Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in the heart of downtown.
Joey Buona’s piles plates with an expansive menu of Italian cuisine that covers all the classic craving zones, including sandwiches, pasta, and pizza. Initiate noshing with crispy calamari ($8.95 for half, 14.95 for whole) and a platter of Joey’s Soon to Be Famous Italian Nachos ($9.95)—chips blanketed in alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and pepperoncini—before testing the structural integrity of plates with a heaping helping of lasagna ($16.95). Joey Buona's also quells the belly's growls and snarky TV show recaps with pizzas that hail from real places like Naples (margherita thin crust; $11.70–$20.70) and made-up ones like Chicago (supreme deep dish; $18.95–$25.95). Finish the foodie festivities with a martini glass lined with creamy cannoli filling and studded with cannoli shell pieces.
In addition to its á la carte edibles, Joey Buona’s serves dinner family-style for parties of four or more. Ample seating ensures that appetites get appeased expeditiously.
Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
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, Wisconsin 53202Get Directions