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Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, Milwaukee, WI

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

4.8
4.8
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
You are cordially invited to visit Transfer Pizzeria Café, located in the Harbor District on the corner of 1st and Mitchell Streets. Established in 2008, the namesake is Transfer Pharmacy, a classic cornerstone drugstore from a bygone era that for decades supplied a thriving community with goods and services as evidenced by the stained glass windows still in place. The pharmacy was appropriately named for the constant activity that took place just outside - the boarding, departures, and transfers of the countless daily commuters of the time. The tradition of a reliable cornerstone establishment continues today, as Transfer Pizzeria delivers a unique dose of delicious pizza, drink, atmosphere, and friendly service.

We keep an active wait-list and gladly accommodate walk-ins as part of both our lunch and dinner service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 763-0438 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    1st St
  • Parking details
    Please leave accessibility for curbside pickup at designated cones on Mitchell St.
  • Public transit
    MCTS 15, 17, 52, 53, 54, 56, 80, Green Line
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Healthy

  • Wisconsin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Milwaukee

    Best Value

  • Milwaukee

    Kid-friendly

  • Milwaukee

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    Neighborhood gem

176 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, prompt, attentive, and polite server. Pizza was delicious! Thank you

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  2. Michele

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at this restaurant and it has been great both times. Amazing crust and specialty pizza selection. Table ready on time for our reservation!

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  3. Derrr

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had not realized I needed to specify that I wanted to be in the room with the musicians. I resented dealing with a third-party reservation company. I thought I had been contacting Transfer directly.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was outstanding. I love this place.

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  5. DonaldW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place. The salami bruschetta is amazing

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  6. MiriamG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Online reservation very convenient, table was ready on time, excelente service very kind people, not much time waiting for food. I like it a lot.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grant was fantastic! Transfer is one of our favs and once again did not disappoint!!

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  8. Justin

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had never been there before and we went there on a date night. Had a great time!

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  9. LizN1

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza was very good. We’ll definitely be back.

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  10. TamiW

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way! Love the Paisano and Dill pizzas on a gluten-free crust, and the creative pizza of the month, and martini lounge specials. Excellent live music on Thursdays! The food, service, and atmosphere are superb!

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  11. RebeccaD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent vibe. Live music on Thursday nights is excellent!

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  12. LizB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. Get the Dill Pickle Pizza, it’s amazing!!

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  13. LucyG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing pizza with a good gluten-free crust offering. The Dill pizza is my favorite! Food was served hot and fresh. Our server Danielle was super friendly and attentive. We went on a Thursday night when Transfer hosts live music and we enjoyed the jazz band. A perfect night out!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful neighborhood classic pizzeria with surprising options.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the best pizza in Milwaukee. Great tap list too. I just wish the wine was served in actual wine glasses.

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  16. CorrieP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. But if you want to listen to the live music make sure you note that in your reservation.

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  17. z726beth

    Milwaukee

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Allium pizza is fantastic. Great service too. Will definitely go back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always top notch. Frenchie is the best and always makes us feel like family.

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  19. DarlaE

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The pizza and cesar salad is outstanding. It was our first time and we really enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was amazing - her employer should give her a big raise as her ability to up sell was stellar! And she was right, can you ever have to much leftover pizza! We had the dill, hot rod and garlic lovers, all delicious 😋. Even the next day!

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  20. Poppy

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has some awesome pizza. Their veggie pizza was amazing! I am definitely visiting again. 🎵

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  21. AnnP

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pizza. Very nice salad. Attentive and very helpful wait staff. Great place to visit!

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  22. VictorW

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been before but it has been a while but Transfer does not disappoint. Excellent pizza and great service. Great Happy Hour deals if you come early.

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  23. DaveU

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 530pm reservation and they had the table waiting for us. The service was outstanding as Mike provided answers on questions as well as thoughts on drinks & beers. Pizzas were amazing and they allow for substitutions on specialty pizzas which is awesome. Highly recommend~!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here in the past and it continues to be a good place for pizza and a beer! Check it out!

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  25. BB54

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food and excellent service. Our server, Victoria, was very accommodating and kind.

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  26. MaryH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Transfer before and never a bad meal. But last night did so again with a dear friend for my 60th Bday. Our pizza's were fantastic, our waitress was attentive with out being intrusive and she knew our order correctly and checked in to see how the meal was going and refill our drinks. The garlic bread was awesome and the desert was sooooo good(lemon with mascarpone cake. Overall it was an excellent meal with great service. Transfer has been a favorite of mine for sometime and will continue to do so in the future! Thank you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza delicious and service very good. Our waiter was a pleasure. Good experience.

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  28. cafl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Transfer Pizza is the best — especially any pizza with their garlic sauce. And when they lean into non-traditional ingredients… try The Dill!

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  29. darreng

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience as always. Would recommend to any pizza lover.

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  30. MichelleV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pizza and service. Fun, casual atmosphere.

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  31. JoYo

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Good vibe. Lively, Food was very good.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to go! Great pizza amazing service!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good night out for pizza. Food and service were excellent.

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  34. PatrickR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was ready upon arrival. Our server, Danielle was great. She gave good recommendations and went out of her way to show portion sizes. The pizza was just fine, but not fantastic. The crust needs more flavor. Toppings were good and right amount. Garlic Bread was very garlicky, but cheese not really melted and bread was just sliced French bread, not even toasted. Place was clean and it was easy to talk, yet felt lively.

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  35. LindaB

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza. Also have to have the Salami Bruschetta. It's crack on bread! Waitstaff is awesome and friendly.

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  36. Danni

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food. The service was fabulous, admittedly we went at a quieter time. There were many great options for Gluten Free. Everything was fantastic. We will be back and highly recommend!

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  37. Notsopickyeater

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is alway wonderful and we particularly enjoy the live music on Thursday nights.

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  38. AdamS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as always. Dani is the best! Wednesday wine night is such a great value.

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  39. chrisl

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite pizza! Great staff and comforting atmosphere.

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  40. Addey

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, pizza is always top notch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Transfer Pizzeria Cafe using the Order Online button. Transfer Pizzeria Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 763-0438 ext. 1.

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

101 W Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-4041

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1st St
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Please leave accessibility for curbside pickup at designated cones on Mitchell St.
  • Public transit
    MCTS 15, 17, 52, 53, 54, 56, 80, Green Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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