Almost everyone knows that the city of Milwaukee is known for cheese. Even their football fans are known as the Cheeseheads. However, being known for one thing does not exempt you from specializing in another. While pizza gets its origins elsewhere, there is no arguing the fact that it has become an American favorite in its many different presentations. Whether New York Style pizza, Brick Oven Pizza, or any of several other unique and coveted styles of pizza, Americans love their pizza. Additionally, not every person like assembly line pizza created by national chains. I will refrain from naming names. Real pizza lovers want to experience the personalized touch they receive in specialty shops.
So, if you are new to Milwaukee you are probably wondering where to get the best Pizza. Here are the top five pizza spots in the city. Find where you fit in and get in.
Ned’s Pizza consistently lands four and five-star ratings from travelers and locals alike for the mastery they demonstrate in preparing some of the best pizza you can imagine. Like most authentic pizza places, the atmosphere is intimate and rustic. There is definitely not a five-star restaurant atmosphere, but the atmosphere is totally adequate for the people who visit this establishment. The favorite among those that visit Ned’s is its thin crust variations. The store offers delivery, takeout, and dine-in options to ensure that no matter what you are looking for you will find it.
Pizzeria San Giorgio
This is Pizzeria has a very authentic appeal to it. This is especially true if you are familiar with New York of Philadelphia style pizza shops. Another plus for this location is the fact that it offers a wide selection of foods other than pizza. Some of the crowd favorites include burrata and arancini (rice balls). They also have some very delicious pasta specials that their customers absolutely adore. They specialize in Neapolitan style pizza, so the taste is rich and unique. They will keep you coming back. Here is one that I bet you did not expect; they also serve some of the most delicious rotisserie chicken on the planet.
National Pizza Pub & Grille
One of the most talked about elements of this pizza spot is the friendly staff and the way the business treats its customers. In such a competitive environment, the customer experience is vital, and National Pizza Pub & Grille seems to understand this. Their calling card is their thin crust pizza, but they also offer a great breakfast selection. One thing that immediately stands out about this location is that it offers the option of placing your order online. They also offer delivery through GrubHub. The dine-in accommodations are more than you normally see in most privately owned pizza establishments — boasting a minimal contemporary style. The setting is definitely comfortable.
Balistreri’s Italian-American Ristorante
If you are looking for the authentic Italian experience, then you will love Balistreri’s. Another establishment that is recognized for its mastery of the thin crust pizza, the pizza spot has a lot to offer in way of authentic ambiance and taste. The restaurant is open for business seven days per week. Not only does the establishment have dine-in accommodations, but they have a waitstaff to take your order and to serve your meal. This is a great location for families with small children. The service is said to be second to none. While Milwaukee is a small market, it definitely has solidified a piece of the pizza market, which is good news for visitors coming from out of state.
Transfer Pizzeria Café
The name is not as fancy and authentic as the previous choice that is holding down the second spot, but Transfer Pizzeria Café proves that there is more to having a good pizza establishment than choosing a hot name. Not only will you enjoy a remarkable pizza at this location but you will also get to listen to some great jazz music while you eat. In addition to offering great pizza, the bruschetta is delicious. Another thing that customers rave about is the garlic-based pizza sauce and the salmon salad — which demonstrates the diversity this pizza establishment demonstrates.