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Catharina Trina Small

7 September 2019

Outstanding Italian food, great service, close to Shank Hall for live music entertainment

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Debbie Petz Hall Hoferitza

1 September 2019

great service fresh food

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Judy Vogel

26 August 2019

Cozy atmosphere,awesome food, great waitstaff!

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David Call

11 August 2019

Great food. A lot of flavor. Nice quite atmosphere. Great service.

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Aretha Diane

1 June 2019

Great friendly service from the time we walked in the door. I ordered a Ribey steak and the portion size was very generous.

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Jennifer Mary

24 May 2019

The food and service were amazing!! Everyone loved their food and the restaurant is adorable!

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Angela R. Quiroz

21 March 2019

Have not had a chance to try their food yet. I went for a tarot and henna reading event. Emily is awesome mediumship/tarot.

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Christopher Borden

3 March 2019

I’ve seriously never had oysters before tonight, but absolutely loved the Oysters Suzette. I had the Roasted Red Pepper Soup, which was delicious. One of my all time favorites, the Chicken Pesto Linguini was excellent as always. This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. The Pasta Tree does not disappoint! More...

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Susan Wiltzius

3 February 2019

I love this place- great food and great service!!

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Pamela Schmidt

31 December 2018

The Pasta Tree offers really great food in a unique, cozy atmosphere. With regard to the food, there isn't a single thing on the menu that isn't delicious. The atmosphere probably isn't for everyone but I really enjoy it -- just be prepared to sit very, very close to your fellow diners. The service does tend to be slow but pleasant. And, who doesn't need a reminder to slow down and savor both food and time with family and friends? I most recently went to the Pasta Tree on December 30. My Shrimp Broccoli Cream (with egg pasta) was perfect and my husband was very pleased with his Pesto Chicken Linguine (with wheat pasta). He was impressed with the beer he selected and I enjoyed my glass of wine. And, as it was our anniversary, we split a slice of "chocolate nemesis" -- a deep, fudgy flourless chocolate cake which was well worth the calories. More...

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Robert Peterson

25 November 2018

Nice wine bar and Italian restaurant, quiet relaxing and good food

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Alicia N. Faqihi

25 October 2018

overall amazing experience

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Thomas Schinker

18 October 2018

Very good intimate setting, nice atmosphere

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Skip Gillies

14 October 2018

Phenomenal service, food is original and authentic. Very attentive staff. Reasonably priced

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Ed Davis

11 August 2018

The owner is a wonderful lady the food is incredible and the service was fantastic. I would recommend this to anybody and everybody

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Tommie Lee Jdzdz

11 August 2018

The food was amazing and service was outstanding!

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Tracy Janecek

11 August 2018

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 evening began with an incredibly tasty fresh bread that must have just been pulled from the oven (we smelled it as soon as we walked in) and an herb-butter spread. Delicious!!!!
Since we were the first customers, the owner (Suzette) actually took the time to come to our table and talk to us about the restaurant's history and how everything is prepared from scratch.
My wife and I each had an appetizer that consisted of a baby chard and green salad in a bacon vinaigrette topped off with a perfectly seared scallop. OMG!!!
We decided to order two different dishes so we could try each others plate out. She had the lobster tail on a bed of fresh egg pasta in a buttery garlic sauce with fresh herbs. Normally, she refuses to eat her lobster with anything but butter and lemon... The tails were cooked perfect and the seasoning was amazing! I've had fresh pasta before, but holy cow, I don't know why it married to that sauce so well. AMAZING!
I ordered the Manicotti with the Tomato Meat sauce... Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a huge fan of Mama Mia's (Sorry if you read that Suzette!), but MM's cannot hold a candle to the experience I had when I took the first bite. The sauce was so well balanced in flavors that made it so incredibly tasty when paired with the fresh manicotti/ricotta. - Oh, by the way, you are offered fresh parmesan cheese, which I did indulge.
Creme Brulee' - Umm.... enough said!!!
Our waiter was a frequent visitor to our table offering water and more bread even though, by the start of our entree', he had about 10 separate tables that he was tending to besides us.
All through the ordering, I wasn't keeping tabs on the bill. After all, this was date night, which doesn't happen frequently. I was pleasantly surprised of the total for the amount of food and service we received.
Please, please, please do yourself a favor and get down there and check the place out. Fabulous food and atmosphere! We will be back for sure!
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Missy Tip

11 August 2018

Very delicious. Very small tables so you’re kinda forced to get up close and personal with who you’re with. It was cute though. Generous portions. Very cute. Definitely a place to go with someone you love. More...

