Lisa’s Pizza Is for Sale – But Not Closing

The owners are selling the business and the building.

I’ve got some sad news for Milwaukee pizza lovers. Lisa’s Pizza (2961 N. Oakland Ave.) – the much-loved East Side restaurant defined by their pizzas’ thin crust and sweet sauce – is up for sale. The owners are selling both the business and the building. But before you panic, the restaurant is not closing. It will continue to operate indefinitely, confirms the Bongiorno family, who’ve owned Lisa’s Pizza since its inception.

The Bongiorno family released this statement:



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It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to all the generations of families we have served through the community for the past 60 years. Joe Bongiorno started Lisa’s Pizza – at 2961 N. Oakland Ave. on the East Side – with the help of his parents Cosmo and Mary Bongiorno. After the passing of their father, the business has been run by sons Gary and Scot Bongiorno. It saddens us very much to have made this decision. After all the joyful years of service, we are retiring. We want to thank our loyal customers, family, and friends.

Staffing issues have forced the family to reduce their service hours to five days a week. But they are open for dine in, takeout and delivery on Tuesday-Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4-10 p.m.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.