Pizza Man - Milwaukee

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$30 and under
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Italian
At Pizza Man we’re all about having — and sharing — fun. We’re creating an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable letting their pizza freak flag fly. At Pizza Man we make real food, with real names, and have a real good time doing it. Consistently voted one of the best pizzas and wine bars in the city, Pizza Man is more than just a night out, it's an experience.

Every pizza we serve is made with fresh, often local ingredients, including our handmade dough and a variety of fresh toppings. Pizza Man is a family-friendly restaurant and offers plenty of vegetarian options, as well as takeout and delivery services.
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always enjoy coming to Pizza Man!! Food is always amazing. On this particular occasion the host was very accommodating! We got a drink at the bar and the bartender was very helpful, friendly and warm. Unfortunately our server was not very inviting or friendly. She seemed as though she did not want to be there. We all could see her standing off to the side with a look of irritation on face.
I will be back again, because I love the pizza there and always have had good service in the past. Just hoping the next time I have one of the better servers again.

AS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They were busy and the noise level was very loud. Our server was nice but we had to remind her twice to get the drinks people at our table ordered. She brought 4 of the z6.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very disappointed... we were rushed by our server to make our drink and food order, but then we waited way too long time to receive anything. My drink from the bar took 10 minuets (okay) but my sons non alcoholic drink took over 20 minutes to get to the table ... For one pizza and an app we were at the restaurant for almost an hour and a half- and we ordered almost immediately after sitting down.

This is a very nice place, and the food was delicious, but the service we had doesn’t make the price tag worth it.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to pizza man for our daughter’s 18th birthday. We had a great time. Our waitress was friendly and was checking on us to make sure everything was ok. The food was delicious! We’ll be back

BD
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place, food and drinks were outstanding. Service was on the struggle bus a bit.

TF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pizza was great. Service was extremely slow but they were busy. Beer had wrong line fed to tapper. Will go back if in the area again.

JS
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The manager of the Pizza Man is wonderful and allows us to special order. He was off the night we were there and our special order was not very edible. Also, the fried eggplant strips that were a special that night were overdone and dried out.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was eh. Food was good, and was presentable but the overall atmosphere and area was bleh. Would forget in like 2 days

SC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mozzarella sticks in Milwaukee! Pizza was delicious. Thin crust was perfect!

P
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome pizza

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MV
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good experience.

RB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was busy and delicious and slower than usual.
We had a great time.

CE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our farewell visit to Milwaukee, we just HAD to visit Pizza Man one last time. They didn’t disappoint. Food as great as ever, comfortable surroundings, close enough to the original place’s ambiance. I’ll miss PM!
Great location with access to the Downer Theatre.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always awesome! Atmosphere was great - it was a little chilly for outdoor seating, but they turned the heaters on, but kept the roof open and it was delightful. The waitress was also top notch!

R
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited over an hour for our food and then it was cold.

g
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza is consistently good, the wine selection is incredible. This is a good stand by restaurant that never fails.

h
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in for an anniversary dinner on a Friday night and the team at Pizza Man made us feel so special! They delivered the best service and our food/ drinks were perfect. I don't think we have ever received this kind of service anywhere else. Thank you so much!

C
Milwaukee
79 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

So sorry to say this but I go to Pizza Man regularly with my grandkids, a place that was perfect for them, and I was totally disappointed last night. First, I made a reservation on Open Table, and did get seated. It was a Friday night so the place was busy. Arrived at 6:15. The waitress was a cute kid, trying her best in a crowded restaurant. She served the kids in a large glass rather than kiddie cups. Point 1 if you have kids: request kiddie cups. Point 2: we order two salads and the pizza at the same time. The salad came out in time but the waitress didn’t put in the order for our pizza until after the salad came out although we gave her all the orders but neglected to tell her that since we have kids to put both orders in at the same time. Point 3: the place is busy so we are now waiting one hour and ten minutes since we arrived. No waitress, no pizza, antsy kids. We decide it is time to talk to the manager who tells us there are four pizzas ahead of us, busy night. He did offer bread to keep the kids quiet. If the kitchen is so backed up, tell your clients. We would have walked at that point but the garlic bread did the trick for the kids.

