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Joey Buona's Pizzeria

500 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5507 (Downtown)
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Ranked #201 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Klyboune
Description: Located in a historical building in downtown Milwaukee, Joey Buona's offers Italian Family Style dining featuring our traditional family recipes. Our Banquet rooms can accommodate 20 to 220 people and our Catering Company can bring the party to your home or office.
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65% Recommend
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have only had the salads at Joey Buno's and that is because they are so good that I can't seem to move to another part of the menu! The ingredients are fresh and the service is good. The food is huge so a half-salad is more than plenty for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The restaurant was beautiful and even though we had no reservation, we were seated quickly. The food was great and we had lots to take home to eat later!

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Strongsville, Ohio
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had driven to Milwaukee to bring my daughter, a student at Marquette University, home for Spring Break, and arrived in town in the late afternoon. When I picked up my daughter at the dorm, we just decided to drive around the nearby downtown area to find a restaurant for dinner. We headed over to see the Public Farmers Market,... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite all time lasagnas, and their Italian nachos are a unique experience I can't even describe (so tasty!) However, I am very much less impressed by their pizza. It is average and nothing I would ever order myself, however, I have eaten it at work when chosen by others.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I just ate here while in Milwaukee on our honeymoon... The menu was a little odd for us as a couple- probably better in large groups...We thought we'd have a pizza (easy enough)...But there was no "side salad"- I didn't mind the price...I just didn't want a salad the size of my pizza...Anyway....The server was very pleasant....She... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Work near by, The Food is awesome and a deal. The Pizza's are hot flavorful and home made. The crust is the best. Excellent service.

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Glen Ellyn IL USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I happened upon this restaurant while walking around Milwaukee. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it was a great place for lunch. My husband had an individual thin crust pizza which was excellent. I had a "Joey's special salad" which was equally as good. They seemed to be short on servers, but the manager... More

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Keystone Heights, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Delicious pizza. Lots of cheese. Excellent deep fried breadsticks. Husband walked to pick it up. Still piping hot when he got to the hotel.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Italian dishes and pizza, deep dish and thin crust, are available here. Atmosphere is relaxing, and I think 'come as you are' is ok and all can feel comfortable. You can go two ways here, family style, for pizza or italian dishes, or order ala carte off the menu. Three of us wanted to go family style pizza, one of... More

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Northridge Ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Hotel Downtown and asked the front desk where the closest Italian Restaurant was located. He told us just about a block away was Joey Buona's. 6 of us took the quick walk and entered a lively restaurant. Our waitress was absolutely fabulous. We ordered two Cesar Salads and most of us ordered the baked... More

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