New pizzeria proposed in Historic Mitchell Street neighborhood

Second concept for owner Tony Herrera

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:20 pm

A new pizza place could soon open in Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell Street neighborhood.

Tony’s Pizza is in the works for a 1,700-square-foot space inside a 129-year-old building at 604 W. Historic Mitchell St. That space has housed a number of restaurants in past years, most recently Cevicheria Chivolin.

The new eatery would focus on Latin-inspired, hand tossed pizza, said owner and chef Tony Herrera. Using fresh ingredients, he plans to add some spice to traditional pizza with habanero, chipotle and chili peppers.

Herrera also owns Angelo’s Pizzeria, which he opened last year in Slinger. He will continue operating that restaurant while testing out the Milwaukee dining scene, he said.

Tony’s would also serve hamburgers, paninis, salads and appetizers, and would not immediately serve alcohol. The restaurant would have seating, but carry-out and delivery services would also be available.

Plans for the site pend city approval, but if that happens, Herrera hopes to have Tony’s Pizza up and running by late July.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.