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Kick back and enjoy the patio with a bevy of new shareable plates at DiModa. (PHOTO: DiModa)

DiModa launches new patio-friendly menu meant for casual summer dining

DiModa Pizza, 1758 N. Water St., has changed its menu just in time for patio season.

The new menu capitalizes on pizza an item the restaurant does best along with a host of appetizers meant for sharing.

Among the options is the Menage a Trois, a flashback favorite which was served at the former Trocadero. This trio of spreads includes tomato-based bruschetta spread, hummus and Boursin cheese paired with soft pita triangles and cucumbers (go gluten-free by skipping the pitas) for $12.

There are also options like zucchini fritters served with balsamic honey ($7), a meant-to-be-shared antipasto platter featuring a chef's selection of cured meats, cheeses, relishes and dips ($18) and creamy cheese dip with smoked mozzarella, grande mozzarella and parmesan baked and served with crostini ($8).

Woodstone pizza options include the popular "Chop Shop" build your own pizza ($12, with additional toppings at $0.75 each) along with fresh signature pizzas like the So Fresh with fresh mozzarella, blistered grape tomatoes, almond lemon pesto and basil ($14) and the Shroomy, with roasted wild mushrooms, truffle-porcini white sauce, Taleggio cheese, garlic, chives and truffle oil ($15).

The menu also includes a variety of fresh salads, including classic Caesar ($11) and The Trocadero with spring mix, cherry tomatoes, red onion, candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette ($12)

There are also sandwiches, from meatball subs and burgers to chicken parmesan, priced $11-16; and well-priced pasta dishes like the Pesto Fresca featuring tagliatelle pasta, heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, arugula and parmesan ($15).

Dog-friendly options

Something many folks don't know about DiModa is that its patio is dog-friendly. In fact, the restaurant has upped the ante for dog-loving guests with a special dog menu, which features items like "Bowser Beer" (choice of chicken or beef flavoring, $4), Scooby snacks (chicken-flavored Fromm dog treats, $2), and even entrees like a pup patty (burger, $4) or puparoni pizza ($5). If your pup needs a bit more distraction, there are roasted pig's ears for chewing ($3) or cooling treats like dog-treat-studded peanut butter gelato ($3).

So grab your pooch, a few appetizers, some pizza and a group of your closest friends and make the most of our brief Milwaukee summer.

DiModa is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is served on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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