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5 Spots Serving Up Pizza in Wauwatosa

We don’t know about you, but we sure do love to dig into a mouth-watering pizza! In Wauwatosa, there are quite a few to choose from, whether it be thin crust or thicker hand-tossed style crust, with fresh ingredients and tasty toppings—top it all off with a cold beverage and you’ve got the perfect meal! Hope you’re hungry because we’ve got five spots that are a must when you come to visit.

BB’s on North Ave

Address: 7237 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Pizza is a family tradition at BB’s (Balistreri Bros) on North. Owned by brothers Pietro and Mario who were raised in the world of pizza, BB’s offers Milwaukee-style thin crust and New York-style hand-tossed pies, and much more. Small plates like their crispy arancini or grilled garlic herbed cauliflower and entrees like their El Pastor style skirt steak are other menu favorites.

What to order: Try BB’s Classic pie with sausage, mushrooms, and onions, or go for unique options like the Blackened Luau with grilled pineapple, blackened ham, and mozzarella; and The Texan, with cheddar, mozzarella, grilled chicken, honey BBQ sauce, onion, and mushroom.

Good for: Date-night so you and yours can enjoy their delicious sharable small plates and full-service bar with specialty drinks, tap beer, domestics, imports, and wines.

View the menu online.

Balistreri’s Italian-American Ristorante

Address: 812 North 68th Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213

Delicious pizza and traditional Italian-American fare await at Balistreri’s Italian Ristorante. A business with forty years of experience preparing home-cooked Italian meals, you can choose from “Old Italian” favorites like chicken parmesan and Sicilian-style steak, pasta, and thin-crust pizza.

What to order: When in Tosa, go for Everything but the Kitchen Sink — a thin-crust pie with mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, anchovies, and Balistreri’s pizza sauce. For a sweet treat, order a slice of Simma’s decadent cheesecake and support not one, but two local Tosa businesses.

Good for: Balistreri’s offers junior, medium, and large-sized pizzas, so it’s definitely a great spot to enjoy with the family.

View the menu online.

Lalli’s Pizza

Address: 8826 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI, USA,

If you’re looking for delectable, homemade, hand-tossed pizza with lots of toppings to choose from, such as Italian roast beef, fresh mushrooms, pineapple, and giardiniera peppers; Lalli’s Pizza is definitely a must—don’t worry though, they offer thin crust pizza too! The menu consists of appetizers, sandwiches, Italian dinners, and pizza bread.

What to order: Go for the homemade pie and add whatever toppings you’d like! We can guarantee your taste buds will be happy, as their pizza sauce is thicker than most and has a unique flavor twist of spicy and tangy sweetness.

Good for: Conveniently located next to Club Tap, the oldest tavern in Tosa, Lalli’s is perfect for a group of friends who want to enjoy good brews and cheesy pie.

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Pizza Man

Address: 11500 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222

Iconic pizza, pasta, and wine. Pizza Man is a favorite of Wisconsin and currently has three different locations—Tosa’s being in the Mayfair Collection. You can find a variety of starters including Wisconsin cheese curds, salads, sandwiches, pasta, specialty pizzas, and build-your-own options.

What to order: The Pizza Man Special with classic red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onion, mushroom, and black olives is our pick. Don’t miss out on those classic Wisconsin cheese curds!

Good for: We definitely recommend Pizza Man for groups and families, as they offer a family-style option of dining, where you choose three items as your first course and another three items as a second course. Come hungry!

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Maggio’s Wood Fired Pizza

Address: 7212 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

In 2015, Jeremy Maggio originally built a wood fire oven on a trailer for catering. Today, he and Andy Fries are taking this vision from wheels to brick-and-mortar with Maggio’s Wood Fired Pizza. This pizza joint in East Tosa serves fresh, made-to-order pizzas to the Wauwatosa community and beyond.

What to order: The Pizza Man Special with classic red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onion, mushroom, and black olives is our pick. Don’t miss out on those classic Wisconsin cheese curds!

Good for: Maggio’s is an absolute must for your classic pizza, but they also offer brunch in the form of the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pizza, as well as mimosas and Bloody Marys.

View the menu online.

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