Tre Rivali

4.5
920 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Tre Rivali is a vibrant restaurant, lounge and cafe. This inspired restaurant is in the heart of Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward District. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean influences. Think scratch made pasta and wood oven pizzas. Paired with craft cocktails and a well curated wine list.

**Please note when making a reservation that we do not reserve tables for outside patio dining. We will do our best to accommodate your request but patio dining is on a first available and walk-in basis only. We appreciate your patience and understanding.**

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 920 people are saying
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Shellwood
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Arrived for 12:45 Saturday reservation. French toast and quiche were sold out. Very nice atmosphere-went up to roof patio for a drink after brunch.

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LisaA
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s reliably consistent. We’re never disappointed when we go. Great food and drinks.

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vipCurtS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love this place for brunch but dinner was lacking imagination and seasoning. It was the the first dinner service so hopefully improvements will be made. Whatever the pork cheek thing on the charcuterie board must go, was unpalatable and unchewable. Was a bit annoyed that some special patron got a gorgeous filet meal that was not on the menu or available to others. Will try again later in the summer. But, we will be back for brunch.

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SandyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the aesthetic and atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Menu is small but both my friend and I found something we liked. I had no idea it is attached to a hotel that I also had no idea existed. Love how the third ward has flourished. I will return in the future hopefully coupled with a night spent at the Journeyman Hotel.

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RichardB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went on the first night that they were open for dinner. The menu was VERY limited. We had a beet salad that was interesting with grapefruit and orange slices. We also had margarita pizza that was very good. The cosmos were excellent but for 14.00 they should be. I feel sorry for restaurants , given the battering they have taken lately. I hope the menu gets back to pre-COVID levels as this has all the ingredients to be a very nice restaurant. Support them.

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thirdwardfoodie
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch!! Food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the overall experience means we will go back again soon.

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KimF
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We hadn’t been to Tre Rivali in a while due to Covid. It has always been one of our favorite Milwaukee restaurants. To be honest the quality of the food has gone down - the food was still good but it wasn’t excellent and that is what we had always received before.

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Shay
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the restaurant, the foos tasted great and workers were very friendly and professional

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vipDianeT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was a little disappointing. They took the best 3 things off the menu, monkey bread, breakfast pizza, crab cake Benedict. The other food u can get anywhere. The waitress was indifferent, acted bored. Hardly checked on us. I told her I made reservations thru open table, and I had a credit coming Id like to use, and asked how it worked. She said “I don’t know “and walked away. Didn’t offer to ask a manager or anything, so I didn’t get to use it.
Not sure I’ll come back.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious brunch! Must go back for dinner, heard it is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the ambiance was great! Highly recommend

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KarlaS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful! Will definitely come again!

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RichW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday Brunch. Our group enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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DeeK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming to Tre Rivali. My friend and I absolutely loved it! Will definitely come back again.

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Kierk
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was friendly but slow. The Eggs Benedict was just ok, the English muffin wasn't even toasted, but the breakfast potatoes were the best part. The Turkey Tartine tasted better then it looked. Overall a disappointing visit .

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall I had a good experience, but there were a few things that could have made it even better. Our service was a little disappointing. It felt like our waitress was not very happy to be there or interested in leaving a good impression. We only heard a few words from her the whole time, and she dropped our silverware on the floor without bringing a replacement. The woman who brought our food was kind enough to bring more once we requested! Also, my partner ordered an item and was charged $3 more on the bill - I’m glad that we noticed in time that we were waiting to pay. Overall, the food was great and the ambience is very nice, I’m just hoping that we caught our server on a bad day. (:

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vipMariaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday over brunch at Tre Rivali. Staff was so friendly. Great service, ambience, food and drink. Highly recommend!

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was phenomenal, service - the best we’ve ever had and restaurant warm, inviting and spotless. Thank you @Journeyman Hotel and Tre Rivali

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Saturday and Sunday for Brunch. They have a varied menu for brunch. We enjoyed the quiche, smoked salmon and the pancakes. We ate outside both days. They have the gas heaters which helped Sunday morning. Great server Desiree was attentive and helpful. Did not rush us but kept tabs on our progress. COVID protocols were followed providing peace of mind in our pandemic plagued state.

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MikeG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service! Highly recommend

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kimk
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wifes steak was fine , I had the swordfish which was good but the tomato jam was too much I think they used it to cover a number of burnt potatoes

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vipBonnieM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Milwaukee and we selected Tre Rivali based on reviews and the reservation time available. It was fabulous! The food was delicious and our server was top notch! I rarely take the time to write reviews but had to after such an enjoyable evening. The cocktails were also spectacular!

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KeithJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diverse, terrific menu with a wide variety of offerings. Several small plate offerings, along with excellent pasta and meat main courses. Food was consistently excellent, as was the very professional, unobtrusive server who quietly impressed us. They provided a wonderful baked toffee cake with some ice cream as a (gratis) treat for my wife, who's birthday we were celebrating.
We also liked that the exec chef is a woman, which is neither here nor there when discussing the quality of the food, but is nice to know...!

