Transfer Pizza is located at 101 Mitchell Street on the south side of Milwaukee. It is a hidden gem in terms of Milwaukee pizza places and should be on any pizza lovers short list of places to go in the Brew City.
The restaurant itself features a large bar and has dining areas on both the north side of the building as well as along the eastern side. Just as a heads up, this is a popular spot and can get a little crowded. The bar area is a great spot to try one of the many beers they have on tap and every once in a while they hand out samples of their garlic pizza. The atmosphere is relaxed and it is easy to tell that the staff is focused on your dining experience. They will go out of their way to ensure that everything is to your satisfaction.
During our visits to Transfer, we tended to keep it simple for appetizers. We went with the Focaccia ($6.00) and Bruschetta ($6.00). Both were really good and a great way to start the evening. These appetizers are standard Italian fare, but they were very fresh and not too heavy prior to our pizza.
In general, Transfer has two sizes of pizzas. A small pizza will run between $9.00 and $13.00. They are perfect for one person or could be split for two people. However, if both people are hungry, I’d recommend a large. The large sized pizzas will cost between $15.00 and $19.00. Transfer offers diners the opportunity to build there own pizza, but they also have a number of pizzas on the menu that are worth a try. My personal favorite is the Carne Amore Pizza. It has sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and salami. This pizza has a great kick, and it is clear that all of the ingredients are fresh.The meat and sauce are perfect together and I could eat this every time I visit.
Another popular pizza at our table was the Roasted Potato Chicken Pizza. You read that correctly, this pizza has chicken, garlic, cheese, and, pan fried potatoes. While it sounds unique (and maybe a bit different), this blend works very well. It was one of the most popular pizzas we had. However if you are a fan of the more traditional pizza , the American Classic should be perfect. The Classic has pepperoni, green peppers, onions, and black olives.
Finally, the last pizza we tried was the Garlic Lovers. It is basically a pepperoni and sausage pizza served in a garlic cream sauce as opposed to marinara. And yes, it tastes as good as it sounds.
The Transfer Pizza crust is thin and crispy. Most of the pizzas are served with mozzarella cheese and all items on the menu can be served with a gluten free crust.
The service at Transfer has been very impressive. We have stopped by multiple times and have had a great dining experience on each occasion. They have a great happy hour from Monday – Thursdays and offer $2.00 Lakefront Tap Beers from 3:00pm -6:00pm.
This place is slowly becoming one of the more popular pizza places in town. So the next time you are in the mood for a slice of pizza, try Transfer. You will be glad you did.