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Tua Pasta had only been open for about two months before restaurants everywhere were forced to close their doors and rely on online ordering and curbside pick-up.
Located in the 100 East office tower along the Milwaukee RiverWalk, the eatery has missed out on most of the weekday traffic it normally gets from hungry downtown professionals during non-pandemic times.
“We tried to improvise as much as we could,” said Alvaro Niño de Guzman Jr., who owns Tua Pasta with his father, Alvaro Niño de Guzman Sr.
For example, diners last summer could cruise up by boat to grab their freshly made pasta dishes or gelato.
These days downtown office buildings remain largely empty, but indoor dining has started to pick up thanks to tourist activity and sporting events held in recent months at the Wisconsin Center.
Once office business picks up, diners can expect to see more specialty items, such as scallops, on the menu.Tua Pasta Address: 100 E. Wisconsin Ave. Website: tuapastatp.com Cuisine: Build-your-own pasta Mood: Fast-casual Pricing: Pasta, $8-12.50 (protein is additional); salad, $6 -10 [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="527135,527136"]