-The other Chicago-style pizza: Tavern Style
Attention to all! While deep dish may be more well known as "Chicago Style" pizza, it isn't our only style. Also included in the category of Chicago style pizza is the tavern style. It can be described as super thin with cracker crisp crust and cut in squares, usually served with good crispy Italian sausage with load's of fennel flavor. This is the way I like it, Im not a big fan of deep dish pizza, too much damn cheese. But oh when its comes to Chicago style pizza done tavern style, Ill do anything to eat it...like drive to Milwaukee with Stan for the hell of it.
When it comes to sports, those sconnie's and us Chicagoans dont get along very well. Between the fudge packers stuffing their faces with butter burgers and our constant take over of Wrigley field north, we don't see eye to eye. That's ok though b/c we do see eye to eye when it comes to food and beer and the love for all things encased and a shared lust for big old charred cheddar burgers and great pizza. We share a passion. Chicago and Milwaukee are both destination eating at its finest. But what your about to hear come out of my mouth is going to drop your jaw. Ok, ready? the best pizza in the world can be found in Milwaukee, WI at a real old school joint called Zaffiro's.
Since 1954 for a reason
The place is a classic, serving some of the best thin crust pizza you will ever consume. If you like your pizza similar to Pat's pizza, Vito & Nick's and Marie's pizza in Chicago then there is no doubt in my mind that you will LOVE this place. Zaffiro's has that super thin cracker-like crust that is crispy throughout, including center slices in the square cut pie. Next time your up in Milwaukee, try this place out and thank me later. I will be using my site to post reviews and info of my favorite places in Chicagoland to eat tavern style pizza but do be aware, I use Zaffiro's as my standard to judge the rest.
Zaffiro's is pizza heaven. Well worth the drive to Milwaukee.
Rating Scale 5/5
1724 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202