By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 28, 2020 at 9:41 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta at 1150 N. Water St. has closed.

The Chicago-based pizza restaurant, which opened in October of 2018 after four years of intense anticipation, seems to have gone out without much ado.

There were no formal announcements and no Facebook posts. Only a disconnected phone number and removal from the locations listing on the official Pizano's website.

The location was the first Wisconsin location for the restaurant, which operates five stores in the Chicagoland area.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.