Zaffiro's Pizza & Bar

(414) 289-8776 | View Website

1724 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI | Directions   53202

43.053320 -87.891769

Open Hours

Mon. - Thu. 11am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 12pm;Sun. 11am - 10pm

 
Pizza, Italian, $  more

Tags: Cheap Eats, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Categories: Catering, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Lower East Side

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Menu
Garlic Bread, Cheese Bread, Italian Bread, Mozzarella Sticks, Pepperoncini, Basket of French Fries, Basket of Onion Rings, Breaded Mushrooms, Anchovies w/ Fresh Tomato Slices & Lemon Wedges, Side of Tomato Sauce or Ranch Dressing... more

Reviews for Zaffiro's Pizza & Bar

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best Thin Crust Pizza ANYWHERE!!!!! – Anyone who gives Zaffiro's Pizza less than a full five stars is wrong.

I'm a huge fan of thin crust pizza, and there is no place I have eaten that serves thin crust pizza equal to Zaffiro's.

Granted, the atmosphere is not great, there is pretty much no natural light or windows and the seating is somewhat cramped, but all that doesn't matter, as the pizza is beyond outstanding.

When I'm on the Eastside and need to find a place that's reasonably priced to take someone not familiar with Milwaukee, Zaffiros is the place.

It's a super rare person who doesn't love their pizza, and I can't think of anyone I've gone there with who didn't.

One more thing, their pepperoni is incredible.

Leland Craig Feldman

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Okay Place – Wasn't amazed by Zaffiro's pizza. I'm not a fan of thin crust pizza to begin with, and that seemed to be the only type on the menu...need a bigger selection. The service was okay, but def. not the bst.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WAY OVERRATED – We went to Zaffiro's for the first time last night (on a Sunday night) and had to wait almost an hour. It is so cramped in the place, hardly anywhere to stand. There was one waiter for the whole place and no on even acknowledged us for at least 10 minutes after we sat down. Had to wait for the hostess to bring us a highchair for our 2 year old (FYI- don't bring your kids, it's not a kid friendly place, no kids meals and they really seem to not even like kids there). When the food finally came, it was just ok. We went there because of the so called, "best pizza" in town, but it really wasn't that good. Please don't waste your time. My beloved Pizza Man is no longer around so we wanted to try this place but I would never go back. Oh.. and it was filthy. The floor was nasty and the place didn't look like it had been cleaned since the 50's.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best pizza in town – I love Zaffiro's...it has a great "dive" atmosphere that captures the nostalgia of old-school pizza joints. They make the thinnest crust pizza in town and it is perfectly spiced--I like a simple pizza like cheese & onion which is perfection at Zaffiro's. Their pasta is also good and comes in portions that are worth about three meals. Their red sauce is extremely thick and a little on the sweet side--I love it. Of all the Italian restaurants where I have tried lasagna, theirs is the best--heavy on the beef and sauce and light on the ricotta. It is true, many of the servers look like they will be profiled on Dog the Bounty Hunter, wear filthy aprons, openly sit down and smoke cigarettes during the service, but for me, they just kind of add to the charm of the place.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best Pizza In The World! – This is a Gem! A Pizza lovers Paradise and In Little old Milwaukee? Wow! I have Traveled and Lived all over the World and This Thin Crusted Pizza in The Best I have ever had! You think Its only my Opinion? I challenge you to try it! We all have our neighborhood favorite. Expand you horizon and give this Place a Try.... You will not want any other Pizza after this!

Rick In Panama!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Thin Crust Rules !!! – Being born and raised in Milwaukee, I didn't really appreciate thin crust pizza until I lived in St. Louis, Los Angeles and now Seattle. Some of their pizzas are OK, but nothing like that Zaffiro crust! Dad and I are making another trip "home" this fall and Zaffiro's is one of the first stops! I would love to know how their perch fish fry is on Friday, but I know I couldn't get past the pizza.

Got a kick out of the sink in the bar between the two restrooms. At least everyone knows you washed your hands!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Eccellente! – I love this place, I would reccomend calling for reservations if they take them or ordering your pizza for pickup because if you go there on a Thursday or the weekend the wait is about an hour and the bar area is small so you are waiting in the bar with everyone else who is waiting for a table gets kind of crowded. ALSO if you are going for nice table linens and art on the wall this is not the place to be, very basic and thats fine because the pizza speaks volumes BEST PIZZA IN TOWN.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Overrated. I can't see what the fuss is all about... – Based on the reviews here, I couldn't wait to get to this place. I was in Milwaukee for a week, and wanted to see the city's best. This can't be it. The pizza everyone raves about is some of the worst I've ever had. The crust tasted like a stale cracker. Absolutely a let down considering the accolades it's getting. I've had better pizza from the freezer case of a supermarket. What really ticked me off was that we were charged for soda refills. The glasses are small to begin with, and cost $1.60 apiece. Our waitress brought us refills (when she finally found the time to wait on us), not letting us know that refills aren't free, as is common in many places. When I got the bill, I was charged $9.60 for soda! I hate paying ten dollars for sodas for three people.The place is tiny, and loud. The rest of the food was average--nothing will dazzle you. Like the pizza, the food is standard overcooked Italian-American. There is some atmosphere, if you like the sparse "decor" of 1950's Italian immigrant house-turned restaurant theme. It's almost a dive bar with a room on the side where they serve food. The place has not improved since then, and neither has the pizza, I imagine. The waitresses haunt the place like jaded ghosts; totally uninterested, jaded, wishing they were somewhere else, secretly wondering what everyone sees in their fabled pizza. The place is loud, but if you could get there on a slow night, the experience would at least be that much better. The overcooked spaghetti had a very sweet red sauce that I thought was good, but since the pizza was inedible, I had to eat something. The lasagna was decent. I think that overall, the place is highly overrated, and frankly, a bit expensive for what you get. I was told later by a local that there's better pizza in town. Good luck!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Mean People! – You'd think calling up to place an order would not be like asking someone for the worst favor on earth. Get some better people to deal with your customers or soon you'll have none.

Will be going to Pizza Man tonight which has a better rating and much nicer people.

Recommends
over a year ago

In the never-ending search for Milwaukee's best pizza, this restaurant is a strong contender with its thin-crusted beauties. – In Short
Built in 1956, this small eastside tavern's tiny dining room features red-and-white checkered tablecloths and Dean Martin on the stereo. The menu features a few sandwiches and pastas, but people come here for a slice or two of pizza with wafer-thin crust. The Everything but Anchovies pizza is the restaurant's most popular pie and comes loaded. The house wine is decanted from jugs and served in clear recycled soda bottles, adding to the cozy, homemade ambience.

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