Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
912 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703
Salvatore’s is one-in-its-own. They don’t make pizza, they make tomato pies, and not all of them even use tomato. With Prosciutto and uncured pepperoni, these aren’t your standard pizzas. Salvatore’s offers vegan mozzarella and even vegan Italian sausage. They are not limited to pizza, though. Skip the pie and buy chicken wings, calamari, Bolognese, or rigatoni! Ask about gluten, dairy, and egg-free crusts purchased from Schroeter’s Bakery hailing from Milwaukee.
1374 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
Sun & Mon Closed
If you’re looking for cheese or pepperoni, don’t waste your time, this isn’t what you’re looking for. If you want artisan thin crust pizza with family heirloom recipes, then Grampa’s is the place to stop in. Gilbert Altschul, the owner of Grampa’s, offers delectable hors d’oeuvres, including confit pork a scrumptious beet salad. Ever had brussels and bacon topped with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, garlic, and grana? Me neither, but I’m fiending to get to Grampa’s and try their Brassacre.
15 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703
Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm
Owner and executive chef Salvatore Di Scala settled in Madison in 1984 and was involved with the local boxing program. Di Scala’s unique history helped bring him to where he is today. Born in Naples, Italy but growing up on the island of Ischia and France, Provence inspired his culinary style. Due to these geographical locations, his mother, Anna, and her sister, Linda, taught Di Scala tradition Neapolitan cuisine. With fortunate opportunities to work across Europe and America, Di Scala has learned from many of the best chefs that he can still call his friends and professional colleagues. Di Scala strives “to be your Monzu, creating a symphony of cuisine.”
1054 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
A space to bring the kids and bite into New York-style pies of connoisseur craftsmanship. With a mentality of getting better every day, Roman Candle has no intention of settling. If you are not a fanatic of their pizza after your first experience, Roman Candle has failed. While others talk about it, Roman Candle strives to be about it. With companies trying too hard to market and brand themselves as “craft” and “bigger proportions for lower prices,” Brewer Stouffer decided to chuck out all the processes that made pizza “fast.” Stouffer started making pizzas to order that people could finally start to call “craft” again by taking it back to the basics and slowing it down.
319 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703
A chain born in Wisconsin and migrated to Denver, Colorado, and even Seattle, Washington. Known for their out-of-the-box toppings, Ian’s has become an instant classic for anyone in Madison. Whether you are a local or just visiting for the day, Ian’s Pizza is a must to get the best slice for the best price, all in a casual atmosphere of cool individuals that know how to put the hammer to the anvil and crank out some food. Ian’s on State is the perfect place to grab some grub after making rounds at the bars; just make sure you get there before bar close as Ian’s locks their door at the same time.