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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
+1 414-276-8867
16:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous meal at Pasta Tree! It's in an unassuming storefront on Milwaukee's lower east side. But inside, it reminded us of the delightful meals we had in Italy last August. They have a wonderful wine selection by the glass, including some Multepulcianos we had in Tuscany. Mozzarella Marinara appetizer was wonderful. We shared Franchese Bolognese and Eggplant Parmigiana... More 

Thank Waterlefe1
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Do you (double) your pricing because of a holiday? We ordered off the regular menu; not the special list; and our soup doubled. What did I miss here? The menu stated ($7.00); and the bill was ($14.00.) 2x. Feeling bad about this....help!

Thank Doug M
Franklin, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had dinner at The Pasta Tree last weekend. Unlike some of the other diners, I did not mind walking near the kitchen to get seated or to get to the bathroom. I thought it lent a cozy charm. The food was quite good and the service stellar. I am not able to give 5 stars as the drinks were... More 

Thank Janet P
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016

last night while visiting my son in Milwaukee we decided to try the Pasta Tree for dinner. So happy we did. the restaurant is small but still very quiet. we were seated almost immediately upon entering and our selections from the wine / beer list came right away. the selection covered a broad spectrum making it easy to find something... More 

Thank Dave H
Milwaukee, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

After an eternity of hearing her talk about wanting to visit this establishment, I finally brought my wife here on a Wednesday night as a surprise date. We arrived a little earlier than 5pm, but were graciously let in and seated while our host continued about his setup for the evening. The ambiance says "date night", by the way... Our... More 

1 Thank Indignity
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

After 10 plus years we finally made it back to Milwaukee without kids for dinner! This was my wife’s favorite Italian restaurant back from her college days. We called to make reservations in route on a Friday night. They did not answer, we were a bit disappointed. The message said that reservations were required on Friday and Saturday nights. We... More 

Thank EandRGO
Greendale, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate dinner here with our son, his girlfriend and her parents. Everyone loved their food. I ordered the heirloom tomato salad and butternut squash ravioli for an entree. We had reservations, so there wasn't a wait for a table. Thought the Tiramisu was a little on the runny side but the flavors were right. I'm very particular about my... More 

Thank Courttime
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is a top choice for me when I'm looking for a romantic meal out. The pasta is very tasty. However, this restaurant is usually jam-packed with people and it can feel rather crowded - rubbing elbows crowded. And parking in this area is always a bit challenging, otherwise I think I'd come more often!

Thank RebL1231
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had not been for dinner at the Pasta Tree in some time and had a good experience in the past...we just don't get "downtown" that often when we are in Milwaukee. Since we had business near by it fit perfectly into our schedule. After a trying day the Pasta Tree was our reward. Our waiter Todd was welcoming and... More 

Thank Sheila R
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8867

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