By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, 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 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. 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

Milwaukee is home to a bevy of great pizzerias, but readers once again picked Zaffiro's as the top pie maker.

The mom-and-pop pizza place has been in the same East Side location since 1954. Today, the restaurant is owned by Mike Zaffiro, the son of the original owner.

This year, Zafffiro's earned 20% of all votes and second-place finisher Transfer Cafe drew 12%.

Zaffiro's Pizza is known for its thin-crust pizzas, pasta dishes and garlic bread in a neighborhood bar / casual restaurant setting. The upbeat environment is comfortable for diners of any age, including children.

Once again the editorial team selected the crispy thin crust at Calderone Club Downtown as its favorite pizza. editors' choice: Calderone Club


2. Transfer Cafe
3. Balistreri's
4. Classic Slice
5. Lisa's
6. Rustico
7. Pizzeria Piccola
8. DeMarini's
9. Brick3
10. Riverfront Pizzeria
11. Calderone Club
12. Times Square
13. Ned's
14. Mozzaluna
15. Ian's
tie. NYPD