Monday, June 29, 2015

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta at The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar {#ReviewCrew}

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Although my family enjoys eating a variety of foods, there's no doubt that the everlasting favorite is always pasta. How can you go wrong when the delicious noodles and the decadent sauces come together for a plate full of YUM?

Therefore, when my husband and I were planning a recent weekend day out and were looking for a restaurant that would be in our projected area for dinner, the search was over when we came across The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar. A cozy, warm atmosphere combined with a menu full of divine pasta creations? Yes, please!

Pasta Tree Milwaukee

Located in a cozy Eastside Milwaukee neighborhood, The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar has been a favorite of residents, downtown businesses and travelers for over 32 years. Considering that it combines all of the charm of a European bistro with fresh pastas, sauces, breads and desserts prepared daily, it really isn't any wonder that The Pasta Tree has earned a reputation as Milwaukee's freshest and best Italian food.

After a full day of activities, our stomachs were growling as we arrived at The Pasta Tree and, after a warm welcome, we were shown to our comfortable, chic table.

The Pasta Tree Milwaukee

After we were settled and had been greeted by a friendly server, we took to perusing the menu.

Oh my, the menu.

I mentioned that we like pasta, right? There is just about every imaginable variety customizable and available with all sorts of delicious additions like vegetables, shrimp, scallops, chicken, beef and much more!

The Pasta Tree menu

Upon finally making our selections, we were treated to a basket of homemade bread and flavored butter that got our taste buds even more excited about the main course.

The Pasta Tree bread

What followed the bread was our appetizer order of Mozzarella in Sugo, The Pasta Tree's unique twist on mozzarella sticks. As opposed to something that tastes as though it sat in the freezer and then was fried, their homemade breaded mozzarella and fresh tomato vegetable sauce was amazing!

homemade mozzarella sticks

While we waited for our entrees to arrive, we took in more of the decor of The Pasta Tree and discussed how beautiful it must be to dine on the garden patio on evenings filled with nice weather. Even though the space is somewhat small, the water fountain and blooming flowers make it so quaint and intimate!

The Pasta Tree Milwaukee outdoor patio

A short while later, our main dishes arrived and everyone took in the aromas of their plates of pasta with glee. Mmm, mmmm!

The Pasta Tree Milwaukee review

Caesar salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, Fresh Basil Pesto Cream pasta, Tortellini with Alfredo, Carbonara and Chicken Alfredo that were all just as fresh and delicious as they looked!

Big Sister E and Little Sister B begrudgingly shared a little bit of their Alfredo dishes with me and, after I had a taste, I could see why they didn't want to give up any more bites. Yum!

kids love pasta

Many plates were completely cleared by the end of dinner, while others were packaged up and eaten as leftovers the following day. As I had enjoyed my Pesto Cream dish but felt as though there was a little too much pesto compared to the amount of noodles, I was able to split my leftovers into multiple meals by adding my own pasta and extending the tastiness even further!

While the prices at The Pasta Tree are in line with those of an upscale, high quality restaurant, using our certificate made the whole meal extremely affordable! As it received two thumbs from the whole family and was the perfect addition to our day, I can definitely see returning in the future.

For more information about The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar, visit their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. To find out about all of the money-saving options that has to offer in your area (or in an area that you are planning to visit), head over to as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

As a member of the Review Crew, I have been provided gift cards and compensation in order to facilitate my reviews. However, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.


slehan said...

I want to try the Fresh Basil Pesto Cream pasta. I'd be willing to take some home & put more pasta in it.

slehan at juno dot com

Terra Heck said...

Pasta is one of my favorite foods, especially fettucine (sp?)
That looks like a lovely place to dine.

Rose-Marie said...

I'd love to go to this restaurant, esp if I could be seated in the garden patio. Everything looks soo good from the bread to the appetisers to the pasta and the ambiance - I wish there was a place like this near me!

slehan said...

Most of the time I don't like pasta. Just flour paste with stuff on it. I eat it about once a month if I'm at a friend's house.

slehan at juno dot com

Julie Wood said...

The food looks so delicious and what a pretty place to eat and take the family. We like trying out different places to eat, and I would love to eat at this restaurant.

Courtney B said...

I love pasta- being Italian pasta is our favorite thing!!

thanks :) oxoxox