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The Pasta Tree is located in a somewhat unassuming little store front building on N Farwell between the downtown area and the upscale downer street area to the North. The interior small and cramped and the tables are very close together. If you are planning on dining here on the weekend, reservations are a good idea. The decor is Victorian with antique tables, screens and pictures on the wall. To tell you the truth this is not the look I would go for if I owned this restaurant but it is not objectionable.
The food is outstanding. On the pasta front, I liked the pasta with the house tomato-meat sauce ($6.50 at lunch, $9.95 at dinner) best. Southern Italians, who pride themselves on such sauces and guard their family recipes carefully, know that to make good sugo (the Italian word for meat sauce), you need to use two different meats. The Pasta Tree's blend of beef and pork yielded wonderful results. It also tasted great on a plate of cheese tortellini ($10.95).
Coming from Madison we are Italian food deprived so having the chance to eat some truly good Italian food is a rare treat for us and other than Mima's, this is our favorite place to get a fix in the Milwaukee area.
Also, save room for dessert. My wife and I usually split a piece of cheese cake ($4) or a canoli($3.50).
From journal Milwaukee Fun