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Taste of the Town: Brookfield's Mozzaluna Pizzeria a satisfying choice

June 30, 2014

When the taste for Italian hits, Mozzaluna Pizzeria has the answer. Featuring authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and high-quality pasta dishes, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, they have the right dish to appease your taste buds.

Locally owned by Brookfield residents Barb and Phil LeClaire, Phil explains that they "wanted to create a restaurant in Brookfield that served awesome, but affordable food in a comfortable setting for couples and families alike." They found just the right location in the former Mr. B's location.

"The large wood-fired oven was perfect for the Neapolitan pizzas that cook at 700 degrees for only a few minutes," he said.

With a new earth-toned color scheme and refinished wood floors, the pizzeria now boasts a warm, welcoming feel.

Pizza is tops

Phil explained that "the big draw is pizza."

Their pizza starts with imported flour, meats, and cheeses. But Mozzaluna also uses locally sourced ingredients to make pizza with hand stretched dough that bakes crispy on the bottom, slightly chewy around the edge, and is topped with fresh ingredients.

A crowd favorite is sopressata, which Phil explained is an imported salami with a garlic start and a spicy finish "that puts typical pepperoni to shame."

Featuring four separate dining rooms, it has become a popular place for celebrating family events, business lunches and dinners, and, with its casual style, simply relaxing with a great meal anytime.

Musical options

"The restaurant has also become quite popular for business and special event catering including the Wilson Center Starry Nights concerts," explained Phil.

In addition to their pizza and Italian cuisine, Mozzaluna hosts a variety of music groups including Vivo, J. Ryan Trio, Sharon Schmidt Trio, and Cassandra McShepard of the Fox 6 morning show Real Milwaukee.

The pizzeria is open 7 days a week.

TASTE OF THE TOWN

NAME: Mozzaluna Pizzeria and Ristorante

ADDRESS: Stonewood Village Shopping Center, 17700 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield

PHONE: (262) 790-1077

WEBSITE: Mozzaluna.com

FARE: Authentic wood fired pizza and Italian favorites

HOURS: Daily 11 a.m. to close

PRICE RANGE: $10 to $15

RESERVATIONS: Accepted

HANDICAPPED ACCESS: Yes

GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: Pizza, pastas, salads, appetizers, and desserts

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