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Cuisine: Restaurant,Pizza
Contact: (414) 475-1080
Open Hours: [{"open":"16:00:00","close":"22:00:00","day":"wednesday"},{"open":"16:00:00","close":"22:00:00","day":"thursday"},{"open":"16:00:00","close":"23:00:00","day":"friday"},{"open":"16:00:00","close":"23:00:00","day":"saturday"},{"open":"16:00:00","close":"21:00:00","day":"sunday"}]
From the street level restaurant of a narrow three-story building that was next to and south of here, pizza was introduced and popularized in Milwaukee.The Caradaro Club (combining the foundersac2 family names acoeJohn CARAvellaac and acoeJoe ToDAROac opened in 1945 when World War II was ending and pizza was finding its way into the United States.Joe and Agatha Todaro developed a recipe that called for thin crust and was served rectangular in shape. Their marketing technique ac handing out pizza slices on Milwaukeeac2s downtown streets ac was an allure that soon self-perpetuated.The Caradaro Clubac2s popularity permeated the region and its facade frequently restrained lines of dating couples and groups of expectant patrons.The Caradaro secret recipe remained an attraction for 25 years after which the Todaros retired from restauranteuring and sold the Caradaro Club.The new owners kept it there until a fire destroyed the building in 1978.