May 11, 2012

Milwaukee Food Tours - Pizza Bus

Chris and I enjoyed our third tour with Milwaukee Food Tours tonight.  Their pizza bus tour is such a great idea.  We were able to see quite a bit of Milwaukee and sample delicious pizza throughout the city.  Our tour guide, Steve, was awesome and definitely made the tour even more enjoyable!

We started out at the home of Milwaukee pizza, the Caradaro Club on Vliet Street.  It was the thinnest pizza I've ever had and was great.  This first stop was a nice relaxing start to the tour, where we had time to order drinks.  I found it funny that all the men ordered beer, and the women ordered wine.

Our second stop was at Classic Slice North, which had my favorite pizza of the evening.  I've never seen such a big pizza!   To give you perspective, we used standard size pizza pans as our plates and my slice hung over the edge.

Next, we stopped at Dick's Pizza and Pleasure on N Milwaukee St to sample coal-fired pizza.  People seemed to either love or hate the pizza here.  It was very different than any pizza I've ever had.  We were given chocolate shakes here too, which I surprisingly loved (surprised because I dislike chocolate).

The dance club on the second level opens at 10:30pm (there's a cover charge after midnight), and from a quick glance upstairs after we finished our pizza it looks like it'd be a fun area.  You can see Chris pictured below showing off his dance moves :)

After Dicks, we headed to Wauwatosa to one of our favorite restaurants Pizzeria Piccola, which I've been to many times.  It worked out really well that this was our final pizza location because I was absolutely stuffed.  I didn't have any pizza on this stop, but didn't feel like I was missing out because I've had multiples types of pizza there in the past.  Plus, I had to save room for gelato!

The outdoor area, set between two buildings, is my favorite part of dining at Pizzeria Piccola.  The weather in Milwaukee was absolutely gorgeous today so it was great to get the chance to eat outside on this stop. 

Our final stop was at Cold Spoons Gelato on Vliet St.  I didn't even realize there was a place to get gelato in Milwaukee, which is just one of the things I love about doing these food tours.  Chris and I had gelato multiple times during visits to Italy, and the quality of Cold Spoons was very comparable!

Each time I take a Milwaukee Food Tour, I like the city more and more.  The tours are great for visitors, but I also think they're great for Milwaukee area residents because it helps you discover places you might not find on your own.


  1. This tour sounds great. I like the stops and you sure get a lot of food! I will have to check it out I think.

  2. As there's just so an awful lot to see and do in Italy and that i may want to have without difficulty have spent per week in each of our destinations, selecting multiple ‘personal assignment’ themes to form my days helped me slender down the alternatives. I went with in search of the satisfactory vantage points, and the fine gelato inside the usa; and found that neither are always the maximum obvious. Our group chief gave us a few first rate insider information on which ‘duomo’ or cathedral tower to go up for the nice view, and a way to beat the crowds – mainly beneficial in Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan. It left me feeling a little arrogant once I later walked past the queues for the ‘regular’ appeal high factors