The doughsmiths at Salvatore's Pizzeria assemble a menu of five specialty pizzas and six sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and dough and bread crafted by Peter Sciortino's Bakery, a Milwaukee staple. Like Pavlov's dogs on their Sicilian vacation, mouths water instinctively when the scent of fresh-mozzarella-and-marinara appetizers ($5.95) fills the air. Medium Veggie Lovers pizzas ($15.65) round up a posse of pugnacious greens, olives, onions, and green peppers to coax bubbling cheese into settling amid Salvatore's famous crust, and a medium supreme pie ($17.10) ups the ante with sausage and pepperoni. Sandwiches such as the meatball sub ($6.95) accompany sides of fries and expertly transport saucy contents, illustrating why the best suitcases are usually constructed from bread.
In the warm spirit of Italian-style cooking, VIA Downer comfort diners with a hearty selection of homemade pastas and pizzas, which were described as "beautifully crisp" by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. A parade of palate-popular dishes emerges from the restaurant’s open kitchen flaunting bowls of al dente fettuccine milano draped in a flavorful blanket of tangy goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil. VIA Downer's menu also accommodates special diets with plentiful gluten-free options, from smoked salmon crostini to gluten-free garlic pizzas topped with cheese and grilled portobello. Diners break bread within the restaurant’s cool, laid-back setting with brightly painted modern art and exposed brick walls strong enough to withstand huffs and puffs from a hungry pack of wolves.
From humble beginnings as a busboy at the age of 15, the eponymous owner of Pizzeria Scotty has spent nearly 20 years sharing his signature takes on pizza, pasta, and sandwiches from an outpost on Oklahoma Avenue. Scotty designed his restaurant to specialize in carryout and delivery services, streamlining the kitchen to efficiently turn out specialty pies on freshly made dough and Wisconsin cheese grated straight from the state's constitution. Although Pizzeria Scotty is under new management as of July 1st, the new owner, Travis Puschnig, vowed to keep everything the same. Guests can fill out their orders with a wide range of crowd-pleasing sides, including the popular deep-fried garlic bread sticks, savory wands of dough basted with garlic butter and dusted with romano cheese.
The Organ Piper Music Place serves an unlikely combination of worldly pleasures that just “fit” for some reason- delicious pizza to the serenading of upbeat organ and piper music. If you’re looking for both dinner and a show, the Organ Piper has you covered. The pizza is crispy and delicious, with perfect harmony between each of its individual constituents. The music on the other hand is catchy and quirky, never failing to put a smile on diner’s faces. The rhapsodically-themed internal décor of the Organ Piper music place fits this establishment’s identity perfectly. Kids can enjoy the annexing game room and carousel while the grown-ups enjoy their meal. Its unique combination of elements makes the Organ Piper the perfect place to dine with friends or family.
Brick 3 Pizza’s chefs make their pies so easily accessible, it’s a wonder the city’s residents are eating anything else. While most pizza places are content to deliver their pies to doorsteps, Brick 3 Pizza offers eat-in, delivery, catering, and curbside service for clients craving their menu of specialty New York-style pizzas. The shop’s doors even stay open until 4 a.m. on weekends, allowing barhoppers to finish their night with a slice of mac ‘n’ cheese, mostaccioli-and-meatballs, or pesto-chicken pizza. Brick’s gigantic 34-inch extra-large pizza is a meal boon for guests with a lot of mouths to feed or as bait to catch Sylvester Stallone. Alongside their pizzas, the staff creates handheld calzones and traditional desserts such as cannoli and cheesecake.
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.