The Best Pizza in Milwaukee

The OpenTable Team

Milwaukee is home to a range of exciting cuisines, from French dishes introduced by the original colonists to Middle Eastern and Mexican recipes. But in a city that hosts an annual Festa Italiana, it’s no surprise that pizza is always a popular choice. Whether you love classic pies or funky, creative pizzas, there is every kind of pizza imaginable available in Wisconsin’s largest city. But where are the smartest, savviest pizza lovers eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We found thousands of pizza places to find the best pizza in Milwaukee -- with a bit of help from OpenTable’s most seasoned, expert diners. Take a mouthwatering journey through our list of the best pizza in Milwaukee and book a table tonight.

Restaurants:Zarletti - Mequon, Trouble and Sons Pizzeria, SALA
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Mequon, Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee

Zarletti - Mequon

$$$$·Italian·
Mequon
697 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Brian Zarletti started his Italian adventure Downtown, and the Mequon branch of his eponymous restaurant has only built on that success. Authentic, hand-crafted Neapolitan pizza isRead more
91% recommended

Trouble and Sons Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Whitefish Bay
193 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
Nestled in the community of Whitefish Bay is a pizzeria from the team behind American comfort food favorite Moxie. Moxie gets a mention in Trouble and Sons’ menu, via a pizza ladenRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Wisconsin
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SALA

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
331 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
SALA’s philosophy comes from the family’s great grandmother: “There are only two things in life; food and respect.” This East Side Italian certainly has a great deal of respect forRead more
100% recommended
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Pizza Man - Milwaukee

$$$$·Italian·
Shorewood
314 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
With several branches in and around the area, Pizza Man is a bit of an institution when it comes to the best pizza in Milwaukee. They’ve been serving up innovative pies since 1970,Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Wisconsin

Zaffiro's - Mequon

$$$$·Italian·
Mequon
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
Everything is a little bit different at Zaffiro’s, and we do mean different in a good way. The crust is super thin. They slice the cheese rather than grating it. And, as part of thRead more
100% recommended
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IL Mito Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
1,819 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Il Mito in Wauwatosa Village is one of the area’s most popular Italian eateries, and with good reason. Staff always give a warm welcome, and Chef Michael Feker has created a menu tRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Wisconsin

Dorsia

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
349 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
Modern Sicilian cuisine meets casual dining at this ever-popular Brady Street eatery. Famous for its pasta flights that allow diners to try several tastes in one serving, this restRead more
92% recommended
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Pizza Man - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
469 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Pizza Man have a catchphrase: Cheese on top, wine on tap. They certainly deliver on this promise. The Wauwatosa restaurant is warm and welcoming, in wood and bare brick. There are Read more
Kid Friendly in Wisconsin

Zaffiro's - New Berlin / Marcus Ridge Cinema

$$$$·Pizzeria·
New Berlin
200 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
  • Fun
Not many pizzerias can boast over half a century of experience. Zaffiro’s can. They started in 1954 with a trend-bucking, thin pizza unlike any other around at the time. Today, theRead more

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Milwaukee - Brookfield

$$$$·Italian·
Brookfield
881 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Brookfield’s Bravo Cucina is distinctly Roman in feel, from the prominent pillars around the restaurant to the marble and greenery amongst the décor. The extensive menu explores juRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Wisconsin

Bella Italiana at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
319 reviews
  • Casual
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino offers an array of entertainment: Games, shows, and of course, incredible dining. Their restaurant Bella Italiana offers a warm and relaxing place tRead more
91% recommended
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Pizza Man - Oak Creek

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
202 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Cozy booths and a friendly atmosphere await at Oak Creek’s branch of Pizza Man. A Milwaukee classic since the '70s, Pizza Man has been providing locals with the best pies for decadRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Wisconsin

Cento

$$$$·Italian·
Madison
1,946 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
A cool grey and cream interior and glossy black tables instantly impress diners upon entering Cento. This Madison Italian restaurant operates with a farm-to-fork ethos, with most iRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Wisconsin

Lucille

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Madison
349 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
Lucille is set in the heart of Madison, and runs over three levels offering cocktails, craft beers, sharing platters -- and some of the best pizza in Milwaukee. They take their pizRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Wisconsin

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Milwaukee
3 reviews
  • Good for Groups
Pizza and live music? That’s what’s on offer at Transfer Pizzeria Café in Clock Tower Acres. A relaxed and informal joint, Transfer offers a huge coffee menu plus some of the best Read more
100% recommended
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Sugar River Pizza Company

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Madison
312 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Is it a coincidence that a town named after one of Italy’s greatest cities has some fantastic pizza? Probably, but regardless, Sugar River Pizza Company is certainly helping put VeRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wisconsin

Coach's on the Lake

$$$$·American·
Muskego
6 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Scenic View
Head a little way out of town into Muskego and discover a lakeside restaurant that’s a true hidden gem. Right on the banks of Lake Denoon, Coach’s is a popular spot with locals andRead more
91% recommended
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Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Milwaukee

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
18 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
Pizano’s is a piece of Chicago deep dish heritage, right in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. This busy pizza joint is the perfect place to indulge in relaxed dining with friends. TRead more
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Tenutas Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
For that special date night, what’s better than a romantic Italian meal with a carefully chosen glass of wine? Tenuta’s offers a cozy, intimate setting with an extensive wine list Read more
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