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Joey Buona's Pizzeria

500 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5507 (Downtown)
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Ranked #203 of 1,391 Restaurants in Milwaukee
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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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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66% Recommend
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Jefferson City, MO
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I were recently on vactaion in Milwaukee. I read about this place on-line and most of the reviews I found were good. So I thought, why not try it. I am from out of town so can't say if this is chain or not. I just know there isn't one anywhere near me in Missouri if it... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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2 reviews
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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