Escape to Italy when visiting the Rustico Pizzeria. This authentic eatery specializes in Tuscan delights, with a stunning riverfront patio offering some of the best views in Milwaukee. Located on scenic Water Street, Rustico Pizzeria's patio has been one of the city's favorite spots for a hearty slice, as well as entrees, appetizers and a popular weekend brunch. The menu features a wide variety of dishes, including wood-fired pizzas, baked pastas, homemade meatballs, sandwiches and savory appetizers, such as fried olives and the best Arancini around.
Rustico Pizzeria has a full bar, offering craft cocktails, beer and wine to complement selections.
First time here and the food was great. Had the Apple Gorgonzola pizza and cheese bread. Service was outstanding. Waitress even helped with directions and Milwaukee recommendations.
We gathered here with two other couples. We had not been together for years - maybe 25! We had a wonderful experience mid week in the early evening. I am so happy Rustico was suggested. We will be back.
Great ambiance. Excellent food and service. Very near theater or a great place from which to stroll the riverwalk. People watching from the outside deck.
The middle of our crispy pizza was unfortunately limp and soggy and the crust itself was flavorless. We asked for Parmesan cheese to sprinkle over the top of our pizza but never got it.
The pizza menu is unique and fabulous. Unfortunately, are group only had room for four choices. We must return!
Still my favorite neighborhood pizza place. Hands down the best pizza in the Third Ward. Wish my diet could allow me to eat here every meal.
Great experience at Rustico! We went for a friend's birthday and it was a great time. Gluten free food was great! I am a severe celiac and got both GF pasta and pizza and felt totally fine after it. I can usually tell with just the slightest bit of cross contamination.
Third time coming here and the experience is great each time. Were enjoying trying different selections on the menu. Anna (pronounced Onna, like the snow princess) is always very down to earth, pleasant and provides great suggestions. The Arancini appetizer is delicious!
Delicious! So sorry to hear it's closed. I took friends from the Phillipines, and they loved it.
had some friends in from out of town and this spot hit the spot for all involved! Very yummy apps, and pizza, and entrees!