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Denzel Vinson

11 August 2018

Went here on my birthday 1/24/18 it was nice, the employees was very respectful & friendly . The foods was very good. Nice clean restaurant . I will def be back.�

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Megan Ikslazrog

11 August 2018

Amazing! The Gnocchi was the best I’ve ever had. Service was great. Will definitely go back!!

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Anna Sacks

11 August 2018

Love this place!! The service was incredibly friendly, the food was stellar across the board (down to the bread...some of the best bread I’ve ever eaten, made in house like everything else on the menu!!) and the ambiance is beautiful and romantic without being cold or pretentious! Can’t wait to go back :) More...

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Tami Zwicke

11 August 2018

Food was really good. Prices a bit high. Really friendly server.

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Dave Sobelman

11 August 2018

Beautiful evening shared with my wife and Suzette. I absolutely recommend

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Lauren Eckerdt

11 August 2018

We had the best waiter ever, Todd. We also met the owner who is amazing! The food was delicious and we had a great night! Thank you pasta tree!

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Thomas Michael Roskos

11 August 2018

Great from bottom to top. It's the company and food that makes life great.

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Sandra Hill Johnson

11 August 2018

My husband and i enjoyed every minute of our experience. From Amy the hostess to Laurie our waitress. The food and atmosphere was Amazing!!!!!!

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Liz Sandy

11 August 2018

Always the best service and the food is fabulous! We go here for all the special events that we can make happen in Milwaukee.

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Lisa Doome'

11 August 2018

I absolutely loved the Smoked Salmon Alfredo!....to die for!!

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Brian Guerin

11 August 2018

Had Todd for our server and he rocked it! Great recommendations and super individual. The salmon Alfredo over spinach linguine was beyond expectations.

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Yvonne Dale Tinklenberg

11 August 2018

Quaint little place to enjoy a relaxing dinner and excellent food. Wanted to go back the next night to try a new dish. Best compliment you can give a restaurant.

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Mary Jo Angevine

11 August 2018

This was my first time and I had biscuits and gravy that were delicious. The service was amazing. Great pace for an intimate,romantic dinner.

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Michael Rossi

11 August 2018

Had a wonderful meal at your restaurant on Friday, November 11. Rob was an exceptional waiter and took great care of me from the moment I sat down. I loved the pasta with white clam sauce and the Manhattan Clam Chowder was delicious as well. Cannot wait to go back! More...

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Maureen Mo Randall

11 August 2018

All I can say is AMAZING!!! I’m normally not a pasta lover but this food is to die for! The best pasta I’ve ever had! Amazing environment, Amazing food, loved everything!

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Jim Jacques

28 June 2018

We went on a Tuesday evening for dinner with a Groupon. We had a 6pm reservation made that day at 3:15. We were greeted promptly and seated. Bread was brought almost immediately with butter. The bread was great and you could tell it was fresh. Our waitress who also served as bartender seemed a bit hurried as she was the only server there with one helper, who also was the hostess. Being a Tuesday, they kept up very well with an average crowd, about half full. We ordered salads and our entrees right away as we had previously perused the menu. Unfortunately the salads lettuce was not very fresh and some brown? Our entrees were wonderful, Salmon Alfredo and Scallops alla Abruzzo. We never mentioned our Groupon until the bill came and they made no mention of it. We love the little restaurant atmosphere and will definitely be back. More...

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Emily Hall

22 March 2018

Suzzette and the staff have been so warm and welcoming to my tarot collective, even running deals on wine for events and crafting special menus! Lori and Suzzette are the best!

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Ingeborg Hammond

3 February 2018

Food was very good and plenty. It came to the table hot. Waiter (Robert) was friendly and always there when needed. Filled or water glasses and bread basket whenever needed. Fast service. Niece and romantic (went there for our 31st Anniversary). Plenty of room (we are not skinny people). Greeter came outside when I was parking right in front of the restaurant and let me know that it was a no parking zone and I would get a ticket. He also told me where to park (which I consider outstanding customer service). Will go there again. More...

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Dan Cehanovich

27 November 2017

I thought the food was excellent. The service started slow but got much better after we got our drinks. My wife had the lasagna which she enjoyed and I had the carbonara with spinach pasta which I also thought was excellent. If I had to pick one thing I did not care for was the drink prices. They were steep, and my wife and I both didn’t care for the drinks. However, we would not let that over shadow the rest of our meal. It was excellent. More...

