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The Best Pizza in Milwaukee

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.

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11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Zarletti - Mequon, Trouble and Sons Pizzeria, Pizza Man - Milwaukee
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Mequon, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood
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Zarletti - Mequon

$$$$
Italian
Mequon
4.6
956 reviews
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 is lovingly prepared and cooked in a genuine Italian wood-fired oven. The team take extreme care choosing ingredients. Spicy sausage is really spicy, while exquisite truffle oil lends a splash of indulgence to pizza night. With sublime service, a range of exciting side dishes, and an extensive wine list, Zarletti is the place to go for some genuine Italian pizza.

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Trouble and Sons Pizzeria

$$$$
Italian
Whitefish Bay
4.8
333 reviews
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 laden with basil pesto shrimp and feta. This family-friendly joint offers rustic Italian treats from herby olives to a range of pizzas so tempting, the only challenge is choosing which one to go for. For those who really can’t decide, there’s a customization option, which can even come with a vegan crust.

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Pizza Man - Milwaukee

$$$$
Italian
Shorewood
4.2
424 reviews
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, and their popularity continues to grow. This restaurant on North Downer Avenue is notable for the busy and well-stocked bar, as well as the modern, almost industrial style décor that’s always a talking point. The pizza is the real reason to visit, though. Menu choices include a Flyin’ Hawaiian with caramelized pineapple, or the house special with classic Italian toppings. Plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians.

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Zaffiro's - Mequon

$$$$
Italian
Mequon
4.1
247 reviews
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 the Marcus North Shore Cinema, Zaffiro’s allows diners to enjoy a pie and a movie together. Add in excellent service, modern décor, and a huge menu, and it’s the perfect night out. Favorite pizzas include the White Chicken, with applewood-smoked bacon, and the Carnivore, a meat-eater’s delight. Of course, there’s always the option to customize, so diners can always get exactly the pizza they want.

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Pizza Man - Wauwatosa

$$$$
Italian
Wauwatosa
4.2
588 reviews
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 chandeliers made out of reused wine bottles and, with over 125 different bottles in stock, it’s no secret where those empties come from. They even let diners take a bottle home if it’s unfinished. Food includes a wide range of starters and, of course, some of the best pizza in Milwaukee. From white pizza to lamb sausage, there’s something for everyone. Or for those that can’t decide, a diverse range of toppings with which to build a custom pie.

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Zaffiro's - New Berlin / Marcus Ridge Cinema

$$$$
Pizzeria
New Berlin
4.0
184 reviews
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, they call this pizza the "Thincredible" and it never fails to draw diners back over and over again. This venue at the Marcus Ridge Cinema in New Berlin offers pizza while diners watch a movie, combining two of America’s great loves. Favorites include the sausage special and the EBF -- everything but fish.

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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Milwaukee - Brookfield

$$$$
Italian
Brookfield
4.0
1080 reviews
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 just about every aspect of Italian-American cuisine. This includes a range of pizzas that appeal to all ages. Kids get to make their own mini pizzas, while grown-ups can enjoy flavors ranging from classic pepperoni to the satisfying chicken and spinach. A great place to refuel after a shopping spree in Brookfield Square.

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Cento

$$$$
Italian
Madison
4.7
2645 reviews
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 ingredients sourced locally. The menu has its roots in traditional Italian fare, including a top-end pizza menu courtesy of their wood-burning oven. It’s immediately clear that this is pizza with a touch of class. Offerings include "Foraged Mushroom," a pizza served with a touch of preserved lemon and fried enoki. There’s a classic Italian sausage, and a squash option with charred eggplant puree. Cento is taking pizza to a new level, so don't miss out.

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Lucille

$$$$
Pizzeria
Madison
4.7
759 reviews
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 pizza seriously, going as far as splitting the menu into wood-fired and steel pan pizza. Diners can build their own from an extensive range of toppings, but there’s more than likely something to satisfy right there on the menu. The Weekender combines a range of veggies with sausage and pepperoni, while the Umami Pie offers creamed black garlic, Manchego cheese, and chicken. Experimental and exceptional.

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Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

$$$$
Pizzeria
Milwaukee
4.8
89 reviews
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 pizza in Milwaukee. The crust is fluffy and bubbled, and toppings range from classic Italian sausage to Stacy’s Special, with smoked gouda. Vampires beware! There’s a whole section of the menu with garlic cream replacing the usual red sauce. Plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

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Sugar River Pizza Company

$$$$
Pizzeria
Madison
4.6
403 reviews
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 Verona, Wisconsin, on the map as a top pizza destination. Regularly hailed as the best restaurant in Verona, diners are initially charmed by the rustic décor, then thoroughly wooed by the food. Start with aromatic basil and garlic bread, before moving onto one of more than 20 pizza options. These include Asian chicken, bacon and pesto, steak, and even taco pizza. With kids’ options and plenty of non-pizza options, there’s something for everyone here.

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