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In Dining

Zaffiro's has been an East Side landmark, and your favorite Milwaukee pizza, for years.

In Dining

Bobby Zaffiro opened the restaurant, at 1724 N. Farwell Ave., in 1954.

In Dining

Zaffiro's crispy crust pizzas are a Milwaukee classic.

Milwaukee's best pizza, 2011: Zaffiro's


Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2011. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.

For the fifth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2011."

Like many major cities, Milwaukee has plenty of options for good pizza.

Whether you're looking to sit down for a dinner with friends and enjoying a full pie, looking for for one brought to your door on a night you don't feel like cooking or just need a warm slice after a night on the town, pizza choices are plentiful.

When it comes to Milwaukee's best, though, there wasn't much of a contest. Zaffiro's finished with over than 100 votes more than its closest challenger, holding onto the title for another year.

The venerable pizzeria has been an East Side staple for nearly 60 years. Bobby Zaffiro opened the doors in 1954 and its been in the family ever since, though Marcus Investments acquired the rights to the brand name and recipes in 2007.

Today, the original restaurant at 1724 N. Farwell Avenue, is as popular as ever but you can sink your teeth into one of the crispy crust classics at Marcus' Ridge and North Shore Cinema locations.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Calderone Club

Runners-up:

2) Transfer Cafe
3) Ballistrieri's
4) Classic Slice
5) Ian's Pizza
6) Brick 3
7) Lisa's
8) Olive Pit
9) Pizzeria Piccola
10) Rustico
11) Riverfront Pizza
12) Mama DeMarini's
13) DeMarini's (Dom & Phil's)
14) Palermo Villa
15) Calderone Club
16) Times Square Pizzeria
17) Dick's
18) Caradaro Club
19) Salvatores


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