Where Is the Best Pizza in Milwaukee?

Attention all pizza lovers! Are you on the hunt for the best pizza in Milwaukee? Look no further, because City Tours MKE has got you covered. 

From the beloved Milwaukee-style pizza to other classic pies, our recommendations will let you know where to find your perfect slice.

To say that the team at City Tours MKE are big pizza fans is an understatement. One of our favorite parts about hosting sightseeing tours of Milwaukee is introducing new and old faces to the city’s wide selection of pizza joints. 

Milwaukee is much more than a good slice, famed also for its thriving microbrewery scene and haunted history, you’ll find plenty of pizzas to enjoy on your vacation. 

You may even need to make room for a slice to go! 

If you’d like some more tips on places to visit around the city get in touch with the team at City Tours MKE for local recommendations. 

You can also visit our other blogs, including the Best Things to Do in Milwaukee: A Local’s Complete Guide for a deep dive into the city. 

What Is Milwaukee-style Pizza and Where Can I Find It?

First things first, let’s talk about Milwaukee-style pizza

This unique style of pizza is characterized by a thin and crispy crust that is topped with a generous amount of cheese and tomato sauce. This light bite is traditionally cut into squares, ‘tavern style’, rather than the classic triangle. 

The cheese used on Milwaukee-style pizza is typically a blend of mozzarella and provolone, which gives it a distinct flavor. It’s then finished off with a sprinkle of oregano for a touch of freshness. 

Classic Milwaukee toppings include sausage, mushroom, and onion. Delicious!

Is your mouth watering yet? Keep scrolling to find out where to grab a square of this iconic pizza.

Milwaukee-style Pizza (Source | License)

Beat the Crowd for Dinner at Fixture, Milwaukee

Our soon-to-be neighbors at Fixture Pizza Pub will open in Walker’s Point. Specializing in Milwaukee-style pizza, you can expect pasta, sandwiches, and a warming atmosphere.

Their extensive menu also offers custom fixin’s so you can build a pie to suit your tastes. Combined with an array of sides, this is perfect for when you and your friends can’t decide what to get. 

For starters, we love eggplant fries — try them and see why!

Dine In at Zaffiro’s Pizza, Milwaukee

If you’re looking for a classic Milwaukee-style pizza, Zaffiro’s is the place to go. Their pizza has been a local favorite for over 60 years, and it’s easy to see why. 

Their crust is crispy and thin, and their sauce and cheese are perfectly balanced.

Founded in 1954, this classic Italian restaurant has been serving Milwaukee delicious pies for decades. 

Pairing its pies with an impressive Italian and Californian wine list, this cozy classic is a cut above the rest. 

Watch the Game with a Slice at Brick 3, Milwaukee

If you’re craving a slice of the Big Apple, head to Brick 3 in downtown Milwaukee. This authentic pizza joint serves its pies with a side of basketball, from the TV to the jerseys on the wall.

Brick 3 has been open since 2009, offering Milwaukee residents a place to catch the game with a slice hot out of the gas-fired deck oven.

As well as their signature pies, which go up to 20 inches, this spot also serves an array of delicious sandwiches. Definitely try the Philly cheesesteak or chicken parmigiana!

Get Cozy in Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, Milwaukee

This cozy pizza joint is located in the historic Walker’s Point neighborhood in a historic pharmacy. Known for its delicious Neapolitan-style pizza, Transfer Pizzeria Cafe is the perfect spot for casual dining after exploring the neighborhood. 

Its well-known pizzas can be served with traditional red sauce or creamy garlic sauce. The menu also offers gluten-free and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy a delicious pizza, as well as gluten-free desserts and bruschetta. 

There’s also a dill pickle pizza available! 

Play Arcade Games With Pizza at Classic Slice 

Classic Slice is located in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood and serves delicious, New York-style pizza. Their pizza dough is made fresh daily and is cooked in a stone oven, making for a crispy, chewy crust. 

Classic Slice also offers a wide variety of toppings, including classic and vegan options, like house-made soy cheese and curried tofu. There is a selection of arcade games, so you can challenge your friends over a slice.

The winner’s buying!

So there you have it, pizza lovers! 

Whether you’re in the mood for Milwaukee-style pizza or something a little different, these pizza spots are sure to satisfy your cravings. 

So grab a slice (or a whole pie) and enjoy the deliciousness that is Milwaukee pizza.

If you’re visiting the city and want something to complement your pizza-eating activities, check out our Milwaukee Brewery Tour to sample the city’s unique microbreweries and eight different local beers.

City Tours MKE offers plenty of unforgettable tours of our hometown for you and your party to enjoy! If you’re planning a visit to Milwaukee and want some local tips, get in touch. Our friendly, experienced team is here to help your vacation go as smoothly ⁠— and deliciously! ⁠— as possible.

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