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

    Café, Deli & Market

    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. Old World 3rd Street
    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. Located in the charming European-style village center of Wauwatosa, these wood-fired, personal-sized pizzas are the perfect way to make sure everyone gets just what they want. Don’t miss ordering the delicious garlic bread knots.

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  6. 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. Old World 3rd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 276-2876
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  7. 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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  8. 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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