11 pizzas to try in Madison, Wisconsin

11 pizzas to try in Madison, Wisconsin

1) Pizza Bruta

Delicious wood fire stove pizza in the middle of downtown Madison, "at Pizza Brutta, we use the same spirit and philosophy as the Neapolitans—sourcing our ingredients from our own region. Our intention is to make the best Neapolitan style pizza we can on this soil while strengthening the local food system and community in the process. We pour our hearts into this product every day and we hope you enjoy it."


2) Buck's Pizza

A Madison staple for more than half a century, "At Buck's Pizza we serve traditional Italian thin-crust pizza and believe the best pizza is made with pride. Whether it's our award-winning sauce, secret sausage recipe, or homemade dough, everything is created from scratch and done with care. We're a locally owned business celebrating more than 50 years serving the Madison area. Come give us a try and remember to save your receipts -- 10 will earn you a free pizza!"

3) Salvatore's Tomato Pies

Opening in 2011, Salvatore's Tomato Pies blend traditional technique with gourmet taste, "they quickly built a reputation for crafting pizza like no other... Using old world techniques of slow fermenting dough from locally derived wheat, locally made cheeses and Wisconsin-raised meats. Since then, they have added a second location at 912 E. Johnson St. in Madison, WI."

4) Luigi's Pizza

A classic pizza spot, Luigi's Pizza is great for delivery, pickup or dining in, "featuring our cornmeal dusted crust, topped with the finest meats, fresh vegetables, and wisconsin cheese. we are happy to prepare our pizzas to meet most dietary needs or preferences (vegetarian, vegan, gluten sensitive, and more). please notify your server of allergies." Try the Bacon & Brussels, "white sauce, fontina, bacon, shaved brussels sprouts, balsamic drizzle."

5) Villa Dolce

Delicious wood fire oven baked pizza in a formal dining setting, try Villa Dolce's Prosciutto & Arugula, "our gourmet three cheese blend, imported prosciutto di parma topped with fresh arugula, oven dried tomatoes and finished with aged balsamic glaze" or the Wild Mushroom Pizza, "wild mushrooms, rosemary, garlic, and mozzarella cheese. Finished with chianti demi glaze."


Novanta Pizzeria

Wood fire oven baked pizza with special care given to its phenomenal crust, try Novanta Pizzeria, "our pizzas all start with dough, based on an ancient Italian recipe that includes water, salt, yeast and 00 flour.  Our dough is “rested” for at least 48 hours before it is shaped and baked.  We offer only the finest and the freshest ingredients and toppings, including house-made mozzarella cheese."

7) Bar Corallini

Truly delicious wood fire oven baked pizza with unique selections, try Bar Corallini's Soppressata with, "soppressata, tomato sauce, roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, smoked scamorza, cherry tomatoes," or the Grilled Eggplant with its, "grilled eggplant, zucchini, olive oil, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes."

8) Naples 15

You can't go wrong with Naples 15's pizzas, or anything else on the menu as described by Chef Salvatore Di Scala, "this is your gateway to Southern Italy and the heart of true Neapolitan cuisine.  It has always been a dream of mine to bring The Heart of Naples to Madison & share the experience of my travels through traditional Neapolitan cuisine and enchanting Neapolitan culture.  My restaurant is dedicated to my family, my friends, my home city of Naples, and my home away from home – Madison."

9) Lombardinos

Try Lombardinos' outstanding brick oven pizza, the Pizza Carbonara with, "Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, local egg, crème fraîche, black pepper & fontina cheese," or the Mushroom, Sausage & Fontina Cheese, "roasted mushrooms, Fraboni's sausage, fontina cheese, black truffle, garlic & sage sauce."

10) Rossi's Pizza & Vintage Arcade

Great for families Rossi's Pizza & Vintage Arcade has classic pizza and a selection of specials. Try The Greek Pizza with, cucumber sauce & mozzarella with gyro meat, onions & tomatoes," the Classic Pesto Pizza with, "homemade pesto sauce, Italian mozzarella, onions & tomatoes," or The Athena Pizza with, "chicken, spinach, garlic, tomato, feta cheese w/ a garlic butter base."


11) Ian's Pizza By the Slice

Unique, fun and flavorful, "Ian’s Pizza brings affordable, craft-quality pizza to the people. We create exciting recipes incorporating the finest local ingredients and aim to make the best NY style, hand-tossed pizza to hit your tastebuds. Ian’s specializes in a wide variety of old school and original pizza combinations, all available by the slice or whole pie."

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