Rick's Picks: Top 10 pizzas in Milwaukee
I'm often asked "who makes the best pizza?" or "who makes your favorite pizza?" The latter is a difficult question to answer, and the former is nearly impossible to answer.
The person asking might be a deep-dish fanatic who doesn't care for a pizzeria that I suggest for a thin and crispy crust, which is my preference. I always answer the question with at least one other question –"what kind of crust do you prefer?" Even with differences in sauces and toppings, I find that a person's preference usually starts with the crust.
For Dining Month, OnMilwaukee asked me to compile a list of my top 10 pizzerias. Since this article is about my crust preferences, I thought I would answer with a list of thin crust and Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzerias that fall in my top 10 pizzerias, so far. I cheated a bit and listed my favorite Neapolitan-style pizzerias separate from my 10 favorite thin crust pizzerias. Don't worry, I've already forgiven myself.
If the Big Ten conference can have 14 schools, then I can have 13 pizzerias in my list. They are listed in alphabetical order, so everyone just relax, read this, and go get a pie.
Photo: Alphonso's Facebook
6. Hup's Pizza
5400 W. Hampton Ave., (414) 461-7510
Photo: Mozzaluna Facebook
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You cannot have a conversation about the best pizza in Milwaukee or any city for that matter , without breaking it out into at minimum Thick Crust and Thin Crust. The Best Pizza under one flag is totally Irresponsible :) Best Thick Crust- Filippo's Pizza on 69th and Lincoln Best Thin Crust - Balistreri's - 68th and Wells Best Flavor Pizza - Barbiere's - 59th and Bluemound
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