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Balistreri's Italian-American Ristorante

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812 N 68th St, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3909
+1 414-475-1414
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in early evening, immediate seating. Had "the works" pizza and a pitcher of beer. One of the best pizzas in the area, nice crisp thin crust, tasty sauce and ample toppings. Service was excellent as well. Had enough to bring some home...just as good the next day.

Thank JohnAlanRiegel
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very cozy, family oriented, neighborhood pizza place. It's an old building but clean and plenty of character. The pizza was very good and it was huge. The waitress was very nice.

Thank Joe S
Level Contributor
38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was here 15 years ago and hasnt changed one bit. Food is the best Italian food ive eaten in wisconsin i would eat here everyday if i could . Baked French onion soup was gooey n amazing perfectly seasoned. Love love the cheese bread .Had the Veal parmesan omg to die for. Claudia had the cipppiono and wow blown away... More 

Thank Christopher K
Watertown, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went into Milwaukee last night for the next season's preview for the Milwaukee Rep. We haven't been out for pizza for a long time. After trying to think of a good place to go, (not a chain) my Husband got off the freeway and headed to Balistreri's. We hadn't been there for a very long time. We got a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Casual pizza and italian, more family-oriented. Make sure to ask for fresh, not canned mushrooms on your pizza.

Thank Beth W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love the pizzas. Classic Italian restaurant atmosphere. Friendly bar tenders and patrons that gather around it.

Thank MrDave123
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you like thin, crispy crust and good service, then go to Balistreri's. It's great, classic thin crust pizza. Nothing fancy, just good food. Balistreri's is a long-standing classic neighborhood restaurant. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Thank Paige B
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We make our way out to Balistreri's every time we get to Milwaukee. The pizza is unbelievable. The restaurant is tucked in a neighborhood and has a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Chris D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pizza and a beer is the way to go at Balistreri's. Also get the antipasta salad. Get there early to beat the crowd.

Thank Tim N
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

While the food was mediocre, the waitress was so pushy. Before we even took a bite of our food, she brought over our check. Never go here if you would like to relax with friends, even if they are not busy!

Thank natashasY9994HN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 N 68th St, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-475-1414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?