Italian Restaurants in Wisconsin

48% Off Neapolitan Cuisine at Naples 15

Old Market Place

$40 $21

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Chef from Naples, Italy, offers cuisine such as fresh scallops, shrimp, and mussels over linguine and ziti with a three-meat ragu sauce

Papa John's – Up to 55% Off Pizza 

Multiple Locations

$26 $12

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

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza – 50% Off

River Crossing

$24 $12

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

50% Off Pizza and Pasta at Josephine's Pizza and Pasta

Appleton

$20 $10

Diners partake of hearty pizza and pasta dishes

50% Off at Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

$30 $15

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

45% Off at Italian Express

West Allis

$20 $11

Housemade pastas are served with breadsticks and salad, and pizzas come in a range of varieties such as chicken alfredo and veggie deluxe

50% Off Italian Cuisine at 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

45% Off at Scotty's Pizza & Chicken

Marshfield

$20 $11

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Build your own pizza or opt for a specialty pie such as the Drunken Chicken with mozzarella and barbecue sauce, or the BLT pizza

Up to 43% Off at Jet's Pizza

Little Chute

$18.32 $11

Deep-dish pizzas with one topping and sides of Jet's bread with butter, garlic, mozzarella, and romano

Half Off Pizza Meal from Pizzeria Scotty

Milwaukee

$19.18 $9.50

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

Up to 54% Off Pizza and Cheesey Bread Sticks at Muncheez Pizzeria

Appleton

$25.99 $12

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16-inch pizzas topped with items such as fresh italian sausage and jalapeños come with bread sticks smothered in cheese

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Tarantino

Fairview

$31 $16

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

45% Off Pizza and Bar Food at 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

50% Off Pizza and Italian Cuisine at Rustico Pizzeria

Historic Third Ward

$30 $15

More than a dozen specialty pizzas and various pasta dishes, all of which can be made gluten-free, along with fresh salads

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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

The menu at Pancake Cafe is impressive—almost as impressive as their nine straight awards for Best Breakfast in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison. For breakfast, the staff serves home-style meals such as oven-baked omelets or house-made biscuits and gravy. The eatery’s namesake comes in unexpected varieties, including an award-winning apple pancake that’s baked for 20 minutes with fresh fruit, baker’s sugar, and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze. Pancake Cafe also whips up gluten-free versions and an old-fashioned potato pancake capped with applesauce or sour cream. They even squeeze fresh orange juice by wringing out a traffic cone as aggressively as possible. At lunch, servers put the waffles down for a nap and begin presenting plates of white-albacore tuna melts, Angus burgers, and Chicago-style italian beef sandwiches.

728 S Gammon Rd
Madison,
WI
US

Karaoke tends to be a special event at many bars, but not at The Bluff Pub and Grille. Here karaoke is welcome any time a patron feels like crooning aloud a favorite song or a business rival’s credit card number on the restaurant’s TouchTunes machine. Professional musicians, meanwhile, often stop by in the summer to rock out on The Bluff’s deck, nestled beside stunning views of the bay. The culinary team takes full advantage of its water view location with plenty of tasty seafood options, including omelets filled with shrimp, crab, and house-made garlic-chive cream sauce. For dinner, chefs whip up everything from broasted chicken with house-made stuffing to handmade pizzas crowned with fixings such as jalapeños and sauerkraut.

2638 Bay Settlement Rd
Green Bay,
WI
US

Under the direction of chef Eddie Castillo, The Pink Magnolia serves an eclectic menu that's equal parts comfort food and upscale cuisine, with an emphasis on non-farm-raised fish, organic ingredients, and hormone-free meat. By placing escargots alongside mac 'n' cheese and by whipping up lobster-stuffed burgers and salmon BLTs, the cooks combine upscale motifs with straightforward American fun, like a man wearing a tuxedo and stilts. At the eatery's full-service bar, bartenders complement meals with domestic and imported beers as well as signature cocktails blended with fresh juices and herbs.

240 Main St
Racine,
WI
US

Owners Brian Glassel and Tim Nicholson eventually teamed up to bring Glass Nickel Pizza Co. to fruition in 1997 after spending their teenage years working around the nostalgic aromas of baking pizzas in Wisconsin eateries. They met while working in the same pizzeria and shared a passion for gourmet pies, so they spent a year planning and dreaming. Then they gathered a small but dedicated team to flip the saucy dough and accommodate patrons with first-class customer service, including the provision of tall glasses brimming with cold beer. Their dedication to this modus operandi helped the restaurant to bloom into a statewide fixture with several locations throughout Wisconsin.

While keeping pizza the star of the menu, Brian and Tim augmented it by adding battered-fish baskets, meaty lasagnas, stacked sandwiches, and crispy chicken. Committed to quality, the duo uses house-made sauce and dough, as well as Boar’s Head deli meats. With an equal commitment to their community, they help to support various nonprofit organizations and keep all their restaurants green through the use of ovens that shut off when not in use, energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and cars that run on used vegetable oil and time-travel only when absolutely necessary.

2120 W College Ave
Appleton,
WI
US

Those looking to fill their daily quota of sandwiches can bathe watery mouths in a classic meatball sandwich ($5.99), a thinly sliced Italian beef dipped in a juicy au jus ($5.99), or a Chicago-style hot dog ($2.99, $3.99 for jumbo) stacked with all the fixings including vine-ripened tomatoes. Bobanna's Pizzeria also offers a wide variety of appetizers and Mexican comestibles such as tacos ($3.49–$4.09 for three) and burritos ($3.99–$4.59).

1403 Summit Ave
Waukesha,
WI
US