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


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

    1. 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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      1. re: David Z

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Fydeaux

          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

          1. re: CulinaryKate

            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?

        2. 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......

          1. 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.

            1. 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!

              1. 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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                1. re: The Buck

                  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.

                2. 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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                  1. re: Fydeaux

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

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

                    1. 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.

                      1. 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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                        1. re: rjlebed

                          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.