One of America’s most beloved dining staples gets it own special day on Sept. 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day. To celebrate in scrumptious style, here are five of Wisconsin’s best pizzerias to check out.
Madison and Milwaukee
While you can order the classics, like pepperoni and mushroom or pepperoni and sausage, at Ian’s Pizza, you can also go bold by ordering up a signature slice of the Mac n Cheese, Maui Wowie or Drunken Ravioli. Consider yourself an at-home chef? Ian’s even sells its New York-style dough so you can craft you own pizza. There are several vegan pies, to boot.
Sun Prairie, Madison and Monona
At its four Wisconsin locations, Salvatore’s dishes up an array of signature and build-your-own “tomato pies,” with the Fat Uncle Tony being a pepperoni lover’s dream come true. Since opening in Sun Prairie a decade ago, Salvatore’s has garnered many local best pizza titles.
Fixture Pizza Pub in Walker’s Point is the perfect spot to meet your pepperoni needs, featuring a variety of ‘roni-focused pizzas. The Fat Daddy’s is as meaty as it gets while the WP Tattoo has a unique lineup of chicken, pepperoni, pineapple and bacon. Fixture Pizza Pub also has a full bar and indoor bocce ball to pass the time as the ‘za cooks.
Greenbush Bar boasts an cult following in Madison for its incredible pizza, which is found on a short, no-frills menu. Diners can build their own 12- or 16-in. pizza (a 10-in. gluten-free crust is available, too) and choose from all the traditional toppings, including pepperoni, natch. In addition to using free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, pork, chicken and eggs, Greenbush Bar also cooks with goods imported directly from Italy.
Hearthland Pizza prides itself on fresh, never-frozen ingredients–even its gluten-free crust is made in house. It offers several categories of pizza, from crushed tomato sauce pizza to roasted garlic sauce pizza, including several varieties showcasing pepperoni. The P3 is a creative favorite, with pepperoni, peppadew peppers, hot cherry peppers, mozzarella and pecorino, and the Protein pizza–you guessed it–is crowned with four meaty toppings.