Pizza Man restaurant today announced the hiring of Zachary Baker as executive chef.
Zak has spent 10 years with the Bartolotta Restaurant Group, including six years at Ristorante Bartolotta in Wauwatosa and most recently as chef de cuisine at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.
The new iconic Pizza Man will open on Milwaukee’s east side at the intersection of Downer and Belleview in June.
Zak said, “I’m excited to apply all the knowledge I’ve picked up over the years and I’m excited about getting back into Italian cuisine, my favorite food. The challenge for Pizza Man as it exists today will be expanding to a larger restaurant and duplicating the food everybody came to love over the years. I think there will also be room for growth and some new items on the culinary side as Milwaukee has experienced a definite uptick in ‘foodie culture the last couple of years.”
Zak said Pizza Man is bringing back about 85 percent of its original menu.