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Pizza Man - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Pizza Man - Milwaukee

3.9
3.9
412 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Pizza Man we’re all about having — and sharing — fun. We’re creating an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable letting their pizza freak flag fly. At Pizza Man we make real food, with real names, and have a real good time doing it. Consistently voted one of the best pizzas and wine bars in the city, Pizza Man is more than just a night out, it's an experience.

Every pizza we serve is made with fresh, often local ingredients, including our handmade dough and a variety of fresh toppings. Pizza Man is a family-friendly restaurant and offers plenty of vegetarian options, as well as takeout and delivery services.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 272-1745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer on-site catered events for all those special celebrations from birthday parties to wedding celebrations. Please contact us to day for further information at 414.272.1745 or www.pizzamanwi.com

  • Private party facilities

    Book your next event at one of our three Pizza Man locations - MKE, Tosa & Oak Creek. Pizza Man offers the areas best pizza & Italian! Discover beautiful & rustic Private Event Spaces, including our Atrium and Wine Room. Wow your guests with delicious food, an amazing vibe, & great service.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Vandergon - Event Manager: (414) 249-2040

  • Area

    Shorewood

  • Cross Street

    Downer and Belleview

  • Parking Details

    We validate up to 3 hours of parking in the Associated Bank parking lot, entrance off of Downer Avenue.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Wisconsin

    Group Bookings

  • Wisconsin

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Milwaukee

    Child Friendly

  • Milwaukee

    Group Bookings

  • Milwaukee

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Milwaukee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. s

    southportreviews

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my mother’s birthday and they treated her very well!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was very good! They did need to remake one of our pizzas because they dropped it on the floor and we were still charged and had to wait another 30mins to eat it. Still would go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved the Pizza. We were very glad to be there for Dining for a Cause; Children’s Wisconsin. Wait Staff are stretched. They honored the happy hour specials after taking drink orders at 6:05. Thank you. We tried to stay patient.
  4. LH

    LeahH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    We normally love pizza man but last night missed the mark. Long wait for food, food was wrong but we didn’t want to wait another 45 mins to get the correct order, didn’t have the wine we ordered, couldn’t sit where we requested. Staff was accommodating and gracious but not the experience we expect from this restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    food was average. took a little while but apps didn’t so i was fine. really cool outdoor seating
  6. DB

    DerinB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner before seeing a movie next door. Food and bev were terrific as always and the service was great as well. Love us our Pizza Man!
  7. F

    Fairrosalind

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The restaurant has a cool interior and nice vibe. The menu has a nice selection, not just pizza. The food was good but not fantastic. For example the brussels sprouts were raw in the salad, and not sliced very thin, making it not pleasant to eat. My main concern is with the service. We were promptly seated, beverages were delivered, and food ordered. But then no one checked in with us again for 40 minutes until food was delivered to the table all at once (appetizers and meals all together). The server never stopped by to see if everything was OK and we had to flag him down for our check. When we departed no one acknowledged us. It wasn't a terrible experience but I'm in no hurry to visit again.
  8. a

    abcd

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Usually terrific but last night was not good. Salad came out without dressing and pizza had been sitting awhile before it got to our table. Very long wait and little service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  10. BB

    BigBoy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always, except for one item. We have been going there for almost 45 yrs and since the Original owner, who ended up being a minority partner when they rebuilt died, they went to a minimum of two glass wine pour. The wine is still good, decent size but some people want one glass or a third glass but not two’s or fours. They need to go back to single glass pour! They can go back to offering single glasses on only certain wines. The reason we decided for the two glass pour was that if they open a bottle, the two glass pour breaks them even if they don’t sell the rest. When Mike was alive, they had a decent choice of reds and whites by the glass- 3-4 of each
  11. NJ

    NJTW

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    We know the service industry has been hit hard. The host seemed to take on some additional tasks which improved the service tremendously. He had our table set prior to our arrival. I think his assistance helped our waitress to also do a great job. We had asked for well done pizzas and they were not well done...perhaps they were afraid to burn them, which would have been preferred. We'll try again.
  12. DF

    DavidF

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We love Pizza Man. It was nearly empty and we waited a long time to get drinks and never got our appetizers/salads until it all came together after a long wait. The food was wonderful as always but it was our worst service experience in our years of patronage
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Pizza Man is a favorite of ours and only having one night back home in Milwaukee meant this was a must. Their pizza is simply the best--great sauce, light, crispy crust, and delicious toppings. And their wine choices are excellent. We still miss the original location but the new one is beautifully decorated.
  14. r

    rosno

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great place! We'll be back! They just need to figure out how to pace the food a little better! Every time we are there everything comes all at once (appetizers and pizza/entrees).
  15. M

    Maryf

    Milwaukee

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We have been goi g to pizza man for years and this was the worst pizza we have ever had.
  16. RK

    RobertK

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pizza Man is awesome. Their pizza and salads are delicious. I rated ambience a 4 because the website said the outdoor seating available on a first come basis. However we were told in arrival that it is only open on the weekends.😔
  17. NA

    NAME

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    service was terrible and food was not good for the price.
  18. SF

    Scout4Food

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    PizzaMan is one of our favorite spots, but it was a bit off the mark last night. We ordered a signature pizza (The Victory) and requested an added ingredient (Mozzarella), but the Mozzarella was not on the pizza when it arrived to the table after a long wait. We decided not to send it back, since our wait had been uncharacteristically long; the pizza was delicious nonetheless and, as always, the crust is fantastic. The prices have crept up which may get us to reconsider and go to a more value priced pizzeria. Also, the draft beer selection has shrunk and several of our favorite IPAs have gone away with less-preferred options in their stead.
  19. BN

