Caradaro Club Pizza Review – Milwaukee WI

Caradaro Club Pizza Review Arguably Milwaukee’s oldest pizzeria, the Caradaro Club was started in the mid 40s, as the popularity of pizza grew in the US due to returning European theater GI’s, who had experienced in while serving.

Starting with a fully-proofed, very thin crust made with low gluten flour, the Caradaro is all about “tavern style” pizza, cracker thin crust, cut in small squares. Toppings are from quality suppliers and are amply distributed edge to edge on the pie. Fabulous cheese. Sauce leaning towards “sweet” as pure tomato products should.

I went for the “Works” a common configuration in Milwaukee, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives. Ask for the “Kitchen Sink” if you want the “Works” plus anchovies.

The reputation of 75 years in business holds up. So often I go into a new city and hit the “area’s favorite” to find it’s a place resting on its laurels from decades ago. Not so with the Caradaro Club.

The proprietor “Wally” is affable and a story teller. You can take a minute to “meet him” in this video from a pizza trade magazine, starting at around the 2:20 market.

Here’s the menu, which is very pizza specific and brief. Caradaro stands by its pizza with three generations of pride, and has never felt the need to clutter up the offerings with the standard fare at big chains – wings, pasta bowls, and the like.

There are two locations, the original spot is open for take-out and delivery only, with the newer edition boasting ample seating – enough for large groups.

I get to Milwaukee every couple months. The Caradaro will be a regular stop from now on.

Caradaro Club Pizza Review

18 incher, “The Works”


Caradaro Club Pizza Review

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