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Tip Missy

27 November 2017

Very delicious. Very small tables so you’re kinda forced to get up close and personal with who you’re with. It was cute though. Generous portions. Very cute. Definitely a place to go with someone you love. More...

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Amanda Falkowski

25 November 2017

One of my very favorites!!! Excellent food!!! I sure hope it stays around a long time vs closing as so many other long time staples & great restaurants in Milwaukee have!

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Suzie Schrank

4 September 2017

My best friend and I came here for our 13th "frieniversary" and we had a great time. The food was AMAZING and the staff were all very nice and accommodating. The decor and ambience was very nice as well. I'll definitely come back here. The only thing is, it does have a "romantic" atmosphere so if you aren't there for a date or a one on one dinner it might be a little weird.. More...

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Kim Meves Dekanich

27 July 2017

Spent my anniversary eve with my hunny here last night..definitely recommend the ribeye...melted in my mouth! Hubby was very pleased with the lasagna, and the desserts were on point! Can't wait to come back!

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Bonnie Halvorsen

12 July 2017

I took a foodie friend from Chicago to Pasta Tree last night. I always like to surprise them by how amazing our restaurants are here. Suzzette and staff *did not* disappoint. We split the Arugula and shaved fennel salad. Beautiful. My friend's Aglio e Olio was absolutely stupendous. She couldn't stop raving. And Chef Suzzette pointed out that the broccoli came from an urban micro-farm. Added points for supporting local urban ag!! I had the Francese sauce over gnocchi, total comfort food. Put that together with a Coultobuono Chianti and lovely al fresco space....yep. 5 star experience. More...

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Marilyn Cannon Miller

9 June 2017

Made a return visit to the Pasta Tree yesterday and was not as impressed as in the past. I ordered the Veal Picatta which was a special and was really disappointed. Lacked the lemon flavor I expected and the veal was not tender. In addition the cost of $30 was not warranted. My dinner partner's Gorganzola Alfredo was awesome. Cesar salad had dressing that barely covered the leaves! Several things from menu were not able to be ordered due to the "freezer" being down. Not sure if I will make another return visit. More...

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Elaine Lainie Ernst Wessel

30 January 2017

Rob and I had a lovely dinner last night. I was in love as soon as we walked in and the aromas of garlic and herbs met my senses. We ordered tha Caprese salad, Scallops Artichoke Cream with Spinaxg Fettucini and the Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shrimp. Everything was fabulous. We also loved the bread and herb butter. I could have made a meal out of that!! For dessert we enjoyed the Nemesis Flourless Chocolate Cake. It was divine and paired well with my last few sips of red wine. Service was terrific, too. It was a bit loud in the area of the restaurant we were seated in. Some patrons were not terribly respectful of the diners around them. This was certainly no reflection on The Pasta Tree or its wonderful staff. We can't wait to come back. I really want to try a pesto dish and the fennel salad!!! More...

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Xiomara Aquino-Quintana

2 January 2017

If you come here to eat, please note that your food will not be done in 15 minutes. Yes, it will take a while to get your food, it's a busy place and not like an Applebees. So if your expectation is to get your food 15 minutes after you order, you're dining at the wrong place. Food, service, and waitstaff was incredible! The set up is very quiet, dim lighting, and intimate. The perfect spot for a romantic dinner with your loved one. My first time there and was very impressed. Definitely would come back. More...

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Jennifer Schneider

11 December 2016

The bartender Amy last night was amazing! The manager Robert who I remember has been there for over 20 years suggested the absolute best entrees for our table .. The Pasta Tree is still the best hidden gem in the city... OUTSTANDING! More...

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Brooke Puhlmann Bross

23 October 2016

Our dinner was absolutely amazing! My lamb was mouthwatering and tasted like heaven on my plate! My husband ordered Veal Marsala and his was just as delicious! It was our 28th anniversary and they brought us a glass of Prosecco to celebrate and gave us the most romantic table, our waiter, Robert, was phenomenal and made us feel special! Our dessert topped off a perfect night!! Thank you Pasta Tree, we will be back!! More...

