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Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

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Organic, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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101 W Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-4041
414-643-6040
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good ambience, tasty pizza

When Via on Downer closed, we knew that Transfer had the pizza we liked, so gave it a try. Great idea. The triangular building, an old pharmacy with the leaded glass windows still intact, is worth the visit -- and the food is good. Salad also OK; we've not tried other menu items. Wine so-so, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
tmmke
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When Via on Downer closed, we knew that Transfer had the pizza we liked, so gave it a try. Great idea. The triangular building, an old pharmacy with the leaded glass windows still intact, is worth the visit -- and the food is good. Salad also OK; we've not tried other menu items. Wine so-so, but you don't go here... More 

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mequon,wi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had pizza there recently. It is a nice place overall but the pizza is average. We order veggies and it was mostly crust and not enough veggies.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I met some former co-workers for lunch at Transfer Pizzeria Café today. It is located on 1st and Mitchell Street near where Kinnickinnic and 1st Street intersects. The restaurant is in an older building, on the southwest corner of the intersection and walking in, a person my age could tell the building used to be a pharmacy, later turned into... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

First time here. Ordered the SMO. Sausage mushroom and onion. Pizza crust was done well but really not a lot a lot of flavor in either the sauce or the Italian sausage. No bad tastes just bland. Tomato sauce was weak.and lacking any herbs and sausage seasoning was weak as well.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I split the Garlic Sauce and Mozzarella pizza and the Paisano. Both were excellent. The pizza crust is so yummy I could eat it plain! Love the pizza here. We've never been disappointed!!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to Transfer Pizzeria, got there early (5:30 p.m.) because on a Friday night it's SRO. Parking was a bit of a drag, especially having to walk a bit in February, but it was worth it. Mischa was our server. A big, burly, happy bearded ginger who gave us exceptional service. We had the Bob's Special with additional anchovies and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went here on a Wednesday evening, and it was surprisingly busy! Nevertheless, we received excellent service from the moment we walked in the door. The atmosphere is really unique, and it is really awesome how they keep the history of the building alive. They even include a snipet of the history of the building on the back of their... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I visited Transfer on a Saturday night, we got there just in time and got the last open table. It is fairly small, so people really crowd into the small waiting area - so much so it's difficult to squeeze out the door! The food was excellent. We had the smoked salmon bruschetta for the appetizer - it was excellent.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love the Margarita Pizza! Hand tossed, super fresh ingredients, tastes great! And the Spinach and Artichoke Dip is the best I've ever had!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had been looking for a good Cuban sandwich in Milwaukee since going to Key West. This was the best so far. Boyfriend had pizza and he also said it was very good. Great bartender. Will be going back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 W Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-4041
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-643-6040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Organic, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?