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Didee Jul 4, 2006 10:43 PM

Where can I get a good pizza in Milwaukee? Think crust please.


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    Didee RE: Didee Jul 4, 2006 10:44 PM

    I meant "thin crust" not "think crust". Sorry

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      David Z RE: Didee Jul 5, 2006 12:40 PM

      On the east side try Zaffiros on Farwell. Further west in Wauwatosa I've always liked Balistreri's on 68th and Wells. Both are thin crust.

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        Boston Foodie RE: David Z Jun 6, 2007 01:21 PM

        Balistreri's is AMAZING!!! Also Anne's in Hales Corners is pretty fantastic!

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        Fydeaux RE: Didee Jul 5, 2006 02:19 PM

        Also on the west side, Lalli's Pizza at around 89th and North Avenue, is superb. Carry out only, and I think it's cash only.

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          CulinaryKate RE: Fydeaux Jul 6, 2006 11:29 PM

          MAN! Moved away from Milwaukee 6 years ago and still crave Lalli's on a monthly basis; they used to deliver though. I like it best thrown into the refridgerator and eaten cold... mmmmmm

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            Fydeaux RE: CulinaryKate Jul 7, 2006 01:25 PM

            I mis-"spoke". It's possible that they still deliver; what I meant to convey was that it is not an eat-in place. I live fairly close to it, so I have never thought to ask about delivery.

            The first time I thought to try it, I went on line looking for a menu, but they are old-school enough that they dont have a website. So I went over, placed my order, and had a drink at the Club Tap next door. They called the bar to ask them to let me know my order was ready! What a fun way to order a pizza!

            Have you tried anything from there besides the pizza?

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          mike_d RE: Didee Jul 5, 2006 05:30 PM

          On the East side as well, near UWM. Lisa's pizza on Oakland. I usually ask for the crust crispy, to make sure they don't undercook, which they seldom do, but......

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            kdf RE: Didee Aug 4, 2006 05:10 PM

            For cracker thin crust and over-the-top atmosphere, I'd recommend Maria's, on Forest Home Avenue.

            I've sadly only been there once (live in MN now), but it's definitely a family favorite.

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              adia RE: Didee Aug 4, 2006 11:02 PM

              I second Maria's on Forest Home. It is by far the best pizza in Milwaukee. Plus, those little ladies that run the place make it worth the trip!

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                The Buck RE: Didee Aug 6, 2006 01:12 AM

                I miss the Calderone Club pizza!!! They are on the east side, dt, and fox point. The small is a huge pizza!!! The Fazzari's make a damn good pizza, the rest of the menu use to be awesome as well. Each restaurant is run by a different family member. (or use to be, moved away a couple of years ago).

                When I was a kid I remember going to a joint called the Organ Piper. Does anyone know if it is still there? Any good?

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                  mary.e.gahn RE: The Buck May 31, 2007 10:58 AM

                  The Fazzaris are still cooking away. Their current restaurant locations are Third Street (downtown), Port Road and Bradley (Fox Point) 76th and Mequon Road (Mequon) and a new place called Fazzari's in Germantown.

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                  Fydeaux RE: Didee Aug 6, 2006 02:29 AM

                  Regretably, the east side Al Calderone is history. The restaurant was bought by some skate board star/designer and is apparently still serving pizza, but I have not been there, and doubt that I will any time soon.

                  There is an Organ Grinder on Highway 100 near Hales Corners, and I have heard ocaasional good things about it, but I have not tried that either.

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                    Boston Foodie RE: Fydeaux Jun 6, 2007 01:23 PM

                    Organ Grinder is quite good, but it's more about the toppings and cheese than the crust.

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                    carts2 RE: Didee Sep 6, 2010 09:31 AM

                    Milwaukee’s best thin-crust pizza is Marco’s at 84th & Lisbon Ave. It is a take-out counter only, no dining room.

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                      exvaxman RE: Didee Sep 7, 2010 03:43 PM

                      Momma Mias on Silver Spring in Glendale is a favorite of my family. Not mine, due to being brought up in Boston/Chicago/NYC, but it is a decent pizza.

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                        rjlebed RE: Didee Sep 10, 2010 09:07 PM

                        Leonardo's in Mequon has NY style pizza. Pretty good, although I have yet to find one that really rivals NY pizza........

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                          Milwhawkeye RE: rjlebed Sep 18, 2010 08:36 AM

                          I second Zafirros.

                          How about Olive Pit? My favorite. It's not thin crust but they make great pies. Cool atmosphere too.

                          Coquette is not a pizza place but they have great thin crust pizzas.

                          Ian's make stasty pies, not thin crust.

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