Italian Restaurants in Downtown Milwaukee

50% Off at The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

Lower East Side

$40 $20

Chefs craft homemade pasta from egg, spinach, and whole wheat at a bistro with wine bar and patio; gluten-free options available

Up to 46% Off from Upper Crust Pizza

Upper Crust Pizza

Estabrook Park

$23.58 $13

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Gooey mozzarella, feta, and romano cheese and marinara, barbecue, and alfredo sauce join a selection of meats and veggies atop golden crusts

45% Off Pizza and Bar Food at Happy Tap

Happy Tap

West Allis

$20 $11

Neighborhood bar serves thin-crust pizza and garlic, cheesy, and pizza bread while games play on flat-screen televisions in the background

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Tarantino

Tarantino

Fairview

$31 $16

Shrimp and black olive specialty pizza highlights a menu of pizzas, pasta, hot sandwiches, and appetizers

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Casa Di Giorgio

Casa Di Giorgio

Casa di Giorgio

$20 $10

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Authentic Italian pasta, pizzas, and specialties pair with fine wines amid chandeliers and vibrant oil paintings

Up to 50% Off at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Southridge Mall

$20 $10

Dishes from all over Italy combine into a uniquely American cuisine including Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

43% Off Thin Crust Pizza Meal from Pizzeria Scotty

Pizzeria Scotty

West View

$19.18 $11

Carryout or delivery thin crust pizzas served with deep-fried garlic bread sticks and soda

50% Off at Michael's Italian Restaurant

Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

$30 $15

Homemade pizza crusts and pastas topped with ladles of scratch-made sauce; fresh fish flown in from Chicago every morning

Up to 60% Off at Michaleno's Pizzeria

Michaleno's Pizzeria

Inside Paradise Plaza

$20 $10

Family run pizzeria makes double-crust stuffed pizzas and specialty pies, such as gyro pizza, along with wings and fried fish buckets

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza – 50% Off

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza

River Crossing

$24 $12

Classic pizza combinations abound, but there's also Greek-influenced feta-topped Aegean, Canadian Chicken Club, and barbecue-chicken variety

Up to 54% Off at Rocky's Pizzeria

Rocky's Pizzeria

Lindenhurst

$21.72 $10

Bite into your choice of three appetizers, such as chicken fingers, tater tots, and fried shrimp, plus handmade cheese pizzas

35% Off Pizza Delivery or Takeout at Mike's Pizza

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

$10 $6.50

Create your own deep dish or hand tossed pizza from 15 toppings, 3 crust flavors, and sauces such as alfredo or barbecue

Papa John's – Up to 55% Off Pizza 

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$26 $12

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes

Up to 48% Off at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

$35 $19

Wood-fired oven cooks certified-authentic neapolitan pizzas; other dishes include baked ziti, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and seared scallops

Up to 50% Off at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

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Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

40% Off Pizza Package at Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza in Wheeling

Wheeling

$29.93 $18

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Crispy crust & gooey cheese ferry fresh toppings into stomachs on five-topping 8 Corner Pizza accompanied by an order of Deep Dish Bread

Up to 49% Off at Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Multiple Locations

$21.48 $11

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Sandwiches from meatball subs to Cuban grinders; pizzas decorated with gyro meat, feta, and other adventurous toppings

48% Off Pizza at Lou's Pizza Factory

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

$32.45 $17

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Algonquin

$40 $22

Homemade pastas made daily, with gluten-free and whole-wheat options available; brick-oven pizzas paired with wine from Italy and California

47% Off Italian Food at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Cucina Bella

Algonquin

$30 $16

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2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

36% Off at Wayne's Pizza

Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $16

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Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

Up to 50% Off at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

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Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

45% Off Pizza and Burgers at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

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Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

Up to 43% Off Italian Food at Father & Son Italian Kitchen

Father & Son Italian Kitchen

Skokie

$20 $12

Italian eatery in business 60+ years makes all items in-house; flatbread pizza, pan pizza, pastas, fresh salads and Abbe's gluten-free menu

Up to 53% Off Italian Cuisine at Riggio's Restaurant

Riggio's Restaurant

Niles

$20 $10

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Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

Up to 55% Off Cooking Class at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Park Ridge

$55 $27

Groups of up to 20 guests make, then eat, Sicilian entrees such as ravioli and marinara sauce, all while sipping included wine

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Fire on Water’s name conjures a mental image of pizzas, cocktails, and beer floating together on a blazing lake. The flame-licked menu sizzles with a diverse lineup of pies that range from simple and elegant margherita pizzas topped with tomatoes, sweet basil, and mozzarella. In addition to pizzas, the kitchen also dispenses boneless chicken wings, and wonton-wrapped mozzarella sticks with more cheese than a selfish mousetrap. Each day of the week brings a new drink special to the bar, which houses more than 50 kinds of beer and a lengthy selection of liquors to be hoisted toward weekly events and live music.

