Tre Rivali

4.6
482 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am-10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 291-3971
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Heather Terhune
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chicago St
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Parking details
Hotel valet or street parking
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Public transit
Green line and the 15
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 482 People Are Saying
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Chicago
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I went with my wife on Sunday at lunch, on our way back from Chicago. The staff was extremely nice and attentive before and during our lunch. Both of our meals were delicious. The flavor matching on each plate was very creative and it worked very well.
I am looking forward to going back for dinner during the week.

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ML
New York Area
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was great. Kiefer took care of us well!

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RS
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was fresh, thoughtful, subtle and exiquite. The chef is to be commended.

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ZD
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

It was good... We sat outside and I felt that was a good move. I wasn't crazy about the interior atmosphere. The food was excellent. The rooftop bar is a nice precursor or post dinner stop...

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OT
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent as always.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Our server Scott was amazing as was the food. Highly recommend the pizzas and the shrimp salad.

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RC
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Marco provided outstanding service and we always enjoy the food!

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KJ
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food, great service. I will definitely go back!

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Chicago
2.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Pork belly pizza was amazing- service pretty bad

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Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

We loved our EVERYTHING. THREE OF OUR SIX FRIENDS HAD NEVER BEEN. THEY LOVED IT. WE WENT UPSTAIRS TO THE TOP GATHERING PLACE. PERFECT NIGHT. GREAT FUN.

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BA
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

We took friends who had never been to Tre Rivali. We all had a wonderful experience. We loved every dish we tried. Mara did a great job serving our table and was knowledgeable about the menu and wine options. We will definitely be going back soon.

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Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a fabulous time & all staff was courteous , friendly & very kind to execute all our needs !!

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SF
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Phenomenal is the best word I can think of to describe Tre Rivali. We live in Chicago where there are plenty of great restaurants. We go to Tre Rivali every time we're in Milwaukee. The Executive Chef, Heather Terhune, is brilliant with her creations. We had the tomato tartlet, for example. It isn't something I'd order -- or even consider ordering normally. Our waitress suggested it and it was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Octopus is amazing and, because Heather is also a pastry chef, all of the dough-related items, as well. Tre Rivali gets a strong recommendation from us -- it's the best in Milwaukee

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Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Merguez Sausage and a bottle of crianza, topped off with strawberry rhubarb pastry & coffee & you’re all set

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Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Love the small plate and cocktail options. Also, our server was fantastic! She went above and beyond.

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Atlantic City
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere at Tre Rivali. We went for a special anniversary, and were greeted at our table with champagne. The paella arancini and polpette tapas were delicious, as were the carbonara and pappardelle pastas. For dessert, the sticky toffee pudding was amazing and the banana cake was excellent. Our waitress was cheery and attentive. A wonderful place for a special dinner!

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SZ
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was excellent especially the Tomato tartlet. Great small plate restaurant.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

We took my sister and her hubby there for their 5 year wedding anniversary and everything from start to finish was awesome! Food, drinks and desserts were all amazing. Definitely recommend and we will be back!

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MM
Chicago
1.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was average. Waitress was good, busboy kept spilling water everywhere. Horrible service at the rooftop bar. They need to hire someone that knows how to manage a place like that. Will never recommend either ever!

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a wonderful evening..superb food and service

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Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Delicious food. Nice, hip environment. Service was OK; screwed up that we wanted our uneaten pizza to go. Since it was late they made up for it by removing it from the bill, which I thought was fair.

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MB
1.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

There was a lack of service and our initial waiter was rude and aloof. We were not served for 45 minutes upon being seated. The manager stepped in when we voiced a concern and she helped get things situatied

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MS
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

This was a nicest experience in last few years. Refreshing menu, fantastic atmosphere.

Loved the fact that we could not recognize what we have been served, due to the colorful, unusual presentation.

on scale 0-10 it is 11.

LOVED IT.

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AB
Chicago
1.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

We love coming here but this visit was a major disappointment. Received a wrong cocktail and even though we said it was wrong, had to convince the waiter to get it changed for the correct one. Pasta dish came out cold. Had to send it back. Sticky toffee pudding came out cold. That was the biggest miss!! No apologies from anyone. Probably will think twice before returning!

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Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Tre Rivali again was "GREAT" for our supper. My wife (the "Foodie" of our bunch) loved their Octupus and Brocholini; while the rest of us each enjoyed our gourmet individualized Pizza's. In addition, the deserts, craft beers, and fancy cocktails each were exceptional. Tre Rivali for supper (as well as the next morning, for breakfast) was a great complement to our luxurious stay at the Journeyman.....as was our afternoon and nightcap times spent up at the Outsider rooftop bar. This combination provided at the Kimpton Journeyman has made it our "destination" stop while visiting family and/or friends in downtown Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Had brunch with 2 friends from DC. I had avocado on toast with perfectly soft boiled eggs and some micro greens. The monkey bread that we shared was very light and delicious, which we enjoyed immensely. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

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AA
3.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent experience. Wait staff courteous and friendly. Knowledgeable and patient in explaining menu. Food could have been a bit larger. Most of all, pleasantly surprised when bill came, food was on the house because of an 'anniversary celebration'. Been to several fine restaurants but this is first time that our entree was discounted from the bill.

Will be back not because of the discount but because of the thoughtfulness. CHEERS!
Roger Austria

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FW
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

First trip, and what a wonderful find! My wife and I are both fans of northern Italian cuisine, and Tre Rivali did not disappoint. We met another couple, and really enjoyed the grilled octopus -- perfectly charred, with a great consistency and wonderful flavor. The papardelle was phenomenal -- the pork ragu was absolutely delicious. The pork chop was brined, and now I have to try brining pork chops at home -- it was almost fork-tender, with great flavors and sat in a wonderful polenta. We shared two desserts -- a chocolate torte (I've never had a bad one), and a slice of olive oil cake, complemented with sea salt ice cream. The cake was sublime, and the sea salt ice cream was a perfect compliment of sweet and salt. Including cocktails, we got out of there for a VERY acceptable bill. We will be back, and will be sending friends that way.

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Milwaukee
3.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

A nice Mother's Day dinner- hummus with pita, carrot soup, blackened cod and pasta, mango chili tea, latte, with mixed berry sorbet and one other dessert creation and a good time was had by all.

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Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was so good we went back another night for good measure. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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DW
Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner. We were greeted by our server, Julie, with champagne 🥂. We had a couple small plates and entrees, followed by dessert with espresso. All the food was very good, Julie was extremely attentive, answered our questions, and provided recommendations! It was a lovely night!

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TF
Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

We love the ambiance and my husband loves their cheese and meat board. However, the food is way too salty - every time. Very sad. And no real vegetarian options. Every vegetable comes either with cheese or swimming in oil.

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JL
Fayetteville
5.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

Spectacular.

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g
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

We love the atmosphere, the music is nice ,the food and service are great.Keifer was our server he was very professional and made great suggestions.it made my wife's Birthday special

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D
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

One of the best Italian Restaurant in Milwaukee.

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P
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!

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OT
Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

Food is delicious and service was excellent.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Stopped in for Sunday brunch. Liked the menu options and had a delicious and relaxing meal.

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MH
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food and the service was great! Will definitely be back!

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m
Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

Woman who took care of us was a gem!

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