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Tre Rivali

4.6
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865 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 865 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 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
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great place for summer outside dinning, with great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaIng food!! Great atmosphere, great date spot

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vipCorbie1224
Jackson Hole
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We are in the middle of a pandemic. Today a mask mandate was instituted requiring people to wear masks when social distancing is not possible in public, even outdoors. TreRivali has outdoor seating outside the restaurant adjacent to the restaurant and along the curb, allowing the public to walk down the sidewalk between diners and less than three feet away from those seated. No attempt WHATSOEVER was made by staff to ascertain that those people walking by the dining tables and not dining at the restaurant wear masks as required by law. At the very least, the restaurant should put signs up before the rows of diners on both ends asking those not dining yet walking by the tables either 1) Walk around the diners on the edge of the street altogether avoiding the dining area, 2) If they must walk by those dining, show some respect and concern for public safety by WEARING MASKS AS REQUIRED BY LAW, and 3) For godsakes don’t light up a cigarette as you are walking by! While we have always enjoyed both the food and service at TreRivali, we will not return until the pandemic is over, as we were made to feel very unsafe. We should have left.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Service could of been a little faster with first course but overall good experience and would recommend!

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ThereseH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting in connection with sports tournament

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th Anniversary dinner

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Treat their employees like garbage and overcharge for everything. Hope the business rots!

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DonaldH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The beet salad was a most delicious delight, and combined with the NY Strip was an outstanding dinner. Pick the Panna Cotta dessert with the blueberry compote for a "POW" fireworks ending to the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was a phenomenal server! The food was amazing. Thanks, Tre! You never disappoint.

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StephanieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every bite was delicious!

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Chris
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious! Desara was fabulous. The chef made my wife a special began pasta dish and I had the lamb kabobs and the ravioli. We also had the hummus which was superb! We will be back again for sure.

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AnnZ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The wait staff were very busy chatting with each other. The spacing between drinks, appetizers, main & dessert was unusually long-especially considering there were only about 5 tables with people as we were there on 3/14. The appetizers were good-the mussels were fantastic. But My husband’s chicken dish was SO DRY we had to send it back! I had the pork chop and it was good but not great. The toffee dessert was good but really really sweet, couldn’t eat more than half as started to get a little sickening. Over all we will not go back. For the prices charged, the food should be spectacular and it was not even close.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent and usually the food is too. I eat here frequently as I live in the area. However, their recipe for caccio e pepe bucatini is terrible and not even close as to how it should taste. Appetizers were great

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viptobyw
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We’ve been lots and lots of times. Always had good service and great food. We’ll be back again soon. ‼️‼️‼️

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OCfoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great (scallops and salmon special). Portions were just right for us, if you have a heartier appetite, add an appetizer or vegetables. Apple crostini for dessert was recommended by our server and was superb. Service was (too) slow at the restaurant, not sure if it was our server (I think so), the bartender/kitchen or just Saturday night timing (when we went to the rooftop bar, service was much more attentive). We weren't in a rush so it was okay with us (except for getting the first round of drinks!). Would I go back? Without hesitation, yes.

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vipKristenM
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty tapas and great service! Perfect for a date night in Milwaukee with it's great location!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The employees greeted us and were very helpful. The tapas were good and the pizza was yummy too!

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CheriD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, he advised us on the right dishes to order for what we were looking for. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and small plates. The garlic shrimp and tomato tarte are not to be missed!

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LauraU
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For three people we had one appetizer, two pizzas and one pasta. All were good. Pasta had some pieces of bone within the meal. Delicious but needed to be cautious.

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vipSlipped
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mary enhanced the incredible food and ambiance. We were amazed at the quality and presentation! Wonderful evening.

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JenniferC
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was absolutely delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive, and there was so much space that no one was waiting a super long time for anything. It is definitely a pricier dinner, but the food was amazing.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Tre Rivali and I was thrilled yet again. The lighting is perfect. Not so dark you can't see your food, but not so bright that you feel like you're in a fast food chain. The food is all carefully prepared so every bite is delectable. The hand crafted cocktails are delicious. I recommend the chicken liver mousse, the scallops, and the espresso martini as an after dinner drink.

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vipdianar
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Meh. Everything was meh. Tre Rivali has, for a long time, been our favorite spot in the city to dine. tonight felt much different and not in a good way. From the host staff seemingly off their game and mostly absent from the front door, to our server who was more just Super MEH, and lastly the food didn’t even make up for it all on this occasion. The restaurant is still beautiful and has great ambiance, but it was a disappointing experience overall.

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LeahP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and experience! Food was amazing! Our server was great and had suggestions for menu items as it was our first time dining. We will be back!

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MichaelS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall, we were pleased with food and service. Tables are a tad too close in our section. Drinks expensive. Nice place if you want to spend more than average. One negative was check in process. Initially, no staffer ...just a line of guests waiting to check in. Had reservation and arrived on time; yet still had to wait 10 minutes.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time my wife and I dined at Tre Rivali, and both times have been phenomenal. We have loved everything we've tried, and we really love the comfortable and elegant space.

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DavidE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding dinner here recently. The food was superb as was the service. Highly recommend the Grilled Tomato Bread as a starter. It was large enough for two of us to enjoy. It reminded me so much of Spain, where tomato bread is eaten at just about every meal.

For my main plate, I enjoyed the New York Strip Steak. It was extremely good - tender and properly cooked. Two things bugged me slightly about the dish though. One, it was served on a strange wood cutting board type slab, which caused the juices, butter, etc. to run off onto our table. I was nervous I was going to have juices dripping onto my slacks. And two, the potatoes were very bland. I wished they had been seasoned.

For dessert my partner had the house-made ice cream and I had the Warm Apple-Almond Crostata, which was excellent. If you can swing it, I recommend splurging for a dessert at Tre Rivali!

Overall, we had an outstanding experience and would recommend Tre Rivali in a heartbeat. We cannot wait to return...

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vipMartinB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has a terrific variety of choices, offering dishes to satisfy a sophisticated palate and that of a picky eater. Great selection of specialty cocktails.

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ChadV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dining venue to go with friends who like food and share various dishes off the menu. The menu is creative and interesting and the food does not disappoint. The ravioli is always excellent and we've tried most of the shareable appetizers and loved them all.
The drinks are also very good!

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ScottL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed my food but service was average. Nice ambiance.

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Elaine04
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and service very attentive and pleasant. Loved the lamb souvlaki, broccolini, grilled octopus, carrot soup! Bartender made us some delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Noise level modest, so was easy to carry on a conversation, unlike in most restaurants.

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Heidi
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular.

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 865 OpenTable diners.

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