The waitress proceeds to take the salad off the table and puts down two pie holders. We wonder, did she order us two pies instead of one? One of earth’s mysteries , let’s see.

Meanwhile she dumps salad remains from someone else on the floor near the garbage can and proceeds to walk on it, as does another waitress until someone, thankfully, has the sense to tell her to sweep it up, at this point it is almost comedic but so sad. 1 hr. 20 min.

The pizza finally comes, one, not two. She apologizes for taking up out table with two pie plate holders. We eat and rush out. Do you want dessert she asks? I could write a comedy routine with this entire experience except that at this point we vow not to ever go back to Pizza Man.

Management, I understand it is hard to get good help but you have got to train your people.

d
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Didn't have the pizza, so can't rate them. Spaghetti dinners tasted like they came out of Chef Boyardee cans.

B
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Amazing food! The place was packed and our food was quick and delicious! We definitely be back!!

AL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I remember the original Pizza Man at North Avenue, which was one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. This visit was my first since the original burned down. I was very disappointed. We started with the Escargot - this was okay, but was not the incredible escargot of the past. One of the snails had huge pieces of sand (grit) in it. I had the lasagna, which was mostly melted cheese. The meat was sausage links laid on top of the lasagna dish. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs, and he found it lacking as well. The entrees were heavy on fat (very greasy) and over-salted. The tomato sauce was boring, and we could not detect much in the way of herbs or spices.

TF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was completely AWESOME!!!! So fun too! The restaurant was very cozy and had an awesome bar.

MW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Brussels sprouts salad was delicious, but the lemon vinaigrette tastes just like olive oil. The thin crust pizza was just ok. Everyone loved the calamari.

ZR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our order was not accurate and several items order didn't come. We had to walk around to find the waiter and ask for them. The table next to us got the wrong pizzas. Everything seemed off at the restaurant and it wasn't even busy. It ended up costing $90 for three pizzas, a beer and a glass of wine. It never used to be like at Pizza Man.

LC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great salad and pizza and awesome service. Only downside as it was very cold in the restaurant.

h
Milwaukee
307 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service very good. Very noisy at front window

ML
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After having a terrible experience at Pizza Man, the manager initiated a conversation and wanted to know what happened and what they could do better. I appreciated the request and desire to improve. A few weeks later, I made an impromptu reservation and hoped for the best. The manager recognized my name from the reservation and went out of his way to make sure that our dinner and experience was superb. The food and the service were great! Thanks.

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Better pizza! Loved sitting out on the patio in summer!!

OT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time, good food, and great that they have half off wine on Mondays :-)

M
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place before movie with friends

W
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Busy night at Pizza man, food was fresh and outstanding, wait too long. Super good pizza

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We ordered 1 large thin crust pizza and it arrived to our table 1.5 hours later. The pizza was taken off of our bill and the server was very apologetic so it made up for the overall experience.

AH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thin crust was awesome. Specialty pizzas were great. Street parking around the neighborhood sucks but there is a parking ramp across the street and they do validate.

DP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the deep dish on Monday. We wish it was offered on more days.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Brandon?) was fantastic!!

DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very good and attentive. The food was good and served hot. I would have preferred more pasta options that were meat-free and I thought the prices were high for pizza, but the food was very good.

C
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great drinks. Super service. Made for a memorable family outing.

RP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although our pizza took a bit of an unusually long time to come out, the staff apologized and took off a portion of our bill for the inconvenience. Something a lot of other restaurants won’t do! Our waitress was super nice and we loved the food. Great vibe too!

WL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good
Ordered house wine and the waiter took liberties and gave us the most expensive wine, he admitted that he should have asked us which wine we wanted. In stead of paying $8/ glass, we paid $14 per glass. I think the waiter should have not assumed what we wanted. The intent of house wine is a standard moderate price wine. Very disappointed

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waiter was slow to respond to needs of table such as providing water refills. he rarely came to the table to check for other needs such as checking if we got our appetizers and salads (we did not receive one salad), checking to see if needed refills on other drinks (when did, brought wrong beer than what was ordered and had to wait a long time again). Flourless chocolate brownie cake was barely baked - almost all raw batter with edges slightly set. Very disappointing service (which has never happened before but have never encountered this waiter before) especially since it was a graduation celebration.

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