Marchese's Olive Pit

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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I think I have a new favorite pizzeria in Milwaukee. I went to Marchese's Olive Pit last night for the first time and I have to say I was absolutely floored by how delicious their vegan pizza is. We ordered two pizzas, Dan's Vegan (an Olive Pit original pizza) and Doc's Garden with vegan cheese. The former is a pizza with olive oil, garlic and oil brushed on the crust then topped with soy cheese, kalamata olives and serrano peppers. It is on the no red sauce section of their menu. The latter is a pizza with delicious red sauce, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and cheese. Normally, it comes with dairy cheese, but we ordered it with vegan cheese. The service and atmosphere were both great.

All of the pizzas have a fairly thin crust, and the no red sauce ones come out a little crispier than the red sauce ones. If you go with a group of people, I suggest getting one of each because they're both good in their respective ways.

I now understand why there's often a wait for a table at this restaurant. The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch. I will be returning very soon.

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This place is amazing. Fantastic food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere. I brought some non-veg friends here and they loved the vegan pizzas we had. Their bread and dipping sauces are also delicious.

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Dan's Vegan Pizza is the best pizza I've had in Milwaukee!! Good selection of toppings, not the usual greasy pizza, just fresh and good. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff.

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If you like thin flaky crust and you want a vegan pizza - then this is your place. I agree that Dan's pizza add carmelized onions - and you have the best pizza ever.

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This place has the best vegan pizza I've ever had in my life. I got Dan's Vegan Pizza and it was amazing. The appetizer of bread and dipping sauces is also spectacular! The wait is a bit long, but they make all of the dough fresh, so it's well worth it. Great place for a date, or for a group outing. I can't wait to go back.

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In a word: AMAZING. I think I've tasted many a vegan pizza over the years and I am confident saying this was the best vegan pizza I've ever had.

We ordered "(chef) Dan's Vegan Pizza", which has kalamata olives, mushrooms, serrano peppers, and vegan cheese, and we added caramelized onions to it and it was fabulous. We also had "Doc's Garden Pizza" which has green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. We added black olives and subbed vegan cheese for the dairy chesse. This was also very good, but I preferred Dan's vegan pizza.

We also had the bread and spreads appetizer with the olive tapenade, roasted red pepper spread, and the olive oil w/ garlic & herb. I found the tapenade a bit salty, but good. I especially liked the olive oil spread because it had huge chunks of raw garlic. Yum.

The pizzas were huge for the price, and the ambiance was great, as was the service. The chef even came out when we were asking about vegan ingredients and hung out for a bit. Very nice and very dedicated. This place goes highly recommended.

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