Tanino’s, Milwaukee WI | Merchant Profile

Taninoís owner Frank Laffranchini is living the quintessential American Dream. At fifteen years of age he left Italy and came to New York in 1973 while not knowing any English. He found work in a pizzeria where they spoke Italian. He started out as a dishwasher and helper. He simultaneously learned English and the restaurant business over the next few years. He seized an opportunity to move to Houston to help open a restaurant, but eventually wound up in Milwaukee. His pizzeria was originally located at the Capitol Court Mall and 12 years ago Taninoís moved to itsí present location on South 76th Street. Taninoís is a true family affair. Frank co-owns the restaurant with his wife Janine and his older brother John. Frank and Jenine’s three children have also worked in the restaurant while they were growing up.    Taninoís specialty is their famous pizzas. Taninoís special homemade pizza sauce is crafted from scratch, using a mix of only the ripest, freshest, Roma and San Marzano tomatoes. The crusts are also scratch made daily with pizza dough fashioned from an old family recipe. Taninoís serves three crust types: thin, hand tossed and thick. The restaurant features several special pies including the Taninoís Special Deluxe, with cheese, sausage, mushrooms, onion, pepperoni, black olives, green peppers and anchovies upon request. Also the Vegetable Deluxe, with cheese, spinach, mushroom, onion, black olives, green peppers, and tomato. A favorite pizza only found at Taninoís is the BBQíd Hen, featuring amazing homemade BBQ sauce, cheese, grilled chicken breast, and onion. The secret homemade BBQ sauce can also be found slathered on a meaty slab of ribs. Another suggestion is the perfectly prepared Porterhouse Steak served with fresh Italian bread, fries or potato and coleslaw. Italian specialties include Meat Lasagna and Veal or Chicken a la Parmesana. Taninoís can prepare party platters of all your menu favorites feeding 25 to 30 people. Every Friday night is Karaoke from 9PM to 1AM. Frank and family invite you to join the fun on Packer football Sundays. Doors open an hour before the game, there will be door prizes as well as drink and appetizer specials.The Laffranchini family and Taninoís prove the American Dream is alive and well. Visit them today!  

3525 S 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53220