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Maria's Pizzaria

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5025 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219-4505
+1 414-543-4606
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been wanting to go here for years having had so many of our friends tell us how good but quirky it was. First, it certainly is quirky. A throwback to simpler times. Can only pay with cash! Religious items all over the walls. Pizza was huge. The best thing about it was the sausage-best I have tasted. Problem... More 

Thank goodguymilwaukee
Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't expect fancy dining here. Family run low end atmosphere, pizza is very good rates high. Very small so expect wait at busy times. We went on Thur at 6:00 no problem getting table. Ate here back in 60's now my daughter goes there often.. Always try to stop when visiting. Never disapointed

Thank Jack W
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Just Yummy! Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee is an iconic old fashioned pizza parlor, cash only please, run today by 2 of Maria's daughters. In operation since 1957, The pizzas are oversized and the thin crust is just the right mix of chew and crunch. The Maria's special is sausage, onion and mushrooms. A flavorful sauce, and nice fresh fennel seed... More 

Thank Kathleen M
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you've never been to Maria's be ready for the classic southsiders experience. Maria's has been open for ages and I grew up eating this pizza. Since then I've brought numerous people to share a pie and now they are hooked. Thin cracker crust and a sweet tomato sauce seals the deal. The decor hasn't been touched in years and... More 

Thank Markus O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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264 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This reminds me of the 50's. The owner and waitress are older ladies with bright red lipstick and several years past their prime of the golden era. The pizza is delicious and this old time atmosphere just adds to the experience. Would rate the pizza above average. Loved the sausage and mushroom but felt a little too much tomato paste... More 

Thank sabers86
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

They set the standard for thin crust pizza. Can get busy and the wait is long but so worth it. Cash only.

Thank Bonni C
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The pizza was so good. Our son-in-law grew up here. When we stopped in Milwaukee to visit his family, we made sure to stop. We also planned to mail pizza back to California to our kids and grandkids, which we did. The large pizza is a rectangle one with very thin crust, light sauce and generous portions of the fixings... More 

Thank California-Girl-00
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There might a short wait for a table at times but this pizza is well worth any wait. (Can carry out too) Make sure you bring cash though as they do not accept plastic. You will not find any better pizza in Milwaukee. This will not be a traditional round pizza as crust is hand tossed and rolled to appropriate... More 

Thank Kelly S
Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Forty-five years ago, before there was a plethora of pizza places in Milwaukee, Maria's pizza was a favorite of mine. I loved it. I hadn't been there in years, so I went there last night and it was fabulous. Nothing has changed there. This small local restaurant has tables with red and white plastic tablecloths. All the walls are covered... More 

Thank Santorini13
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My hubby and I have been going to Maria's for years and it's so yummy. They've been in milwaukee for many many years. If your in town n looking for a great pizza and wonderful service Maria's is the place.

Thank Sneeker01

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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
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5025 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-543-4606

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