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KatieM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun environment, great service! Get very safe with their covid precautions

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there was super friendly! Food was amazing as always! Felt like there was enough space between tables!

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FoodieGirl3
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was friendly and professional. The food was VERY good! We had the cheese/charcuterie plate to start and it was very impressive! We took home what we couldn't eat. I had the muscles for my entree and my husband had the octopus, both were excellent! I noted when I made the reservation that it was our anniversary, but it wasn't acknowledged. Every year we dine at
a different downtown restaurant to celebrate and there is usually a "surprise" for us - like a champagne toast or dessert. Not a major issue, just a bit disappointed it was overlooked. They practiced social distancing, wearing masks and low capacity seating. Overall, an excellent dining experience!

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vipAnnie
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing here! We enjoyed one of the last warm nights of autumn outside Tre Rivali. Service and food were impeccable, complete with sites to watch as people were out and about on the streets. The Creamy Sesame Hummus with Artichoke-olive tapenade was amazing, plus the appetizer "meat balls" polpette -- which was delicious in tomato marinara and ricotta. The Middle Eastern chicken is my husband's favorite - we aren't sure of the spice they use, but it's incredible. He gets it every time and it never disappoints. My friend "KP" had the Pappardelle - wow! And I had the swordfish, which was also delicious - meaty but no fishy taste (although the corn flan was less than exceptional). We left stuffed and happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipTheFishman
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my go to spots. Great place. Good and people awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, our favorite place!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I received the wrong food order and the waitress offered to remake my food but did not offer to take anything off my bill. I would have much rather had a reduced price on my bill then to remake my food.

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vipMaryH
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, socially distant

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Dnjw
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

somewhat over rated. menu was limited and drinks seemed pricey for value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

On what would normally be a very busy night, the restaurant was not busy. We chose to sit outside by the heater, and then went on to wait 15 to 18 minutes before our server approached our table and greeted us. We ordered our drinks and all menu items as we planned to share right away. It then took an additional 15 minutes for us to receive our drinks. We ordered the small plate meatballs, the mussels, the carbonara, the mushroom pizza, the spicy broccoli and the roasted brussels sprouts. The meatballs, carbonara, mushroom pizza, spicy broccoli and roasted brussels sprouts all came out around the same time and in a timely fashion and were all appealing to the eye. However, your Palette was left with much to desire as they were flavorless to say the least. Everything was in desperate need of a touch of salt and mediocre at best. Our server did not stop by until 20 minutes into our food to check on us letting us know the mussels would be out shortly. We then waited a further 10 minutes for these after they had been ordered 40 minutes prior. The arrived and were so badly over cooked and rubbery that all three of us had to spit our first mussel out. The sauce again had no flavor. After waiting 10 more minutes for our server to come back to tell her about our mishap, she still had not shown so we grabbed another server to tell her and ask her to take them. We also asked to receive our check. Our server finally came back out after another 15 minutes to drop the check. No apologies and no manager came to speak to us, she simply stated she was doing us a favor by taking them off the check. We waited another 10 minutes prior to our server coming to get the check with our card and an additional 8 minutes for her to bring our card back. Overall it was a disappointing first experience and we have no reason to return.

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ZachV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food is good not great, ambiance is probably the best part giving a modern downtown kitchen feel. Service was extremely poor to the point we did not continue our dinner and left. Ordering appetizers and a round of drinks took an hour and 30 minutes which we then got our check and left for another restaurant. Drinks are good but quite expensive ($16 for a old fashioned and $18 for a Tito’s cosmo). If service was good I would give it 4 stars although nothing more.

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Jenner3
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite places to eat in milwaukee! mussels and mushroom pizza are to die for. I miss the celery and escarole salad though ! 😭

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BernardG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The week before my wife's birthday, I made a reservation at what used to be one of her favorite restaurants. I reserved early and confirmed. When we arrived, we were seated at a small side table next to the kitchen. It was seriously the worst table in the place. People who walked in after us were led to much better tables.

Miserable choice of table aside, the food arrived in what was described by my wife as a "kind of brown mess where everything looked the same" (she had the swordfish). We did our best to have a good evening. But I really couldn't shake how far that experience was with how we remembered this place pre-pandemic.

We used to be regulars that were shown thoughtful seating and were served some really good food. Now, Tre Rivali seems to be losing that charm, that service, and the quality that we used to like. Now I would really hesitate recommend Tre Rivali to anyone. And I would definitely not spend a special occasion there again.

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vipGabrielleB
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a delightful brunch with family. We had a 16mo old with us, and it was nice to have a crayons and something for him to color on.
Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

FAQs

Tre Rivali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 291-3971.

Tre Rivali is rated 4.5 stars by 920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.