Tre Rivali

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773 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

Specials

Tre Rivali happy hour

$5 draft beers, $6 select house wines by the glass, $10 specialty cocktails, half off wood fired pizzas
*Tuesday Special: half off select bottles of wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-6:00PM

What 773 People Are Saying
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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Our waitress was certainly not impressive
Our food was fabulous!

D
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good! But it was over priced for the amount you get. My order was not correct. Drinks were watered down. Ribeye was good when you could find some meat.

C
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.Unique tapas.Outstanding deserts.Fine wine.

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Ravioli so salty that I could not finish. Pork chop not tender. No race to go back.

k
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 7, they sat my wife and I at 630 because we were early. Food was great. Got dessert and the manager or owner came and asked how it was, commented on the dessert that he likes it better with butter pecan ice cream. And brought us a dish of the ice cream. Definitely will be back and recommending it to friends. Also I am alcohol free, they have a great NA mocktail option.

JW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We joined them 2 years in a row for our anniversary and both times left talking about how good the food, presentation, service and atmosphere. Three different people came by to congratulate us on our 46 year wedding anniversary. That says a lot!

JM
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall just as great as ever. Ravioli is fabulous, pizza good but not great. Grilled octopus awesome

PL
Milwaukee
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tre Rivali offers both small plates and standard size entrees. The food is imaginatively and well prepared.

DW
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped at the Outsider for a drink before dinner and didn’t get waited on in 15 minutes so we left. It was not busy. Dinner at Tre Rivali was good but not great

l
Milwaukee
49 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location,good service and good food. We like to have brunch here before the theater. The stuffed French toast was great.

c
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BF and I went there for date night and had a special evening. Always respectfully treated. Our server Mary was phenomenal. Outstanding was the octopus, the mussels and the affogato. Not a single negative. We will be back next date night. Thank you Tre rivali! Grazie mille.

T
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was phenomenal and the waitstaff was both attentive and friendly. My Rib-eye steak special was delicious as was my wife’s swordfish. Corn brûlée was both unique and flavorful. Really appreciated the waitperson comping an olive oil cake and ice cream for my wife’s birthday celebration. Only suggestion would be improvement in greeting guests for their reservation.

JT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

They took 5 minutes to determine where to seat us
We waited 20 minutes at table and only got water - never an opportunity to order. We left and on way out waitress who took time to figure out our table asked where we were seated. Obviously we were not important guests for them and they won’t need to worry about us in the future.

MB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined at Tre Rivali and each experience was wonderful. Our meal last evening checked all the boxes.

TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is lovely. The food is innovative and good, the service great and the space is beautiful. Great for entertaining clients, date night, or out with friends.

TL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the small plates in particular. The tomato tartlet, the grilled octopus, and the chicken liver mousse were great standout.
Service was excellent.
The decor was clean and fresh looking, without being too noisy.
I will plan to return!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all great.

s
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Best octopus ever. Even came back for breakfast the next day. Definitely my favorite go to restaurant in town.

M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and terrific foods. Portions were a little small for the price point. Although everything was great. Would go back . Outstanding service.

OT
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten here multiple times and have always enjoyed it but neither of our meals were that great this time. We’d love that tomato tartlet appetizer but both the pappardelle and carbonara pastas were just OK. We will give it another try though as we do like the restaurant.

O
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner with friends

BF
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

King salmon special was Outstanding! Service right on.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, efficient service, ambient atmosphere without much noise.

MS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the delicious food and outstanding service!!

GB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Pizza was great, but other items just okay. Many items described as small plates/tapas were large servings, so take that into consideration when ordering.

a
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop was delicious. The desserts were phenomenal!!

KW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The ravioli was fabulous! My only comment would be on the reservation for 6pm it said happy hour applied to my reservation when Happy hour ended at 6pm. Buyers beware with that. The manager was great and gave us the discount but the reservation information was wrong.

C
Milwaukee
79 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tre Rivali surpassed our expectations. Although a limited menu, choices were from vegan to meat, chicken, pasta and fish. Everything was well prepared, just delicious and dessert was excellent. Give Tre Rivaling a chance. We will go back.

JC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! The starter was amazing and the pasta was perfectly al dente. The dessert was a standout. Lovely server and great choice of wines.

OT
Tulsa
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tre Rivali was recommended by a friend so we decided to go the next evening. We loved everything. Middle Eastern Half Chicken, Charred Octopus and Tomato Tartlet were all cooked perfectly. We left happy.

AR
Milwaukee
92 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing charcuterie board, best in the city. Also had the grilled tomato bread thought this was salty and marscapone cheese ravioli with brown butter sauce was just okay. Would like to try the carbonara and the pizzas.

NW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre-syphony dinner and date. Great service, creative and wonderful small plate menu. Quick walk to catch the streetcar to the Marcus Center. The menu is so interesting that I wished we could stay for more courses.

JE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine! Charcuterie board was delicious! Great Milwaukee cheeses and meats. Beets were delicious, as were the warm olives. Tuesday half off bottles of wine! Great spot.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Last year and this year we went for our anniversary. Was hoping to be treated with a little extra [small dessert] but apparently this is not something that is done very often.

B
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch! Poached egg on avocado toast was absolutely perfect. Not a rushed crazy atmosphere- very laid back and relaxed. I will return!

DB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere possible to have a conversation at a normal tone
Food was very good

CG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambience. Beautiful spot. Would go again!

SG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Liked to try food I usually don't get to eat. Great drinks and love the outdoor rooftop bar

d
Milwaukee
72 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was on our list to try for a while and we were really impressed. Food was excellent, really attentive service, and great pace for serving. All courses were well prepared with a lot thought going into the menu. Highly recommend it and will definitely be going back.

JR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

HI,

We enjoyed our octopus, pasta dish and esp. the whole branzino. Our server Chris was a delight. And thank you for celebrating John’s birthday with us by comping dessert. The chocolate torte was scrumptious and just the right size to share!

In spite of all the highlights our overall rating is a four. We have a few reasons we did not provide a five.
First off we noticed prices had increased 10% from our last visit. As in our previous outings we believe your wine prices are too high and we remember the pours being on the smaller side. For me, I have an issue spending the kind money we did on the casual atmosphere of the restaurant. Some patrons looked like they just rolled out of bed. I realize you can’t control what guests wear. But if the venue appears more formal, maybe that would encourage patrons to leave the flip flops behind and don shoes.

Yes, we’ll save up and visit again. And we’ll certainly encourage others to dine at Tre Rivali. It is John’s favorite restaurant in Milwaukee.

“Bon Appetit,”
Kathryn Reuter