518 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant's motto implores diners to laugh, love, and eat "with a vengeance," whether they're chowing down on a gourmet sandwich made with rustic italian bread, or sharing a multi-course family feast of pasta and steaks with loved ones. The restaurant also hosts "all you can eat" family-style appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, and desserts on big platters. Chandeliers cast a warm glow over crimson carpets and brick walls while guests bite into slices of thin-crust style cooked pies, then debate which came first, the city or the pizza. The downtown restaurant's catering packages and banquets ring in weddings, anniversaries, and corporate events with hot and cold smorgasbords of sandwiches, sausage ravioli, chicken marsala, and tiramisu.

500 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Tazinos Pizza & Salad Bistro provides patrons with a buffet-style smorgasbord of specialty pizzas, pastas, and salads. Already cooking at three locations, a fourth eatery in downtown Milwaukee is slated to open its doors this summer. Each casual restaurant revolves around an all-you-can-eat menu of fresh, nutritious Italian fare, including pizzas crafted from natural Wisconsin cheeses and dough that is kneaded onsite every morning using unbleached flour and absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, MSG, or magic beans. Pies range from classic pepperoni and authentic Italian margherita to the specialty Tailgater, topped with Klement's bratwurst, green peppers, brown mustard, and barbecue sauce. Salads, such as a sweet Asian-style slaw, and pastas, ranging from mac 'n' cheese to garlic-and-herb fettuccini, keep forks gainfully employed, and each meal is rounded out by a selection of soups, desserts, and spicy pepperoni rolls.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sunriza pizzas fend off the morning munchies with renditions of breakfast favorites in pie form. Topping choices include eggs and bacon, eggs ranchero, and morning-fresh veggies, and each slice may be enjoyed alongside other breakfast staples such as french toast, cereal, and mini cinnamon rolls.

730 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Milwaukee Ale House echoes with notes of live music and the laughter of pub goers, but the building is also the site of serious work. Beyond a pair of glass doors, the pub's stainless steel fermentation tanks bubble with Milwaukee Brewing Company's creations. When they're ready, these beers make the short leap from brew room to bar tap, forming a beverage selection that Esquire described as, "plentiful and tasty, complementing the top-notch food."

The menu sports a convenient pairing chart that helps diners match prime rib, pulled-pork sandwiches, and spicy beef-and-chorizo burgers to house brews. Ideal with chicken, Louie's Demise exudes the smooth maltiness of a typical amber ale but with a balanced kick of Perle and Tettnanger hops, A meat-and-potatoes porter, the Admiral Stache ages for one month in bourbon barrels, lending a toasty vanilla flavor to subtle notes of milk chocolate and dried fruit.

Situated in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee Ale House's century-old building provides the main dining room and patio areas with waterside views of the Milwaukee River. The pub's decor exudes its own historic charm with exposed brick, a scattering of empty wooden barrels, and vintage beer signs. When live bands aren't performing, focus turns back to the bar area, where the taps form an ornate centerpiece built to resemble a copper-topped wooden vat. Around the vat hang white mugs belonging to members of the Mug Club and office workers who "got lost" during their coffee break.

233 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Dough leaps from chefs' hands and pirouettes in midair before donning Rustico Pizzeria's slew of fresh toppings such as pine nuts, goat cheese, and eggplant, with gluten-free pizza and pasta available upon request. The menu includes 10 types of sandwiches, some of which are made crispy atop a sizzling grill, and pastas arrive at tables draped in slow-stewed tomato sauce and white-wine béchamel. A rustic dining room is decked with brick walls, hardwood floors, and sturdy chandeliers. Outside, a wooden patio affords pristine views of the Milwaukee River, and an ideal station from which to christen passing ships with bottles from the Italian wine list.

223 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The international vibe that pervades Kasana Cafe & Bistro stems from cook and owner, Ana, who harvested a passion for food from her Spanish mother and Italian father. Located in the historic Third Ward, Kasana devises a creative, ever-changing menu featuring seasonal organic ingredients and gluten-free options. Its dishes appeal to food aficionados, novices, and even on-the-move munchers, who can fuel up with Kasana Good-to-Go's line of nutritious gourmet eats.

241 North Broadway Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US