Pizza Man

Pizza, Wine Bar, Italian
$ $
2597 N Downer Ave (at E Belleview Pl)
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 272-1745
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm

Milwaukee was devastated in 2010 when its 40-year Pizza Man tradition burned to the ground during a five-alarm fire on the city’s east side. What began in 1970 — as a small carry-out pizzeria that founder Mike Amidzich turned into a success by delivering munchie-satisfying pizzas (and a free quart of Pepsi) to stoners until 4 a.m. — had long since become a the city’s pizza-pie tradition.

After a three-year absence, a new location, “bigger, better than before,” gave stoners and pizza-lovers reason to rejoice when it opened a little bit more than a mile away from the original, returning to them menu staples like the escargot appetizer and the Ritz-thin, square-cut, 12-, 14-, and 16-inch cornmeal-dusted pies topped with 100 percent-Wisconsin mozzarella, old-school thin or 12-inch pan-style.

Order the two “Pizza Man Classics”: the Pizza Man Special and the artichoke à la mode: artichoke hearts, tomato, basil, and cream cheese — yes, cream cheese.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015


  • The Escargot was delicious. Try some! #ClassyLateNightEats
  • Don't ask them to cut the pizza like a pie, the chef will flip shit.
  • I don't know where to start. Amazing all around. The artichoke pizza is ridiculous.
  • The fried eggplant is amazing.
  • Expect it to be busy. Show up early to get your name in the waiting list and then go have a drink at Henry's or Cafe Hollander while you wait. Enjoy!
  • Deep dish pizza and half priced bottles of wine on Mondays!
  • Garlic bd. Is very good. Waitstaff are very attentive.
  • The artichoke pizza is Sooooo good!! You have to get it with garlic!
  • Best pizza ever
  • Wine on tap!
  • Great architecture/design. If you're new to it, this will be your favorite place. If you knew the original incarnation, you'll weep.
  • Carnivoro pizza. Pepperoni, sausage and ham. Small, $22.
  • Small Pizza Man Special for $19. Sausage, pepperoni, green pepper, onion, black olive, and mushroom.
  • Pizza is fantastic, great wine list
  • Good pizza, sit upstairs when the roof is open.
  • The pizza is just ok. I had a small half white pizza and half artichoke a la mode. I liked the Artichoke, but not enough. Also, at the end I was left with a bill over $20 for a small mediocre pizza.
  • Cool atmosphere, yummy pizza. Over priced.
  • Great pizza
  • Pizza is great and the atmosphere!
  • Underrated dish: chicken Marsala. Savory, salty, heavy in the best way.

Nearby places

2608 N Downer Ave (E Belleview Pl)
2589 N Downer Ave (at E Belleview Pl)
2559 N Downer Ave