Pizza Man - Milwaukee

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247 reviews
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Pizza Man Wine Bar and Kitchen, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serves a variety of Italian and American cuisine with a focus on pizza. Each pizza is made with fresh ingredients including hand-made dough and a variety of fresh toppings. Pizza Man is a family-friendly restaurant and offers plenty of vegetarian options as well as takeout services.

Start out with an appetizer from Pizza Man's menu such as the eggplant fries or garlic bread. Order a large pizza to share and choose from varieties like the Margherita, the Pizza Man Special, and the Topher. But we're not just pizza, we also serve guests pastas that are handmade daily.
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Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

h
Milwaukee
297 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service very good. Very noisy at front window

ML
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

M
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place before movie with friends

W
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Brandon?) was fantastic!!

DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

RP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

BH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a rather special celebration which took a little extra effort to coordinate. Both the manager and the server went above and beyond expectations, and delivered a very special celebration for a 10-year-old princess.

h
Milwaukee
297 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza, service.

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HM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The menu at the Milwaukee location changed, and our two favorites were removed. The Eggplant strips were not hot and did not seem fresh -- all skin pieces. The pizza is very good, but also very expensive. Given some of the other menu items are gone, we are not likely to return.

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

SO DISAPPOINTED in the "new" Pizza Man ownership and changes. What was once a family favorite for everyday dinners and special celebrations Pizza Man is now at the bottom of my list. We made advance reservations, as we almost always do--but they got greedy, and instead of CANCELING take out orders on Mother's Day, they decided to serve an over-booked restaurant and carryout orders! MOTHERS DAY IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST RESERVATION DAY OF THE YEAR. Every manager should know this and prepare for it. We were originally seated in a booth for 4, and they moved us (thankfully) to a bigger table in the semi-private wine room on the first floor. We were informed by the server that ANY order, even appetizers would take an HOUR to come out of the kitchen. We were there for 2 hours and 15 minutes. They served the wrong dish to my son, and didn't even offer to take it off the bill, even though he ate 20 minutes later than every one else (after already waiting 70 minutes to eat). They were down a chef, apparently, but still. The food was TERRIBLE. Literally, every order in our group of 6, even down to simple Alfredo pasta was terrible. They made so many changes on the menu. They removed the "tap wine" selection which used to be great, and replaced it with overpriced $10-15 glasses (for house selections this is ridiculous in this market). My pizza was terrible, and it has been a favorite for years. The only saving grace was our server. Although only 2mos. on the job, she was fantastic and apologetic and did what she could. I will not be going back anytime soon. Such a bummer since this is in our neighborhood! Hope they fix all these issues...

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited almost one and a half hours for our pizzas. When they were finally served, they were cold. We also ordered one pizza with sausage, and one with pepperoni, but both came with pepperoni. Had to talk with the manager twice to get him to comp our meal. Restaurant was understaffed and over booked. We saw lots of pizzas flying out the door for pickup while we waited forever for cold pizza. On the positive side, our server was understanding and courteous. The truly disappointing part is that the exact same thing happened to us a month ago at the other Pizza Man location. We will not be back again.

MA
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was fine. It’s in our neighborhood, so we go there occasionally. No complaints except for the loudness. Loud talking and the usual totally unnecessary music .

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have fun and enjoy our visits to Pizza Man! A family favorite.

LK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. The waitress was wonderful. It was ok...quiet on a Monday night. We were served gelato without a spoon to eat it without a spoon.

f
Milwaukee
68 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is where my wife likes to go on her birthday for pizza with pineapple and cream cheese.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Pizza Man at least a dozen times, this is our first time visiting since the menu changed slightly. We will say that it was a bit of a disappointment compared to previous visits as the menu is now much more limited and the pizza (we ordered the Carnivoro) was just alright and not as good as past visits either. We have REALLY enjoyed coming here in the past and this time was just alright. With as many great restaurants as there are in Milwaukee we may look elsewhere in the future when we visit.

FG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, especially the food and decor!

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had been before with friends. It was great. This time with my son. Very average

B
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We arrived early but were set at our table while waiting for friends. Our table for 5 was private and bright - a pleasant space. I ordered the chicken Alfredo and Caesar salad. Both were very good.
My husband ordered the cauliflower crust lamb pizza. Very dry and burnt to a crisp, with plenty of black charred crust. He was very excited at the option of a cauliflower crust, and his favorite meat, lamb, but the reality was a definite disappointment. Dry and relatively tasteless.

f
Milwaukee
68 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They forgot our side salads but were nice enough to not charge us for them.
My wife was disappointed that they used pineapple chunks instead of the crushed pineapple they used to use on the pineapple and cream cheese pizza

P
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant place to eat. Pizza could have had little more flavor, but overall it is a good place to eat.

KR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overpriced, standard Italian fare. Table too tight to be comfortable, and waitress laughed about it.

B
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, we tried the Lasagna, Mussels and Ribs, they are a new addition to the menu and they did not disappoint, delicious!!!!! Next time I will try the escargot!!. Service amazing!!! Food Amazing!!! I can't wait to go back!!

BK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved Pizza Man and this visit was no exception. We brought in new friends and they enjoyed it also.

RZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good pizza and service

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