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Old 01-17-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Where can I get some of this good stuff? Anything around Wauwatosa near the medical center? Or anything on the east side near UWM? Delivery?
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Edwardo's on Blue Mound in Wauwatosa is a solid bet. In fact my ex and I had our rehearsal dinner there. Edwardo's is a Chicago-based chain that has stayed local and the quality is good at each one I've been to. Stay away from any Unos in the area however. Uno's as a chain went national and I have found the quality at every single one of them to be well below what you find at the two flagship locations in Chicago.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Edwardo's on Blue Mound in Wauwatosa is a solid bet. In fact my ex and I had our rehearsal dinner there. Edwardo's is a Chicago-based chain that has stayed local and the quality is good at each one I've been to. Stay away from any Unos in the area however. Uno's as a chain went national and I have found the quality at every single one of them to be well below what you find at the two flagship locations in Chicago.
Thanks. I'm guessing its a pretty nice restaurant so no delivery, right?
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure they deliver.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure they deliver.


I'm excited! I don't have a car right now so this is great news. I'm new to MKE and don't know any better so I ordered delivery from the Pizza Hut up the street. It was kinda, eh.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Pizza Hut: the Ford Escort of pizza.

Treat yourself to some Edwardo's next time.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Pizza Hut: the Ford Escort of pizza.
LOL, with so many great pizza joints in Milw there is really no reason to eat at one of these cheap pizza places except for price, but their cheap for a reason. Here are some of my favorite pizza places that usually have a Chicago Style Pizza on their menu.

Transfer, Marcheses Olive Pit, Pizza Shuttle, Rustico in the Third Ward. Zaffiros, Cataldo's, Maria's, Stonefly. Mr.D's now only the West Allis Local is open, but it's not the same as the OG one on S.20th and Greenfield.Ave.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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If you're looking for good pizza by the Medical College, Edwardo's definitely delivers. If you want an eat-in place in the same vicinity, Balistreri's is super delicious, thin crust pizza on 68th and Wells (the best pizza, IMO) and Barbiare's on 60th and Bluemound is also wonderful. Mama Mia's in West Allis (I think 80th or 90th and Greenfield) has yummy garlic bread and good pizza. Pizza Piccola on State street in the Tosa Village is another great eat-it place. Of course, all the other places previously mentioned are great, too; these places are closer to the Medical College. I agree with what the previous poster said about Uno's.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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1. Believe it or not, due to the ethnic makeup here, Milwaukee has a shockingly underrated amount of fantastic pizza places.

2. There is actually (as I guess is the case with many northern cities in the US) a Milwaukee "Style" of pizza, akin to the of-course-terribly-famous Chicago Style.

Milwaukee's style is traditionally quite different than the Chicago style. Typically the Milwaukee style pizza is cut in a SQUARE pieces (often the pie is square rather than circle) rather than the more traditional NYC style triangles; and it generally features a very thin "cracker crust"...umm..crust.

3. I think Drover would know Chicago style far more than I, so I think the Edwardo's suggestion is terrific if insisting on Chicago style. There used to be a pretty good chain that I believe was based in Chicago at the Grand Avenue Mall...Giordono's...however, it now sleeps with the fishes unfortunately.

4. Try this one (not Chicago style but incredibly good):

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Mama Mia's in West Allis (I think 80th or 90th and Greenfield) has yummy garlic bread and good pizza.
Littledog's other suggestions are also good, but I am a huge Mama Mia's in Stallis mark.

Finally...and here is where the drumroll really, really hits...

5. Lisa's (on Oakland Avenue near UWM).

My friend, you will have died and gone to pizza heaven when you've gone to Lisa's. Good, good pizza.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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Well the "Milwaukee-style" you speak of is really Chicago-style thin crust, except that I've never seen it square around here --the only place I've seen that besides the occasional offering from a national chain is at Rocky Rococo's, so maybe the square pizza is a southern Wisconsin thing. But the cracker-thin crust with the cross-cut (aka "the party cut") is really a Chicago thing that migrated up to Milwaukee. And it's actually the far more common style here than is the stuffed pizza that out-of-towners associate with Chicago.

While the stuffed style is exquisite when done right and while 80% of the mom-and-pop and almost all of the local-chain pizza places here offer it, its' just not something you can sit and casually eat like a good ol' thin crust. You have to sit down and eat it like a meal, knife and fork and all. Plus it takes so damn long to bake. So even though we're known to outsiders for stuffed pizza and we do eat it ourselves now and then, it's still a distant second in popularity to cracker-thin thin-crust.

And yeah, Giordano's is a local Chicago chain, though they have a few in Florida too, probably mostly to serve erstwhile Chicago-area residents who have moved/retired to Florida. Many people rank their stuffed highly, but I can't stand it, so IMO you're not missing much there. Their thin-crust is rather good though.

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