By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM

With current locations in Downtown Milwaukee and Fox Point, the Fazzari family is expanding its Calderone Clubs into the Village of Shorewood with Al Calderone Club, a tribute to Antonio, the father who passed away this fall.

The Fazzari name may not be top of mind for Milwaukee area diners, but the family behind Calderone Club restaurants consistently makes stellar Italian dishes and one of the city's best, if not the very best, pizzas.

Al Calderone Club will open in January at 4475 N. Oakland Ave.

It will feature pizza carry out and delivery and seating inside a new development that's steps away from Alterra Coffee and nearly across the street from the Village Pub. Owner Carmelo Fazzari is seeking a conditional use permit Tuesday at the Plan Commission in Shorewood.

Carmelo Fazzari concepted the idea for the pizzeria with his late father, and the restaurant will be a tribute to mom, Maria Rosa, and their parents' four sons, daughter, 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Stay tuned to for more details and an official opening day.  

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

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