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From my recent wanderings around Waukesha, I totally see a necessary food battle - - - - - PIZZA!!!!
I walked downtown a lot in the last week and the common restaurant food was pizza & flatbreads. Sure there are other things that people in downtown are known for, but pizza-ish items seem to be the "hot dish" right now.
There are so many places in downtown now that are offering pizza as part of their menu
Bernie's Tap Room
Mainstream Bar & Grill
And I'm sure there are more restaurants that possibly offer a pizza/flatbread special one night a week or pizza soup, bread, sandwich, etc. that I'm missing.
Finally, there are those not in downtown -
Matteo's Italian Ristorante
Michael's Italian Restaurant
Master Z's Cue Club
Fox View Lanes
Spring City Restaurant
(I used a Yelp list to help me remember them all.)
And there are the chain places in town as well - Papa John's, Little Ceasar's, Domino's, Papa Murphy's, Pizza Hut, Toppers, Rocky Rococo's, Subway -- so basically there is no shortage of 'za in town. (No offense to them, but I would want to keep the battle to the local independents!)
I have only had pizza from a very small selection of the independent locations - Magellan's, Mia's, Michael's & Fox View Lanes and all of them were great in their own sense.
Of those, I am the biggest fan of Magellan's pizza for a more gourmet 'za. They have great specials throughout the week and the crust is amazing.
Fox View became a favorite while I worked at Fox Run Sentry Liquor (RIP) but recently haven't had it. The toppings are plenty and the flavor is great when you are having beer and shooting some pool.
Mia's I had with co-workers a few years back over lunch and it was good but I didn't feel there were enough toppings.
Michael's put plenty of finely chopped toppings on their pizzas but this makes it almost impossible to eat without a fork and knife. We would also get this at Fox Run Sentry Liquor as it was the owners favorite.
Although I didn't put Jimmy's Grotto on my list, I have had their Ponza (deep friend calzone that is heaven!) The toppings they use in the ponzas are great, so if this is any reflection of the pizza, this will be a winner.
So what is your favorite place? If you are from Waukesha, please help me add to the list if I missed any and if you aren't orr haven't had any of these, please help me give me a place to travel to to try out.
I recently had Rustico's in Milwaukee and the pizza was nothing less than extraordinary. Crisp on Brady is also a fave. I tried it twice with some Groupons and love it. The gluten free 'za needs work, but the regular slices are generous in size, toppings and flavor! And they feature local artist's work on the wall - BONUS!
And for those that live in Waukesha, what do you think about having a pizza battle?