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Dave Zuelke

10 October 2016

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and had a nice time. The food was excellent, our server Robert was very attentive and the ambiance was special. Fried calamari and mushrooms for the appetizer, scallops with pasta and lasagna for the entrees followed by tiramisu for desert. We will definitely be back and have already told our friends about it. Keep up the great job! More...

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markcomm

6 October 2012

Have been going there for more than 20 years and have never failed to have a great meal. Truly great pasta in a unique atmosphere.

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zcrystal85

29 May 2012

The Pasta Tree has been consistently great for twenty-plus years. Wonderful, simple pasta dishes, friendly and attentive service, all very reasonably priced. Nice intimate atmosphere too. Definitely recommended! More...

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firefightertom

23 May 2012

The food was incredible- even my girlfriend who is very picky about italian food- was stunned and pleased!! Our waitress- Bridgette-was awesome! We were very pleasantly surprised and will definitely return!!! Nice romantic,intimate atmosphere!! More...

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dorisah

9 January 2008

Enjoyed a lovely supper on a Tuesday evening. The food was fresh and well prepared. The Cioppino (House Specialty) was so large it could have fed two people. The prices compare to chain restaurants but not in quality. Pasta Tree's freshly prepared to order meals were super. The bread was the best we've had in a very long time. I ordered a scallop dinner and was in heaven. They melted in your mouth. My husband had the Cioppino and I have to admit the homemade pasta warms up very well as a leftover. There is also a very nice wine bar as you enter. The servers, Andrea and Mike, were great and very welcoming. Thanks for a great experience and hope to return soon. So if you read this - stop in, sit back and relax. You will have a great time. More...

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ttjjames

6 February 2007

First of all the servers are great, know everything about the menus/wines and are extremely professional, the chef(s) (I heard it was one guy who cooks everyday) can make some AMAZING dishes, my fav is the smoked salmon with alfredo in spinnich noodles. The seating is close together but from what i have heard that is how it is in Italy. The atmosphere is outstanding and going to the Pasta Tree is just a great time all around. ****I saw some people mention this is a great place to take a date, I don't know if I would suggest this place for a first date, it may be too much and too romantic for at first date**** More...

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jaredcthompson

8 October 2006

it was such a nice atmosphere, busy but i can understand why it had the best food I have ever tasted made with love. I would highly reccomend this pplace to anyone

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vbstar23

3 October 2005

I've been goin to the Pasta Tree for over 6 years! It's definately one of the most romantic places to eat in Milwaukee. The Food is out of this world!!! My husband and I honeymooned in Italy, this place allows us to keep the memories fresh in our minds. With 3 homemade pastas and any type of sauce imaginable, plus an extensive wine list and dessert menu, You cannot go wrong! True there is no parking lot and the tables are set close together, but that's the way the Italians do it! So if your just visiting or have lived in Milwaukee for years, I Highly recommend to try The Pasta Tree out. You won't be disappointed! More...

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spag_one

9 January 2005

I had driven by this restaurant many times with no idea as to the caliber of food and wine. Then i read the reviews in Citysearch. Glad I did! From the outside very non descript. All three pasta dishes were excellent and the wine list was very good with a wide variety to meet the most discriminating palette and pocket book. Definitely a place to go back and sample the endless variety of pasta dishes and specials. More...

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julienscott

24 October 2002

the excellent service, food and wine variety, and cozy romantic atmosphere make this a great place for a date.

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Frankpurpora

26 September 2002

As far as price,ambiance,and to rate the food..... Price: Very reasonable, you are deffinetly getting your moneys worth. Ambiance: Very happening, With a wine bar that suits everyones taste buds. Alot of character, reminds me of a New York, Little Italy restaurant. There is not of alot of places that when it is crowded I like being there. When it is crowded it feels like the place to be. A perfect place for a first date. Rating of the food: A perfect 10 for the price. Each sauce is especially made for you. There is no mass production. Very delicious....... And finally Service: All the staff is very knowledged on all the dishes, and make sure you are comfortable. More...

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lefse_28

27 August 2002

Pasta Tree is such a great quaint restaurant it reminds me of New York. The food is always great and the wait staff is atentive and knowledgable about the food and wine! I would highly reccomend this place for a romantic date! More...

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milwaukeeavis

26 July 2002

Before we were married my husband chose the Pasta Tree for our first romantic dinner. Less than a year later, as we waited for delicious salads, exquisite pasta, and out-of-this-world desserts, he proposed to me with an antique rose gold and diamond ring. Romantic? Incredibly!

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