Pizza Man: "A Wonderful Little Place"
MILWAUKEE - "It was just a wonderful little place."
Nancy Harlan had never been to Pizza Man until Monday night, when she was taking her daughter out for her 21st birthday.
"She was trying to figure out where she wanted to go do dinner. She had a friend in from Canada. (She) was waffling back and forth and finally said, 'Pizza Man! I want to go there.' "
Nancy said she had never been there before, but she wanted to return after enjoying the steak kabob, the atmosphere and wine.
"It was absolutely a fantastic little restaurant. The food was fantastic. The service was great. We had an unbelievable meal, and I just remember thinking to myself, 'I want to come back here again.' "
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"Despite the name, it wasn't just a little pizza parlor that had great food and a good bar list."
In fact, its wine list was said by many to be the most extensive of any restaurant in the metropolitan area, with many wines that could not be found for sale at local wine and liquor stores.
"All that poor wine is gone."
She also remarked about the stone, brick and wood decoration inside the place that gave it an old-school feel.
"It was kind of like a little grotto in Europe somewhere, with rustic woodwork and brick work. A cute little place."
Nancy says she hopes the owners can rebuild the restaurant.