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The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

Lower East Side
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1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants for authentic pasta. We've been eating here for over twenty-five years and the food has always been delicious! It's cozy and romantic. A great place to celebrate with the one you love

Thank Bonnie_B_Traveler
Huntington Station, New York
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent food, not your run-of-the-mill Italian. Our waiter was exceptionally friendly and attentive (we had water glasses filled just as we hit the half-way mark), providing help with ordering as well.

Thank elsiecow
Grafton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

As a local, I have been to the Pasta Tree 3 times and I will never go back. The first time I went, I felt like the place had potential. It was a quaint little place. I did not like my particular food selection but I chalked it up to poor ordering on my part despite the dish being the... More 

Thank Stacy B
ICOOK2, Owner at The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves in our food and service. Could you please email me at thepastatree@gmail.com and let me know in detail what was wrong with your experiences. We aim to make all of our customers happy and comfortable and will only learn or use your information to be better. I appreciate you feed... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We have been coming here for our past 3 anniversaries and it never fails to be excellent. All meals are cooked fresh to order an they have a great winelist as well! If you have a chance ask for Bobby as your server. Her is personable, efficient, friendly and attentive!

Thank Spence V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Went there on Sunday on a whim. Service and food were excellent! I have the Porcinni Canneloni special. Canneloni stuffed with ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke, and pancetta served with creamy tomato sauce. Really tasty. Sara was prompt and very responsive. I will go back.

Thank Mark G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food OK. Yucky Atmosphere. Pedestrians in the Kitchen. Went to Pasta Tree for a birthday celebration with a group of about 8 people. My first impression? Old. Everything looked old. The carpets were old and dirty. We were seated at a pew-like booth that was old and looked dirty. I was also a bit off put by the smell coming... More 

Thank Todd S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I suppose that some would think that I should give The Pasta Tree a better score, as the food was decent, if not memorable, but waiting one hour and 15 minutes following the order for the appetizer to appear and about 50 minutes for the entrees to appear in sequence (not at once, but with 4 =-5 minutes between the... More 

Thank pete1146
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went with another couple for dinner. I made online reservations and was a little disappointed that they didn't have any record of it. Turned out they seated us anyways. A very good Italian themed menu with all kinds of seafood options. Yes it's a little on the pricey side, but well worth it. One final note,... More 

Thank jeffv825
Nashotah, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

Thank Lola0827
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 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.

Thank MidwestTRVLR82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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