Milwaukee-Style Pizza

You’ve probably heard of Chicago-style pizza, but did you know Milwaukee has a pizza all its own? Milwaukee-style pizza is traditionally cut “tavern-style,” in squares instead of the traditional triangular slice. You can expect a cracker-thin crust, creating a light, airy slice filled with flavor, and the classic Milwaukee toppings are sausage, mushroom, and onion. But you aren’t limited to a Milwaukee-style slice when you’re in town – from traditional Italian pies to slices with New York flair, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s pizza craving.

  1. Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company

    Coffee & Tea Shops

    Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company

    One of Milwaukee’s favorite local coffee roasters is also a great spot to grab a pie! The Bay View café has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven that cranks out a menu of creative pizzas like Mr. Potato and Aww, Cluck It.

    224 W. Bruce Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 276-8081
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  2. Calderone Club


    Calderone Club

    This classic spot on Old World Third Street uses the original 1945 Caradaro Club recipe for Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza. Build your own pizza using classic toppings or artisan Italian toppings like prosciutto and arugula.

    842 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 273-3236
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  3. Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood has a thriving food scene, and the pizza here is no exception! These New York-style slices are easily bigger than your head - choose from an impressive menu of creative specialty slices (including vegetarian and vegan options) or build your own.

    2797 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 238-2406
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  4. Born alongside the campus of UW-Madison, Ian’s Pizza has made its way to Milwaukee to provide pizza-by-the-slice at an affordable price! Ian’s is most famous for its impressive array of specialty pizzas, including the ever-popular Mac n’ Cheese pizza.

    146 E. Juneau Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 727-9200
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  5. Pizzeria San Giorgio

    Neapolitan Pizza

    Pizzeria San Giorgio

    A relative newcomer to Milwaukee’s pizza scene, this eatery is serving up ultra-traditional Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Snag a seat at the bar to watch the pizzas being made in the beautiful cobalt blue pizza oven, brought straight from Naples.

    838 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 276-2876
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  6. Located inside a historic pharmacy, this casual café is well known for its pizzas, offered with both traditional red sauce and a creamy garlic sauce. Stop in to admire local art or for some live music alongside your ‘za. Bruschetta, pizza, and desserts can all be made gluten-free.

    101 W. Mitchell Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 763-0438
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  7. Known for crispy thin-crust pizzas, Zaffiro’s has maintained the charm of a classic Italian eatery since it was founded in 1954. With a wine list featuring options straight out of Italy, you’ll definitely want to give this classic Milwaukee restaurant a try.

    1724 N. Farwell Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 289-8776
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