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#123 of 1,242 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1724 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1806
+1 414-289-8776
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Atlanta, GA USA
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228 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place was founded in 1954 with a reputation which is still well deserved. The very best ultra thin crust pizza. Go for the sausage, cheese, mushroom and sliced tomatoes.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This Zaffiro's experience was of a special sort, whose circumstances may make it difficult to extrapolate to a general judgment. I had had outpatient cochlear implant surgery a few hours earlier, and my sister had picked up a pizza from Zaffiro's, which was a few blocks away from where I was recovering from the surgery In addition, the pizza at... More 

Thank pete1146
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to order a pizza for carry-out and chose Zaffiro's for it's distinct, popular thin crust pizza that we've been eating for 20+ years. We were so disappointed when we arrived home to discover our pizza was completely over cooked, dry, and cold! We are used to a higher quality pizza from this establishment! We recommend checking the box... More 

Thank Kristie A
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The darkish ambience, the red-and-white checks, the long bar, the fabulous staff and the absolutely classic menu: this is a place where as little as absolutely possible has changed since 1954, to the point where you have a choice of the "traditional canned", over the more recent addition of fresh, mushrooms. The portions the lovely ladies carry through the restaurant... More 

Thank Andreas W
El Portal, Ca.
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for lunch Great food Nice atmosphere Good deal Got pizza and pasta ( everything I wanted) No draft beers but good bottle selection

Thank Mark D
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was raised in Milwaukee and whenever I come home to visit from NY (which always boastfully, though admittedly justifiably, stakes a claim at being the Center of Pizza in America) I MUST eat at Zaffiro's. Why? It's delicious, unpretentious, homemade with love and is a genuine slice of what's best about Milwaukee. Thin crispy crust; sauce with a zip;... More 

Thank andybachman
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

New York and Chicago rightly lay claim to some of the best pizza in America. But if you're a pizza lover and you're ever in Milwaukee, Zaffiro's on N. Farwell is a must. It's in an unassuming building near funky Farwell and Brady. There's an old school bar that served up standard beers and cocktails, along with home made Chianti... More 

Thank Waterlefe1
Maylene, Alabama
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My wife & I found the pizza here wonderful. The crust is spread wafer thin, baked, flipped and baked again to give it a perfect crunchiness but yet doesn't fill you up like thicker crust pizza. The sauce was also very good. Most enjoyable was the staff; they all came by and talked to us about Milwaukee and were very... More 

Thank Chris W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been going to Zaffiros for over 35 years. Hands down, the best thin crust in Milwaukee, if not the USA

Thank Bob V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My pals took us here, one of their faves. It smelled right even before we got in. The bar is pretty sweet but we sat in the bustling dining room and got beers, salad, and a cheese pie. The salad was old school Italian-Ameri-can grandma style with chunks of provalone and pepperoni. Iceberg but still damn good with the light... More 

Thank Anthony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-289-8776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?