    BritN

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow and our server forgot the kids meal we ordered. Food was very good.
  20. K

    Kini

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My usual drink was no longer on the menu and the server was kind enough to request that the bartender make me something similar. The food was great as always and the staff were all very attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    They didn’t have the wine we wanted and one entree after both were ordered and some time had passed. The pizza was so greasy and took forever to come out. The staff apologized, but it felt like they should have comped us something. Not a good experience and I have eaten here many times before.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our food (a Pizza Man Special and a Ceasar Salad) were both excellent. We asked for the pizza to be cooked five minutes longer than normal to get just a hint of black on the edges. It was done perfectly. We had a nice bottle of wine but it was our second choice. They were out of the first choice. And, overall, the wine selection is pedestrian compared to the Pizza Man of a couple years ago. That's unfortunate as it was the fine wine that kept us coming back. Now we don't stop as often.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful wait staff and hostess. A little loud. Pizza was excellent. Eggplant good - a little too much breading. Had to send the calamari back to be cooked through.
  24. L

    Linda1955

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been enjoying Pizza Man for over 50 years. Even under the new management for the past several years, the location on Downer is our favorite. We have tried the Wauwatosa location but find it lacking in quality and service. Last night we had fried eggplant, caesar salad, fettucine alfredo and two pizzas. Our server Sharif (spelling?) was very nice and attentive. The food was excellent...everything was perfect. The salad was cold and perfectly dressed. The eggplant fries were piping hot, crunchy and perfectly done. Our pizzas were also delicious and hot from the oven. I love the thin crust and the sausage is one of my favorites in the area. The fettucine alfredo was perfectly done...just a bit al dente, creamy and hot. Sometimes this dish can be tricky because if it sits at all it gets gummy and thick. We ordered Tiramisu and cannoli for dessert. Again, both were delicious. Cannoli can get soggy or soft sometimes, but ours were perfectly crisp and the filling was delicious. Tiramisu is almost always great here. The only thing I would like improved is the availability of wines. Everytime we go to Pizza Man it seems they are "out" of the wine we select. Maybe a bit more attention could be paid to the wine stock. Thanks for a great night Pizza Man!!
  25. P

    Pete

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our deep fried eggplant appetizer tasted good, but was not hot and not very crispy. My Pizza Man Special small pizza's crust was soggy and the pizza was not piping hot indicating that it may have been sitting for awhile before being served.
  26. CM

    ClaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I thought the food and ambience were both very good!
  27. TK

    TimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for a large group, which I understand presented some difficulty for the Pizza Man staff. Regardless, they were able to accommodate us with excellent service, salad, pizza and wine. Thank you!
  28. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Usually I love this place. Today was very slow but the service wasn't as good as it usually is. Earl is a great waiter, but the food took a long time to come out. The pizza was a little overcooked on the crust, and the cheese curds were super greasy.
  29. f

    floydster

    Milwaukee

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This used to be our favorite pizza place. However, in the last two visits the pizza crust tasted liked burnt cardboard and the serve has taken a step backwards. It's a shame.
  30. MF

    MichaelF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Very good food. A little pricey for wine. We will come back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter was fabulous! He was friendly, efficient & knowledgeable!
  32. M

    Milwaukeevisitor

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We waited over an hour for our pizza, even though it was not crowded. They did give us a discount though, which was nice.
  33. DB

    DerinB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly, enthusiastic and attentive staff. Food is always consistent. Our favorite style pizza in town.
  34. a

    abcd

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice wine list, the beat pizza and a cozy ambiance. Divine.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Absolutely awful - food was bad, service was terrible and we could barely find our waiter, waiting 15 minutes to get another drink, water, napkins, etc. Would definitely not recommend or go back.
  36. MB

    MatthewB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to pizza man for ever. Used to eat at the North ave location and have been coming to Downer ever since it opened. I’ve always had a great meal and great wine to go with it. Love this place!
  37. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Nice spot but the food was bad. Possibly the worst pizza I've had, ingredients tasted like they were frozen or out of a can. Bummer, Pizza Man used to be SO good back in the day.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good. I feel our server was new, as she wasn't very knowledgeable about a few very basic things. When I asked for the special by the name, she didn't know what I was talking about. The service was quick and it was accurate. Would go back and highly recommend.
  39. JB

    JohnB

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service
  40. S

    Sunshine

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Pizza Man ended all discounts on Wednesdays without notifying regular customers. They initially stopped BOBO free, now they ended 20% off on Wednesdays, and no longer participate in "The Small Business" discount. No reason to dine at Pizza man especially since last year they fired their regular employees because they complained about leaking pipes in the kitchen. Shame on Pizza Man on Downer!

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You can order delivery directly from Pizza Man - Milwaukee using the Order Online button. Pizza Man - Milwaukee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 272-1745.

Pizza Man - Milwaukee is rated 3.9 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pizza Man - Milwaukee

2597 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4242

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Downer and Belleview

  • Area

    Shorewood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We validate up to 3 hours of parking in the Associated Bank parking lot, entrance off of Downer Avenue.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (414) 272-1745

  • Catering

    We offer on-site catered events for all those special celebrations from birthday parties to wedding celebrations. Please contact us to day for further information at 414.272.1745 or www.pizzamanwi.com

  • Private party facilities

    Book your next event at one of our three Pizza Man locations - MKE, Tosa & Oak Creek. Pizza Man offers the areas best pizza & Italian! Discover beautiful & rustic Private Event Spaces, including our Atrium and Wine Room. Wow your guests with delicious food, an amazing vibe, & great service.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Vandergon - Event Manager: (414) 249-2040

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