By now you may have heard that after 64 years at 1020 E. Brady St., Joe, Eddie and Teddy Glorioso are moving across the street to 1011 E. Brady St.
The new, 10,000-square foot Glorioso's Italian Market opens next week on Thursday, Dec. 2.
You may not know that in addition to the new grocery store and caf√© (coffee/espresso bar, fresh gelato, expanded bakery and a large wine, spirits and craft beer department too) that the Glorioso family is bringing back the what is believed to be the first pizza place to offer delivery service in the Milwaukee area, Trio's Pizza.
Trio's opened originally at 1st and Mitchell Streets, but after one year the Glorioso brothers moved it to 1016 E. Brady St. ¬†Trio's was Milwaukee's third pizza-only establishment, and in 1951 it delivered pies to Milwaukee homes for the first time. The new Glorioso's Italian Market will proudly make, serve and feature Trio's Pizza just like the old Glorioso's did up until 1960. ¬†
Personally, I can't wait for the new Glorioso's. It's right down the street from my church and should be a wonderful evolution for one of Milwaukee's iconic family-owned brands.
Speaking of family, Joe Glorioso is 88, Eddie's 86 and Teddy a young 80 years old. There are three generations now working in the family business with Michael, Teddy's son, at the helm as manager.
I'll give it a shot, but I'll admit I'm really getting burned out on the increase of both pizza and burger establishments around town these days.
I for one lament the fact that Glorioso's is going to lose its current charm. Beyond the great food and people that make it such a wonderful spot, the old building recreates exactly what an european/italian deli feels like --- kinda cramped, intimate, and in your face. The new construction looks like a Pick-n-Save --- sterile, cheesy, removed from the main street (entry is now on Astor), lifeless. I for one will miss the authenticity you find in the original location.
Nonetheless, I wish them many more years of success. Brady Street is a better place because of this institution.
RJ | Nov. 28, 2010 at 3:04 p.m. (report)
The food scene in Mke just keeps getting better. I can't wait to visit the new Glorioso's and get provisions for the holidays--cheese, olives, octopus salad, panforte, strega.....
I have lived in MKE for just over 3 years now, and I have known the entire time that you can get Arancini (with meat or without) at Glorioso's. This city is so great concerning the amazing array of ethnic cuisine specialties at your fingertips. What is sad about this city is that it seems that no one is willing to travel more than 5 minutes before they claim that something is impossible to find.
I can't wait to visit this establishment. Is there going to be a menu of some type to go by??
Also I have been looking for a dish called Arcini (rice balls w/cheese stuffed inside) and I am hoping I can find them there.
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