Pizza Man - Milwaukee

3.8
365 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipabcd
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was below average and overpriced

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VinR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was good, but one of the pizzas was a little well done with a slightly burnt crust, though not inedible. Everything else was very good.

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RLEEW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Comfortable atmosphere. Pizza is the best in town! I’m never disappointed.

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Gins
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Appetizer and entrees came out cold and the wine was warm. Now I know why it was dead for a Friday night. Bad food and service. Never again.

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vipSunshine
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

New staff--inexperienced service. Group of three waited 75 minutes for a pizza that never came. Finally we gave up, informed staff we were leaving. When our server, after 45 minutes, came to our table and asked what toppings were on our pizza, we knew we were in trouble--pizza not even being baked yet!
We were given a gift card to come back--but this has been the third week in a row with slow service.
We used to love this Pizza man!

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vipDerinB
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always love the thin crust offerings at Pizza Man. Still not as big a fan of pesto pig as purple pig although they are similar. Wonder if you will consider putting the purple guy back in the rotation?

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GailN
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great dining experience!

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vipSunshine
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The pizza took a half hour to arrive at the table, then it was cold. We asked for iced tea and was told there wasn't any. We had to ask for our check twice, then it did not have the 20% Wednesday discount taken off. My rewards number, also, was not applied to the bill.
I heard Pizza Man fired all their staff and rehired new--it's not working!

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vipfloydster
Milwaukee
88 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow. Ordered 3 large pizzas. All were only slightly warm. One did not have all the toppings we requested. One had green peppers that looked like they were thrown on as an afterthought and not cooked at all. Very disappointing for a place that normally is very good. We had 2 $45 bottles of chianti which were very good.

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SLH2
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I always eat more pizza than I should! Their pizzas are excellent. And, we will definitely order their calamari appetizer again.

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TommersMcWalker
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We opted for a large thin-crust pizza with pesto, goat cheese, etc. and were not disappointed. It was truly delicious and we had some to take home with us at the end as well. Just as good the day after! There are many more items on the menu we'd like to try and know we'll be returning to this Milwaukee institution.

Pizza Man - Milwaukee
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed the pizza and calamari. Try the Bianca specialty pizza next time it's drizzled with Truffle oil and the aroma alone is worth it! See you again soon.

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Will
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I had been wanting to try this place for a long time and unfortunately my first time was extremely disappointing. Our waitress was not attentive to us and when they did come over, they weren’t friendly and even gave us looks and eye rolls. The food was ok - the pizza crust fell apart when I picked it up and the green peppers on it were raw. I honestly prefer dominos or rosatis. The prices were high and just overall not worth it. I might give it another try and sit at the bar because the ambiance is nice and there were a lot of choices on the menu, but just was not happy with my first experience.

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CarmenB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I went with three friends and we had a great time. The pizza was delicious and the raspberry tart beer was perfection. The server was very kind, gracious and gave good recommendations. The environment was great and comfortable. The only glitch we had was when we paid for our meal. We split it three ways (two credit cards and cash). The server got the split mixed up and undercharged for the whole meal and then when we asked her to correct it, she came back but didn’t split the charges correctly, overcharging my friend. It was all accidental and we fixed it but paying a little more attention to what we said could have prevented this. Not a big deal but it did lose a star for service. Other than that, great food, wonderful beers and a fantastic time. The other great deal is the special they have for $45 (a large pizza, appetizer, dessert and two tickets to a movie at the Downer theater next door). You can’t beat that. I did that special a while ago and one of the best around.

Pizza Man - Milwaukee
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you had such a good time. I apologize for the mix up in splitting your check. We will review the importance of listening more carefully.

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Jasdamkfvw
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to PMan in a long time. Sad to see the wine list as a shadow of its former self. Really enjoyed the fried eggplant app. We made the mistake of getting the Pan Pizza which was doughy and undercooked (despite taking about 40 min).
Outstanding server - attentive, warm and friendly. We will likely return but not in a rush.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waiter Zack did not write down dinner order and got one of the sandwiches wrong. Food took over 40 minutes to get out (understand the short staff due to Covid). When sandwich was wrong, waiter did not put it as top priority to get it corrected. Took another 25 mins to get the correct sandwich. He did comp the sandwich from the bill but it could have been avoided if he wrote down the order. Food is still really good, just disappointed with dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, we had a person in our group with food allergies and they handled it with class, and tasty food.

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CJA3
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Pizza Man was the Milwaukee boomer pizza hot spot before its fire and its rebuilt restaurant attracted the same boomers and a new and dedicated crowd to enjoy the community, good service, food sufficiently tasty that you new you would return or recommend to a friend. The quality of the food has been decreasing a little with each visit and perhaps last night's dishes may have been that bottom. I will never know since we vowed to find a new place to take family and friends.

