Closed as of Jan 1 121100 S. 1st Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Marchese's Olive Pit is a family-owned pizzaria in the Walker's Point area of Milwaukee...with a VEGAN CHEF! They only have one completely vegan pizza on the menu (Dan's Vegan Pizza-which has olive oil, garlic, and herb brushed crust with soy cheese, kalamata olives, mushrooms, and serrano peppers), but many other pizzas could be made vegan by omitting cheese or subbing soy cheese (they use Follow Your Heart vegan cheese).
The pizza menu is divided in half, with half being "Red sauce pizzas" and the other half being "No red sauce pizzas." All of the spreads served with herb-crusted bread are vegetarian, and three are vegan: roasted red pepper, olive tapenade, olive oil with garlic & herb. As of this writing (September, 2007), the chef says vegan desserts are in the works.
Vegan pizzas are about $18 and serve 2-3 people. When you sub vegan cheese for dairy cheese, it's $3 or $5, depending on what size pizza you get, but it's still affordable. The bread and spreads are $2 for one, or 3 for $5.50.
Their veggie toppings include kalamata olives, black olives, mushrooms, onions, caramelized onions, green peppers, tomatoes, serrano peppers, artichokes, spinach, pepperocini, and basil.
Marchese's has a bar in front with small, candle lit tables for small parties, and has a large table in the back in the V.I.P. section, which also has large, plushy couches, a fireplace, and a huge plasma TV.
They don't have any official closing time on Fridays and Saturdays, which means they're open LATE.
Added by Cass Danger on Sep 14 07 (last updated Jan 2 12)
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A block north of Greenfield Ave.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
$$ - average
- Happy Hour