasing, very strange first impression. We were finally seated and asked by our waitress if we were... More 

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Burlington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Having driven past this cute looking restaurant many times, I was excited to find out this is where we would be dining on my Sunday night off. Upon arrival the hostess did not greet us, she just grabbed the menus and said "follow me." Strange. Our waitress was very personable and knowledgable, she was the only good thing about this... More 

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Additional Information about Pasta Tree

Address: 1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
Phone Number: 414-276-8867
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pasta, Vegan

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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?