Ambience and Noise: The hosts crowded 4 large table and 1 really large table into the small area near the front window. The space offered imperceptible cacophony twirling around an echo chamber exponentially rising to a shrieking crescendo. Uncomfortable silence, and then it stated again. Everyone seemed irritated by the noise.

Food: Pizza Man cuts its teeth on the thin crust pizzas. Always a delight and always order to take some home. Last night's pizza offered plasticine cheese laid out over a thin and uneven layer of tomato sauce. The sausages were barely hot and the mushrooms surrendered their tasteless half bodies. At first you think you bit into an Amazon box doubling as the pizza. You realize at the end of the crust it actually did taste like a room temperature burnt box. How do you make a bad Caesar salad? Start with crispy romaine leaves and crunchy croutons. Put into a bowl, mix, and add enough dressing until it comes just below the 1/2 point of bowl. I squeezed the dressing out of a crouton. We take pride in our cheese curds in WI. Their curds used to come fresh daily, the were hand breaded and fried. They came out as fragile fried food with the creamy delicacy of cheese curds. They were something to await. Last night, the cheese curds came out in a globby mess. The breading and frying was half rate, the cheese was not fresh. The cook allowed the fried curds to stick to one another and it emerged at our table looking like a cheese curd rat king.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 45 minutes and still no food. Had to leave. Never got our pizza. Never had that happen to me before.

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vipPhilip
Milwaukee
42 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food were great. Ambiance was very dark and dank-we were put in a corner.

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MarkS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Pizza Man whenever we can....traveling from the other side of the County because it's worth the drive!

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DF99
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good!

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Pete
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was outstanding, crispy thin crust, very fresh ingredients, baked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was just a bit slow to come out but friendly staff. Good food. We will certainly be back.

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vipBigBoy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was fantastic. Lots of wines, beer and other drinks available. The appetizers were go die for. Prices were very reasonable. Manager came over to discuss our meal and see if everything was the way we liked it. Comfortable booths for us four adults. We weren’t rushed. Reservations are the way to go. Location we requested was ready when we arrived.

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vipDerinB
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually really enjoy Pizza Man but they were having an off night. They were short staffed and drinks were slow in coming. Our favorite pizza flavor combination had been taken off the menu and the substitute wasn’t as tasty. Our server was friendly enough and apologetic about the circumstances.

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reservationqueen
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was unbelievably busy with a huge party going on upstairs.

Our order took forever so our meal was comped by management. Good customer service.

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Janeann
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First visit to Pizza Man since Covid. Was disappointed to received a burned pizza -- the outside rim was actually black. Not the quality we've been used to at Pizza Man, but the unburned parts of the pizza were delicious. Hopefully, next time will be better.

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BrunoS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, including wine and beer are too expensive. Is a glass of wine a full 5 or 6 oz? Didn’t seem like it. That’s the only complaint, otherwise great dinner.

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AMord
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was pretty bland (aside from bruschetta which was excellent) and service seemed confused.

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vipJennyK
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt so good to enjoy one of our favorite places! Their attention to detail, cleanliness, and great service was phenomenal! It was great to be back enjoying that thin crust!

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Jake
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Filthy bathrooms! We were there on a Friday night at 630pm. If bathrooms are dirty what are staff bringing back to the kitchen. Servers were attentive and kind and helpful, if they did not have an immediate answer to your question, they went and asked and got back to you. We had spaghetti and meatballs, way too salty. Meatball was barely a ball, almost like a meat sauce. Do you have a chef? The sauce seemed too much like just Sysco. Second time back, both time ordered a cocktail, weak on the booze, is that intentional? Really disappointed in the food and drinks and cleanliness. We will not return, usually I give a place three times, but I do not believe it could possibly be better next time. Again excellent server, gave max tip!

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MarkS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We never have had our food or service come up short at Pizza Man.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible front of the house and service. If the host tells you table 17 just walk right out...

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vipMolly
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always pizza Man did not disappoint! Love this place!

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kimberlykeno
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pizza Man. They have the best pizza in Milwaukee. Service is always great.

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TiffanyL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have only been four times and it’s already my favorite place. But this last experience was not so good. I got extremely sick and was sick until the very next day. Not sure why but clearly someone didn’t clean something or messed with the food. Now I worry about going back. But it was my favorite and the waitress Magen was very nice.

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JTShorewood
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, a little pricey but great pizza. We were at Downer Avenue location Saturday night. Had to move tables due to the excessive noise from the 2nd floor. A very, very loud wedding was going on. Lots of hooting, hollering and loud music. I sure hope it wasn't a super-spreader site.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience2

There was a wedding party during the dining experience so it was noisy.

CS
CraigS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun! Great food!

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You can order delivery directly from Pizza Man - Milwaukee using the Order Online button. Pizza Man - Milwaukee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 272-1745.

Pizza Man - Milwaukee is rated 3.8 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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