In search of the perfect pizza: Antonio's Pizza

May 24, 2013 1386

by Rick Rodriguez

On my many visits to the east side, I've driven past the intersection of Weil and Locust. I've noticed a pizzeria there before, but a few months ago, I noticed a name change.

Antonio "Tony" Balsamo opened Antonio's Pizza, 1000 E. Locust St., around two months ago. He and his family have plenty of experience in the industry. Balsamo started out at his father's pizzeria, Angelo's on 16, which holds a special place in the hearts of Marquette University Alumni. The Balsamos and Albinos operated that business since 1956 and sold it three years ago. Antonio Balsamo was looking for another opportunity and established Antonio's Pizza in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood.

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