Barbiere's offers a classic menu and great pizza
Italian comfort food
Ranging in price from $8 for a small cheese pizza to $20 for a large veggie creation, Barbiere’s classic pizzas feature mildly spiced sauce, quality mozzarella cheese and crispy medium-thick crust. Available in 8, 10, 12 and 14-inch sizes, the often picturesque pies can be further customized with additional toppings like Barbiere’s homemade Italian sausage, fresh sliced tomatoes, pepperoncini, green olives, minced garlic and anchovies. Deep-dish pizzas are also available on both the restaurant and takeout menus, but Barbiere’s original pizza is recommended to those seeking a good slice at a reasonable cost.
Edible insight into the Milwaukee institution’s continuing success can also be found in Barbiere’s over-the-top open-faced meatball sandwich ($6.75), its “CUDIGHI” Italian Sausage sandwich ($6.75) and list of entrées.
Rivaling its popular snack and sandwich options, Barbiere’s meat lasagna ($10.75) remains a customer favorite. Prepared with a thick, home-style marinara sauce and covered with a generous layer of melted mozzarella, the lasagna (also available in a veggie variation) fulfills all expectations in preparation and presentation. Other traditional menu items include chicken tetrazzini ($11), chicken caccitore ($11) and a selection of sauces and pastas including traditional marinara, marinara with meatballs and mushrooms, and butter or garlic sauce, served over mostaccioli, spaghetti, beef ravioli or six-cheese ravioli.
Entrées can be ordered in luncheon, a la carte or dinner portions. The luncheon and a la carte options are served with a mammoth piece of buttery garlic bread, while dinners include one small antipasto salad, two pieces of garlic bread, a bowl of minestrone soup and a dish of spumoni ice cream.
Barbiere's Italian Inn is located at 5844. W. Bluemound Road. A second location is located at 1921 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee.
Barbiere’s Italian Inn
5844 W. Bluemound Road
Handicap access: yes