Classic Slice Pizza, 2797 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., opened its doors yesterday and started slicing out its self-proclaimed “monster-size slices” to a hungry Bay View from noon to midnight.
Menu items in this hip eatery include pizzas by the pie or by the slice, calzones for two, and vegan and lactose free pizza options. Prices here are right, as is the interior, which is fun, funky, and light.
I popped in for two just basic slices to go (pepperoni, and sausage, mushroom and onion) and was tickled at the price of just under 10 bucks, and slices which literally made a meal for Scott and I. Our only complaint? The crust, which was burnt to a crisp.
The good news is the pizza sauce and toppings are good enough that we could tell that once the Classic Slice staff gets a handle on the ovens this place will be a sure-fire popular hangout in no time.
They hand toss the dough in the air high enough to make you wonder if they’ll catch it on the way down, the space and the music are high-energy, and toppings run the gamut from pesto and broccoli to vegan sausage.
Oh, yeah, and if you’re really hungry, they’ll whip you up a 26-inch pizza for only $26. That’s two feet of pizza love for you, folks. Welcome, Classic Slice, “slice to meet you”, too.
Amy L. Schubert is a 15-year veteran of the hospitality industry and has worked in every aspect of bar and restaurant operations. A graduate of Marquette University (B.A.-Writing Intensive English, 1997) and UW-Milwaukee (M.A.-Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Writing, 2001), Amy still occasionally moonlights as a guest bartender and she mixes a mean martini.
The restaurant business seems to be in Amy’s blood, and she prides herself in researching and experimenting with culinary combinations and cooking techniques in her own kitchen as well as in friends’ restaurants. Both she and her husband, Scott, are avid cooks and “wine heads,” and love to entertain friends, family and neighbors as frequently as possible.
Amy and Scott live with their boys, Alex and Nick, in Bay View, where they are all very active in the community. Amy finds great pleasure in sharing her knowledge and passions for food and writing in her contributions to OnMilwaukee.com.