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Glorioso's Italian Market

1011 E Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Ranked #5 of 1,389 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dessert, Italian, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Glorioso’s Italian Market is a family-owned business located on Brady Street since 1946. Purveyors of old-world Italian specialties in the heart of Milwaukee's East Side. Fresh, handmade sausages, mouthwatering deli creations and piping hot pizza are just a few of our specialties. Browse our aisles of cheese, wine and pasta. Linger over the amazing selection of olive oils, fresh and frozen pastas, and delicious bakery creations. With a vast array of olives, cheeses, wines, imported meats and delectable sandwiches, along with pastries, cookies, and gelato, Glorioso’s is the perfect stop for a great meal.Glorioso’s has been tantalizing the public’s taste buds with rare Mediterranean treats for over 6 decades. Upon stepping over the threshold, you can see that, four generations later, this is one store that has kept its old world charm. As you walk through the store, you will see family photos scattered throughout. If you stay long enough, you’re bound to run into Joe, Ted or Eddie, the founding brothers, ready to fill you in on the history behind each photograph: from pictures when they got out of the service in WWII, to the first truck they bought for the store, to the TV commercials that feature cameos of two more family members.But if the looks alone aren’t enough, just inhale deeply and you will catch the aroma of one of the many secret family recipes wafting from the back deli. It could be Nonno Felice’s sausage recipe, made fresh daily. Or it could be the house marinara sauce simmering on the stove. Or the Trio’s pizza baking to perfection in the oven.Glorioso’s won the award for Small Business of the Year in 2007, and has had numerous articles written about us in the Milwaukee Journal and the Shepherd Express. We won “Milwaukee’s Best Deli - 2011" from OnMilwaukee and our new store has received several awards for its innovative design. Bring the family over, we'd love to meet you!
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97% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We all agreed this was an amazing place to eat. The sandwiches come in regular & large sizes. I had the regular and it was more than enough for me! My husband had the regular too, and he griped the whole time his was SO good he wished he had ordered a large!! The restaurant is inside an Italian gourmet... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Go to the deli. The meatballs were freshly made for the meatball sub. Best Italian beef sandwich my father had ever had. Despite being full he complained that he should have got the large. It was that good. Pasta is good. Only downside I saw is that it can't really accommodate large groups.

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corrales nm
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I chanced on the neighborhood, stopped in a curiosity shop and asked the owner for a lunch recommendation and she didn't miss a beat. Glorioso's. Most people were ordering sandwiches or buying groceries. I ordered an artichoke pasta which was as good as any I've ever had at a sit-down restaurant. Now you don't have to stumble by. You can... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Such a fun place! Cheeses, meats, deli, bakery, produce, pastas, breads, on & on. Lots to look at, smell and eat. Worth the trip.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I waited until the last moment to shop for a Wine Group - Glorioso's was my savior! They had a selection of everything and awesome help to pick out a ton of favorites. Wine Group was a complete success - and even though I overbought, nearly everything was devoured!

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Rome, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A little nook of Italy in the middle of Milwaukee. Great selection of italian products, wines and pasta in particular. Quite expensive for everyday grocery shopping.

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London, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is probably more of food store for the local Italian neighborhood. But if you are in the area stop in for lunch. Hot sandwich, pizza, pasta, quick and you won't find a better price. Had the italian sausage with lots of hot peppers. Nice area to wander and a good place to stop for lunch.

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Verona, Wisconsin, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Was a little worried about finding a parking spot, but there's a tiny lot and lots of street parking. Had the best tiramisu and great flatbread, pasta, and salads. Wonderful prices considering the quality. Wished I had a cooler in my car so I could've taken more home with me.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a deli and a very nice one at that. It's a fun place to buy some prosciutto or Italian bread or fresh cookies. It is not somewhere I would take someone for a restaurant meal. The ratings here are absurd.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My wife has been stopping at Glorioso's Market for years, savoring the fresh, authentic Italian meats. cheeses and fresh pasta. Recent years haven't allowed us the time to make the trip from Green Bay, but after spending the night in the area we "had" to stop by to pick up a few items... Top of the list was some spiedini,... More

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