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Feb 22, 2013 10:53 AM

MKE - Pizza Man Rising from the Ashes

Over the holidays I had heard a rumor that Pizza Man would be reopening in the old Lixx on the corner of Downer and Belleview. That seemed unlikely to me because Lixx was so tiny that they did not even have indoor seating.

I saw a story recently about the new Pizza Man and it is indeed in the old Lixx location. It sounds as though they are going to do a significant amount of expansion (including a second story outdoor seating area) and remodeling to make it work.

While no amount of work can recreate the cool medieval dungeon-like atmosphere of the old Pizza Man, I am very happy they are going through all of the effort and expense to reopen. There are very few restaurants that I have so many great memories of wonderful times with friends and I look forward to making more great memories at the new location but I suspect they will just not be the same.

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  1. We too are thrilled PizzaMan is coming back. We loved the ambiance, food, and wine. I've heard that they will have again a spectacular wine list. Can't wait for them to open!

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    1. re: JKDLady

      >>>I've heard that they will have again a spectacular wine list.<<<

      That is great news. Their original wine list was excellent and very reasonably priced by restaurant standards. We enjoyed a number of bottles over the years that were not significantly over the retail or mailing list prices.