Zaffiro's Pizza & Bar

$ $
1724 N Farwell Ave (E Brady St)
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 289-8776
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 10:00pm

If there’s anything scientific to discovering one of the best pizzas in America, it may very well involve an equation like this: Italian-Americans plus Milwaukee and cheese equals heralded pizza at Zaffiro's since 1954. First-generation Italian-American Liborio "Bobby" Zaffiro opened Rock-a-Bye Tap, where he started serving thin-crust pizza with the help of his brother John before they opened Zaffiro’s in 1956 to make a go of it full-time.

It all worked out beautifully for the Sicilian-blooded brothers until John's 1988 retirement. Bobby died the year after, at which point his wife and two sons took over. Zaffiro's has stayed in the family, and is now helmed by Bobby's son Michael Zaffiro. 

However, the tradition of a thin-crust Milwaukee pie topped with about three to four times the cheese than crust lives on at this Wisconsin icon where, among the 11 pies on the menu, you’ll find two “E”-centric menu items with one difference between them: the E has everything (toppings-wise at least), and the EBF has everything but the delicious (yet divisive) anchovies. If you’re not an anchovy devotee, opt for the latter and appreciate one of Milwaukee’s pizza gifts to the nation.

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




  • definitely the best pizza in milwaukee. thin crust heaven.
  • Love Frankie Nicky and all staff!!! Everything I've had off the menu has been really good- especially pizza!
  • Best thin crust ANYWHERE! Wait staff rocks!
  • The Zaffiro Salad with French dressing is a magical combination. The best pizza I've ever had in the States.
  • Awesome pizza but don't bother trying to use the check-in special at Farwell & Brady, they'll say it's for the other ones even though it's for their address.
  • Best pizza in the city. The Zaffiro's Salad is a must order every time too.
  • The best pizza in Mke - and the best people hang out here!
  • THE best pizza in Milwaukee. :)
  • Have the pizza - best in the Midwest.
  • Pizza is best thin crust I have ever had! I love the Zaffiros salad. It is as good as the pizza.
  • Pasta and the incredible cracker crust pizza!
  • Cracker thin crust (a bit thin for me), slow service but a great old pizza dive bar atmosphere
  • Cracker thin crust.
  • This is the epitome of a local pizza joint. All of the staff know the locals. They are known for thin and crispy pizza and it is exactly THAT.. extremely thin and extremely crispy like a cracker.
  • Pizza and garlic bread
  • Get the garlic bread
  • The crust tastes like a cracker, and the toppings are full of flavor. I always recommend this place when I have visitors!
  • Save me the corner slices!
  • Not sure what the hype is all about... definitely wasn't the best pizza I've had in Milwaukee
  • The veggie pizza is good to eat

Nearby places

1729 N Farwell Ave (btw E Brady St & E Royall Pl)
1401 E Brady St (at N Warren Ave)
1836 N Pulaski St (at E Kane Pl)