Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe – Milwaukee

Every so often I will get a severe craving for pizza.  Most people who know me know how unusual this is, as I am not one of those people who ever got super excited about delivery pizza parties. I am very particular when it comes to the types of pizza that I like (crust and toppings MATTER).  Blame it on my two summers in Rome I guess.  Luckily my mom had already planned a pizza night for us in Milwaukee.

This was my first visit to Transfer Pizzeria.  We arrived quite early and snagged a table by the window, and it was a good thing because there were soon multiple groups of people standing around waiting for seats.  Our table was also perfectly situated to watch the end of the Netherlands v. Costa Rica game.

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At Christine’s suggestion, I tried a Sprecher Root Beer. Made by the Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee, this “gourmet soda” is apparently made from Wisconsin honey.  I almost never drink soda, but I figured this was worth a try.  I really liked how this soda truly did give off a creamy feel, and it did not have the overly sugary sweet taste that most sodas have.  It was refreshing and a great companion to my meal.

For pizza, we ordered the Carne Amore, which came with tomato sauce, sausage, pepperoni, and bacon.  I feel like bacon is everywhere here.IMG_2631

Our second pizza was the Capricciosa, one of my usual favorite pizza combinations.  It came with artichokes, ham, salami, mushrooms, and tomato sauce.

IMG_2632I enjoyed both pizzas very much. The crust beneath the toppings was firm and crispy, and the crust around the rim was nice and chewy.  The toppings were plentiful and delicious.

Oh, and we added anchovies to both pizzas . . . and it was amazing!!!! I know most people would probably gag at the idea, but I have always loved anchovies on my pizza since I was little.  Anchovies, in my opinion, are often the secret ingredients that don’t get enough credit (all you Caesar Salad lovers out there – GUESS WHAT).  The moral of the story is that I love anchovies, yes, even on my pizza.

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