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Tre Rivali

4.6
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899 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Tre Rivali is a vibrant cafe, bustling lounge, and Mediterranean inspired restaurant in the heart of Milwaukee"s Historic Third Ward District. Executive Chef Heather Terhune

**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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 899 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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kimk
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
10 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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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
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
53 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
8 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
18 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Milwaukee! The charcuterie board is amazing and the small plates are delicious! We are never disappointed!!

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Daniel
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very good as we celebrated my wife’s birthday. All the food we ordered were excellent except for the grilled octopus that was charred and had a bitter aftertaste. We’ve had a lot of octopus before but this one just had too much bitterness to it. The oven baked shrimp and the crispy pork belly over pasta were awesome. We would recommend dining there. Very nice restaurant and convenient since it’s downstairs of Kimpton where we were staying.

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JenniferP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dinning. Great service. Ordered spicy broccoli, hummus , wood grilled mushroom and goat cheese pizza with a a glass of red. Also had the chocolate mouse. All delicious. My friend had the shrimp and the cheesecake dessert with pistachio ice cream. Delicious

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PhilipL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch was good, but salmon bagel entree took a step backwards. Please bring back the prior deconstructed version.
Eggs Benedict was good but English muffin was not toasted and was doughy
Megan’s service was great and outside dining was as well

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the meat & cheese board and the mussels...delicious!

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vipSueK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner. My only complaint is the size of the drinks. We paid fourteen dollars per drink and the glass was barley full.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town dropping our daughter off at MIAD for her first year of college. We wanted a nice dinner out. Loved Tre Rivali!!! Food was wonderful- definitely recommend the 1/2 Cheese and 1/2 Meat Charcuterie Board. And our waitress, Larissa, made our experience. She was so friendly, knowledgeable, and help make our family’s time together special. Thank you!!

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Domnitz13
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Food was fantastic, especially the Octopus and the Pastas (Carbonara & Buccatini). But the Beet Salad stoke the show for me, it was honestly one of the best salads I’ve EVER had. The cocktails were delicious, they even subbed out a sliver tequila for me because I don’t love Mezcal. We will return, it was great and eating outdoors in a beautiful summer night made it even better.

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JillM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are simply superb. The ambiance of sidewalk dining is so fun and elegant, as well!

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Saud
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great portions, very tasty, good service and punctual seating

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AmeliaF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really wonderful evening with my mom at Tre Rivali. The cheeseboard is phenomenal. Our server Marco was very polite and service was great. Definitely going to come back again soon!

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CarolinaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is really good and the price is fair for the quality

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vipTrishLaFina
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints - it's one of our favorites.

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vipCarrollB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Loved eating on the patio.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and interesting food. Service was amazing did what we needed and nothing more. Already recommended to multiple friends

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.! Food was amazing. The environment was great.! Music was beautiful.! It was all amazing.!

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JenniferN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating which felt very safe given the pandemic. The staff all were taking precautions (masks, hand sanitizer) and the tables were spaced far apart. What was so wonderful is the quality of the food was unimpacted. The menu was extensive and some of our favorite dishes had been tweaked to be even better - get the tomato toast!!! The wine list also offers some excellent choices. It was just wonderful to have a wonderful dinner and upscale experience even in these difficult times.

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter for us was very nice, pleasant, and attentive.

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for a mother and daughter’s night out. Wish we would have had the option to select outdoor dining when making an advance reservation. We were one of the few tables inside. The service was great and the food was good. The drinks are overpriced for their size. Two dirty Tito’s martinis were $36, very small, and no specialty olives. Other than that the experience was great as always.

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vipRonA
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great place for summer outside dinning, with 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 4.6 stars by 899 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.